Lavender Turquoise Earrings

What Is Lavender Turquoise?

Not all turquoise is created equal. Lavender Turquoise, also known as Golden Hills or Kazakhstan Turquoise, is special for many reasons. Discovered...

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July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby

Ruby is the birthstone for July. Interestingly, there are times when professional gemologists disagree about whether a gemstone is a ruby or a pink...

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January Birthstone: Garnet

January Birthstone: Garnet

The January birthstone is garnet. The word garnet comes from the Latin word granatum which means pomegranate because it’s fruit is similar in size,...

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You Made A Difference

You Made A Difference

2020 was a challenging year for many reasons, but that didn’t stop you from making a positive difference in the world. Throughout the year, in addi...

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Racism In The 80's

Racism In The 80's

Here is the second installment in my series on what it's like to grow up Black in America. This story takes us to sunny Orlando, Florida in 1984. ...

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It's Time To Speak Up

It's Time To Speak Up

As if having a pandemic wasn't bad enough, our country is being overrun by stories of racism. Normally I don't join the conversation because, for a...

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5 Ways To Stay Connected

5 Ways To Stay Connected

Before I became the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at Linda Allard Jewelry, I was an IT guy. They called me the IT Magician because I could work magi...

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