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Gems and Ultrasonic Cleaners

If you love your jewelry, you’ll want it to always look as stunning as it did when it was new.

Ultrasonic cleaners can restore the beauty of your bejeweled treasures. These machines generate high-frequency sound waves that travel through water or a cleaning solution creating heat and pressure. Ultrasonic machines can effectively clean jewelry by dislodging dirt and debris from behind gems and other hard-to-reach places.

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How to Repurpose Heirloom Jewelry

If you have heirloom jewelry pieces hidden away in dresser drawers, bank vaults, and jewelry boxes, it’s time to take them out and give them another look.

Heirloom jewelry has sentimental value, something a loved one may have worn. Whether it is a one-of-a-kind piece that’s handmade or a mass produced item, it represents an emotional attachment to the original owner.

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What We Saw at the 2015 Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows

If you love gems and jewelry, you will find Tucson, Arizona particularly fascinating.

Thousands of gem dealers, jewelry enthusiasts, and rock and mineral fans descend upon this picturesque desert city every February to tour the more than 40 shows offering dazzling collections of gems, jewelry, and minerals from every corner of the globe. The public comes to “ooh” and “ahh” at a rainbow of gems coloring display cases and trendy jewelry, while buyers and sellers get down to business at industry-only shows.  

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The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt – Fabergé Imperial Eggs

What better way for a jewelry connoisseur to celebrate Easter than with a Fabergé Imperial Easter egg hunt?

Between 1885 and 1917, master jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846 – 1920) and his staff of around 500 craftsmen created just 50 of his treasured eggs for the tsars of Russia as Easter gifts. The Romanovs, specifically the Russian Imperial Families of Alexander III (father) and Nicholas II (son), were spellbound by these artistic marvels, and Fabergé sought to make each new creation surpass the previous.

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Famous Birthstones: Diamond

What makes a diamond famous? It may be its rarity or even its size. But more often than not, a diamond’s fame comes from its association with a person of historical influence. Learn about the world’s most famed diamonds, including those owned by the luminary Elizabeth Taylor, the British Royal Family, and the renowned Napoleon Bonaparte. With jewels such as these, April babies are honored to have the most beloved and sought after birthstone: the diamond.

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