Amethyst: “All-healer”

If you were born in February, you are blessed with amethyst as your birthstone. Amethysts are also recognized as the stone of St. Valentine and symbol of faithful love, so I couldn’t think of a better month to highlight this … Continue reading

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Jewelry’s Feast for the Eyes

On October 8th, I attended the American Jewelry Design Council’s (ADJC) “Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design from the ADJC” at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, California, as part of my professional development in earning the GIA’s Accredited Jewelry Professional designation. As a Chubb appraiser, it’s vital to continuously learn about the many facets of jewelry, including the elements of design, to help our clients properly protect their pieces. Continue reading

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