11 Valentines Jewelry Gift Ideas under $550

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we compiled some sweet and simple fine jewelry gifts that won’t break the bank! Most of these are available in rose gold as well as the traditional white and yellow, which adds that nice warm touch that will certainly give her the fuzzies.

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14K Diamond ‘XO’ Necklace or Earrings

X marks the spot with this classy combo – its’ accent diamonds add (more…)

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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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One of Seven “Lost” Imperial Faberge Eggs Found at Flea Market

faberge eggOne man’s trash turned out to be Russia’s priceless treasure.

An unidentified man made the deal of a lifetime when he picked up a genuine Faberge egg at a flea market in a small town in the U.S. Midwest for $14,000.

During one of his routine trips to the local flea market, he spied a small golden ornament on a vendor’s overcrowded table. It was barely three inches long, with an elaborately designed (more…)

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Dynamic Duo of Jewels Once Owned by Pope Paul VI Auction for $1.9 Million

pope paul viTwo extremely rare papal treasures once owned by Pope Paul VI have resurfaced recently and are up for auction at New Orleans-based M.S. Rau Antiques. Together, the diamond and emerald cross and diamond halo ring share a combined estimate of over $1.9 million.

The duo was famously donated by the Pope to the United Nations in 1965, in hopes that the proceeds would help aid humanitarian efforts. Two (more…)

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10 Olympic Athletes Received a Commemorative Meteorite-Embedded Medal at Sochi 2014

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On February 15th, in addition to taking home the Sochi 2014 gold medal for first place in their respective events, all 10 winners also received a special hand-engraved medal embedded with a fragment of Chelyabinsk meteorite.

This day marked the one year anniversary of when a 7,000-tonne, 17 metre meteor flew across the Russian sky and crashed down close to the city of Chelyabinsk with the force (more…)

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$10 Million “Royal Fantasy Bra” Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013

fantasy braThe Victoria Secret Fashion Show is an annual extravaganza some wait all year to see – and this year, there is another great reason to. South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel will showcase this year’s fantasy bra, a $10 million jeweled masterpiece encrusted with over 4,200 gems.

Custom designed to fit Swanepoel perfectly, the belt and bra set features floral and scalloped motifs with intricate (more…)

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The Best of the Golden Globes Jewelry

AlbaThis year’s 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards was a magical night filled with talented celebrities, designer gowns and most importantly gorgeous jewelry. Stars sparkled in all types of bedazzled accessories from emerald danglers to diamond encrusted cuffs. Here are some of the most memorable looks of the evening and the pieces which caught our attention.

Hollywood sweetheart Jessica Alba accessorized (more…)

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Ambrosia to Model Victoria’s Floral Fantasy Bra

AmbrosiaVictoria’s Secret Fashion Show is sure to be red hot this year as supermodel Alessandra Ambrosia will be strutting down the runway in the ‘Floral Fantasy’ bra valued at $2.5 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, was created by London Jewelers and is handset with amethysts, rubies, and sapphires as well as white, pink and yellow diamonds. On top of all the bling, the bra is set in 18 karat rose and (more…)

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Staple Diamond Jewelry

Diamond StudsFor women, every piece of clothing we own is put into one of two categories: staples, and non-staples. Staples are typically high-quality pieces that can be worn again and again through each season, versus non-staples that are in trend for a season or two. The staple items are usually in neutral colors like black, beige, tan, and white because they go with anything and are always in style. More money (more…)

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Jewelry Trend Spotted: Rutilated Quartz

Scarlett JohanssonRutilated quartz is a type of quartz that has rutile enclosures in the stone. Rutile is a mineral that has a very high refractive index, meaning, that when it is found as an inclusion in other stones it almost always appears in long, thin shoots of color. Rutilus is in fact the Latin word for red; the mineral gained this name because some specimens can be a lovely deep red hue. However, rutile can (more…)

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