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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Monday the 21st of August 2017

A diamond engagement ring lost in 2004 has turned up... on a carat! Plucked from the family garden 13 years after it was thought to be gone forever, Mary Grams is looking forward to putting her original ring back on. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said.

Grams, 84, said she thinks she lost the ring while pulling a large weed from the garden in September 2004. She has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. Grams's husband died five years ago, a month after the couple's 60th wedding anniversary. 

Her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, who found the ring said what we're all thinking: "If you look at it, it grew perfectly around the carrot. I've never seen anything like that."

A diamond engagement ring lost in 2004 has turned up... on a carat! Plucked from the family garden 13 years after it was thought to be gone forever, Mary Grams is looking forward to putting her original ring back on. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said. Grams, 84, said she thinks she lost the ring while pulling a large weed from the garden in September 2004. She has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. Grams's husband died five years ago, a month after the couple's 60th wedding anniversary. Her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, who found the ring said what we're all thinking: "If you look at it, it grew perfectly around the carrot. I've never seen anything like that."

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Saturday the 19th of August 2017

Where did birthstones first originate from?

Scholars trace back the idea of a gemstone assigned to each month of the year to the Breastplate of Aaron described in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Breastplate was set with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The gems were set in four rows of three: Sardius, topaz and carbuncle; emerald, sapphire and diamond; ligure, agate and amethyst; andberyl, onyx and jasper. The connection was made between the 12 stones in the Breastplate and the 12 signs of the zodiac.

However, it wasn't until much more recently, in 1912, that the modern list of birthstones was defined. The list remains to this day.

Where did birthstones first originate from? Scholars trace back the idea of a gemstone assigned to each month of the year to the Breastplate of Aaron described in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Breastplate was set with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The gems were set in four rows of three: Sardius, topaz and carbuncle; emerald, sapphire and diamond; ligure, agate and amethyst; andberyl, onyx and jasper. The connection was made between the 12 stones in the Breastplate and the 12 signs of the zodiac. However, it wasn't until much more recently, in 1912, that the modern list of birthstones was defined. The list remains to this day.

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Friday the 18th of August 2017

Happy National Golf Month! Get her something special and guarantee yourself plenty of fairway time!

Happy National Golf Month! Get her something special and guarantee yourself plenty of fairway time!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Thursday the 17th of August 2017

THIS THURSDAY - LAST ART WALK of the summer...

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017

TOMORROW - LAST ART WALK of the summer...

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017

The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Engagement Ring:

1. Do take extra care with your jewelry when traveling. Be careful what you lift while wearing your ring. Loose stones after traveling is not a coincidence; carrying heavy luggage is a surefire way to break or bend prongs.

2. Don't wear it during swimming or vigorous activity: Any activity that involves impact to your hands can bend or break the prongs that hold your stone in place, causing it to fall out of its setting. Similarly, we warn against wearing it during water activities as it's far easier for your ring to slip off when your hands are wet!

3. Do get it regularly checked by your trust local jewelers (that's us!). Even if you don't wear your ring while exercising, normal daily activity — fabric snags, say — can loosen prongs, putting your stone in danger of falling out. We recommend regular checks every 6 to 12 months to make sure the settings are secure.

4. Don't wear it while cleaning: Household cleaners such as bleach and common chemicals, such as acetone nail polish remover and chlorine from pools and hot tubs can erode alloys in precious metals.

The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Engagement Ring: 1. Do take extra care with your jewelry when traveling. Be careful what you lift while wearing your ring. Loose stones after traveling is not a coincidence; carrying heavy luggage is a surefire way to break or bend prongs. 2. Don't wear it during swimming or vigorous activity: Any activity that involves impact to your hands can bend or break the prongs that hold your stone in place, causing it to fall out of its setting. Similarly, we warn against wearing it during water activities as it's far easier for your ring to slip off when your hands are wet! 3. Do get it regularly checked by your trust local jewelers (that's us!). Even if you don't wear your ring while exercising, normal daily activity — fabric snags, say — can loosen prongs, putting your stone in danger of falling out. We recommend regular checks every 6 to 12 months to make sure the settings are secure. 4. Don't wear it while cleaning: Household cleaners such as bleach and common chemicals, such as acetone nail polish remover and chlorine from pools and hot tubs can erode alloys in precious metals.

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Monday the 14th of August 2017

Here's a COOL fact about diamonds!

If you put a diamond on your tongue, your tongue will start to get cooler! This happens because diamonds are great conductors of heat. Your tongue feels cool because the diamond is drawling heat out of your tongue.

Here's a COOL fact about diamonds! If you put a diamond on your tongue, your tongue will start to get cooler! This happens because diamonds are great conductors of heat. Your tongue feels cool because the diamond is drawling heat out of your tongue.

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Sunday the 13th of August 2017

THIS THURSDAY - LAST ART WALK of the summer...

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Friday the 11th of August 2017

Which engagement ring is right for you? There are many options and choices to consider -- shape, size, color, setting, stone, style, metal -- that's a lot to figure out! Lucky for you, we are engagement ring specialists! Come see us and we'll help you find your dream ring.

Which engagement ring is right for you? There are many options and choices to consider -- shape, size, color, setting, stone, style, metal -- that's a lot to figure out! Lucky for you, we are engagement ring specialists! Come see us and we'll help you find your dream ring.

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Wednesday the 9th of August 2017

From hot trends 🔥 to timeless classics ⏰ and all of your best-selling favorites in between, we've got your covered for every gift-giving occasion!

From hot trends 🔥 to timeless classics ⏰ and all of your best-selling favorites in between, we've got your covered for every gift-giving occasion!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Tuesday the 8th of August 2017

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Tuesday the 8th of August 2017

Last Art Walk of the summer...

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Monday the 7th of August 2017

This helpful graphic compares diamond engagement rings ranging from .5 carats all the way to 3.5 carats! When you're ready for an upgrade we can get you any size you need. Come by the store and try some rings on your own finger!

This helpful graphic compares diamond engagement rings ranging from .5 carats all the way to 3.5 carats! When you're ready for an upgrade we can get you any size you need. Come by the store and try some rings on your own finger!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Saturday the 5th of August 2017

Is there anything else?!

Is there anything else?!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Saturday the 5th of August 2017

Last Art Walk of the summer...

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Friday the 4th of August 2017

Here is some interesting information about August's traditional birthstone, peridot:

This gemstone comes in several variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens. Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona, US.

Here is some interesting information about August's traditional birthstone, peridot: This gemstone comes in several variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens. Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona, US.

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Wednesday the 2nd of August 2017

Celebrating all of our unique beauty! #share this with someone special!

Celebrating all of our unique beauty! #share this with someone special!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Tuesday the 1st of August 2017

Last Art Walk of the summer...

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Tuesday the 1st of August 2017

Last year, a BRAND NEW birthstone was added to August! For those of you who are not big fans of peridot, the American Gem Trade Association has officially added a new BIRTHSTONE to the month of August! This is only the 2nd update to the official birthstone list since it was created in 1912.

Ancient gemstone merchants revered spinel, and it was widely sought after by royalty. It was then known as ‘balas ruby.’ In fact, many famous "rubies" in crown jewels from around the world are actually spinels! Examples of notable spinel in history are a 170-carat red spinel, known as the “Black Prince Ruby,” that is set in the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels, and a 398-carat red spinel that sits atop the Imperial Crown of Russia commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1763.

What do you think of August's new birthstone?

Last year, a BRAND NEW birthstone was added to August! For those of you who are not big fans of peridot, the American Gem Trade Association has officially added a new BIRTHSTONE to the month of August! This is only the 2nd update to the official birthstone list since it was created in 1912. Ancient gemstone merchants revered spinel, and it was widely sought after by royalty. It was then known as ‘balas ruby.’ In fact, many famous "rubies" in crown jewels from around the world are actually spinels! Examples of notable spinel in history are a 170-carat red spinel, known as the “Black Prince Ruby,” that is set in the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels, and a 398-carat red spinel that sits atop the Imperial Crown of Russia commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1763. What do you think of August's new birthstone?

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Saturday the 29th of July 2017

If it's been a while, make sure to bring your jewelry in to be cleaned and checked! It'll shine like new and be safe and secure!

If it's been a while, make sure to bring your jewelry in to be cleaned and checked! It'll shine like new and be safe and secure!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Thursday the 27th of July 2017

It's a gimme!

It's a gimme!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Thursday the 27th of July 2017

To celebrate July's birthstone, here are two of the world's most gorgeous and expensive rubies! Which one is your favorite?

On the left is the "Crimson Flame," a 15 carat Burmese ruby that sold for $18 million in December 2015, setting the world-record for price-per-carat for a ruby. On the right is another stunning gemstone, “Sunrise Ruby,” a 25.59 carat Cartier ruby. It sold at auction in May 2016 for $30 million, FAR exceeding its estimate of $18 million, and setting the record for a Cartier jewel at auction. Wow!

To celebrate July's birthstone, here are two of the world's most gorgeous and expensive rubies! Which one is your favorite? On the left is the "Crimson Flame," a 15 carat Burmese ruby that sold for $18 million in December 2015, setting the world-record for price-per-carat for a ruby. On the right is another stunning gemstone, “Sunrise Ruby,” a 25.59 carat Cartier ruby. It sold at auction in May 2016 for $30 million, FAR exceeding its estimate of $18 million, and setting the record for a Cartier jewel at auction. Wow!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Tuesday the 25th of July 2017

Why shop with us for your engagement ring? TRUST.

Our family-owned business prides itself on our reputation for great customer service, honesty and integrity. Our everyday prices are excellent, our jewelry is of the finest quality, our experts are knowledgeable and helpful, and your satisfaction is our first priority!

Why shop with us for your engagement ring? TRUST. Our family-owned business prides itself on our reputation for great customer service, honesty and integrity. Our everyday prices are excellent, our jewelry is of the finest quality, our experts are knowledgeable and helpful, and your satisfaction is our first priority!

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Monday the 24th of July 2017

Time to upgrade? We've got small studs, medium studs, big studs... and bigger studs! Come try a pair on and feel the difference.

Time to upgrade? We've got small studs, medium studs, big studs... and bigger studs! Come try a pair on and feel the difference.

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Posted by The Jewelry Source on Saturday the 22nd of July 2017

Thinking about a summer proposal? Don't worry, there's still s'more time! Come by and visit our engagement ring experts!

Thinking about a summer proposal? Don't worry, there's still s'more time! Come by and visit our engagement ring experts!

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