Symbolism of the Ruby

The gorgeous ruby is the July birthstone as well as the traditional gift for celebrating 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. Rubies have symbolized power and protection throughout the ages. They were believed to protect warriors in battle. A more modern day connection to this belief are the ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard […]

The History of Ice Cream

Did you know that ice cream’s roots can be traced back as far as the second century BC? Based on texts that have survived, including the Bible, we know that Alexander the Great and King Solomon enjoyed snow/ice drinks flavored with honey, nectar and fruit juices. The Romans were also fans of this iced concoction […]

Emerald by Day, Ruby by Night – Alexandrite

The last couple of years, we have explored two of the three June birthstones – the pearl and moonstone. Not to be forgotten is the third June birthstone (and gemstone for the 55th anniversary) – alexandrite. Legend has it that alexandrite was named for Alexander II, the emperor of Russia from 1855 – 1881, due […]

Personalized Gifts and Keepsakes

Did you know we offer engraving? The engraving is done onsite at the store and is customizable and made to order! You can customize your design or we can help to create one for you. We have a variety of fonts to choose from and can scan logos, handwriting, special symbols and designs to engrave […]

Understanding Estate Jewelry Sales

Do you have jewelry that you no longer wear? Then you may be thinking of selling some. Before jumping in, there are a few things to know to help set your expectations and make the best decision for you. Here are a few helpful points: Jewelry that has a previous owner is called estate jewelry. […]

Fun Facts about Diamonds

Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but what more do you know about this shiny, dazzling gem? It is the April birthstone as well as the traditional gift for both the 60th and 75th wedding anniversary. Here are some other interesting facts: Diamonds are the only gem made of a single element, […]

Exploring the Design of Crosses

April brings spring, with plants, flowers and trees coming to life. It also brings us Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after crucifixion by the Romans. The cross has become a symbol of both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians. It is included in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation […]

Find Your New Animal Best Friend Through Adoption

Last week was National Puppy Day and throughout the year are other days to spoil your cats, dogs and other pets. And we bet you have a great story about how you found, chose or were chosen by your pet. Americans love their pets with 70% of U.S. households owning a pet. You may have […]

Aquamarine, the March Birthstone and its Meaning and Powers

The beautiful aquamarine, the birthstone of those born in March and the anniversary gift for 19 years, has long been associated with water. Its qualities are thought to be especially strong when in water and placing the gem in water on the night of a full moon was thought to revitalize its powers. Aquamarine was […]

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