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The Fabulous Pink Tourmaline

The Fabulous Pink Tourmaline

by Maddie Flowers
October's very special birthstone, pink tourmaline, dazzles in more colors than any other naturally occurring gemstone, making it truly one-of-a-kind. The name Tourmaline originates for the Sinhalese word toramalli, which means a "ston…
Is Hand Sanitizer Bad for Your Engagement Ring?

Is Hand Sanitizer Bad for Your Engagement Ring?

by Maddie Flowers
In the last 6 months or so, you've most probably used hand sanitizer more than ever before in your life! COVID-19 has changed our lives and daily routines drastically, one of those routines being the practice of hygiene and sanitizing o…
Colors of Sapphires

Colors of Sapphires

by Maddie Flowers
Did you know not all sapphires are blue? When most people imagine a sapphire, they imagine a deep blue gem, but sapphires actually exist in a whole rainbow of colors! Sapphires exist in a range of colors including blue, pink, green, yel…
The Origins of Sapphires

The Origins of Sapphires

by Maddie Flowers
Not only are sapphires truly stunning, they share a rich history making them prized precious gems that are coveted throughout the world. Known for their symbolization of nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness, they have become a p…
The Story Behind August's Birthstone: The Peridot

The Story Behind August's Birthstone: The Peridot

by Maddie Flowers
August produces the hottest day of the year for half of the country, so it is only fitting that the birthstone for August is formed under extreme conditions. Peridot has been found in hardened lava flows and meteorites which arrived fro…
In What Order Do You Wear Your Wedding Rings?

In What Order Do You Wear Your Wedding Rings?

by Maddie Flowers
The act of exchanging rings to signify a common bond between a couple can be traced back 4,800 years to the Egyptians. Over the many millennia, symbolism and traditions have changed, and people often ask "What order do I wear my wedding…
The Story Behind July's Birthstone: The Ruby

The Story Behind July's Birthstone: The Ruby

by Maddie Flowers
There are some people who are inherently luckier than others. If you doubt that statement at all, just consider that anyone born in the month of July calls Ruby their birthstone. Ruby, known as the king of precious gemstones, is the mos…
When it's Time to Resize a Ring

When it's Time to Resize a Ring

by Maddie Flowers
As life's circumstances happen, you may find that your engagement ring or wedding band are no longer fitting the way they once did. You may start asking how your ring is supposed to fit and whether it's time to resize it. There's a lot…