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Cleopatra's Favorite

Cleopatra's Favorite

Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. Emerald is a cyclosilicate. The word "emerald" is derived (via Old French: esmeraude and Middle English: emeraude), from Vulgar Latin: esmaralda/esmaraldus, a variant of Latin smaragdus, which originated in Ancient Greek: (smaragdos; "green gem")  Hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale  Emeralds, like all colored gemstones, are graded using four basic parameters–the four Cs of connoisseurship: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. Before...

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The Exquisite Princess Diana Ring

The Exquisite Princess Diana Ring

Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married in 1981, even though I was too young to really see the impact her ring had on the world during the eighties, I did see it during the nineties.

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The History of the Engagement Ring

The History of the Engagement Ring

After many years of answering questions about why people wear engagement rings, what hand to wear them on and whether the wedding ring or the engagement should be worn first on the finger, and why we should wear them on the left hand, I am writing this article.

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