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Create Jewelry with Timeless Style with Opal Beads

Create Jewelry with Timeless Style with Opal Beads

The beautiful, diverse and ancient opal gemstone makes gorgeous jewelry that is perfect for all types of occasions. Ranked second only to the emerald by the Romans, it was included among the noble gems and was considered lucky.   About Opals...

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polished labradorite gemstones

Create Eye-catching Jewelry with Labradorite Beads

Labradorite is a popular gemstone that produces a stunning play of colors — known as labradorescence — which moves as the stone is rotated. This dazzling optical phenomenon is due to the formations of intergrowths within its structure that create...

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Charoite: The Siberian Stone

Charoite is a lovely lavender gemstone mined exclusively in the mountains of Siberia —a remote region known for its harsh climate, brutal winters and historical legacy as the site of Soviet prisons and forced-labor camps. However, despite its reputation as...

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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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