The Great Pearl Caper

The Great Pearl Caper

April 15, 2021

A true tale of a suave and urbane English rogue, Joseph Grizzard's story is long, but his most famous heist is the so-called "Great Pearl Robbery of 1913." The Great Pearl Robbery immortalized the already notorious thief, but it was also his downfall. Exactly why and what made this robbery was his career's crown jewel can only be fully understood by going back to Grizzard's beginnings.

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A Story for Every Diamond

A Story for Every Diamond

April 05, 2021

Diamonds top charts. There is no other way to put it. Simply, people just love them. They twinkle, sparkle, and are just downright gorgeous. Some diamonds sail their way right onto a ring just like that. A simply story for a simple diamond. But some diamonds are not so simple and so they are deserving of great stories to uphold their magnificence. Here are some of those diamonds.

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Jade

Jade

March 24, 2021

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the ornamental Jade

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Minerals, Stones, and Toxicity

Minerals, Stones, and Toxicity

March 15, 2021

Many minerals are toxic, but only when ingested, mishandled, or improperly used. Most of the time, wearing jewelry with a gemstone/mineral, holding one, or even being near them or constant contact for extended periods of time won’t cause problems.

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Rings for the Fingers - What do they Mean?

Rings for the Fingers - What do they Mean?

March 10, 2021

People like rings. They add to our style and just look good in general. Many people, however, assign meaning not only to the ring itself, but also to the finger on which the ring rests.

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Female Pioneers for Gemstones!

Female Pioneers for Gemstones!

March 08, 2021

 Here, we will be looking at the unsung heroes for gems: women. Unsurprisingly, they are criminally underrepresented, if not erased in certain areas. This does mean that someone like Martine de Bertereau, the first known female mineralogist, may remain as the first known, not the first ever, assuming those that came before her were indeed erased. 

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Real Citrine vs Fake Heat-Treated Amethyst - The Real Story Behind the Controversy

Real Citrine vs Fake Heat-Treated Amethyst - The Real Story Behind the Controversy

February 23, 2021

How can you tell real citrine from fake citrine?  What is the difference between real citrine and heat treated amethyst?

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Aura Quartz Clusters - The Truth Behind the Rainbow

Aura Quartz Clusters - The Truth Behind the Rainbow

February 15, 2021

Is aura quartz real?  How is aura quartz made?  What do the different colors of aura quartz mean?

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Turquoise - Stone for History

Turquoise - Stone for History

February 10, 2021

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the virtuous Turquoise.

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Onyx - Stone for Influence

Onyx - Stone for Influence

February 10, 2021

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the powerful Onyx.

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Lapis Lazuli - Stone for Supreme Power

Lapis Lazuli - Stone for Supreme Power

February 05, 2021

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the deep blue beauty, Lapis Lazuli.

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Smoky Quartz: Stone for Power

Smoky Quartz: Stone for Power

February 05, 2021

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the Druid's Stone, Smoky Quartz.

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