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Opals and Tourmalines, the Birthstones for October

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The Birthstone of October: Opals and Tourmalines There’s much to celebrate in the month of October, especially for those October babies having two birthstones! The birthstones of September are Opals and Tourmalines, which happen to represent both passion and compassion, respectively. October is one of the months that has two …

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The History of Timekeeping Devices & Watches

The History of Timepieces Humankind has been concerned with keeping track of time since we could understand the concept of a future. Before the glamour and intricate machinery of the timepieces we love, we have used temporal queues to understand time. Ancient civilizations like the Babylonians and Egyptians paved the …

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Peridot, Spinel & Sardonyx, the Birthstones for August

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The Birthstones of August: Peridot, Spinel & Sardonyx Most of the months out of the year have only one or two birthstones. Luckily for the August babies, it has three! The official birthstones for August are peridot, spinel, and sardonyx, which each have their own unique history, symbolism, and personality. Here’s everything you …

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American West – The History of Jewelry Around the World

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The History of Jewelry Around the World Series The Western United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries experienced many changes in its identity, and the idea of the American West during this time is often romanticized. Although the realities of this time were harsh and often brutal, there …

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Emeralds of Egypt

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The History of Egyptian Emeralds Did you know that Egypt is famous for its abundance of emeralds? In fact, Egypt was the first place Emeralds were ever discovered! Dating all the way back to 1500 B.C, Egypt became a hotspot for emerald mining. These emerald mines were later called “Cleopatra’s …

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Africa – The History of Jewelry Around the World

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The History of Jewelry Around the World Series When it comes to jewelry, Africa has a rich and diverse history that cannot be summed up singularly. Jewelry in ancient Africa was used as a status symbol and also as a form of insurance with dowry arrangements which usually included large …

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