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04, 2021

A Diamond History – The April Birthstone

April 28th, 2021 | Categories: Birthstone

The birthstone for April is Diamond. Diamonds are also the gift of choice for the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries.


A diamond is, perhaps, the world’s best-known gemstone, a rare and expensive jewel, often at theheart of celebrations. Records trace the diamond trade to India, as early as the fourth century BCE. Even then, they were sought after by royalty and the wealthy. Many centuries later, diamonds found their way to the medieval markets of Venice. The first known diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy in 1477, by

 

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22
04, 2021

AGS Certified Sales Associate

April 22nd, 2021 | Categories: Uncategorized

I am now a certified AGS Graduate Sales Associate!


I started working at Johnson Jewelers in January 2020. What a time to start a new job, especially one at a small retail store, but that should be it’s own blog post. I started with little to no experience in jewelry sales, or jewelry for that matter. Being a minimalist when it comes to jewelry, I figured that would be ok since I was being hired to run the social media and handle any I.T. related issues at the store. Having more knowledge about the jewelry I was photographing and helping

 
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8
03, 2021

Aquamarine Dreams

March 8th, 2021 | Categories: Birthstone

The primary birthstone for March is Aquamarine.


Aquamarine is a pastel blue stone in the beryl family. Its crystals often have a greenish hue, and can be gently heat-treated (a widely-accepted treatment for this stone in the jewelry industry) to reach the desired, and well-known, shade of blue. The name itself comes from the Latin for “seawater” which suggests Aquamarine’s range of colors.

Aquamarine was often carried by mariners, in the belief that the stone would help calm the seas, and keep sailors safe. Aquamarine has a rich lore, with some believing the

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8
02, 2021

All About Amethyst, the February Birthstone

February 8th, 2021 | Categories: Uncategorized


February’s birthstone is Amethyst, a lightlavender to vivid purple stone in the quartz family. Amethyst was long-considered one of the most valuable gemstones, along with diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald, until large deposits were discovered in Brazil in the 19th century, happily making this lovely gem more widely available to everyone.

Amethyst’s name derives from the Greek amethystos, which roughly translates to “not drunken.” The stone is reputed to keep the wearer clearheaded and quick-witted, and used as a remedy against drunkenness. Goblets were carved out of the stone, in

 
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