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7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

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7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

Cubic Zirconia often times get a bad rap for being artificially created in the lab as opposed to their counterpart: diamonds that are dug out of the ground. But here are a few reason why you should consider buying Cubic Zirconia rings, pendants, and other fashion accessories over natural diamonds:  Safer for the workers  Let's face it, no matter what the setup may be in the field, it's always dangerous working in the mines or on the side of a mountain using man-made tools to excavate these beautiful rocks in raw form. Accidents can and do happen. Drilling a weak...

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Lab Created Diamonds VS Natural Diamonds

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Lab Created Diamonds VS Natural Diamonds

Black Tip Sharks are some of the most beautiful creatures in the sea. When compared to its relative, the White Tip Shark, it may not very obvious, at first glance, what the differences are between these two shark species. But if you just take a quick peek at the tip of their dorsal fin, you'll notice that the tip of one is black and the tip of the other is white.  Like these sharks, when it comes to diamonds, it may not very obvious, at least at first glance, the differences between a lab created diamond and a natural one....

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3 Reasons to Buy Gold Plated Jewelry over Gold-Filled Jewelry

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3 Reasons to Buy Gold Plated Jewelry over Gold-Filled Jewelry

Gold-plated jewelry gets a bad rap from most jewelers and jewelry shop owners, many of which insist that they are worthless on one level or another. They say that gold-filled jewelry is the superior choice over gold plated jewelry because actual real gold is bonded to the core metal but this isn't entirely true. Both forms of plating contain real gold. The only difference is the thickness. Gold-filled jewelry has a thicker layer of gold as opposed to gold plated. By extension, the jewelry piece is worth more. This much is true but it's also a heck of a lot...

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The Lowdown on Karat and What You Need to Know

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The Lowdown on Karat and What You Need to Know

This is a frog. Frogs are known to be "skin breathers," which means exactly as it sounds: they breathe through their skin. And for most frogs, they require freshwater that is pure in order to breathe and to ultimately survive on a day-to-day basis.  This is an example of a lake that's contaminated with trash like used water bottles, fast food drinks, and other unsightly debris. Freshwater frogs like the one above would not be able to survive on these conditions since the water is no longer pure but rather contaminated.  And this is a picture of Jesus Christ on...

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The Lowdown on Carat and What You Need to Know

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The Lowdown on Carat and What You Need to Know

These are carrots. Carrots come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can be long or short, thick or thin, and big or small. Bigger carrots will weigh more than the smaller carrots but what does carrots have to do with carats, you might ask? Other than the pronunciation being the same, carats has a whole different meaning in the jewelry business. In a nutshell, when you hear this word being used in a jewelry shop, they are talking about the weight of the item. For instance, if they said that a diamond ring is 18 Carats, this is...

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