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January is the month of new beginnings and fresh starts, and it is perfectly represented by the captivating garnet, the birthstone for this month. It is a precious stone that is known for its beautiful colors, which can range from red to orange to yellow to green to brown. Garnets are also known for their durability and strength. In this article, we'll delve into the history, symbolism, and characteristics of this remarkable gemstone.
As purveyors of fine antique and estate jewelry, we at Howard’s Diamond Center are fortunate to see a variety of antique cut diamonds. Two of our favorites are Old Mine Cuts and Old European Cuts. In this article, we will discuss the history, development, similarities, and differences between these two antique cuts of diamonds.
Knowing exactly where pearls came from is a little challenging since they were discovered long before any history was written about them. However, we do know that they have been worn as a formal type of jewelry for millennia due to the fragment of a pearl that was found lying in a sarcophagus by a Persian princess who dates all the way back to 420 BC. This artifact is now stored and can be viewed at the Louvre Museum in Paris.