tugumuda on May 23rd, 2010

There are as many good reasons to consider purchasing an antique engagement ring as there are reasons for deciding when to pop the question. While modern day jewelers struggle to offer customers something unique and contemporary, the bride-to-be may be more inclined to appreciate the style and inherent charm of an antique. Another perfectly acceptable [...]

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tugumuda on January 7th, 2009

January – Garnet
The Romans named this deep-red stone granatum, or pomegranate, because of its resemblance to the fruit’s rare, jewel-like seeds. Symbolizing faith and courage, garnets are believed to intensify affection and nurture the imagination.

February – Amethyst
A symbol of peace since ancient times, amethyst was once used to decorate the British crown jewels. [...]

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tugumuda on May 31st, 2008

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Andamooka:
 
A mining town in South Australia, situated 520km north of
Adelaide that produces precious opal and treating matrix opal. Opal was
discovered in Andamooka in 1930 in the form of floaters below what is now known
as Treloar Hill. The first opal miners of the area were Treloar and Evans, and
their first recorded production of precious opal was [...]

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tugumuda on May 31st, 2008

Opal is a ‘living stone’ and thus should be protected from extreme heat and harsh chemicals. (do not leave it on the dashboard of the car).

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tugumuda on May 31st, 2008

Opal, the most beautiful and magical of all the gemstones, has been treasured from the beginning of civilization to the present day, and will be forever into the future. The word comes from various roots: Sanskrit ‘Upala’ (precious stone), Greek ‘Opallios’ (to observe color change) and Latin ‘Opalus’ (seeing jewel).

The Australian Aborigines have understood the [...]

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tugumuda on May 31st, 2008

Many civilizations, cultures, and peoples have used crystals, stones, and minerals for a multitude of purposes – including healing and protection, not only for humans, but also for their animals and the environment. Opal has reputed healing properties and the ability to increase mental capacities such as creative imagination and other unused powers of the [...]

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tugumuda on May 31st, 2008

Myth……… It is bad luck to wear an opal.
Fact……… This rumor may have originated around the mid 1800’s, when Sir Walter Scott published a novel called Anne of Geierstein. In his novel he used an opal to reflect the changing fortunes of the heroin. Critics of his novel conjured up the idea that opal could [...]

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