Why Red & Green? The History of Holiday Jewelry Colors

Christmas has long been associated with red and green, but the colors of December holidays also include blue, gold, silver and white. These colors are reflected in the wonderful holiday jewelry that makes an appearance each December.  Today’s holiday jewelry includes both modern and ancient symbols of the season. From green trees with red decorations, to white snowmen

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The Pearl In Literature

pearl – pərl, noun  1. a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of an oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem. 2. a precious thing; the finest example of something.   A lustrous gem produced by  found in the oceans surrounding every inhabited continent, pearls are a rare

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An Introduction to Pearls

Pearls have been treasured by mankind for thousands of years. These beautiful spheres with gorgeous luster have been traded as currency and prized as some of the most valuable jewelry on the planet. They are revered in literature, adorn the bodies of royalty and celebrities, and conjure images of wealth and prosperity. Until the 20th century,

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