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Gemstone of the Month: Larimar

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Gemstone of the Month: Larimar Found in just one square kilometer of the Dominican Republic, larimar is known as the stone of the sea.  In fact, it’s name comes from the Spanish word “mar”, or sea.  Locally, larimar has been known

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Gemstone of the Month: Carnelian

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Gemstone of the Month: Carnelian The beautiful colors of carnelian have been entrancing the eye since the Roman era, when beautiful and intricate carvings were created out of the stone. They made the perfect wax seal, because hot wax won’t

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Gemstone of the Month: Garnet

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Gemstone of the Month: Garnet The beautiful dark red of garnet is so beloved and well known, designers have named products after it.  We’ve probably all owned a garnet sweater or garnet towels at some point, and we can picture clearly

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Gemstone of the Month: Turquoise

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Gemstone of the Month: Turquoise . Here in Arizona, no gemstone is a greater part of the collective culture than turquoise. We are blessed with two of the most highly prized mines in the world. Sleeping Beauty Mine in Globe

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Gemstone of the Month: Peridot

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Gemstone of the Month: Peridot Peridot, correctly pronounced pear-uh-doh, is the birthstone for the month of August. The brilliant citrus green version of olivine, peridot has been held precious since long before the Roman era. In fact, Cleopatra’s famous emeralds

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Gemstone of the Month: Kunzite

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Gemstone of the Month: Kunzite We have beautiful new kunzite in our stores and we just had to share it with you!! Isn’t it so gorgeous? Kunzite comes in various colors including pink, green, yellow, lilac, and clear. Most kunzites

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Gemstone of the Month: Tiger Eye

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Gemstone of the Month: Tiger Eye The golden shimmer of tiger’s eye was the first to catch my eye. Of all the gemstones in the world, tiger’s eye fascinated me as a child. It seemed magical, with it’s chatoyancy (reflected

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Gemstone of the Month: Amethyst

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Gemstone of the Month: Amethyst February’s birthstone, rich purple amethyst, has been favored throughout the world for many centuries. The naturally occurring form of purple quartz crystal, amethyst has a Mohs hardness of 7 and is most often found in

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Gemstone of the Month: Emerald

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Gemstone of the Month: Emerald Emerald, the birthstone of May, is arguably the most desirable gemstone in the world.  At highest qualities, emeralds are more valuable even than diamonds. The word emerald is said to come from a Sanskrit word meaning “green,”

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Gem of the Month: Ruby

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Gem of the Month: Ruby To the ancients, ruby was known as the “king of gems”.  It was associated with the sun, and therefore with power, strength and vitality.  In England, rubies were used for coronation rings. During the middle

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