Tag: Gemstones

February Birthstone: The Gift of Amethyst

February Birthstone: The Gift of Amethyst

Next to the holiday season, February may be the second most exciting month in the calendar because of the worldwide celebration of Valentine’s Day. Couples especially look forward to celebrate the day with romantic dinner dates and meaningful gifts. February is also the perfect time to give the gift Read More

February 2, 2009 | By | Reply More
The Garnet Attraction: January Birthstone

The Garnet Attraction: January Birthstone

As one of few ancient gemstones existing today, Garnets have found their exclusive place under the sun. Its earliest use as adornment could be traced back to around 3,000 B.C., as evidenced by remnants of garnet jewelry found in the Nile Delta. Ancient Egyptians have created bracelets, necklaces, and Read More

January 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Once Upon A Jewelry

Once Upon A Jewelry

There is a treasure trove of historical information regarding jewelry of the bygone days. We all know about rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and pendants because they are very much in existence today. But do you know that there is at least one kind of jewelry that was so much en vogue in the 17th Read More

November 18, 2008 | By | Reply More
Jewelry: A Modern Story

Jewelry: A Modern Story

Jewelry’s modern story begins in the late 19th century, which heralded many historic events affecting jewelry making and design, including:   1. The birth and success of the industrial revolution; 2. The introduction of fashion and costume jewelry, and; 3. The launch of high-quality jewelry firms Read More

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A Brief History of Jewelry in the Middle Ages- Renaissance Periods

A Brief History of Jewelry in the Middle Ages- Renaissance Periods

Early civilizations’ discovery of gold and the possibilities it presented were nothing short of wondrous. Gold–its malleability and versatility to be molded into various shapes and sizes of jewelry made it (and still makes it) the most popular metal to work with. It was approximately 5,000 B.C when Read More

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Jewelry: A Walk Through Time

Jewelry: A Walk Through Time

The term jewelry came into the English language in the mid-thirteenth century; it is derived from the French word joule, which in turn came from the Latin word jocale; the term roughly translates to as plaything. Curiously, what began as a mere plaything became an important part of every society, Read More

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