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sustainably harvested freshwater pearls

How Freshwater Pearls Are Harvested Sustainably

Pearls are a special kind of gem that are as unique as they are beautiful. Elegant and lustrous, these stones are the only type of gemstone that doesn’t come from the ground. Instead, they are harvested from living creatures after...

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ancient carnelian beads

Product Spotlight: Carnelian Beads

For centuries, carnelian gemstone beads have been used to create brilliant pieces of jewelry, dramatic decorative accents and charms believed to deliver health and good luck. The carnelian gemstone is a bold stone that truly stands out. The intense, fiery...

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serpentine earrings and bracelet

Everything You Need to Know about the Serpentine Gemstone

Ethereal green with an endless array of alluring patterns, serpentine gemstones have entranced people for millennia. From jewelry to architecture to art, serpentine has been used in hundreds of ways to create stunning decorative items and cultural artifacts. If you...

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6 Gemstone Beads That Are Great Vacation Accessories

Preparing for an upcoming vacation can be exhilarating and, at times, a bit overwhelming. One of the most important steps to prepare for your trip is getting packed. You want to feel confident you have clothes, shoes, and accessories that...

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dendritic opal - guide to long term care

The Dendritic Opal: A Guide to Long-Term Wear & Care

Crystals have been an obsession for people all around the world for centuries. Throughout history, they have been used as symbols of power and status, adopted as mystical healing gems, integrated into all types of architectural masterpieces, showcased in art,...

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semiprecious beads jewelry

5 Jeweling Mistakes to Avoid When Handling Gemstone Beads

Gemstone beads are amazing additions to any piece you create. With their interesting textures, unique colors, and eye-catching patterns, it is no surprise that gemstone beads are in high demand for do-it-yourself jewelers. Add in the health benefits often associated...

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