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Eighteen karat two tone necklace featuring a 4.95-carat oval emerald (oil & resin) prong set with 0.23-carat diamonds on a handmade two tone chain. See Inv. #17858.

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Ruby, the birthstone for July, is the red variety of the corundum species. It is the hardest mineral after diamond and therefore is a great choice for jewelry.
   Important sources of ruby are Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. Rubies were loved by the Romans, who considered ruby a stone of life with powers to strengthen the heart and restore vitality. In the Middle Ages, ruby was thought to protect believers from the devil and the plague.
   We have many spectacular pieces in stock. Find ruby jewelry in our Jewelry Search Engine.

 

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We receive new mineral specimens regularly. Our suppliers from around the globe are constantly on the lookout for the highest quality. Everything from dioptase from Tsumeb to apatite from Pakistan. Check them out.

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Did you know that color preferences say a lot about you and your personality. For example, many who like red enjoy being in the thick of things and are passionate and intense. Red gems which match your emotions include ruby, spinel, garnet and tourmaline. To learn more about color preferences, read What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You?

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The Collector’s resident collector, Bill Larson, has spent a lifetime traveling toBurma Bill photo image the ends of the earth in search of precious stones and fine minerals.
    A renowned gem expert, Larson has a stunning private mineral specimen and mineral book collection. Read more…

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Ring photo imageThe Collector stocks rings in a huge variety of styles, from the simple and classic to the ornate. Find what you are looking for with our Jewelry Search Engine.

 

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