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Watches

Watches

ANALOG   An analog watch is simply a watch that has “hands”.  Analog watches may have a second hand which moves in a continuous motion or no second hand at all.  On some style watches when the second hand moves at two second intervals it is a signal that the battery is low and needs to be replaced. DIGITAL A…

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Religious Jewelry

Religious Jewelry

Religious Medals and their meanings: Saint Name:      Patron Saint Of: St. Andrew: Fisherman and elderly maids St. Anne:  Cabinetmakers.  Housewives and women in labor St. Anthony:  The poor and women who cannot conceive St. Barbara:  Dying firefighters and miners St. Christopher:  Travelers St. Elizabeth Seton:  Death of children or parents and widows St. Florian:  Firefighters St. Francis of Assisi:  Ecologists and…

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ANNIVERSARY GIFT LIST

ANNIVERSARY GIFT LIST

1- Gold 2- Garnet 3- Pearl 4- Blue Topaz 5- Sapphire 6- Amethyst 7- Onyx 8- Tourmaline 9- Lapis 10- Diamond 11- Turquoise 12- Jade 13- Citrine 14- Opal 15- Ruby 16- Peridot 17- Watches 18- Cat’s Eye 19- Aquamarine 20- Emerald 21- Iolite 22- Spinel 23- Imperial Topaz 24- Tanzanite 25- Silver 30- Pearl 35- Emerald 40- Ruby 45-…

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Pearls

Pearls

There are two types of Pearls commonly used in jewelry today.  The two categories that Pearls fall into are Natural Pearls or Cultured Pearls.  Natural Pearls are found in oysters and were formed without the help or influence of man.  The Giant Silver Lipped and Gold Lipped PINCTADA MAXIMA oysters of the South Seas, produce most of the worlds large…

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Jade

The Power of Jade Jade is the second most important material after bronze in the history of Chinese culture, and the belief in its magical powers is evident in Chinese mythology, religion, philosophy, folklore and social life. Protection It is believed that Jade can protect one from evil and bring good luck. People have been said to escape accidents because…

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Birthstones of the Month

Birthstones of the Month

Written by: Robert Borneman, Gemologist GARNET – JANUARY Garnet, a gemstone used in jewelry for thousands of years, enjoyed great popularity during the Victorian Era.  Today, Garnet jewelry is available in every modern style of gemstone jewelry, in addition to many fabulous one of a kind antique and estate jewelry pieces.  Garnet is readily available in all shapes and sizes…

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