9/12/2018 / In Jewelry
When rulers in ancient Persia looked to the blue heavens, they were convinced the color was a reflection of sapphire stones painting the sky. Since 800 B.C., sapphires have been a prized gem. Kings would wear them to protect themselves from harm. People of the middle-ages believed that sapphires suppressed negative thoughts, while other cultures would grind them up to be used in medicine.
The French have an expression: Joie Sans Fin. A simple phrase meaning “love without end.” The tiniest expressions, often three little words, can say the most. Engraving these sentiments on a ring takes romance to a new level.
7/11/2018 / In Jewelry
You already know that the diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth. This practically indestructible gem perfectly symbolizes a love that will last forever. More often than not, diamonds adorn elegant jewelry…but, you may be surprised to discover some “industrial” uses for diamonds.
Awareness of diamond trading that resulted in money going to wage wars in diamond producing countries reached a peak in the last two decades. Countries that are embroiled in civil wars took advantage of diamond resources to purchase weapons, drugs, and slave soldiers. When you are making a large investment in a diamond, it’s understandable you would want to ensure your money is not paying for “conflict diamonds.”