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Emeralds and Diamonds: the perfect pair

By Donna Jolly, RJ When you roam the hallways of the American Gem Society, it’s not unusual to see members of the team staring at images of gorgeous jewelry on their desktop. We work in this industry because we are fans of shiny, pretty things! As jewelry lovers, we can be a little fickle, month to month, as to what our favorite gemstone is. Yes, we love diamonds. Quite a lot. Turns out, we love May’s birthstone quite a lot, too: the emerald. Pair an emerald and a diamond together, and we pretty much have a hard time finding the

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Emerald: May’s Birthstone

By Anna Samsonova, CGA, Ben Bridge Jewelers The Pantone Color of the Year is making a huge comeback! Often imitated, never duplicated. It’s a phrase that describes emeralds, May’s birthstone, very well. Since the beginning of time emeralds have been a hot commodity. Cleopatra is believed to have had a huge love and admiration for the gemstone, although most of her collection turned out to be peridot.  Roman Emperor Nero is believed to have had sunglasses made of emeralds, however this is unlikely due to their included and cloudy nature. Nero’s supposed sunglasses were a representation of the stone’s power.

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My Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

By Denise Chislett, RJ, Underwood Jewelers Everyone wants the best for their Mom! Here are some jewelry gift ideas to help you this Mother’s Day. My Mother is my best friend. She brought me into this world and gave me everything she could, even when I didn’t deserve it (oh, the teenage years!). My Mother didn’t do the best she could for me. She did the BEST. My Mother isn’t a fancy woman. She is beautiful and down to earth. She is simple, elegant and most of all she is one of the funniest people I know. She never had

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