May’s Birthstone: Emeralds!

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The stunning gem designated for May’s birthstone is the emerald! With its springtime green hues, emeralds have adorned the necks of royalty for ages. Today we are diving deep into the origins of emeralds and how you can best wear these gorgeous gemstones today!    The First Emerald   The first known emeralds were discovered […]

The March Birthstone: Aquamarine

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Praised for its sparkle, luster, and brilliant blue color, the aquamarine gemstone is the birthstone for those born in March. It is also the gemstone to celebrate a 19th wedding anniversary. Whether a birthday, wedding, or an “I love you” gift, aquamarine is sure to be a valued addition to any jewelry collection.  Aquamarine Origins […]

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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February 14th is a day to shower your special someone with love and romance. As one of the most romantic days of the year, consider giving your loved one one of the most romantic gifts to celebrate! While chocolate and flowers are good, jewelry will last a lifetime, just like your love them.  Beautifully crafted […]

Opals in October

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If you are looking for a new stone jewel that you can wear with just about anything, then opal is for you! Opal, primarily found in Australia, happens to be one of the October birthstones and makes for a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection. Thanks to its variety of colors, you can even find […]

September Sapphires

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Sapphires are the stone of September and a beautiful one at that! Known mostly for their mesmerizing blue hue, they are one of four precious gemstones and have long been admired in the luxury jewelry market. These stones make an elegant and stunning alternative to their pricey diamond counterpart. Most people remember the sapphire as […]

Precious Pearls

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Pearls have been seen as the world’s most beautiful and magical gems for centuries. For thousands of years, women have adorned themselves with beautiful pearl jewelry. Celebrities such as Princess Diana, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, and Sarah Jessica Parker have continued the love of pearls throughout the decades as they added them to their outfits […]

Valentine’s Day Rubies

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Valentine’s Day is a day of romance, chocolate, hearts, and cupid’s arrows! It is a day to celebrate the one you love most and hold them close. Valentine’s Day rubies are a perfect way to do that! Valentine’s Day has been around for centuries and got its name after Saint Valentine, a Catholic Priest who […]

Garnet Jewel: January’s Beautiful Birthstone

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If your birthday falls within the month of January, then you have found your way to the right place! We are sharing interesting facts and helpful tips about the Garnet Jewel: January’s birthstone.     HISTORY: The word “garnet” comes from the 14th century Middle English word gernet, meaning “dark red.” The word is derived […]

Isbell’s Guide to Selling Your Jewelry, Gold and other Pieces

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We have all seen the signs “We Buy Gold” or “Sell Your Jewelry” in shop windows, online, or even in a printed flyer. Images of pieces of jewelry long unworn and long forgotten in your jewelry box pop into mind and you consider letting them go….the money would be nice…but then you realize you have […]

Sapphires- The September Birthstone

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If September is your birthday month, you have the honor of holding Sapphires as your birthstone! To celebrate, we are sharing some fun and interesting facts about these gorgeous gems! Sapphires’ Symbolic Meanings  Sapphires are symbols of purity and wisdom. They are also said to ease pain and reduce stress. During the 15th Century, it […]