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Personal Jewelry Collection Q & A

I’ve been working on this blog post for an entire month!  Thanks for being patient and thanks for all the questions you’ve suggested. There were SO MANY deep and relevant questions for me to answer — some of them even need their own blog post, so if… Read More

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My Amethyst Pendant Project

I know you’ve seen them — especially at pawn shops or jewelry stores that have been around for over 40+ years — gemstone pendants in gold basket settings. These were very popular in the 80s & 90s and were seen taking up space within each jewelry store’s glass displays. Read More

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Top Three Ring Purchases from 2019 & More

Something I’ve been doing since 2015 was asking everyone on Instagram what are their top three ring purchases (#GemGossiptop3) from the year? It’s not only a really fun activity (to scroll through and read about each person’s acquisitions) but a great way to reflect on the… Read More

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Gem Gossip 30 Day Challenge #2

All October long I’ve been posting one ring per day from my personal collection and giving you its backstory. This mostly entails where I got it from, if it signifies anything special, or any other interesting tidbit about it. I really enjoyed doing this project back in 2017, which is… Read More

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Send Always Aleda Your Charms & She’ll Make You a Charm Bracelet

It was a chilly day in October when I realized I had become a charm hoarder. I didn’t think I had a problem…and my collection always seemed to be under control…it just all sort of dawned on me one day. The symptoms include: not knowing when/where you bought… Read More

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Gem Gossip 30 Day Challenge Featuring Rings & Their Stories

Back in 2017 I came up with a fun challenge to pose to my followers — it was called the #GG30DayChallenge. Aside from a few photos from the TV show Gossip Girl, the hashtag was ready for anyone who also wanted to play along. The premise of the hashtag was… Read More