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February's Birthstone: The Amethyst

Posted by Linda on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Happy birthday, February babies! Your birthstone is the beuatiful, violet-colored amethyst. Amethysts are the most valued member of the quartz family, with a blend of violet and red. However, they ...

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Gemstones and Precious Metals from Mexico

Posted by Linda on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Since the first histories were written, Mexico's vast mineral wealth, both real and imagined, has played a leading role in shaping Mexico as a nation. Mocteczuma offered Cortez and his fleet upon t...

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January Birthstone: The Garnet

Posted by Linda on Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Happy birthday, January babies! Your birthstone, the garnet, has a long history as a gemstone. The name garnet is derived from the Greek word, "granatum", or "pomegranate seed". Garnets have been d...

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November Birthstone: Citrine

Posted by Linda on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 3:59 pm

It's your birthday month, November babies! Much like those lucky October babies, you also have two birthstones - topaz and citrine! In ancient times, all yellow stones were referred to as topaz. Of...

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October Birthstone Part Two... Pink Tourmaline!

Posted by Linda on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  Oh, you lucky October babies! You get not one, but two birthstones! We talked about Opals in the last blog post, so now we'll talk about the other birthstone: Pink Tourmaline! Pink Tourmail...

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October Birthstone: The Opal

Posted by Linda on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:57 am

  Happy birthday, October babies! Your birthstone, the opal, carries a special attribute: No two are ever alike. Formed in volcanic rock, opals are non-crystallized silica gel that has harden...

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Custom Designs by Griner Jewelry

Posted by Linda on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

“Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”           -Billy Baldwin       We beli...

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September Birthstone: The Sapphire

Posted by Linda on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:24 am

Happy birthday, September babies! Traditionally, sapphires represent purity and wisdom, making it a common jewel used for priests and royalty throughout the ages. Sapphires are typically blue ston...

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Rose Gold

Posted by Linda on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 11:39 am

Rose Gold   After many years in the shadow of platinum and white gold, rose gold has made a comeback in a big way. First called “Russian Gold” in the late 19th century, rose gold q...

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The Estate Jewelry Collection

Posted by Linda on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

There's a delightful glass case just inside the front doors at Griner Jewelry full of what can only be described as a jewelry historian's treasure chest. It is a collection of estate jewelry, with ...

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The Peridot

Posted by Linda on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Happy birthday, August babies!   You've got a most fascinating birthstone: the peridot. Peridots traditionally symbolize strength, and were once thought to protect the wearer from nightmares....

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Top five things to know before buying a diamond.

Posted by Linda on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 10:55 am

In the last 45 years, Griner Jewelry has seen many, many couples come into the store looking to buy an engagement diamond for their soon to be bride. And after 45 years, Griner Jewelry has been abl...

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