Monday, October 09, 2017

Family Halo Ring

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

Here's a different twist on the popular halo setting. This client had an oval solitaire engagement ring. Her idea was to add her children and grandchildren's stones around her center; almost forming a 'family circle' around her diamond. Luckily the halo had just the right amount of settings so each person had 2 stones. The halo was added to her existing ring and her center diamond reset.
Family Halo Ring


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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Opal: October's Colorful Birthstone

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

Opal: Octobers Colorful Birthstone Opal, October's birthstone, is known for its breathtaking "play of color." This "play of color" is created by minuscule silicone spheres which bend the light passing through the gem. Each stone displays an array of different colors including stunning reds, greens, and blues. Its beauty is enhanced when set against darker minerals such as ironstone, basalt, or obsidian.


The word opal comes from the Sanskrit word "upala" and the Latin word "opalus," meaning "precious stone."


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Friday, September 01, 2017

Sapphire: September's Dazzling Blue Birthstone

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

Sapphire: Septembers Dazzling Blue Birthstone Sapphire is September's birthstone. Before becoming a birthstone, sapphire jewelry was worn for other reasons. Although sapphires occur naturally in a range of colors, the most common is sky-blue. Because of this, sapphire jewelry was also worn because of the gem's believed connection to the gods.



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Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Pearl is June's Lustrous Birthstone

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

The Pearl is Junes Lustrous Birthstone Pearl is recognized as the modern birthstone for those born in the month of June. The word pearl comes from the French, perle and most likely is a derivation from the Latin perna—meaning leg, after the ham-shaped leg bivalve.

Most gemstones are mined deep from within the earth, but pearls are unique In that they come from the sea. Pearls are created inside the living form, the mollusk, when foreign particles find itself within and shape the "gem" from within the oyster. The particles are actually an irritant...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A Story of a Mother's Love


Here the large center stone was her center engagement ring diamond with two small additional diamonds set beneath it from her original mother's ring. With the addition of new stones for her children, she now has one ring with everyone that means the most to her! What an incredible lady, by the way!

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

January's Birthstone is the Glorious Garnet

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

The American Gem Society has selected the garnet as the official birthstone of January. And here at Diana Jewelers in Liverpool, NY, we feel there is no gemstone more perfect for welcoming a whole new year.

The History and Significance of the Garnet
The garnet is a gemstone said to signify eternal trust and friendship. The word from which our modern day "garnet" is derived is the Latin granatum, which references a pomegranate seed.

In fact, the pomegranate itself shares more in common with the garnet than its traditional rich red color. Pomegranates have been culturally prominent for centuries as a sign of prosperity and abundance.

The first reference to the gemstone called the garnet was found in 3100 B.C. from ancient Egyptian culture. The Egyptians referenced the use of the beautiful garnet stone in their...
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Tanzanite - December's Newest Birthstone

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

Tanzanite, one of December's recognized birthstone, is noted for its trichoism: when a gem exemplifies three unique colors when observed at three different angles. This stunning birthstone displays deep royal blues, rich purples, and strong burgundies.

Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, in the East African country of Tanzania. It occurs in nature as reddish brown and will be heated to bring out tanzanite's signature trichoism. In 2002, it was named one of December's blue birthstones by the American Gem Trade Association.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Citrine, the Delicate Birthstone of November

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

Citrine is also commonly known as gold topaz. While much of the history of citrine and topaz overlap and many of the mystical properties that have been ascribed to them through the ages are identical, the only thing the two gems really have in common is their color.

November’s Birthstone

Citrine, the Delicate Birthstone of November Citrine and topaz both lay claim to the month of November, but Citrine’s wide availability gives it an edge. It’s been known as the healing quartz, and in mysticism circles it has been said to ...
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Monday, August 01, 2016

Peridot: The Evening Emerald

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

Peridot: The Evening Emerald Also known as the Evening Emerald, the birthstone for August is the Peridot. When this stone is placed under artificial light it will glow the color of brilliant green. Although this gemstone is very much the same as the emerald it has a much softer intensity. Peridots that weigh as little as three or even two carats can be quite pricy and stones that are about eight carats are almost impossible to locate. Beyond this weight, the larger peridots are all pieces in museums or with Private Collectors. The Washington DC Smithsonian I...
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Bloodstone: March's Green and Red Birthstone

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool

Bloodstone, one of March's birthstones, occurs in primary hues of green interspersed with maroon spots. Its primary hue is a type of quartz called chalcedony and the maroon spots are a result of iron oxide. To some these spots resembled blood and this is how the stone got its name.

Bloodstone: Marchs Green and Red Birthstone


Since the beginning of recorded history, bloodstone jewelry has been worn for its various mystical powers. In Babylonian times, soldiers carried bloodstone pendants into war in case of serious injury; the bloodstone pendant was believed to stop bleeding on contact. B...
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Monday, February 01, 2016

Our Love Affair With Amethyst

by Betsy

Leonardo da Vinci was a great artist and scientist. We say this here because we totally agree with his assessment that amethyst is able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. After all, wouldn’t anyone look smart wearing our beautiful Sterling Silver Amethyst Pendant? We think so! And who could look at our beautiful Sara Blaine Amethyst Ring and think any evil thoughts? With its gorgeous deep purple stone and royal setting, it just may make whoever wears it feel like a benevolent queen.


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Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Grandmother’s Surprise

by Betsy

A father and adult daughter came in to create a grandmother’s pendant for their special wife/mom. Our goal was finding a mounting that would take eleven stones in a balanced design; one that looks like it was always meant to be designed that way. With a little creativity, we found a mounting that took five stones and added the additional 6 stones to complete this grandmother’s pendant. They left the placement of the stones to us and luckily the balance of colors was perfect. What a wonderful family surprise.


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Friday, August 28, 2015

Looking for a unique gift for Mom or Grandma?

by Betsy

This lady's 14K white gold Mother/Grandmother's bracelet was made for a former Syracuse native and can be adapted for any number of stones, metal or length. With this client, we balanced the light and darker tones of the birthstones by alternating the different tones. This bracelet may be made in sterling silver, yellow or white gold and comes in different link styles.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Ruby Treatments That Every Gem Buyer Should Know About

by Betsy

Ruby Treatments That Every Gem Buyer Should Know About Ruby1-72Rubies have always been treasured for their regal beauty. The ruby is the red variety of the corundum family, which includes sapphire, and is the most valuable. Traces of chromium found in the ruby's crystal structure cause this blazing gem's orangey to purplish red hue. Fine quality rubies are extremely rare. The color of the gem dictates its value.


In their rough state, rubies contain various imperfections. They may be in a form of color impurities and thin mineral inclusions...
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