October Birthstone: Tourmaline
Tourmaline is the modern October birthstone. The name comes from the Sinhalese word toramalli, which means “stone with mixed colors”. Few gems match tourmaline’s dazzling colors. The ancients believed it could inspire artistic expression. The pink and red rubellites,...
If You Were Lucky Enough to be Born in October, Your Birthstone is Opal (and Tourmaline)
We at Patronik Designs present two precious gem profiles. Those born in October enjoy two spectacular birthstones to commemorate their birthdays – opal and tourmaline. Both October birthstones have endless color combinations and beautiful coloring characteristics. ...
Wedding Anniversary Gemstones
For centuries people have been gifting gemstones on anniversaries to loved ones. While most people are familiar with the big ones, such as the 25th and 50th, we present the gemstones for all of the anniversaries, even ones you may not be familiar with. Here are the...
September is the Blue Month: The Blue Sapphire That Is!
The blue sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. It is also the gem commemorating 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries. Sapphires have been highly valued and sought after from ancient Rome and Persia, throughout the Middle Ages into modern times. Colors...
The Benefits of Custom Design Jewelry
Over my numerous years in the business designing unique pieces for customers, I still find that many people are surprised by just how easy the custom jewelry process is. Often they tell me “I thought it would be so much more complicated and take a long time, but this...
September Birthstone: Sapphire
A sapphire is a variety of corundum that adorns a deep blue color. The corundum takes on the blue coloring from trace amounts of both titanium and iron. The name sapphire comes from the Latin word for ‘blue stone,’ sapphirus.
4 Reasons Gold Prices Are Soaring
Gold prices have been surging since late 2018 and have climbed nearly 35% in 2020. This unprecedented surge is causing a slew of investor interest in gold as the U.S. economy remains unstable. The U.S. economy shrank by a stunning 9.5% from April through June, marking the fastest quarterly drop in modern record-keeping. Here are four reasons why gold prices are exploding.
An Education on the Pricing of Gold
The price of gold is going up. It might be a good time to consider selling your old gold jewelry or other gold items you have sitting around collecting dust. Take a look at what’s happening in the world of gold. It’s all coming up roses and it may be time to cash in while the getting is good.
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