How to Choose a Mens Tungsten Band

Here at Secret Sapphire, we have one of the largest collections of men’s contemporary metal bands in Vancouver: tungsten, white tungsten, cobalt, titanium, and ceramic. Whether you are looking for a simple style or an interesting style, a wedding band or a fun right hand ring, you should consider contemporary metals for their highly scratch-resistant properties and very affordable prices!

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April Fools! 50-Carat Real Gemstone Lollipops Part of Chupa Chups Joke Campaign

chupa chupsChupa Chups had pulled a Willy Wonka on us when the confectionary company announced that they had released just five 50-carat precious gemstone “lollipops” into 150 countries worldwide. The announcement incited a frenzy across the globe as candy lovers searched for one of five real gemstone prizes –blue sapphire, ruby, emerald, diamond, and black pearl – disguised as an original Chupa Chups lollipop (more…)

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The Votes are In: 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid

ColorPantone’s pick of the year is Radiant Orchid, a hot pink infused shade of purple. Following this year’s Emerald Green, it seems that the trend is towards bright, jewel-toned colors. In fact, the two are color-wheel opposites. When paired together, they create a nice complementary contrast, which means you can take all of the emerald green in your current wardrobe and wear it again this year!

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“Blue Giant of the Orient” world’s largest Sapphire

blue sapphire To commemorate the September birthstone of Sapphire we would like to bring attention to the great “Blue Giant of the Orient” a gem that is the largest faceted blue sapphire in the world. The stone is a cornflower hued cushion cut gem at 486.52 carats set in a platinum brooch with a pave-set diamond halo. Very little is known about the gemstone which was out of public eye for about 100 years.

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Egyptian male toe rings fashion or medicine

Egypt Archeologists have acquired evidence of males in ancient Egypt who wore copper alloy toe rings more than 3,300 years ago. It is a mystery as to if the rings were merely fashion or had magical healing properties. Copper has a high conductivity rate and is known to move charged particles and electrons, since our body has an electrical circuitry it’s no doubt why Egyptians could have used a copper ring (more…)

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Designers I Like… Lusciouss

Jewelry RingWhen I walked into Secret Sapphire for the first time, what immediately caught my eye were the beautiful sterling silver pieces of the Lusciouss collection. They were big, bold pieces but at the same time also delicate-looking and feminine. I could easily imagine them being worn on a casual Sunday to a fancy dinner party and everything in between.

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Napoleon and Josephine’s Engagement Ring Auction Sale Smashes Expectations

Napoleons RingNapoleon`s engagement ring went to auction to be timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Josephina’s birthday. It fetched a hefty $949,000 (€730,000) so that after commission and fees the total was $1.17 million! Almost 50 times the original $20,000 estimate! The winning bidder remains anonymous.

Osenat auction house described the the 18th century ring as a “simple” gold band decorated with (more…)

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The Engagement Ring Of Napoleon To Josephine Up For Auction

Napoleon18th Century French military mastermind Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) who is best known for his martial brilliance had a home life that we rarely consider.

He married in 1796 to Josephine de Beauharnais. He was only 26 while she was 32, a widow from the Revolution. He used to send her love letters from battle.

The ring Napoleon gave to Josephine for their engagement is said to be “in good condition” (more…)

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