A Multitude of Multicolor Zircon
Gemstones

A Multitude of Multicolor Zircon

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  Zircon is an extremely important mineral in both the gemstone and scientific worlds. In the gemstone industry it is known for its rainbow of colors as well as being a beautiful diamond alternative. From a scientific standpoint, zircon has been important in age dating many different mineral formations. It is also considered the oldest […]

Light a Fire with Strontium Titanate
Gemstones

Light a Fire with Strontium Titanate

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Strontium titanate (SrTiO3) is a synthetic gemstone that became popular in the 1950’s as an alternative to diamond before the production of other simulants like YAG, GGG, and cubic zirconia. Synthesized using the flame-fusion, or Verneuil process, different rare Earth elements are added during growth to produce a variety of colors.   Strontium titanate does […]

A Rainbow of Copper
Jewelry Making

A Rainbow of Copper

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Hello, fellow jewelry makers!  Kathy Bradley is going to be with us this Monday, and we are all excited to play with our new copper metals. It’s a joy to make pieces out of metal, but these new patinas take it to the next level.  I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to create patinas […]

Rhodolite Garnet: Like Peanut Butter &  Jelly
Gemstones

Rhodolite Garnet: Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

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If you have ever had small children (blessed without nut allergies), then there is a good chance that a toddler staple of your cuisine has, at some point, been PB&J. In my younger days, I once survived solely on budget-friendly peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during a college field trip to Hawaii…because, as it turns […]

Sleeping Beauty Is More Than A Fairy Tale!
Jewelry Making

Sleeping Beauty Is More Than A Fairy Tale!

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You Jewel Schoolers are very important to us.  Really.   We mean that. You are more than customers.  Our little community is made up of co-creators, friends, “the sisterhood.”  We are exploring our passions together, and that creates a very close knit bond.  Because of YOU, we go beyond the norm to bring in items that […]

Artisan Gem Collection: Beauties from Around the World
Fashion & Trends

Artisan Gem Collection: Beauties from Around the World

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The ornate beauty of our Artisan Gem collection is unlike any other. From a mix of metals and exotic stones, each piece is a gorgeous representation of the region where they are created. Our exclusive collection includes jewelry from Bali, India, Columbia, and Israel. We invite you to explore two different looks from each collection. […]

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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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