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Mother of Pearls: The June Birthstone Birthstone Jewelry

The only gemstone to be created from living creatures (in the mantle of a shelled mollusk), pearls are June’s birthstone. Even if the pearl isn’t your birthstone, this jewel is a popular choice for all. These sea jewels are indigenous to the waters surrounding Japan and China and come in a wide range of shades, from creamy white to dark black. While naturally occurring pearls...

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Gemstone Jewelry

Real pearls are either formed naturally or “cultured” by pearl farmers. Genuine pearls take many years to develop within the confines of an oyster. Pearl farmers develop pearls by placing irritants inside the oyster that cause it to secrete a substance that hardens around the irritant, forming the nacre of the pearl. As stunning and irresistible as pearls are, don’t be fooled, imitation pearls abound....

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Bridesmaids

They are your closest friends, your nearest and dearest supporters. They have always been there and now here they are again, as your bridesmaids on the biggest day of your life. A friend so near and dear deserves a special gift of thanks for all they’ve done and do. These days, bridesmaid’s gifts vary in price and quality. From glammed-up make-up bags to spa treatments,...

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Pearls – The Elegance of the June Birthstone Birthstone Jewelry

“You can’t ever go wrong with pearls. Perhaps pearls are a girl’s best friend after all.” – Ki Hackney Every woman deserves to wear pearls and if you were born in the month of June, then you’ve got the perfect excuse. As well as being the birthstone for June, it’s also the anniversary gemstone for the 1st, 12th and 30th years of marriage. But you...

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Look Who’s Rockin’ Grandma’s Pearls Pearls

If you thought pearls were stuffy and old fashioned…it’s time to take a fresh look. With so many cultured pearl varieties, from Freshwater to Baroque, Tahitian to Mabe, these pearl gifts of the sea have hit landfall in a big and fashionable way. Pearls are rockin’ the red carpet, the big stage and the halls of Buckingham Palace. From Scarlett Johansson’s pearl chocker to the...

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Birthstone Jewelry

June is a special month: summer is just around the corner, folks are getting married left and right, and barbecue season can finally begin again. What’s not to love? But lest we forget, June is also a distinctive month for jewelry—it’s one of the few months with multiple birthstones: alexandrite, moonstone, and our favorite, pearls. Loyal readers may recall that, contrary to popular belief, there...

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