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12 Stunning Sapphire Engagement Rings for Modern Brides In 2019

Aug 28th 2019

12 Stunning Sapphire Engagement Rings for Modern Brides In 2019
September's Birthstone: Sapphire When you think of sapphire, the thing that comes to your mind is the shiny blue luster of this precious stone. But there are other colors like yellow, pink and orange which are called “fancy sapphires”. These fancy sapphire types get their color from trace elements like iron, chromium, titanium, copper and magnesium. Blue sapphire belongs to the corundum mineral species family which comes in virtually every color in the rainbow. The red variety of corundum, the ruby is its sister stone.Sapphire's Color and CharacteristicsOne of the most popular colored s …

How To Clean Opals And Opal Care

Posted by BBBGEM on Aug 8th 2019

How To Clean Opals And Opal Care
Different types of opals require different cleaning methods. To determine what kind of opal you have, look at it from the side.What's your opal types?Doublets - Doublet opals consist of two layers, a thin slice of opal and a black backing. The slice of opal is cemented to the backing in order to enhance the color.Triplets - Similar to doublets, triplets also include a third transparent layer on the top (quartz or glass) to protect the opal and give it a rounder shape.Solid Opal - Natural solid opal which has only been cut and polished.FAQ : How do you take proper care of your opal rings? …

What Does a Ruby Engagement Ring Mean?

Posted by bbbgem on Jun 27th 2019

What Does a Ruby Engagement Ring Mean?
One of the most revered gemstones, Ruby is the birthstone for July. Well-known as a versatile gem that features in many jewelry pieces and more, Ruby stands out with its deep red color and in terms of hardness and durability as a gem is second only to diamond and moissanite. Belonging to the corundum red gem class, this birthstone has plenty history and interest.Color of the Ruby and ValueThere are four different “precious gems” of which Ruby is one of. The others are diamond, sapphire and emerald. While Rubies are made of the mineral ‘corundum,’ so are sapphires and othe …

Morganite VS ​Diamond : Which Should you Go For?

May 8th 2019

Morganite VS ​Diamond : Which Should you Go For?
This article will take a quick look at morganite engagement rings and see how they compare. If you wondering what morganite is, here’s what to know.Back in 2002, movie star Ben Affleck proposed to actress and musician Jennifer Lopez with a pink diamond ring in what was one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrity couple moments and since then pink and peachy colored gemstones have become a hot jewelry trend. Many people are looking beyond the traditional diamond engagement rings for less expensive, pink or peach sparkly stones like morganite.Morganite is a pretty rare, semi-precious stone of …

12 Popular Emerald Engagement Rings You're Going to Want Right Now

Posted by BBBGEM on Apr 10th 2019

12 Popular Emerald Engagement Rings  You're Going to Want Right Now
May's Birthstone: EmeraldMay’s birthstone Emerald has been a staple of the jewelry industry for hundreds of years. The word Emerald derives from the word “smaragdus” which means green. The gem represents love, fertility and rebirth. Its green hues and distinct tones set it apart as natures beauty at work. The stone is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune and youthfulness.Emerald like aquamarine is a form of beryl, a mineral that grows with six sides and up to 1 feet in length. The color of Emerald ranges from light green (although these types are thought to not …
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