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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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August 4, 2014 2:19:49 AM CDT

You are planning your beautiful wedding, the happiest day of your life? Whether it is going to be a big party or a quite family gathering, everything should be perfect, every little detail. One of the most important details of your perfect wedding is wedding rings. They are a symbol of your love and devotion to each other.

Today you can choose from an endless variety of wedding bands. Different stones and material are readily available to you. Lapidary Arts Custom Jewelry and its team advise to settle for a wedding ring set. It celebrates your love and union.

A wedding band set consists of two rings – one for her and one for him. They are made of the same materials and have similar gemstones. They also match in style and design. Matching rings symbolize you eternal love.

Wedding rings are usually worn on a daily basis, so you need to choose carefully. Think about your lifestyle - what you usually wear, what jewelry you prefer – and your needs. Today you can choose any design that suits your liking. Wedding bands vary in style from classical to modern – and everything in between. Traditionally diamonds are used to decorate wedding rings. However, you can choose any other gemstone or decorate your rings with engravings. Note that today both women and men have more choice than ever before. Lapidary Arts specialists are happy to help you choose the perfect design.

If you want something special, Lapidary Arts suggest getting your wedding rings custom-made. Custom design jewelry is unique; it is one-of-a-kind product made to fulfill your wishes and needs.

Lapidary Arts team could make a perfect pair of wedding rings just for you.

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Tourmaline Summer!

May 26, 2014 8:31:39 AM CDT

It is almost summer – sun is shining and the air is super warm! It is high time for something bright and radiant as the sun itself but at the same time light and cooling as a fresh breeze.

Today we’d like to tell you about Tourmaline.

Tourmaline is considered a semi-precious stone. Its beauty lies in the fact that it comes in a wide variety of colors. Tourmaline stones originate on Sri Lanka. The name itself comes from the Sinhalese word ‘Turmali’ which is a general name for gemstones.

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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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Why Lapidary Arts?

April 2, 2014 7:41:33 AM CDT

Lapidary Arts is a unique enterprise. Working in a highly competitive field of gemstones and jewelry making Lapidary Arts and its expert team of craftsmen have found their own niche. We are different and we enjoy being different! But what makes us so special?

First, Lapidary Arts works only with custom jewelry design and produces the finest custom jewelry pieces. Our items are always one-of-a-kind. Buying from Lapidary Arts you can be sure you get something unique and done exclusively for you.

Second, Lapidary Arts and its owner Rick Otte work with trusted gemstone producers and dealers. We buy our gemstones. And they are later cut and polished on our premises by our skilled craftsmen. That guarantees their best quality.

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Happy shopping

March 28, 2014 7:28:56 AM CDT

Tired of a long day at work? Bored with day-to-day monotony? Add a precious sparkle to your life! Make yourself happy by purchasing a perfect piece of custom jewelry.

Lapidary Arts has a lot to offer – a glorious selection of fine jewelry, a wide choice of gemstones and precious metals. And all at reduced prices! Browse our clearance catalogue and enjoy shopping with 30% discount.

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March 19, 2014 5:11:51 AM CDT

Apparently the most important gemstone characteristic is its cut. It can transform a plane stone into a masterpiece that would dazzle everyone.

Cutting, or Lapidary, is a process when a rough stone is turned into a gemstone assuming a certain shape to be used in jewelry design.

A good cut maximizes gemstone color, hides and diminishes any imperfections or inclusions. It should be symmetrical and exhibit good proportions. A well-cut gemstone reflects light evenly across its surface.

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Gemstone color

February 26, 2014 12:16:39 AM CST

One of the main characteristics of gemstones is their color. Color is the first thing that attracts our attention and calls to our senses. As we usually wear jewelry with evening dress it is better to choose and buy your jewelry pieces in the evening when the light is not so bright. This way you can see the true color of gemstones and avoid any disappointment.

The most attractive colors have deep clear tone and intensity. Among them are red, green, blue, purple, orange and yellow. Black and white colors are not so popular. Transparent gemstones in their turn help to highlight the beauty of a colored jewelry piece.

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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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