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The Secret Messages of Flowers Part 2

We’ve shared the meanings behind rose, orchid, lily, and more in the first part of The Secret Message of Flowers. But with so many beautiful flowers and gorgeous pieces of floral jewelry in the world, one post just wasn’t enough.

Here we continue our exploration of flowers to help you become even more fluent in their secret language.

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More than the Mohs Scale – Understanding What Makes a Gem Durable

As you’re shopping for fine jewelry, knowing how durable a particular gemstone is will help you determine how and when to wear it, and most importantly – how to care for it. In this post, we’ll demystify gemstone durability and provide tips for helping you choose a gemstone that could last a lifetime or longer.

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Antique Jewelry: Mourning Jewelry of the Victorian Era

The tradition of wearing mourning jewelry goes back to at least the Middle Ages, when motifs like skulls and crossbones served as a tangible reminder of death. The exhortation memento mori, which literally translates to remember death, urged the wearer to live a moral life.

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March Birthstone: Where Does Aquamarine Come From?

Aquamarine, the March birthstone, is said to bring happiness to a marriage, calm waves, and keep sailors safe at sea: not surprising for a gem named after seawater. Aquamarine’s tranquil blues conjure peaceful waters and smooth sailing – unlike the often dry and desolate places where it is mined.

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How to Decide: Four Prongs versus Six Prongs for Your Engagement Ring

The process of selecting an engagement ring is full of big decisions and small ones. You’ve learned about the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) and the important role they play in determining a diamond’s value. You’ve probably spent some time deciding on the right diamond shape. And you’ve thought hard about picking the right white metal or whether to go with gold. You’ve finally chosen a solitaire setting, and now have to decide on the number of prongs.

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