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5 Things to Know About Amethyst

1. At one time, Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald.

The value declined during the 19th Century when large amethyst deposits were discovered in Brazil.

2. Amethyst is the most valued quartz variety.

Its stunning royal color is in high demand for both designer pieces and mass-market jewelry.

Romantic Winter Proposals

Check out some of these romantic winter proposal ideas. Change them up to make them more personal for you and your bride-to-be.










The Blue Gems of December

The Royal Sapphire

The Extraterrestrial Gemstone

The only known extraterrestrial gemstone is peridot and has been found in pallasite meteorites, which are remnants of our solar system’s birth, 4.5 billion years ago. However extraterrestrial peridot is more likely found in museums than in jewelry stores.

The Lustrous Pearl

7 Pearl Value Factors

Luster is what gives a pearl its unique beauty. Pearls with high luster will have sharp bright reflections on the surface.
Surface Quality
Severe surface blemishes can affect the durability of a pearl and decrease its value.

Top Spring Colors of 2016

Rose Quartz

The pale pink color of rose quartz is the perfect shade for both spring and summer.

Pair that beautiful color with rose gold and you have a winning combination.

This ring by designer Dove’s Jewelry features a delicate halo of diamonds

surrounding the rose quartz creating a bold yet classic design.

Amethyst: The Gem of Royalty

It is the birthstone for February and the traditional gift for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. The gift of Amethyst is symbolic of protection and the power to overcome difficulty.  It is said to strengthen the bond in a love relationship, so it is an ideal anniversary or engagement gem.  Whether or not Amethyst holds such power, its stunning beauty will certainly make anyone who wears it feel like royalty!

Pittsburgh Wedding Jewelry Article by Pittsburgh Limousine Bus

Pittsburgh Wedding Jewelry:

Sapphire: The Aura of Romance

The name “sapphire” applies to all gems in the corundum family that are not red (those are rubies). The most common color sapphire is blue but they come in a wide variety of colors including violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, gray, black and brown.

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