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The Best Jewels Worn On & Off the Court

Tennis is one of the few sports that gives the player freedom to add flair to their match attire. Jewels, watches, and the famous diamond tennis bracelets have been icons of classic elegance throughout the years. From the viewers to the players, jewelry is a special addition to this event. As Wimbledon 2022 starts in a couple of days, we’re reminiscing on the best jewels worn both on and off the court.    On the Court   Getty Images Chris Evert While you may be unfamiliar with this name, you’ve certainly heard of the term “tennis bracelet.” The bracelet we...

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Top Engagement Ring Trends in 2021

Top Engagement Ring Trends in 2021

2020 was certainly a challenging year, but one thing we know for sure is that the expression of love was stronger than ever.  No matter what the year, you should always select a style and setting that speaks to you.  But, if you’re interested in knowing the 2021 “trends” in engagement rings, we’ve compiled a list for today’s top styles! The Unique Custom designed engagement rings have taken on a new-found popularity and 2021 proves to be no exception. People are looking for styles unique to them, but are also looking for very distinctive cuts and interesting settings. You can work...

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American Gemstones

American Gemstones

Long before European colonizers set foot on the quiet beaches of what is now the United States–before settlements or muskets or even horses–gems played an important role among the various people groups of this land. Beads and other objects carved from turquoise, garnet, and coral carried great cultural significance, from commerce and beautification to medicine and shamanic divination (one myth held that turquoise was formed from joyful tears that soaked into the earth after successful rain dances). It is no surprise that this vast land of 3.7 million square miles, with its richly diverse geography–from snow-capped mountains to cragged deserts...

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Alternative Gemstones

Alternative Gemstones

We’ve all had the experience of watching a great movie, using an amazing product, or trying a fun new recipe and thinking, “How have I never heard about this? Why don’t more people know about this?” That is exactly how we feel about garnet, spinel, and tourmaline. Sure, you may have heard those names, but do you understand how amazing they are? Many people are familiar with sapphire, emerald, and ruby–and for good reason–but there are so many other incredible gemstones that haven’t received the praise they deserve. Tourmaline is a gorgeous gemstone that comes in a range of colors...

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Kimberly Collins Spotlight

Kimberly Collins Spotlight

Unsurprisingly, most people don’t know much about the gemstone supply chain, nor have they thought much about where gemstones come from. The reality is that gemstones come from all over the world; from the farthest reaches of Africa to the mountains of Montana. So, where do our gemstones come from, and how does a fiery red ruby make it from Mogok, Myanmar all the way to Walters & Hogsett Jewelers in Boulder, CO? Enter Kimberly Collins. Kim is a dealer of colored gemstones who travels the globe in search of the perfect gemstones with the perfect color. Unlike many gemstone...

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Romance the Stone

Romance the Stone

Since the dawn of time, mankind has been infatuated with the treasures found deep in the earth. Whether blood-red rubies or sapphires that evoke the ocean depths, human history is ripe with stories–from shipwrecks to ancient kingdoms to tales of supernatural powers–that reveal an almost gravitational pull towards these colorful objects. In this technicolor modern age, where Industrialism has made purple cars and orange plastic commonplace, it is hard for us to imagine the excitement of gazing upon a dazzling green emerald over a backdrop of mostly monochromatic, earthen tones. Regardless, Nature is an artist without rival, and there are...

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