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What to Look for When Buying Aquamarine Jewelry

BY : Tricia Moore

Aquamarine has always symbolized renewal and eternal youth, so it’s a fitting birthstone for those born in March, the month when the long winter gradually gives way to spring.

Derived from the Latin for “water” and “sea,” aquamarines were a popular talisman for sailors who believed a stone engraved with Poseidon would keep them safe. It’s not hard to guess why aquamarine became a popular good luck charm for seafaring types. It embodies the ocean. Aquamarine can range in color from Caribbean blue to steely, icy blue or murky, opaque green.

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Topics: News, Jewelry

Jewelry Trends Spotted at the Academy Awards

BY : Tricia Moore

As the stars filed on to the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards, social media for the fashion and jewelry industries was buzzing – just as they were for the Golden Globes and Grammies.

Bold jewelry is back in a big way.

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Topics: News, Diamonds, Gold, Jewelry

Seahawks Get Super Bowl Rings, Ravens Sell Theirs

BY : Tricia Moore

It’s that time of year when everyone starts speculating on who will design this year’s Super Bowl rings. Will it be a championship ring specialist such as Jostens, designer of the Ravens’ rings last year, or a big-name retailer such as Tiffany & Co., who designed the New York Giants’ rings in 2012?

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Topics: Selling Jewelry, News, Jewelry

Recycle Gold and Reduce Mercury Pollution

BY : Tricia Moore

Selling unwanted gold jewelry is a great way to earn cash. As gold prices remain above $1,200 an ounce, recycling unwanted gold jewelry into jewelry you love is an also great way to save money.

 

But there’s another compelling reason to recycle your gold. It’s good for the environment. Gold mining has been identified as a major cause of mercury pollution, particularly small-scale mining in unregulated countries such as Peru.

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Topics: Selling Jewelry, News, Gold, Selling Gold, Jewelry

Jewels by JAR Opens at the Met

BY : Tricia Moore

You’ve probably heard the buzz about the Jewels by JAR retrospective that opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week. First thing you notice when you enter this exhibit is that the gallery is completely dark, except for the lights shining on the jewels on display. The effect is theatrical and glamorous – exactly the qualities what JAR is known for.

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Topics: Selling Jewelry, News, Diamonds, Jewelry

 
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