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Sapphires..Not Just the Blues

When thinking Sapphires, most people talk about blue colorations. One of the awesome things about Sapphires is that they can come in almost every color! The only exception is red. If it’s red, then it’s a Ruby! There is so much more to...

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The 4 Cs: Color

When talking about the color of a diamond, what you’re actually referring to is the absence of color. With the exception of fancy-color diamonds (pink, blue, green, etc. that fall outside of the grading range), less color means higher value. GIA (Gemological Institute...

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Who Are You Wearing?

“Who are you wearing?”  This classic phrase is heard on red carpets around the world.  Celebrities are often seen in fabulous clothing and jewelry borrowed from famous designers.  This perk is a favorite of Hollywood starlets…including our own starlet of the moment, Marilyn...

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The Meanings of Turquoise

Along with the bright clothing colors of the Spring and Summer, brighter jewelry choices also play a huge part in warm-weather fashion statements. Always an addition to this brighter color palette is the beautiful bluish-green stone known as Turquoise. Turquoise, like most gems,...

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The Four C’s (Cut)

As we discussed in the previous blog, a diamond’s value is comprised of four components: cut, color, clarity and carat weight. Today we are going to take a closer look at how a diamond’s cut affects its beauty and value. The most popular...

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Celebrity Engagement Rings

It’s that time of year where everyone seems to be gearing up for wedding season, including us at Colonial Jewelers with last month’s 24 Karat Cake Dig and Wedding Week.  In honor of the time honored celebration of marriage let’s take a look...

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New styles arriving daily for Spring!

We are updating our cases every day with brand new designs that are hot for Spring.  Long layered necklaces with slices of Turquoise and Green Onyx set in Vermeil are some of our favorites! (That’s yellow gold over sterling silver… a great way...

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The Four C’s : An Overview

Most people have heard about the 4 C’s when talking about diamonds. But, do you really know what the 4 C’s are? The next several installments of the “Becoming a Gemologist” blog will talk about each of the C’s in-depth. But today, we...

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