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Diamond - April Birthstone

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Moissanite is a fabulous Diamond Alternative, a great cost effective and conflict free option for anyone who wants a diamond look without the diamond price tag. 

Moissanite is a fabulous Diamond Alternative, a great cost effective and conflict free option for anyone who wants a diamond look without the diamond price tag. 

Diamond, the hardest material on earth, is April's birthstone. Natural Diamonds are formed under immense pressure and heat, conditions only found 100s of miles below the Earth's surface. Because of its hardness Diamond is traditionally chosen along with 14k Gold to create durable and long lasting engagement rings. Here at Madelynn Cassin Designs we love diamonds as well as diamond alternatives including Moissanite, White Sapphire or White Topaz. Check out our selection on Colorless Gemstones here

For more excellent facts on Diamonds check out the GIA Encyclopedia! 

 

Aquamarine - March Birthstone

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This ocean blue stone is a favorite among many including the lucky ones who have it as their birthstone. Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family also related to Morganite (another favorite of ours!). This stone is a great option for an alternative engagement ring as the stone has a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale. Our favorite source, the GIA has this to say about Aquamarine: 

Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues. Like many beryls, aquamarine forms large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings.

For more information about Aquamarine and images of it in the rough check out the GIA Encyclopedia.

The Easiest at Home Way to Clean Your Bling

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Has your Bling lost its luster, does it look a little filled with gunk?... It's okay, you're not the only one! Here is our latest blog post about how to keep that ring of yours sparkling like WOW. Here's how:

Step 1: Find Your Ring

Step 2: Hot Water, Oxyclean, Toothbrush

Grab a bowl, some hot (not boiling) water, a pinch of Oxyclean and have a soft bristle toothbrush at the ready! Place your ring in the mixture of Oxyclean and water and proceed to WAIT for 10-15 minutes. Let those bubbles go to work! 

Step 3: Rinse and Scrub

Don't be alarmed! There might be some funky stuff floating around in your Oxyclean bath - all that mystery gunk has been loosened up and now needs to be scrubbed and rinsed out. Grab that SOFT bristle toothbrush and with the faucet running give the open space behind your stone a good old scrub. Rinse and scrub until it looks as though your ring has been officially de-gunked. 

Step 4: Dry that Puppy off and be AMAZED!

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

That's it! A simple soak and a gentle scrub can keep your ring looking stellar all the time. In order to minimize the amount of debris that can build up behind the stone take your rings off when applying hand lotion and rinse behind the stone every time you wash your hands. But, when the time comes this simple at home trick can remove more of the stubborn gunk that can take up residency behind your bezel. 

*****Always remember to keep you and your rings away from harsh chemicals including bleach and chlorine as they can damage the integrity of your ring! ****

Show us how clean you can get your rings #onegarnetgirl 

Featured Wedding Bands - 8mm Halo Wedding Band

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Many of our unique creations require a custom wedding band if you desire your Engagement Ring and Wedding Band to sit flush together. Today we feature our simple yet elegant wrap style wedding band for our 8mm Halo Rings including: our 8mm Oregon Sunstone (seen above) and our 8mm Moissanite Halo. For our 6mm and 7mm Halo we also offer a similar wrap style band. It's yet another simple but unique touch for your custom made Madelynn Cassin piece.  To purchase a matching wedding band for your 8mm Halo Ring click here

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NEW: Gemstone Wrap Band - Wrap Wedding Band

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Looking to add some more sparkle to an already beautiful engagement ring - or right hand stacking ring? Look no further, this bling filled five stone wrap band features five 3mm stones in Sterling Silver, 14k Rose Gold, 14k Yellow Gold or 14k Palladium White Gold. Sterling Silver and Garnet are featured above and available for purchase here. Interested in sapphire, moissanite or possibly another stone? Send us a message!

NEW: Thin Chevron Band in 14k Gold

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Our Newest addition to our collection of hand carved Chevron inspired bands. These thin bands measuring about 1.5mm wide can be worn alone, alongside an engagement ring or stacked together as a statement. 14k Yellow Gold and 14k Rose Gold are available for purchase here for 14k Palladium White Gold, please send us a message here

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