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And the Gold of That Land is Good

And the Gold of That Land is Good

The first mention of Gold in the Bible appears in Genesis 2: “And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And […]

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Necklaces in the Bible

Necklaces in the Bible

In the Scripture, there are a number of references to individuals, both men and women, who have worn necklaces.  Interestingly enough the scriptural references to necklaces are only found in the Old Testament.  Additionally, the necklace is not specifically used anywhere in the Bible. In general terms, the necklace referred to and worn is basically […]

November 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gemstones in the Holy Bible

Gemstones in the Holy Bible

There are a multitude of gemstones that are mentioned in the Holy Bible. Even though there are 22 gemstones listed in the Scriptures, it is interesting to note that these precious stones mentioned or identified can be grouped together in basically four categories. Those basic four categories are the use of these gemstones as part […]

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Should Christians Wear Jewelry? Answers from the Bible.

Should Christians Wear Jewelry? Answers from the Bible.

For the Christian, the standard of living is the Word of God. The Word of God empowers the believer from trespassing against God as promised in Psalm 119:11 (KJV) by declaring “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Also, God’s Word produces faith as revealed in Romans […]

November 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Love America? Express Your Love With Patriotic Jewelry!

Love America? Express Your Love With Patriotic Jewelry!

We all speak of our love for our country, but rarely ever get a chance to express it. Our lives are so much easier than the ones who gave sacrifices for this country, and it is because of these sacrifices that we have the lives we do. It is important that we show our love […]

October 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Something Borrowed: Antique Diamond Engagement Rings for the Bride

Something Borrowed: Antique Diamond Engagement Rings for the Bride

Haven’t you ever wished you could find a luxe, vintage ring that was actually brand new? No slightly creepy feeling like when you rent bowling shoes knowing someone else has worn them before, no speculation about who owned the vintage ring before you did…just a new, untouched ring made way-back-when, with the old fashioned style […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Looking to the Past to Find Today’s Timeless Jewelry Fashions

Looking to the Past to Find Today’s Timeless Jewelry Fashions

Looking to the past to find today’s timeless jewelry fashions may seem like a paradox, but that is exactly the heart of antique-style and vintage jewelry. Ironically, shoppers look to the jewelry designs of the past to find styles that have withstood rigors of time and remained persistently relevant to today’s culture and fashions. As […]

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
4 Diamond Engagement Rings That Will Never Go Out of Style

4 Diamond Engagement Rings That Will Never Go Out of Style

New jewelry and engagement trends pop up each several years with wedding industry marketers constantly looking to either find or create the latest fashion in diamond rings. But there are 3 styles that will surely never go out of style and remain fashionable through the ages. We explore these 3 timeless fashions at Apples of […]

August 4, 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
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