Category Archives: History

Yellow Diamonds

Not all the yellow diamonds are rare, but some tints are. The more colorful the diamond, the less common it is and its value rises accordingly. There are many color grades for yellow diamonds, varying from faint yellow to fancy … Continue reading

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Saluting Sapphires

Before the development of the techniques to facet gemstones, the most valuable gems were sapphires, emeralds and rubies–not diamonds. Gemstones of incredible color and size can be very impressive without faceting; but the diamond does not reveal its brilliance until … Continue reading

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Estate Jewelry in Los Angeles

Growing up in a house that looked like a museum wasn’t too easy on me and my brother or my parents for that matter.  A few things may have broken along the way, sorry Mom and Dad! 🙂 My father … Continue reading

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Why Aquamarines Are Amazing Center Stones for Engagement Rings

We recently added aquamarine engagement rings to our site and Maggie talked about them previously from a gemologist’s perspective as well. I’d like to talk a bit more about how they’ve been used traditionally and what makes them really worthwhile … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend from deBebians

Memorial Day is being celebrated today with picnics, trips to the beach, and even camping adventures. Although it is easy to overlook the true meaning of Memorial Day with barbeques and other festivities, many families and friends will be spending … Continue reading

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Pink, the Birthstone Color for October

Typically, when we think of birthstones, the gemstones that come to mind are from a standardized list adopted by the National Association of Jewelers in 1912. For the month of October, that birthstone is the opal. In 1952, the Jewelry … Continue reading

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Rare Jane Austen Ring Gives Kelly Clarkson Trouble

There are only three known pieces of jewelry that once belonged to beloved author Jane Austen. Austen was a well-known 19th century author who gave the world classics such as Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Last year, Austen’s … Continue reading

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The History Behind Two Pink Gemstones

Many years ago, I saw a pink kunzite ring and fell in love with its delicate hue and the sense of gracefulness it conveyed. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say; when you find it, it captures … Continue reading

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Writing About the Meaning of Wedding Rings

As a member of the web content department, my principal job is to come up with creative ways to describe the history or meaning of each product.  Most of what I write about isn’t anything particularly new.  The ideas and … Continue reading

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Finding Your ‘Something Blue’ for Your Wedding Day

Many brides wish to adhere to certain wedding traditions.  One of the most popular wedding traditions comes from an Old English rhyme that states, ‘Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in Your Shoe.’  This saying pertains … Continue reading

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