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July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby

Happy Birthday, July! The July birthstone is ruby. The ruby gets its name from the Latin word “ruber” meaning red. Called the Rajnapura (King of Gems) by ancient Hindus, the ruby is among the most highly prized gems throughout history. The ruby is a variety of the mineral Corundum, which is found as crystals that form within metamorphic rock. Corundum…

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Shape Guide: Marquise Cut Diamond

Shape Guide: Marquise Cut Diamond

The marquise cut diamond shape is like an oval that comes to a point at the top and the bottom of the diamond. This stunning diamond shape helps to elongate hands and fingers, making it a popular option. The marquis cut diamond shape is perfect for maximizing carat weight, as the shape emphasizes the size of the diamond. This can…

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Custom Bridal Designs: Engagement Rings

Custom Bridal Designs: Engagement Rings

Guys, you don’t just want to get her any ring. You want the ring that she will treasure for the rest of her life. So, don’t settle with an ordinary design. Diamond Castle Jewelers has partnered with designer brands to offer you the perfect ring or wedding day gift that will fit any bride’s taste. Whether you want the ornate…

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Shape Guide: Princess Cut Diamonds

Shape Guide: Princess Cut Diamonds

Becoming popular in recent years, princess cut diamonds are cut in square or rectangular shapes, and offer a faceted brilliance in how they are cut. Princess cut diamonds are unique in that, unlike other shapes that display the diamond’s color mainly in the center of the stone, the princess cut diamond shows distinct color in each corner, as well. Because…

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June Birthstone: Pearl

June Birthstone: Pearl

Happy Birthday, June! The June birthstone is pearl. One of our most treasured gems, the pearl comes from one of the humblest of all life forms, the mollusk. The scientific formation of natural pearls is almost as mystical as folklore. When an irritant becomes lodged in the flesh of a mollusk (an oyster, mussel, or clam), the mollusk produces a…

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May Birthstone: Emerald

May Birthstone: Emerald

Happy Birthday, May! The May birthstone is the emerald. Spring is traditionally a time of new growth and rebirth, and the stunningly intense green of the emerald evokes thoughts of spring. Emeralds often include tiny fractures, which the French call, jardin (garden), due to their resemblance to foliage. The emerald, like several other prized gemstones, is a member of the…

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