Tony commented on January...oh January Birthdays

Affordable jewelry with impact to last for years.


TonyThe Marquise Shape

Marquise Shape


Tony commented on January Birthstones - Garnet

Please note... you can now create your own color of the January birthstone without having someone call it a Ruby.


Tony commented on Diamond Batteries - Nuclear Waste to Power

Carbon has been "berry berry" good to the jewelers industry ... now look at its potential. Thanks Nancy!


Tony commented on December Birthstones - 3's Company

I would like to welcome our Guest Blogger and Friend: Nancy DeRoo. Folks we are all gonna learn something here, as her expertise goes deep!


TonyMessage From Lisa after 25 Years at DGJ

Where has the time gone? 25 years ago, at the age of 18 I started working for DGJ. I didn't know much about jewelry or anything at that point . I was scared but very eager to learn . I have had the pleasure of working for some of the finest people in our industry , Maria,Joe,Tony, and Suzanne D'Ortenzio. I am who I am today because of the guidance you have given me over the years. As far as all of my past and present coworkers, I love all of you and it has    been an absolute blast working with you.


TonyThe August Birthstone from Outer Space!

Peridot August birthstone

Found in lava, metorites and deep within the Earth's mantle, Peridot is one of the most intense birthstones. With it's green color and hue, this gem is said to cure nightmares and bring you luck for the rest of the year. Learn more about the birthstone for August.


TonyJuly Birthstone: Ruby

One of the most famous gemstones, the Ruby, is used to celebrate the July birthday. Ruby is one of the most well-known and versatile gems and can be found in many different jewelry pieces and more. Best known by its deep red color, the Ruby is second only to the diamond and moissanite in durability and hardness. A member of the corundum gem species, this birthstone has a lot of history and interest.


TonyHistory of Engagement Rings - Part 2

Engagement ring history

We looked at the engagement rings and it's origins in the first part of this blog series. We looked at how the ancients used rings as a business agreement more than love and we learned about the first diamond engagement ring. If you missed the first part of this topic, you can find it here. In this part we are going to pick up where we left off and talk about the modern engagement ring that we all know and love!


TonyJune's Birthstones: Pearl and Alexandrite

June Birthdays have tons to rejoice about! Not only do they get two different gems for their birthstones, but they also have two of the most unique gemstones around. Learn more about why these birthstones are so special!


TonyHistory of the Engagement Ring - Part 1

history of the engagement ring part 1

Ever wonder why we sought after that beautiful diamond stone on the ring finger? The wedding and engagement ring have been around since nearly the dawn of time, and DGJ is going to delve deep into the history and events that have made the engagement ring what it is today!


TonyMay's Birthstone: Emerald

May Birthstone - Emerald

Naming a diamonds cut and a city in the U.S. to a city in the "Wizard of Oz", it is clear to see that the Emerald is an important gemstone. May birthdays will enjoy the long and vast history of this birthstone, see why here!


TonyWhat are Synthetic Diamonds?

Synthetic lab created diamond

What is a synthetic diamond? If you are unfamiliar with it or looking for a better understanding on how the lab created diamonds go from a seed and grow to a full fledged diamond, we get a littl more in-depth with the subject!


TonyThe April Birthstone: Diamond

april birthstone

April showers bring May flowers, well what does the April birthstone bring? Love. Strength. Beauty. All of the above! What a great month to have a birthday if you love jewelry! Learn more about the diamond, it's formation, and why we think it is such an important part of everyone's lives here!


TonyIs Fluorescence in a Diamond Good or Bad?

diamond fluorescence

Have you had this same question? Is the diamond in your engagment ring fluorescent? We debunk the myth about fluorescence in diamonds here and help to get you to the cold hard facts about it and GIA diamonds!


TonyAquamarine: The March Birthstone

Aquamarine march birthstone

Friends or family with March birthay's get to celebrate their birthstone as one of our favorite gems! See what we have to say about this birthstone as well as get some background, history, and some technical background on the the March birthstone; Aquamarine.


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A/m is translated to "Amperes/meter"


TonyFebruary Birthstone: What exactly is Amethyst?

amethyst color spectrum

February's Birthstone: Amethyst

Amethyst, the beautiful deep purple stone that is synonymous with royalty and February. Learn more about the stone here and our theory on why it is the gemstone for February!


Tony2016 Preview and Year in Review for DGJ

This Year has been great and we can't help but thank all of our fabulous customers for this! Distinctive Gold Jewelry has done quite a lot in 2015 and it may have been hard to keep up with, so we are doing our year in review as well as adding what our predictions are for the coming year, somethings we know for sure, others we have only an educated guess on... But we all know that like 2015... 2016 will be DISTINCTIVE! Learn more about our predictions for the year here!



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