Where did birthstones first originate from?

Scholars trace back the idea of a gemstone assigned to each month of the year to the Breastplate of Aaron described in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Breastplate was set with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The gems were set in four rows of three: Sardius, topaz and carbuncle; emerald, sapphire and diamond; ligure, agate and amethyst; andberyl, onyx and jasper. The connection was made between the 12 stones in the Breastplate and the 12 signs of the zodiac.

However, it wasn't until much more recently, in 1912, that the modern list of birthstones was defined. The list remains to this day.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Engagement Ring:

1. Do take extra care with your jewelry when traveling. Be careful what you lift while wearing your ring. Loose stones after traveling is not a coincidence; carrying heavy luggage is a surefire way to break or bend prongs.

2. Don't wear it during swimming or vigorous activity: Any activity that involves impact to your hands can bend or break the prongs that hold your stone in place, causing it to fall out of its setting. Similarly, we warn against wearing it during water activities as it's far easier for your ring to slip off when your hands are wet!

3. Do get it regularly checked by your trust local jewelers (that's us!). Even if you don't wear your ring while exercising, normal daily activity — fabric snags, say — can loosen prongs, putting your stone in danger of falling out. We recommend regular checks every 6 to 12 months to make sure the settings are secure.

4. Don't wear it while cleaning: Household cleaners such as bleach and common chemicals, such as acetone nail polish remover and chlorine from pools and hot tubs can erode alloys in precious metals.

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Here's a COOL fact about diamonds!

If you put a diamond on your tongue, your tongue will start to get cooler! This happens because diamonds are great conductors of heat. Your tongue feels cool because the diamond is drawling heat out of your tongue.

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Which engagement ring is right for you? There are many options and choices to consider -- shape, size, color, setting, stone, style, metal -- that's a lot to figure out! Lucky for you, we are engagement ring specialists! Come see us and we'll help you find your dream ring.

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From hot trends 🔥 to timeless classics ⏰ and all of your best-selling favorites in between, we've got your covered for every gift-giving occasion!

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This helpful graphic compares diamond engagement rings ranging from .5 carats all the way to 3.5 carats! When you're ready for an upgrade we can get you any size you need. Come by the store and try some rings on your own finger!

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Here is some interesting information about August's traditional birthstone, peridot:

This gemstone comes in several variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens. Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona, US.

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Last year, a BRAND NEW birthstone was added to August! For those of you who are not big fans of peridot, the American Gem Trade Association has officially added a new BIRTHSTONE to the month of August! This is only the 2nd update to the official birthstone list since it was created in 1912.

Ancient gemstone merchants revered spinel, and it was widely sought after by royalty. It was then known as ‘balas ruby.’ In fact, many famous "rubies" in crown jewels from around the world are actually spinels! Examples of notable spinel in history are a 170-carat red spinel, known as the “Black Prince Ruby,” that is set in the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels, and a 398-carat red spinel that sits atop the Imperial Crown of Russia commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1763.

What do you think of August's new birthstone?

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If it's been a while, make sure to bring your jewelry in to be cleaned and checked! It'll shine like new and be safe and secure!

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To celebrate July's birthstone, here are two of the world's most gorgeous and expensive rubies! Which one is your favorite?

On the left is the "Crimson Flame," a 15 carat Burmese ruby that sold for $18 million in December 2015, setting the world-record for price-per-carat for a ruby. On the right is another stunning gemstone, “Sunrise Ruby,” a 25.59 carat Cartier ruby. It sold at auction in May 2016 for $30 million, FAR exceeding its estimate of $18 million, and setting the record for a Cartier jewel at auction. Wow!

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<br>Every necklace will arrive in our signature Add-A-Pearl necklace box, including an attractive booklet with information about the time-honored tradition of Add-A-Pearl. In addition, we'll send along a padded envelope to safely send the necklace back to us when you are ready to add pearls.
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<br>Camelot creates rings that are crafted to last a lifetime using a technology called die-striking.  A die-struck ring is made by striking metal (gold) under tons of pressure creating a dense, porosity-free metal that will wear longer, polish brighter, and secure your diamonds better through the years.
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Cherie Dori jewelry celebrates the natural love that speaks from within. &quot;I start with words,&quot; says Nelly Cohen, jewelry designer for Cherie Dori. &quot;The lyrics prevail the design. When I hear the rhythm I know a winner is born.&quot; Follow your heart with a jewelry design by Cherie Dori.
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