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Sugar-Coating Drusy

When many people think of gemstones, they think of a transparent faceted jewel sparkling in a ring; often a diamond or some other gem of their favorite color, perhaps a ruby or an emerald. Some people may think of pearls, or gems that are typically cut en cabochon like jade or opals. But there is…

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Pantone Color of the Year

I’m not usually a mainstream kind of guy, but fashion critiques of the Golden Globes and Grammys are everywhere online and in print. With the Academy Awards coming up on March 2nd, they’re not going away any time soon, so I thought I’d offer my two cents. So let’s talk fashion for a bit. Let’s…

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Consider the aquamarine, the elegant birthstone for March

I consider the aquamarine to be an ethereal beauty of a Piscean gemstone. Rich in folklore, the stone takes its name from the Latin words for water and the sea. According to legend, sailors wore aquamarines to keep them safe and prevent seasickness. Birthstone: Generally considered as the March birthstone, although other birthstones for March…

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