Showing all articles published in January, 2015

January’s Birthstone: The Garnet

We’re starting off 2015 by talking about the January birthstone, garnet.  Garnet is one of the oldest known gemstones and was worn thousands of years ago by the Egyptians, Romans and even mentioned in The Bible.  According to the Old Testament, Noah lit the inside of the Ark with a garnet.  Garnets were also used to ward off nightmares and believed to heal the broken bonds of lovers.

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New Year, New Blog

Welcome to Josephs Jewelers’ blog!  We are excited to share with you beautiful jewelry, unique gems and industry knowledge while giving you an inside look at what happens here at Josephs Jewelers.

You can look forward to posts about specific gemstones, our favorite jewelry pieces, custom designs, interviews with industry experts, jewelry history and much more.  Thanks for reading!