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2014-07-10 23:01:37

ItsHot.com, a leading and trusted manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of diamond jewelry in NYC, is now offering huge discounts of over 80% on its stylish men’s diamond watch collection, including the charismatic, iced-out men’s Luxurman watch with 1.25ct diamond band. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ItsHot.com, a leading and trusted manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of diamond jewelry in NYC, is now offering huge discounts of over 80% on its stylish men’s diamond watch...

2014-07-08 23:12:07

Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store launches the Northern Lights Diamond as part of its new Engagement Diamond assortment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Today Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store exclusively launches the Northern Lights diamond which originates from the highest quality diamond mines in the frozen Canadian tundra. When meticulously cut, the Northern Lights diamond sparkles and releases a full spectrum of the bright lights of the North. Every Robbins...

2014-07-02 23:05:23

July is ruby month and the LC is celebrating by showcasing their best rubies. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The ruby is the official birthstone of July and LC is excited to announce that they will be showcasing their best ruby collection all month long starting with their Royal Rubies TV event, beginning on Wednesday, July 2 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT. For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything a precious stone...

2014-06-30 08:24:12

The Ophir Sapphire is included in the sale of a larger collection of gemstones that has been awarded nine Guinness World Records titles ATLANTA, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ophir Collection, LLC has announced that the Ophir Collection of rare gemstones (http://www.OphirCollection.com) is available for sale. The collection has been awarded nine GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(R) titles. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140627/122449 Photo -...

2014-06-27 16:22:10

LITTLE CHUTE, Wis., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lab-Diamonds.com introduces Pure Carbon, Colorless, Lab-Created Diamonds to their extensive collection of Lab-Diamond Simulants. These Pure Carbon, Lab-Created Diamonds will be an option for all jewelry on their website, including engagement rings, men's rings, loose stones, earrings, and pendants. All of their Lab-Created Pure Carbon Diamonds will test positive on a jeweler's diamond tester, and save you 30-50% when compared to mined...

2014-06-26 23:04:00

ItsHot.com, a distinguished name in the league of leading diamond jewelry manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, is now presenting a timeless collection of baguette, princess cut and round cut eternity bands at 70-80% reduced prices. New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 ItsHot.com, a distinguished name in the league of leading diamond jewelry manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, is now presenting a timeless collection of baguette, princess cut and round cut eternity bands at 70-80%...

2014-06-25 23:04:05

Always delighting customers with their amazing products and great discounts, ItsHot.com is now offering a 70-80% price reduction on their Diamond Heart Pendants range. New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Always delighting customers with their amazing products and great discounts, ItsHot.com is now offering a 70-80% price reduction on their Diamond Heart Pendants range. This rewarding reduction is also applicable on their Gold Hearts 14K White Rose Gold Diamond Heart Pendant, which was...

2014-06-21 23:03:09

Containing the world's largest gemstones, the Ophir Collection (http://www.OphirCollection.com), owned by Ophir Collection LLC, has been awarded nine GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® titles. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 Containing the world's largest gemstones, the Ophir Collection (http://www.OphirCollection.com), owned by Ophir Collection LLC, has been awarded nine GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® titles. A total of 40 rare and exquisite gemstones are included in the collection,...

2014-06-11 23:11:21

Jewelry customers aged 30 and under take social, political and environmental concerns into account when making large ticket purchases. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The idea of understanding, and catering to, a target market is certainly not unique. In fact, it’s safe to say that successful business models include an ample amount of data to support their demographic target, and have a plan for refocusing their offerings often, to keep pace with market changes. For the...

2014-06-06 23:07:38

Rissa Cassandra enchants her readers with ‘Sapphire’s Glow’. VICTORIA, Australia (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 An exciting tale of young adult fantasy and romance awaits readers everywhere in author Rissa Cassandra’s new novel, “Sapphire's Glow.” It is the story of a skeptical young woman’s coming of age, juxtaposed with her realization that she is different from the other girls, when she discovers the unique nature of her family tree and ends up on the run from a clan of...


Latest Gemstones Reference Libraries

Corallo_vivo
2012-04-03 15:42:00

Precious Coral, (Corallium rubrum), also known as red coral, is a species of marine coral found mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, where it grows at depths from 30 to 1000 feet below sea level. Its habitat is typically rocky sea bottom with low sedimentation, and usually in dark environments, such as caverns and crevices. Most of its shallow range has been depleted by harvesting. While mainly a Mediterranean species, it can also be found in some Atlantic sites near the Straits of Gibraltar...

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2008-04-30 23:14:23

The Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera), is an endangered species of freshwater mussel. They are used in the production of freshwater pearls. There are three subspecies. Margaritifera margaritifera margaritifera, Margaritifera margaritifera parvula, and Margaritifera margaritifera durrovensis. M. m. durrovensis is a critically endangered species in Ireland. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2005-05-26 12:08:48

The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. The hexagonal crystals of beryl may be very small or range to several meters in size. Terminated crystals are relatively rare. Beryl exhibits conchoidal fracture, has a hardness of 7.5-8, a specific gravity of 2.63-2.80. It has a vitreous lustre and can be transparent or translucent. Its cleavage is poor basal and its habit is dihexagonal bipyramidal. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently...

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2005-05-26 11:58:03

Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral, SnO2. It is generally opaque, but is translucent in thin crystals. Its luster and multiple crystal faces produce a desirable gem. Cassiterite is the chief ore of tin today. Most sources of cassiterite today are found in alluvial or placer deposits containing the resistant weathered grains. The best source of primary cassiterite is the tin mines of Bolivia, where it is found in hydrothermal veins. Cassiterite is a widespread minor constituent of igneous...

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2005-05-26 11:26:59

Chromite, iron magnesium chromium oxide: (Fe,Mg)Cr2O4, is an oxide mineral belonging to the spinel group. Magnesium is always present in variable amounts, also aluminium and iron substitute for chromium. Chromite is found in peridotite and other layered ultramafic intrusive rocks and also found in metamorphic rocks such as serpentinites. Ore deposites of chromite form as early magmatic differentiates. It is commonly associated with olivine, magnetite, serpentine, and corundum. Chromite is...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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