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Stone Series: 10 Facts You Did Not Know About Emeralds

BY : Andro Yuson

I know what you’re thinking – it’s hard to pull off emeralds, green isn’t for everyone. Aside from the regal-ness and the obvious breathtaking beauty, emeralds are the one of the highest valued gemstone (apart from diamonds) and are the rarest among the precious stones. From bluish green to greenish blue, there is a clear depth of color that few gems command and unlike the other precious gemstones, emeralds are a little more fragile.

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Topics: Colored Gems, Birthstones, Emeralds

At A Glance: Three Spring/Summer 2018 Jewelry Trends

BY : Andro Yuson

We know, we know. Don’t let the miserable chill fool you – Spring is here. (We think?) At the moment, you’re probably scrolling through Facebook and Instagram feeds filled with shades of pink, blue, lavender, green, and yellow – about time, right?! Now before you hear buzzwords like earth tone, pastel, and Pantone and before you take out your Spring/Summer wardrobe out of your closet – let us help you mix and match your favorite sundress to the jewelry trends of Spring/Summer 2018.

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Topics: Jewelry, Colored Gems, Fashion, Birthstones, Summer, Spring, 2018

The Ultimate Jewelry Cheat Sheet For This New Year's Eve

BY : Taylor Carty

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the new and let go of all of our troubles from the previous year. 2018 is coming, so why not bring out your best style, let loose, and go bold! Here at Luriya, we know what styles are sure to brighten up your New Year's Eve shindig.

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Topics: Antique Jewelry, Jewelry, Colored Gems

Colored Diamonds Gone Wild: Introducing the Pink Diamond

BY : Emily Zimmer

Naturally formed Pink Diamonds are counted among the rarest and most valuable diamonds available today. 

One thing is for sure:

Walking out of the store with a sparkly PINK diamond ring is quite different from extracting it from somewhere underneath the surface of the Earth. We all have a general idea about where diamonds come from, but not many know the nitty gritty details of the formation of these precious stones.

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Topics: Diamonds, Colored Gems

Do You Know Why You're Wearing It? Jewelry and Its Many Meanings

BY : Gladys Teng

On the most superficial level, jewelry can be thought of as nothing more than a fashion item.

It is commonly worn to enhance or complement an outfit, especially for formal events that showcase elegance and style

But if you dig a little deeper and look beyond Western ideals, you will find that in many cultures, jewelry represents more than simply wearable decoration.

 

In many cultures, jewelry is often worn for luck and superstition. Family heirlooms are passed down to honor tradition and the bonds between generations. In short, jewelry is worn not only for aesthetically pleasing purposes, but often for sentimental or social intents.

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Topics: Jewelry, Colored Gems