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Posts Tagged ‘gemstones’

White Sapphires vs Diamonds for Wedding and Engagement Rings

  I could make a case for setting white sapphires in wedding and engagement rings. Then again, I could make a much stronger case for using diamonds. Both white sapphires and diamonds are rare and valuable and each is steeped in rich history. They’re both great gems. However only of these gemstones is suitable for…

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Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring Ideas

blue sapphire engagement ring

Since I wrote my post on White Sapphire vs Diamonds for Your Engagement Ring I’ve been asked to show blue sapphire engagement rings. That’ll be fun as I’ve designed a lot of engagement rings with blue sapphires. You might want to read the above blog post to see the difference in strength of sapphires versus diamonds.…

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Spinel: Now the Prettiest August Birthstone

Red spinel and round diamonds semi halo and baguette diamonds on shank in channel setting

  Exciting news to everyone with an August birthday – spinel is now one of your birthstones!  The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and Jewelers of America (JA) decided in June to include it with August’s birthstones. Spinel Joins Sardonyx and Peridot It joins sardonyx and peridot on the official list of August birthstones. JA’s president…

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