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September 4, 2015 3:39:25 PM CDT

Pendants date back many years, and were very early adornments. They have centuries of history and come to us from prehistoric times. The first pendants were used as talisman and amulets, used to protect the wearer from bad luck, misery and illness. Pendants were tho

ught to scare away evil spirits and bring a magic power to the wearer, giving success to hunters and granting status in the community.

In ancient Egypt, the pendant symbolized the heart as the origin and supply of life. That’s why Egyptians wore pendants on their chests, close to their hearts. The most powerful pendant was an image of the scarab, which meant immortality and a perpetual circle of life and transformation.

In medieval Europe, pendants emerged as the modern jewelry item it is today. They were worn more for decoration, and many original designs were generously decorated with different gemstones.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, every Royal court in Europe had many fashionable men and women wearing pendants. The epitome of elegance and refinement at that time was a golden pendant with diamonds. Nearly every wealthy and respectable person had at least one of these pendants. Alexandra, the bride of King Edward VII was the first member of the British Royal family to display a necklace in public. Her famous pearl necklace with the great pearl pendant created a furor at court.

Since then, the pendant has become a fashion main stay. They are the indispensable signature piece of every jewelry collection.

The pendant would be the perfect gift for the girl who doesn’t wear earrings or for a distinguished woman of any age. You can choose an extravagant style for a special occasion, or something more modest for enjoyment every day. If there is a special style or design that you’re looking for, you can create a one of a kind design at Lapidary Arts.

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Peridot fine jewelry

April 18, 2014 3:04:34 AM CDT

Peridot is a quite rare natural gemstone with a wide range of color – from light to golden yellow to deep green. In the old times peridot was called “an evening emerald” for its brilliance and beauty. It is said the gemstone possesses unique magical properties that help its owner to concentrate and read the future.

Lapidary Arts offers you a wide selection of fine custom jewelry with peridot. Visit our store or browse our catalogue at http://lapidaryartscustomjewelry.com/jewelry.html?stone_type=28 

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Luxury of being different

December 2, 2013 11:47:50 AM CST

We are all born different. And these differences make our personalities. At Lapidary Arts you can find custom jewelry as unique as you are! Our masters can create a designer jewelry piece with gemstones of your choice. Lapidary Arts owner Rick Otte says: “I want to give each client something that is totally unique”. So browse through our catalogue or come visit us at the store. Allow yourself the luxury of custom design, the luxury of being different!

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Learn about King of gemstones with Rick! At Lapidary Arts store we carry only natural  rubies from all over the world. We have light pinkish red stones from India and Sri Lanka, intense red rubies from Burma, and garnet gemstones from Africa. Rubies are the 2nd most durable and least common of all gemstones. Find out why rubies were worn by doctors and warriors.

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