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Ruby Month: July Birthstone Guide Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! There aren't many objections to Rubies as the July birthstone, and there's only 1 alternative birthstone for this Summer month (and it's very similar in color!) But fear not! I'm here to help you out! Objection 1: I don't like red. Rubies are red and the alternative birthstone for July is Carnelian, also red but with a bit of orange. So, what do you do if you want to wear your July birthstone but want to avoid red? Go with any color Sapphire your heart desires! Did you know that Rubies are...

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3 Ways to Find Your Ring Size! (and the first one is the easiest and most accurate!)

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There are endless ways to create a gemstone ring. Even the same design can be created in endless techniques. Silver-smithing is such a vast and wonderful art! In the video below, I invite you to step inside my studio to see how I create a simple gemstone ring in Sterling Silver! If you enjoyed that,  I invite you to explore further and get access to vote on the next gemstones to be made into wonderful, new, one of a kind jewelry! Sign up for my email list now and don't miss out!   Shop my gemstone rings >> Psst... if you...

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Blackened (or oxidized) jewelry is beautiful! It's bold, stunning and really gives gemstones and gold a contrasting POP! But, (rings especially) the oxidation fades quickly. So, how did the silver get such a nice black color in the first place? How can you get that back? I've got you! Here's a quick little video and infographic to help you do this at home! Materials: soap (dish soap is best) glass cup plastic tongs or paintbrush with wood or plastic handle Liver of Sulphur Extended Life Gel (you can get it on Amazon here) polishing cloth toothbrush or similar brush Important Considerations:...

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Giving jewelry doesn't have to be difficult, especially when you give a Mettle by Abby piece. You'll be giving her a wildly one of a kind piece no one else will ever have! If it's your first Christmas together, jewelry is the perfect gift! Mettle by Abby jewelry says that you took the time to find something handmade, one of a kind and well made so that she will be able to wear it for many Christmas's to come! If you haven't been together very long and things are still new, earrings are an excellent choice! If you've been together...

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