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Mikel Lefler
THE BEST ALTERNATIVES TO DIAMONDS FOR ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS

THE BEST ALTERNATIVES TO DIAMONDS FOR ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS

There's no denying that diamonds are dazzling and enchanting gemstones with a long tradition of being the go-to stone for engagement and wedding rings.   However, couples are increasingly seeking alternatives to traditional diamonds for various reasons, including ethical concerns, budget constraints, and a desire for uniqueness. So... What are the best alternatives to diamonds?  This blog will explore a variety of exquisite alternatives to diamonds, ranging from lab-grown diamonds and salt & pepper diamonds to moissanite, morganite, white sapphire, and coloured gemstones along with the pros and cons of each choice. 1. Lab-Grown Diamonds: Lab-grown diamonds, also known as synthetic or cultured...

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Mikel Lefler
ANCIENT WORLDS: FOSSIL GEMSTONE JEWELLERY

ANCIENT WORLDS: FOSSIL GEMSTONE JEWELLERY

Close your eyes and envision a journey beyond the boundaries of today, where time unfolds like the pages of a mesmerizing tale. Picture yourself transported to an ancient landscape, a canvas painted with the hues of prehistoric wonders. Dinosaurs roam freely, their colossal presence shaping the Earth. In the oceans, ammonites hunt crustaceans while in turn being hunted by ichthyosaurs. Coral reefs teem with ancient varieties, forming vibrant underwater kingdoms. Everywhere you look, colossal trees reach for the skies, whispering secrets of an era long forgotten. Now, open your eyes and embark with us on a captivating exploration through time,...

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Mikel Lefler
The Complete Handbook to Gemstone Meanings: Traditional & Alternative Birthstones, Zodiac Signs & Special Occasions

The Complete Handbook to Gemstone Meanings: Traditional & Alternative Birthstones, Zodiac Signs & Special Occasions

The Complete Handbook to Gemstone Meanings: Traditional & Alternative Birthstones, Zodiac Signs & Special Occasions Gemstones have enchanted civilizations for centuries, revered for their beauty and attributed with unique meanings and powers. They're intricately linked to various aspects of life, from birth months to zodiac signs, wedding anniversaries, and beyond. Let's dive into the world of gemstones and their diverse associations. Birthstones: Traditional and Alternative Gems by Month     January: Garnet or Rose Quartz Traditional Birthstone: Garnet: symbolizing trust and friendship. Alternative: Rose Quartz:  associated with love and harmony. February: Amethyst or Jasper Traditional Birthstone: Amethyst: representing clarity and calmness. Alternative:...

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NECKLACE LENGTHS: A QUICK & EASY GUIDE

NECKLACE LENGTHS: A QUICK & EASY GUIDE

 Necklaces are more than just pieces of jewellery; they are statements of style and personality. The length of a necklace plays a crucial role in how it complements different outfits and accentuates various necklines. From the timeless choker to the dramatic opera length, each necklace length holds its own significance in the world of fashion. In this guide, we'll explore the common names and characteristics of necklace lengths ranging from 14 inches to 33 inches, offering you a comprehensive understanding of how to choose the perfect necklace for any occasion. THE CHOKER (14 inches): Starting at the shortest end of the...

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