Faux or Fabulous? Jade

Let's Talk Jade... I hope you've grabbed your favorite beverage and a comfy chair. It's time to sit down and talk about exotic luscious jade. This is the third part of my Faux or Fabulous series. The first was about evaluating family heirlooms, and the...

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Faux or Fabulous? Jewelry Shopping

Welcome Back! It's a beautiful, breezy day here in Northern California, I have a fresh cup of tea on hand, and I'm ready to tell you all about shopping for genuine jewels. If you haven't read the first post in this series, you can do so here. So sit back,...

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Faux or Fabulous? How to Tell if Gemstones are Genuine

I'm so glad that you're here, ready to learn about one of my favorite topics: whether gemstones are genuine or not. Since you're here, I'm guessing that you're probably interested in one of two things: Is the jewelry I inherited from grandma real? How do I...

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Bangle Bracelet Sizing

Who doesn't love a big stack of jingling bangle bracelets? If you're ordering online, how do you know that you're ordering the right size to fit over your fist? Luckily, it's not hard at all! Grab a measuring tape or ruler. Make a fist with the hand you...

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Eight Stories in Eight Days: Day Six – My Grandparents

I couldn't write this series of eight stories without telling you about my grandparents. My grandfather was born in 1920, and my grandmother in 1925, so when the U.S. joined World War II in 1941, they were both young adults. Grandpa was hired right out of college as...

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