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A Christian Business – Applesofgold.com

A Christian Business – Applesofgold.com

It may not always appear to make perfect business sense, as a fine jewelry company, to promote our faith in God and Jesus Christ. But honestly, we just don’t care how it may “appear”. There are some things that are just more important. As a business it is our hope to serve God and our neighbors first Read More

December 8, 2012 | By More
Gold Overtakes Platinum in the Precious Metals Market

Gold Overtakes Platinum in the Precious Metals Market

A pretty rare occurrence that is not so rare nowdays: gold prices are valued higher than platinum prices in the precious metals commodities market. Say what? Yes, gold costs more than platinum! As of the close of the last business day (April 6, 2012), gold closed at $1,634.10 per ounce and platinum Read More

April 8, 2012 | By More
April Birthstone: The Diamond

April Birthstone: The Diamond

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. Peter Marshall Is there any stone more captivating than the diamond? This stone encompasses the highest wonders of creation: beauty, strength, resilience, purity, and Read More

April 4, 2012 | By More
March Birthstone: The Aquamarine

March Birthstone: The Aquamarine

The Stone. Aquamarine is the official birthstone of the month of March, not to mention a favorite among jewelry lovers as a whole. Though it is the crowning stone of the third month, ladies born in any month can appreciate the special marine qualities of this unique stone. Aquamarine is a gemstone of Read More

March 1, 2012 | By More
February Birthstone–The Amethyst

February Birthstone–The Amethyst

The Gem. A member of the quartz family, amethyst has captured eyes since ancient times. Ranging in color from a delicate, nearly colorless violet to deep, rich purple, the amethyst stone crowns the month of February as the official birthstone. The amethyst obtains its color from the presence of iron Read More

January 31, 2012 | By More
January Birthstone: The Garnet

January Birthstone: The Garnet

Known for its deep, rich red, the garnet is a favorite among the family of gemstones and the official birthstone of the month of January. From garnet beads to pendants to solitaire earrings, there is a garnet gift to suit every January birthday on your list. Garnet takes its name from the Latin word, Read More

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December Birthstones: The Blue Topaz

December Birthstones: The Blue Topaz

When it comes to birthstones, no other month is quite like December. The twelfth month boasts no less than four official birthstones! Stay with us this month as we profile each of December’s dazzling stones and suggest some of our favorite items to help you celebrate those special December birthdays. Read More

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November Birthstone–Citrine

November Birthstone–Citrine

Citrine? “What’s that?” You say. Isn’t November’s birthstone the topaz? Though people often referred to this yellow gemstone as the yellow or gold topaz, its proper name is citrine. Topaz is a misnomer—the citrine stone is actually a member of the quartz family and gets its sunshine hue from Read More

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October 31 Is…Reformation Day!

October 31 Is…Reformation Day!

When we think of October 31, Halloween is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, October 31 is a day in the Christian calendar that should not be fully eclipsed by costumes and candy. October 31, 1517 is the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Read More

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October Birthstones: Opal & Pink Tourmaline

October Birthstones: Opal & Pink Tourmaline

The leaves are changing and the temperatures are starting to drop. The days are getting a little shorter and that means it’s time to celebrate those special October birthdays. Birthstone jewelry is the clear choice when you want to give a traditional, personalized gift. Like many of the months in the Read More

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