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September Birthstone: The Sapphire

Happy birthday, September babies! This month’s birthstone is the sapphire. Although it’s one of the most popular gemstones out there, there’s a lot that might surprise you about the sapphire. Read on and find out! Blue not your color? Although renowned for its brilliant blue color, the...

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Learn More About July and August Birthstones

Born in July or August? -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! If you are, or if  your loved one is, celebrating a birthday in July or August, you have the privilege of calling ruby and peridot your birthstone, respectively. As July winds to a close and August moves closer,...

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Seeing Green: May’s Birthstone Emerald

Green is the color of life and springtime, but the magnificent green of the emerald has also historically stood for harmony, vigor and love. The precious green gems have been regarded for their healing properties and lucky qualities as well. Fresh and vivid, the emerald...

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Vintage, Estate, Antique and Costume Jewelry: What’s What?

VINTAGE VERSUS ESTATE VERSUS ANTIQUE VERSUS COSTUME To the trained eye, vintage, estate, antique and costume jewelry are easily differentiated. If you are less familiar with these terms and the eras and styles that they represent, however, the task may be much more difficult. Before shopping...

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Gold, Silver, and Copper in E-Waste

Gold and silver have been used in manufacturing for centuries, millennia even. For the longest time, this waste was reused or recycled and used for new purposes, like wiring, for example. But with the rise of electronic devices, gold and silver waste has hit a...

Diamond Grading
The 4 Cs: A Quick Guide to Diamond Grading

Diamond grading has long been one of the most important aspects of jewelry valuation. In the past, it involved going to an expert jeweler, someone with one of those tiny spyglasses that allow them to look deep into the gem and point out all of...

Gold Watch
Should You Start Buying Gold Because of the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch has caused quite a stir since it was announced last Fall. People had speculated for years what it was that the industry leader in smart-phones was going to do regarding the wearable technology trend, and in November of 2014, Apple finally released...

San Antonio Jewelry Buyers and Sellers
Excuse me, but I think you have something on your shirt…

Here’s something just in time for Halloween that’ll definitely give you the creepy crawlies – insect jewelry! Now wearing insects from beetles to butterflies isn’t something new at all. Throughout the centuries people have been creating and wearing insect jewelry (both alive and dead) for...

Our San Antonio jewelry store has history….but not THIS much.

The Varna Necropolis - dated 5,000 /4500-4200/ BC is a burial site in the western industrial zone of Varna (approximately half a kilometre from Lake Varna and 4 km from the city centre), Bulgaria, internationally considered one of the key archaeological sites in world prehistory....