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7 Best Selling Peridot Rings for the August Birthstone

7 Best Selling Peridot Rings for the August Birthstone

  Vintage Filigree Peridot Silver Ring As the month of August brings in the Summer heat, it is fitting that the August birthstone gemstone is the refreshing, cool green color of the peridot gemstone. Here are 7 best selling Peridot rings in both 14k gold and sterling silver that will add a dazzling splash of […]

August 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Non-Traditional Precious Metals & Designs for Wedding Bands

Non-Traditional Precious Metals & Designs for Wedding Bands

Your love is anything but ordinary—why settle for a wedding band that’s run of the mill? Non-traditional wedding rings offer a wide array of ways to express the unique love you share through metals options beyond classic gold, silver and platinum, as well as designs that stand out from the crowd. Several unique metals are […]

August 1, 2014 | By More
Top Five Peridot Gemstone Jewelry Picks for August

Top Five Peridot Gemstone Jewelry Picks for August

It’s August again and time to pick our favorite peridot gemstone jewelry picks to showcase for the August birthstone. Our first selection is our top selling ring in the peridot and diamond rings category. Featured to the left is our 1.75 carat oval-cut peridot and diamond ring in 14k white gold set with a generous genuine oval-shaped 10mm […]

August 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gram Weight of Gold Chains and Necklaces

Gram Weight of Gold Chains and Necklaces

The gram weights on gold chains can vary slightly, depending on the manufacturer’s supply at the time, which is why we put “approx.” on all of our chain weights. Chains can often vary between 5%-10% up or down + or – either way, and we have no way of controlling that. If you feel your […]

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
1800s Vintage Antique-Style Victorian Bangle Cuff Bracelets in Sterling Silver

1800s Vintage Antique-Style Victorian Bangle Cuff Bracelets in Sterling Silver

Apples of Gold has added a new collection of sterling silver vintage antique-style bangle cuff bracelets made in the late 1800s to early 1900s Victorian and Edwardian period styles. What makes these new cuff bangles different than the plethora of vintage-style bracelets in the jewelry market today is that these are not your average design […]

June 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Checkerboard White Topaz and Diamond Ring Product Review

Checkerboard White Topaz and Diamond Ring Product Review

White topaz jewelry has proven itself a worthy diamond alternative because of it’s colorless sparkle which closely resembles a white diamond, except for its varying facets and cuts. Topaz gemstones are naturally colorless, but due to various impurities come in various shades of white, pale green, blue, pink, gold, or translucent. Online jeweler, Apples of Gold, […]

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Onyx in the Bible

Onyx in the Bible

Did you know that the onyx stone is mentioned 11 times in the Bible? Onyx is first mentioned in the Book of Genesis: “And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone” (2:12). It is then mentioned 7 times in the Book of Exodus, where the Onyx is set in the ephod and the breastplate […]

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Illusion-Set Diamond Engagement Bridal Wedding Ring Sets

Illusion-Set Diamond Engagement Bridal Wedding Ring Sets

An “illusion-set” or “illusion-setting” engagement ring is a diamond ring with a cluster of smaller to medium sized diamonds set together as the center stone in order to create the impression of a larger diamond center. The diamonds will be set together to look much like a solitaire diamond center, but are actually a collection […]

May 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Yellow Gold Wedding Bands: All You Need To Know

Yellow Gold Wedding Bands: All You Need To Know

Yellow Gold Wedding Bands One of the most classic pieces of jewelry, the gold wedding band has served as a time-honored symbol for love and dedication. Karat Compare Yellow Gold is the standard that all other precious metals are held to. Everything seems to always be compared to standard yellow gold in order to see […]

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Precious Metals in Wedding Bands: White Gold Rings

Precious Metals in Wedding Bands: White Gold Rings

The tradition of wedding bands dates back many years and has been a time-honored symbol of love, commitment, and never ending devotion. While yellow gold is still one of the most common rings used by brides and grooms, there are many other precious metals that lend themselves well to use in wedding rings and other […]

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