Peridot beach August birthstone

BeachWhat better way to commemorate the birthstone of August then with a whole beach lined with it! The birthstone of the month is peridot and it comes in abundance on a small beach in Hawaii.

Papakolea Beach is a green sand beach; the sand came from a volcanic eruption that spewed green ash sand over 49,000 years ago. The green colour formed from Olivine rock fragments that came from the mountain. Olivine (more…)

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Engagement Ring Styles

diamond ringRegardless of what size, quality, and variety of stones chosen, the ring style is the most important decision to make when considering rings. Apart from showcasing personal style, they may serve accentuate center stones, make a woman’s fingers look slimmer, or complement skin tone. Here are some of the most popular styles and their features:

Solitaire

The most popular for its classic simplicity (more…)

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Stone Setting Styles

RingSo much goes into an engagement ring, different styles and stones and metals, that you can be overwhelmed by all the choices available. The best thing to do is take it one step at a time. If you already have a stone in mind, this will be a good place to start.

The stone setting is an integral part of any ring design as it will help showcase the main stone and lend character to the ring. All other (more…)

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