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Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: Diamonds do this?

Since diamond’s early discovery in India around the 4th century BC, they’ve continuously garnered throngs of devotees. Until the early 18th century, India was the sole source of these precious rocks. By 1725 they were being found in Brazil. In the 1870s, the rush to South Africa marked diamond production’s explosive increase to satisfy a global appetite for the goodies.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Parti Over Here!

We know that every jewelry fan wants something completely different from their friends’ accessories. After all, jewelry is one very beautiful outlet for self-expression. And jewelers want to help their customers find an evocative piece that says, “This is me!” Here’s a captivating option to consider; parti color sapphire (or simply parti sapphire).

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The Story Behind the Stone: Only in California

There are a lot of things to which the expression “Only in California” is a good fit. Some are sarcastic, some tongue in cheek, and the rest may be positive or positively amusing. There’s also a sparkling addition to the ‘Only in California’ category.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Carving out history

Jarrett Cocle pedestalCoclé (c. 600-800 AD) ceramic dish displays classic stylized shapes in symmetrical patterns. Photo: Walters Art MuseumCameos are an ancient art form with even the earliest examples exhibiting tremendous grace and technique. The Great Cameo of France, (Grand Camée de France) for instance, a 31cm tall sardonyx, circa 23 A.D., is the largest surviving cameo from antiquity.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Jewels Under Foot

Jarrett beachThe riches of the universe lie beneath our feet. Photo, Pexels.Contributor Diana Jarrett lends one of her articles that previously appeared in Delmarva Quarterly. In it, she examines the contents of the miles of sandy shoreline that stretches along the Chesapeake Bay. Not exactly a gemstone article - but also, not unlike one either. It is presented here in the hopes that you too will take a closer look at the common everyday things around you and discover jewels in your own life.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Unusual Cravings

Nothing drives demand more than something that’s unavailable.

It’s certainly a true statement in the jewelry and gemstone sector. Colored stone supplies are often at the mercy of local politics, or sometimes driven simply by an inability to reach the source. Earthquakes, landslips and other natural occurrences can unsettle a region for decades.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Amber waves

Jarrett blueGenuine blue amber rough from Dominican Republic. Photo WikipediaWe create jewelry out of so many natural elements. Besides diamonds and colored stones, we also like pearls. We like shell. We like it all, including amber.

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