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Many men prefer this material because of the many advantages it comes with. First of all, it looks great, which is what many people look for. Secondly, when it comes to being scratch resistant, you should know that titanium is much...
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Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the middle Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.  Medieval clergy wore sapphires...
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When you buy jewelry you have a choice in terms of the metal used to make it. While both gold and silver are popular metals for all types of jewelry, platinum has become an increasingly popular choice, particularly for engagement and we...
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The wedding band is an ancient symbol, used for centuries as a sign of eternity between couples who vow to spend their lives together - forever. The original idea was that its round shape was symbolic of something that would be never-...
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If you’re astute enough to be in the market for buying diamonds or good quality diamond jewelry, you should make a point of learning what you should be looking for. Top of the list are the four Cs, or five if you add the all-importa...
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When you take out an insurance policy on your household goods, be sure to check whether or not your jewelry will also be covered. Many policies cover basic jewelry items, but if they are valued above a certain limit, you need to declare them and...
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Palladium, dubbed “the metal of the 21st century”, is not a new metal, but its value for jewelry design is considered innovative. A silvery grey to white chemical element that is categorized as a platinum-type metal, p...
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When you buy jewelry you have a choice in terms of the metal used to make it. While both gold and silver are popular metals for all types of jewelry, platinum has become an increasingly popular choice, particularly for engagement a...
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When you take out an insurance policy on your household goods, be sure to check whether or not your jewelry will also be covered. Many policies cover basic jewelry items, but if they are valued above a certain limit, you need to declare th...
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If you’re thinking that gold jewelry belongs only in the female domain, think again. Some of the most exciting gold jewelry designs are created specifically for men; and even more conservative men are wearing it. The most popular men's...
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assorted-jewelry.jpgWhile investors with an interest in gold watch their stocks and shares rise and fall, the mineral continues to be mined all over the world. The reason, of course, is that even when ...
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Fashion colors are constantly changing, largely guided by what we see on the catwalks around the world. Right now there are a few colors that are said to be in for 2012, ranging from bright red and yellow to faded pastels. When i...
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charmbracelet.jpg It is thought that the origin of charm bracelets has to do with warding off evil spirits and offering good luck.   While currently not particularly trendy, charm bracelets have been a...
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People all around the world celebrate Mothers Day every year in honor of the many women who have given birth to children over the decades. Generally this is a good excuse to find a spe...
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bead-necklace.jpgFashion gurus are predicting that there will be a clear “gold” trend in fashion this summer. The look, they say, will be distinctly Egyptian, but with a Seventies twist....
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While most of us accept that gold is a yellow precious metal, when it comes to buying gold jewelry you will find that not all pieces are the same color. Generally the choice will include white gold, yellow gold, and even green and rose (or pink) gold. Some...
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In Western and some Eastern cultures, from the moment couples decide to get married jewelry plays an important role in their relationship. A gold engagement ring – often set with one or more diamonds – is usually offered as a betrothal gift by the...
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Gold is classed as a noble metal because of its permanence and durability. It doesn’t weather when it comes in contact with the air or with acids, and it can be melted and re-melted without any loss of weight. But gold is too soft to be used on its ow...
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Nobody can go wrong buying gold jewelry as a gift. There’s no argument here. But why not take the idea one step further and buy a gold jewelry gift that means something, and conveys a precious message? ...
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aquamarinering.jpg 'A March born shall always be soothed by Aqua, gem of sea This mermaid's treasured stone you wear will bring happiness, love, affection and care.' March's birthstone is Aquama...
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Tennis bracelets were not always called tennis bracelets, but they were always beautiful, popular, and usually made with a thin, symmetrical, well crafted line of securely-set diamonds in yellow gold with a clasp.  They ...
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Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and the Zodiac stone for the constellation Pisces, a water sign which is assigned to those born Feb. 20 - March 20. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz, comes in a wide rang...
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We've seen peace signs, time-out signals, victory gestures and plenty of high fives, but more recently we've been seeing celebrities, and especially musical performers, placing their hands together to form the shape of a heart. Many say it's just people trying to ...
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  Who can forget their excitement as a young child, anticipating the exchange of Valentine's Day cards with classmates at school? And later, when candy hearts with words we could not say were given to those we hoped would not...
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       Just as a dazzling chandelier can now be found outside the dining room or grand foyer, lighting up a nursery or spa bath like never before, dramatic earrings are making a dazzling statement away from weddings an...
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Are you having friends over to watch Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th? Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or New York Giants, you are engaging in activity as old as civilization. Sports that are more than 2,000 ye...
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wedding band Wedding bands weren't always made of gold or platinum, or any precious metal. The ancient Egyptians used a loop of rope to symbolize eternity because it had no beginning and no end. To them, this unending circle was synony...
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val-day-movies.jpg Love and Death, the 1975 comedy film by Woody Allen, is a satire on Russian literature and stars Allen and Diane Keaton as Boris and Sonja, two Russians living...
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gold-jewelry-aquarius.jpg The astrological sign Aquarius begins Jan. 20. It is the 11th sign of the year and its symbol is the Water Bearer. Aquarius individuals are intelligent...
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gold-chains-and-medals.jpg The most popular history of Saint Christopher is as the patron saint of travel. For centuries, people journeying away from home have worn or carried St. Christopher...
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gold-bracelets-bangles.jpg        Solid metal jewelry is a trend for winter 2012, according to Fashionising.com, drawing on the minimalist movement in fashion.  &n...
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sweet-16-gold-jewelry.jpg Turning sixteen is a major milestone in a girl's life, and both parents and daughters anticipate this monumental birthday. In the United States, a Sweet 16 party marks a coming of age....
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gold-jewelry-mom2.jpg Music royalty Beyonce and Jay-Z became the proud parents of a baby girl they named Blue Ivy on Saturday, breaking the news of one of the biggest celebrity births in years, and...
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diamond-pendant.jpg It is no surprise that diamond jewelry is by far the most popular product for most retail jewelers, according to newly released data from both the Census Bureau’s Economic Census and the Jewelers...
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gold-earrings4.jpg For a touch of fun and elegance, puffed earrings have long graced the lobes of women everywhere as an enduring accessory for parties and even more formal occasions.   READ MORE
friends-gold-jewelry.jpg "Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold." There are as many different ways to acknowledge friendship as there are symbols of friendship all around the world &md...
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garnet-gold-jewelry.jpg     Garnet is January's birthstone and what a beauty it is! Looking at a garnet reminds us of a pomegranate seed, with its deep, dark red color, and watery-like depth.   &nb...
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gold-dragon-on-gold-chain.jpg           Good news for anyone having a child after Jan. 23. The day begins the Chinese New Year and this year it is the Year of the Dragon. &nb...
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diamond-rings-2.jpg     Buying a diamond ring is an extremely important event in anyone’s life, and understanding more about diamonds is crucial to making the right choice.      The pr...
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platinum-wedding-bands.jpg     For anyone who has perused a few jewelry catalogs, one thing sticks out about platinum jewelry – it’s not cheap.      There’s a...
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newyearseve.jpg     New Year’s Eve is no time to stay demure with simple jewels that don’t have any flash. It’s time to say it loud and create the shiniest look you can muster for wishing the old year ...
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charms.jpgThe veneration of the Virgin Mary is a central theme of Roman Catholic beliefs, but also a focal point of the Christmas holiday. Through proclamations of the Roman Catholic Church from its very beginnings, the Virgin Mary was viewed ...
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Sterling Silver Jewelry It’s one of the most recorded songs of all time and we have several pieces of sterling silver jewelry to remind you of it. “Silver Bells” was performed by Bob ...
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Gold JewelryWhile everyone talks about investing in gold and silver, they don't often talk about how to invest in precious metals, and investment advisors sometimes assume people know what to do.So we'd like to offer a simple suggestion f...
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diamond-rings.jpg Apparently the 'big old rock' philosophy has taken over the trend for diamond jewelry for rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. This year’s explosion of 'the rock' began in earnest with the 63rd Emmy Aw...
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gold-earrings2.jpg We were looking for that perfect list of holiday gifts to help you decide what to get for your loved ones or whomever you’re buying gifts for this year. Unfortunately, no one really seems to have that l...
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gold-earrings.jpg     The dominant colors of the holiday season are traditionally red and green, so it helps to have plenty of red and green gold jewelry to complement your holiday outfits.     ...
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gold-jewelry-mom.jpgMothers’ Rings are extremely popular in May, but they also make terrific holiday gifts in December and will give mom something to remember the whole year through.      Sarraf.co...
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     gold-locket.jpgWith so many people snapping pictures with their phones, they may be forgetting one of the most personal, elegant gifts you could give someone.      Lockets hanging from gold cha...
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diamond-necklaces2.jpg      The simple, solitaire diamond necklace can say a lot about the person wearing it.       A no-nonsense person with her eyes focused straight ahead, the ...
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gold-bracelets.jpg     A special gift you could give the love of your life this holiday season is one of our gold bracelets with charms that evoke memories of your time together.      We have ...
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    blue-topaz.jpg Just because your birthday is in December doesn’t mean you have to have a “Blue Christmas.”      While listening to Elvis croon the song is a tradition for many dur...
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black-diamond-jewelry2.jpg     Lacking the luster of regular diamonds, black diamond jewelry wouldn’t seem that attractive.      But in the hands of creative jewelry desig...
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cyber-monday.jpg     With the economy beginning to show some improvement, consumers are starting to express some optimism and are expected to spend more this holiday shopping season. They are estimated to spend $121 m...
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gold-jewelry.jpg     It’s late November and the thought suddenly hits you. I’ve got to buy a holiday gift for dad – again.      Don’t panic. Sarraf Jewelry has some gold je...
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sterling-silver-jewelry.jpgDiamonds may make a girl sparkle, but colored gemstones will give her style.      For gold jewelry and sterling silver jewelry, learning how to shop for gemstones...
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gold-chains-storage2.jpeg Have you ever looked into your jewelry box only to see a huge tangled mess?      It may be time to consider some alternative ways to stor...
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rose-gold-jewelry.jpgOne of the hot trends in jewelry for fall 2011 is rose gold jewelry in a wide variety of styles.      Link chains and wedding bands, both available at Sarraf.com, are a popular cho...
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red2.jpgRed is the color for fall 2011 – deep, dark red. Following closely behind is dark emerald green.      Novelist Anne Rice would be thrilled. The dark shades would fit the shadowy figures that populated her tales of ...
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citrine.jpgNovember’s birthstones are perfect for adorning yellow gold jewelry. The yellow hues of citrine and the traditional topaz add an even brighter shine to gold jewelry.      The birthstone conjures images of ...
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     opalring.jpgWhether it’s a child as beautiful as love or a flash of fiery lightning, October’s birthstone has been treasured for centuries.      Opals were treasured by ancient monarchs f...
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bangles.jpgHave you noticed that someone, somewhere every season declares bangles are the season’s fashion trend.       That, of course, makes us surmise that bangles are always trendy and we’ve got plenty...
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engagementring.jpg      Good news, guys. The most popular engagement ring remains the traditional diamond solitaire, so you won’t have to think of a million different...
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     jewelry-movies.jpg      Obviously there are not any great movies made about just jewelry, but various rings, necklaces, bracelets and gem stones, and other references to jewelry...
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drop-earrings.jpg Drop earrings are all the rage, showing up dangling from the ears of starlets on the red carpet and dazzling crowds everywhere.      Not to be confused with the description of teardrop-...
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      heart.jpgTraditionally friendship bracelets are hand woven and tied on the wrist. But many people now give bracelets of many different shapes and forms to denote friendship, and dress them up with gold or ster...
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     sapphire.jpg Blue Sapphire – the name alone conjures images of luxurious richness. From the engagement ring of Princess Diana to the jewelry of priests and kings, blue sapphire has long been considered ...
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gold-chain.jpg Nothing good is ever cheap, no matter what the guy on the street corner tells you. The first inkling something is not right about a gold chain is the price. If someone wants to sell you an 18K gold chain for 50 buc...
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dog-tag.jpg Collecting antique dog tags is quickly becoming a popular pastime for people all over the world. Much like the dogs that wore them, collectors hold the tags dear as tokens of the friendship the dog supplied in its life. U...
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A little carob seed was the beginning of one of the most recognizable measurements of authenticity and value in the world. The word karat (in the U.S. and Canada, carat in the rest of the world) is derived from the Greek word keration, which means fruit of the carob. A carob seed was used by the Greeks for precision measurements because they thought all carob seeds weighed the same. A modern stud...
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