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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Saturday the 19th of August 2017

Where did birthstones first originate from?

Scholars trace back the idea of a gemstone assigned to each month of the year to the Breastplate of Aaron described in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Breastplate was set with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The gems were set in four rows of three: Sardius, topaz and carbuncle; emerald, sapphire and diamond; ligure, agate and amethyst; andberyl, onyx and jasper. The connection was made between the 12 stones in the Breastplate and the 12 signs of the zodiac.

However, it wasn't until much more recently, in 1912, that the modern list of birthstones was defined. The list remains to this day.

Where did birthstones first originate from? Scholars trace back the idea of a gemstone assigned to each month of the year to the Breastplate of Aaron described in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Breastplate was set with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The gems were set in four rows of three: Sardius, topaz and carbuncle; emerald, sapphire and diamond; ligure, agate and amethyst; andberyl, onyx and jasper. The connection was made between the 12 stones in the Breastplate and the 12 signs of the zodiac. However, it wasn't until much more recently, in 1912, that the modern list of birthstones was defined. The list remains to this day.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Friday the 18th of August 2017

Happy National Golf Month! Get her something special and guarantee yourself plenty of fairway time!

Happy National Golf Month! Get her something special and guarantee yourself plenty of fairway time!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017

The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Engagement Ring:

1. Do take extra care with your jewelry when traveling. Be careful what you lift while wearing your ring. Loose stones after traveling is not a coincidence; carrying heavy luggage is a surefire way to break or bend prongs.

2. Don't wear it during swimming or vigorous activity: Any activity that involves impact to your hands can bend or break the prongs that hold your stone in place, causing it to fall out of its setting. Similarly, we warn against wearing it during water activities as it's far easier for your ring to slip off when your hands are wet!

3. Do get it regularly checked by your trust local jewelers (that's us!). Even if you don't wear your ring while exercising, normal daily activity — fabric snags, say — can loosen prongs, putting your stone in danger of falling out. We recommend regular checks every 6 to 12 months to make sure the settings are secure.

4. Don't wear it while cleaning: Household cleaners such as bleach and common chemicals, such as acetone nail polish remover and chlorine from pools and hot tubs can erode alloys in precious metals.

The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Engagement Ring: 1. Do take extra care with your jewelry when traveling. Be careful what you lift while wearing your ring. Loose stones after traveling is not a coincidence; carrying heavy luggage is a surefire way to break or bend prongs. 2. Don't wear it during swimming or vigorous activity: Any activity that involves impact to your hands can bend or break the prongs that hold your stone in place, causing it to fall out of its setting. Similarly, we warn against wearing it during water activities as it's far easier for your ring to slip off when your hands are wet! 3. Do get it regularly checked by your trust local jewelers (that's us!). Even if you don't wear your ring while exercising, normal daily activity — fabric snags, say — can loosen prongs, putting your stone in danger of falling out. We recommend regular checks every 6 to 12 months to make sure the settings are secure. 4. Don't wear it while cleaning: Household cleaners such as bleach and common chemicals, such as acetone nail polish remover and chlorine from pools and hot tubs can erode alloys in precious metals.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Monday the 14th of August 2017

Here's a COOL fact about diamonds!

If you put a diamond on your tongue, your tongue will start to get cooler! This happens because diamonds are great conductors of heat. Your tongue feels cool because the diamond is drawling heat out of your tongue.

Here's a COOL fact about diamonds! If you put a diamond on your tongue, your tongue will start to get cooler! This happens because diamonds are great conductors of heat. Your tongue feels cool because the diamond is drawling heat out of your tongue.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Friday the 11th of August 2017

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Friday the 11th of August 2017

Which engagement ring is right for you? There are many options and choices to consider -- shape, size, color, setting, stone, style, metal -- that's a lot to figure out! Lucky for you, we are engagement ring specialists! Come see us and we'll help you find your dream ring.

Which engagement ring is right for you? There are many options and choices to consider -- shape, size, color, setting, stone, style, metal -- that's a lot to figure out! Lucky for you, we are engagement ring specialists! Come see us and we'll help you find your dream ring.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Wednesday the 9th of August 2017

Let your equestrian spirit delight in the Cheval Collection by Belle Étoile! French for “horse”, the Cheval Collection features its elegant namesake in hand-painted Italian enamel on pavé-set sterling silver with rich Italian rubber. This is the perfect collection for any horse-lover! Find this line in our store, or check out The Linwood Silver co.!

Let your equestrian spirit delight in the Cheval Collection by Belle Étoile! French for “horse”, the Cheval Collection features its elegant namesake in hand-painted Italian enamel on pavé-set sterling silver with rich Italian rubber. This is the perfect collection for any horse-lover! Find this line in our store, or check out The Linwood Silver co.!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Wednesday the 9th of August 2017

https://www.facebook.com/events/705432986311183??ti=ia Allure Bridal Trunk Show

Allure Bridal Trunk Show

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Wednesday the 9th of August 2017

From hot trends 🔥 to timeless classics ⏰ and all of your best-selling favorites in between, we've got your covered for every gift-giving occasion!

From hot trends 🔥 to timeless classics ⏰ and all of your best-selling favorites in between, we've got your covered for every gift-giving occasion!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Monday the 7th of August 2017

Did you know that Elizabeth and Paul go to Antwerp to hand pick only the best diamonds for our customers? Our fall trip is coming up soon, so don't miss your chance to have us shop for you in Antwerp!

Did you know that Elizabeth and Paul go to Antwerp to hand pick only the best diamonds for our customers? Our fall trip is coming up soon, so don't miss your chance to have us shop for you in Antwerp!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Monday the 7th of August 2017

This helpful graphic compares diamond engagement rings ranging from .5 carats all the way to 3.5 carats! When you're ready for an upgrade we can get you any size you need. Come by the store and try some rings on your own finger!

This helpful graphic compares diamond engagement rings ranging from .5 carats all the way to 3.5 carats! When you're ready for an upgrade we can get you any size you need. Come by the store and try some rings on your own finger!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Saturday the 5th of August 2017

Is there anything else?!

Is there anything else?!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Friday the 4th of August 2017

Here is some interesting information about August's traditional birthstone, peridot:

This gemstone comes in several variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens. Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona, US.

Here is some interesting information about August's traditional birthstone, peridot: This gemstone comes in several variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens. Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona, US.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Wednesday the 2nd of August 2017

Celebrating all of our unique beauty! #share this with someone special!

Celebrating all of our unique beauty! #share this with someone special!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Tuesday the 1st of August 2017

Last year, a BRAND NEW birthstone was added to August! For those of you who are not big fans of peridot, the American Gem Trade Association has officially added a new BIRTHSTONE to the month of August! This is only the 2nd update to the official birthstone list since it was created in 1912.

Ancient gemstone merchants revered spinel, and it was widely sought after by royalty. It was then known as ‘balas ruby.’ In fact, many famous "rubies" in crown jewels from around the world are actually spinels! Examples of notable spinel in history are a 170-carat red spinel, known as the “Black Prince Ruby,” that is set in the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels, and a 398-carat red spinel that sits atop the Imperial Crown of Russia commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1763.

What do you think of August's new birthstone?

Last year, a BRAND NEW birthstone was added to August! For those of you who are not big fans of peridot, the American Gem Trade Association has officially added a new BIRTHSTONE to the month of August! This is only the 2nd update to the official birthstone list since it was created in 1912. Ancient gemstone merchants revered spinel, and it was widely sought after by royalty. It was then known as ‘balas ruby.’ In fact, many famous "rubies" in crown jewels from around the world are actually spinels! Examples of notable spinel in history are a 170-carat red spinel, known as the “Black Prince Ruby,” that is set in the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels, and a 398-carat red spinel that sits atop the Imperial Crown of Russia commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1763. What do you think of August's new birthstone?

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Saturday the 29th of July 2017

If it's been a while, make sure to bring your jewelry in to be cleaned and checked! It'll shine like new and be safe and secure!

If it's been a while, make sure to bring your jewelry in to be cleaned and checked! It'll shine like new and be safe and secure!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Friday the 28th of July 2017

YOU STILL HAVE TIME! Want to win $50 to spend at Linwood Silver Company? It's easy! All you have to do to is head to the The Linwood Silver co., take a photo with your favorite piece! Then comment below with your photo to enter! SHARE it on your page with you friends so they can enter.
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We'll select a random winner from all entries on July 31st. Prize must be picked up in-person within two weeks.
Disclaimer: By participating in this contest you release Facebook from all liability and understand that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME! Want to win $50 to spend at Linwood Silver Company? It's easy! All you have to do to is head to the The Linwood Silver co., take a photo with your favorite piece! Then comment below with your photo to enter! SHARE it on your page with you friends so they can enter. . . . We'll select a random winner from all entries on July 31st. Prize must be picked up in-person within two weeks. Disclaimer: By participating in this contest you release Facebook from all liability and understand that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Thursday the 27th of July 2017

To celebrate July's birthstone, here are two of the world's most gorgeous and expensive rubies! Which one is your favorite?

On the left is the "Crimson Flame," a 15 carat Burmese ruby that sold for $18 million in December 2015, setting the world-record for price-per-carat for a ruby. On the right is another stunning gemstone, “Sunrise Ruby,” a 25.59 carat Cartier ruby. It sold at auction in May 2016 for $30 million, FAR exceeding its estimate of $18 million, and setting the record for a Cartier jewel at auction. Wow!

To celebrate July's birthstone, here are two of the world's most gorgeous and expensive rubies! Which one is your favorite? On the left is the "Crimson Flame," a 15 carat Burmese ruby that sold for $18 million in December 2015, setting the world-record for price-per-carat for a ruby. On the right is another stunning gemstone, “Sunrise Ruby,” a 25.59 carat Cartier ruby. It sold at auction in May 2016 for $30 million, FAR exceeding its estimate of $18 million, and setting the record for a Cartier jewel at auction. Wow!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Wednesday the 26th of July 2017

Introducing Industrial Finish!
Influenced by the cool, tonal look of Brooklyn and the view from Freida's office near Industry City, Industrial Finish sends an urban message to make an edgy, contemporary statement for Fall. Her signature mixed metal tones in sterling silver steel gray and textured blackened rhodium finishes are accented with small clear stones. Stop by our store or The Linwood Silver co.!

Introducing Industrial Finish! Influenced by the cool, tonal look of Brooklyn and the view from Freida's office near Industry City, Industrial Finish sends an urban message to make an edgy, contemporary statement for Fall. Her signature mixed metal tones in sterling silver steel gray and textured blackened rhodium finishes are accented with small clear stones. Stop by our store or The Linwood Silver co.!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Tuesday the 25th of July 2017

Why shop with us for your engagement ring? TRUST.

Our locally owned business prides itself on our reputation for great customer service, honesty and integrity. Our everyday prices are excellent, our jewelry is of the finest quality, our experts are knowledgeable and helpful, and your satisfaction is our first priority!

Why shop with us for your engagement ring? TRUST. Our locally owned business prides itself on our reputation for great customer service, honesty and integrity. Our everyday prices are excellent, our jewelry is of the finest quality, our experts are knowledgeable and helpful, and your satisfaction is our first priority!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Tuesday the 25th of July 2017

There's still plenty of time to enter! Come by The Linwood Silver co. to take your photo! Check out this post for all the details!

There's still plenty of time to enter! Come by The Linwood Silver co. to take your photo! Check out this post for all the details!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Monday the 24th of July 2017

Time to upgrade? We've got small studs, medium studs, big studs... and bigger studs! Come try a pair on and feel the difference.

Time to upgrade? We've got small studs, medium studs, big studs... and bigger studs! Come try a pair on and feel the difference.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Saturday the 22nd of July 2017

Thinking about a summer proposal? Don't worry, there's still s'more time! Come by and visit our engagement ring experts!

Thinking about a summer proposal? Don't worry, there's still s'more time! Come by and visit our engagement ring experts!

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Friday the 21st of July 2017

From start to finish, your trusted local jeweler. Let us know how we can serve you.

From start to finish, your trusted local jeweler. Let us know how we can serve you.

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Posted by Linwood Custom Jewelers on Thursday the 20th of July 2017

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