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Tourmaline – October Birthstone

If garnets and sapphires naturally come in every color of the rainbow, it may be said that tourmaline naturally comes in almost every shade of every color of the rainbow. Outside of possibly fluorite, which is not the best choice for setting in jewelry, tourmaline is the single most colorful mineral on the planet when…

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Zircon – December Birthstone

Zircon, another of December’s official birthstones, can be described by a single word: sparkly. Zircon gets noticed. Zircon breaks up white light into its spectral colors – a property called “dispersion” – almost as well as diamond does. Anything that can compete with diamond’s optical properties deserves a shot as the centerpiece for a jewelry…

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What on earth is an ‘Earth Art Sale?’ Just ask Marc Aronstam

If there is a man in your life that loves the unusual, thrives on nature, or would enjoy having something fantastically unusual grace the alcoves or mantle of his home or the walls of his office, Father’s Day couldn’t come at a better time for you! If you’ve ever been in my store, you know…

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Best of the 2013 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

I’m back from my annual trek to the always amazing Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. To me, the Tucson show is more like the Disneyland of gems and fossils. I absolutely love it! As usual, there were amazing geodes of every shape, color and size. As you may know, geodes are ancient works of…

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