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Jewelry Styles and Inspiration

Trends and styles of gemstone jewelry with many examples to be inspired by.
Combining Stones in Jewelry

Combining stones can be more than adding diamond accents to colored gemstone jewelry. Explore colored stone combos and learn how to set gems within…

Raw Stone Jewelry Design and Care

There’s no denying the raw stone jewelry trend. Read this article for tips on incorporating raw stones into your jewelry design and for cleaning…

Should I Buy a Diamond Online?

Do you want to buy a diamond for an engagement ring? Don’t. Still want to buy a diamond? OK. Here are the pros and cons of buying a diamond online.

Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry

What is Turkish purple jade? Learn about the qualities of this rare, beautiful, and versatile gemstone and see it transformed from rock to finished…

Gems in Cufflinks

Wearing gems in cufflinks is a great way to add personality and style to an otherwise standard tuxedo. Read about ways to incorporate gems in cufflinks.…

Jewelry Design

Jewelry, is composed of precious metals and rare gems. Even in jewelry made for every day use, the components can quickly run into some serious money.…

Weaved Bracelets of Trabzon

First masters of weaving in Trabzon were Haci Mehmet from Dagistan and Ibrahim Horolu from Caucasian Turks which proves that this art comes from…

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