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The Seattle Seahawks get their Super Bowl Rings

The reigning world champion Seattle Seahawks sported new Super Bowl rings when they took the field against the Green Bay Packers, kicking off their season with a resounding win.

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The Big Deal about Little Inclusions

Clarity characteristics on a gemstone’s surface are called blemishes. Inside the stone, they are referred to as inclusions.. This post will focus on inclusions and how they are important factors to gem and jewelry professionals and consumers.

Inclusions can be very small, but they mean a lot. In general, the fewer inclusions, the greater the desirability.

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Something Old, Something New: Wedding Jewelry Traditions

The Old English rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” was intended to bring a bride luck in her marriage. Today, a bride likes to interpret this custom in her own unique way, often through distinctive choices in wedding jewelry. GIA offers some pointers, as well as points of inspiration, for the bride-to-be.

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Sapphire Buying Guide

September’s birthstone, Sapphire, is one of the most beloved gemstones. Considered one of the “Big Three” (along with ruby and emerald),  sapphire stepped into the spotlight with Princess Diana’s famous engagement ring, which Prince William then bestowed to Kate Middleton when he proposed in 2010.

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The Magic of Micro-Mosaic Jewelry

“How did they make that?” It’s a common question that is asked the first time one sees micro-mosaic jewelry.

The astonished reaction is understandable. A square inch of micro-mosaic jewelry can have as many as 1,400 pieces of tesserae (a small pieces of glass, stone, or or tile) in just one square inch, and can shimmer in a dazzling variety of hues.

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