Pallasitic Peridot: The Extraterestrial Gemstone
Gemstones

Pallasitic Peridot: The Extraterestrial Gemstone

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Have you ever seen a falling star and wondered where it landed or if anyone was able to find it? As a geologist I have often wondered this, but not just out of pure curiosity. Falling stars, or meteorites, hold clues to the history and formation of our solar system. There are 3 main groups […]

The Crystal Explosion
Jewelry Making

The Crystal Explosion

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We are about to announce big news on Jewel School!  This Monday, we will show the very first pieces from our earthshattering, groundbreaking, history making new buy! It took months to secure, weeks to ship, and hours upon hours to sort…… We want to shout, we want to laugh, we really want to brag….. Are […]

3 Ways to Wear Chrome Diopside Jewelry
Jewelry Box

3 Ways to Wear Chrome Diopside Jewelry

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There is a lesser-known gemstone that packs such a punch of color that I have to take a moment to share! This little secret of the gem world is chrome diopside. This gem has some of the richest green hues of any gemstone jewelry, and its jewel tone is the perfect color to take you […]

Chatoyancy : The Science Behind the Silky Shine
Gemstones

Chatoyancy : The Science Behind the Silky Shine

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Here at JTV we really love our gemstones. We can’t get enough of them! The colors and the sparkle have caught our eyes and we are officially gem lovers. There are more to gems than the glitz and glamour, as many know, there is a science behind each and every stone. This science is the […]

Symbols
Jewelry Making

Symbols

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“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This statement is especially true when you consider symbols.  A symbol is a thing that represents or stands for something else. They can be ancient… Or they can be current… But they will always portray an immediate message. Symbols have an especially dramatic impact when a material object is used […]

All Grown Up…Synthetic Alexandrite
Gemstones

All Grown Up…Synthetic Alexandrite

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Drop the word “synthetic,” in front of a gem, and some folks cringe in horror, aghast that anyone would dare compare a synthetic to a natural gem. As a scientist, I can appreciate the origins of both1. For those of us who cannot afford the exceptional privilege of owning a fine, natural alexandrite, synthetics offer an […]

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Welcome to JTV's Jewelry Blog! Find information on everything you ever wanted to know about jewelry and gemstones. Learn how to mix and match your favorite pieces for the perfect finishing touches or go to Jewel School and see step-by-step directions on how to make your own! We'll show you everything from behind the scenes photos and facts on your favorite gemstones to fun and easy tips to remember when choosing your jewelry. Don't just throw on any old pair of earrings. Love what you're wearing with JTV's Jewelry Blog!

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