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July Jewel of the Month: Ruby

JEWEL OF THE MONTH: RUBY

A Decadent Crimson Delight

                                      



Does Mom have a July birthday? Looking for a fresh take on an engagement ring? Or maybe you’re ready to treat yourself to a luxurious piece of jewelry. Chances are, rubies may be just what you’re looking for.

In Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or king of stones...


Estate Blog


Estate Jewelry

History, Rarity, and Craftsmanship in Every Piece

 

Estate jewelry is not only beautiful, but it magically transports us to a different time and place.  There’s something so romantic about wearing a piece of jewelry that carries years of history and a unique story. With their old-world craftsmanship and hand-forged metal work, vintage pieces definitely stand out among today’s mass-produced jewelry. Typically cut by hand with their own dust, antique diamonds give a warm, romantic glow. Hand-cut stones are often sought after for their diffused light reflecting properties and unique facet patterns.

Vintage jewelry falls into several eras with distinct styles emerging in each...


June Birthstone: Pearl

JEWEL OF THE MONTH: PEARL

The Queen of Gems

Known as the Queen of Gems, pearls have adorned royalty since the 5th century BC when Romans and Egyptians prized them as symbols of riches and power.  From Cleopatra to Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana, pearls have been a staple in the royal wardrobe for centuries.  It’s no surprise that these luminous beauties are a constant on today’s Red Carpet, and the go-to gem for stars like Kiera Knightly, Hillary Swank, Angelina Jolie, and Emma Watson...


JEWEL OF THE MONTH: EMERALD

Spring Fields of Green

With its vibrant green hue, the emerald has captivated cultures around the globe for over 6,000 years. Its name was first translated from Sanskrit as
marakata, meaning the green of growing things. Embodying the lush color of Spring, the emerald has long been associated with renewal and rebirth. The earliest known emerald mine is located in the mountain valley of Wadi Sikait in Egypt's Eastern Desert, where mining began in the first century BC.  Egyptian mummies were buried with emeralds thought to ensure eternal youth, and Queen Cleopatra gave foreign dignities emeralds carved in her likeness...


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Jewelry in Sarasota, FL
Carats Fine Jewelry And Watches
1922 Bay Rd
Sarasota, Florida 34239
www.caratsfinejewelryandwatches.com