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Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: Sweet Sky - Blue Stone

The Story Behind the Stone: Sweet Sky - Blue StoneGone are the days of finding the ancient turquoise stone solely mounted in a ubiquitous piece of Navajo jewelry - but you knew that. However, many modern jewelry lovers got their first glimpse of the tremendously popular turquoise from southwest Native American decorative objects. That turquoise does have its charm. But other regions around the world yield a completely different blue stone, also called turquoise. (image 1: Turquoise pendant with 18kt yellow gold chain. Courtesy of Nancy Norton.)
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The Story Behind the Stone: Tucson treasures

The Story Behind the Stone: Tucson treasures

A slow show - yes, a sign of the times, to be sure. Tucson's many gem and mineral shows bore the evidence of a jittery state of affairs, not just here in the US, but worl...

The Story Behind the Stone: Bould’ Over

The Story Behind the Stone: Bould’ Over

Countless gemstoneshave varieties or sub-sets which can subtly or dramatically differentiate each stones' appearance from one another; yet their basic chemical makeup rem...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Customer -v- Collector

The Story Behind the Stone: Customer -v- Collector

What's wrong with consuming? Nothing, if it brings genuine pleasure to the individual and that person buys within their means. When it comes to jewelry, collecting would ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Still going green - the Zultanite way

The Story Behind the Stone: Still going green - the Zultanite way

What if you could actually have it all - you could offer a gemstone that is rare, gorgeous, untreated, and with a naturally occurring color-change phenomenon? On top of t...

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The Story Behind the Stone - Cameo appearance

The Story Behind the Stone - Cameo appearance

OK. Let's make a quick word connection - think cameo . ‘Grandma' is your answer? Try again. The ancient art of cameo making, old as it is, has undergone a sensational mak...

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Analyzing the aftermath - the JADE Act

Analyzing the aftermath - the JADE Act

Embargo on gemstones originating from Myanmar, formerly Burma is nothing new. But the backlash, and divisive commentary in the wake of the latest officially implemented b...

Getting it write

So what do you want to know? That may be the knee jerk response you give to someone coming into your business asking if you can "tell them a little bit more about _____" ...
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