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Lapis Lazuli has been prized for its beauty for thousands of years. The intensity of its deep blue color made this metamorphic stone popular as an adornment in cultures all over the world. Lapis’ inherent beauty and rich color make it a sought-after choice for a wide variety of art. The gemstone appears not only […]
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Jet is one of the more unique gemstones to be found in jewelry. Native Americans have adorned their weapons and their jewelry with it for years. Its history is ancient, as artifacts containing jet that are thousands of years old have been unearthed in Germany, England, and France. Vintage pieces of jewelry containing jet are […]
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The use of gemstones in jewelry goes far back in human history. People both ancient and modern find beauty in these creations of the earth. One such stone, long valued for both its naturally rich colors and varied patterns and its deep spiritual connections to the earth, is onyx. Onyx forms in caves from mineral […]
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Historically it’s been used as an offering to the gods for a good harvest or simply for needed rain. The Incas called it “mullu” and they made sure there was always someone to harvest the mollusk for temple offerings. Today it’s called spiny oyster, but its exotic beauty still makes it a prized material for […]
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