January – Garnet

Birthstone: January Hardness: 6-7 Garnet is one of the most versatile stones on the market. It comes in a rainbow of colors, from deep red to tangerine orange to lime green to pale pink, as well as purple, gold and brown. Garnet is found all over the world, including...

March – Aquamarine

Birthstone: March Hardness: 8 Aquamarine, derives it name from the Latin term for seawater because of its elegant blue hues. According to legend, aquamarine was the treasure of mermaids and had the power to keep sailors safe at sea. It was also thought to possess a...

About Birthstones

Birthstones by Month In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers agreed on the birthstone chart that we use today. January: Garnet February: Amethyst  March: Aquamarine  April: Diamond  May: Emerald  June: Pearl or Alexandrite  July: Ruby  August: Peridot ...
Anniversary Gifts By Year

Anniversary Gifts By Year

Year Traditional Modern 1st Paper Clocks 2nd Cotton China 3rd Leather Crystal, Glass 4th Linen, Silk Appliances 5th Wood Silverware 6th Iron Wood Ojects 7th Wool, Copper Dest Sets, Pen/Pencil Sets 8th Bronze Linens, Lace 9th Pottery, China Leather Goods 10th Tin,...

News

D. Cole News Follow Along November – Citrine by D. Cole Jewelers | Dec 3, 2018 | Birthstones, From The Experts Birthstone: November Hardness: 7 Citrine is the most affordable of all the earth-toned gemstones, thanks to its durability and availability. Citrine, a...
About Platinum

About Platinum

Although platinum was used in ancient Egypt and by the South American Incas, it was not as valued as gold. Until modern jewelers’ tools were developed, platinum was more difficult to work with because it has an extremely high melting point. Interest in Platinum...

About Silver

Archeologists’ tests indicate that humans have created objects and ornaments out of silver since 4000 BC, just after their discoveries of gold and copper. Silver is now the most plentiful of the precious jewelry metals. Like platinum and gold, silver is...

About Gold

Gold is the world’s most ancient and coveted metal. It has always represented wealth and power. The earliest known gold jewelry came from the Sumer civilization around 3000 BC, in an area that we now know as southern Iraq. Other ancient masterpieces were created...

Finding The Right Shape

When most people think of diamonds, what comes to mind is the modern round brilliant cut – and with good reason. Many experts consider this the “ideal” shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone’s sparkle. According to the Diamond...
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