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What to look for when buying a Gold Chain

September 14, 2016

There are plenty of options available for shoppers looking to buy gold chains - we aim to look at the kind of questions that these shoppers should be asking.   How often will I wear the chain? If you are looking for a chain to wear on a regular basis then you should look at a more strong and durable design, and you should probably stay away from hollow chain designs as they don't tend to be as strong.    What different designs are available? Curb - The links of a curb chain interlock with each other when laid flat.  This style of chain has the greatest variety of widths available. Figaro - In this design a number of standard...

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September Birthstone - Blue Sapphire

August 31, 2016

TRUTH | SINCERITY | FAITHFULNESS | NOBILITY   The Sapphire is one of the 'Big 3' of coloured gemstones - the other two being Emerald and Ruby - like Ruby, the sapphire is a form of the mineral corundum.  Sapphires come in a wide range of colours but are most famously blue.  The most highly valued blue sapphires are velvety blue to violetish blue.   Blue Corundum   The word sapphire has its roots in several ancient languages: the Arabic safir, the Latin sapphirus (meaning blue), and the Greek word sappheiros for the island of Sappherine in the Arabian Sea where sapphires were found in ancient Grecian times. Ancient Persians called sapphire the “Celestial Stone.” It was the gem of...

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