CUSTOM DESIGN

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YES, we do custom jewelry design!

Thinking about creating something unique? How about remaking something old? The Dazzling Duo specializes in custom design! Take a look at our NEW custom design area! Bring your ideas or let us show you ours and create a one of a kind piece that you have always dreamed of. You may use your own stones or start from scratch!  Capture- custom corner

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Cancer Celestial Wheel Charm Bangle

Protective • Sensitive • Dependable

Highly intuitive, Cancer is loyal, kind, and devoted to family and friends. A water sign, the crab is a warmhearted soul who loves deeply and appreciates the comforts of home. Possessing a keen mind, Cancer places great importance on trust, seeking to create profound connections that will last a lifetime.

Crafted in our Yellow Gold and Shiny Silver Finishes, each charm is adorned to our signature Expandable Wire Bangle. Expandable from 2” to 3.5” in diameter.

BIRTHSTONE FACTS

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PERIDOT: AUGUST

Peridot comes from the Arabic word faridat meaning gem. It is formed as a result of volcanic activity and is mainly found in places where pressure and heat are abundant like volcanic rock and the mantle of the Earth. Several years ago, native Hawaiians discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess. Throughout history, the Peridot has been used as a means ro connect with nature.

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July Birthstone: Ruby

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July: Ruby

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The word ruby is derived from the Latin word rebeus meaning “red”. The ruby is among the most highly prized of gems throughout history. It is said that it combines Eros, sensual love, and Agape, spiritual love, and is therefore divine love in crystalized form. Rubies were thought to represent heat and power. Ancient tribes used the gem as bullets for blowguns, and it was said that a pot of water would boil instantly if a ruby was tossed into it. When the crystal is ground into a powder, it is placed on the tongue as used as a cure for indigestion.

Ruby is a member of the corundum family. Sapphires and rubies are exactly the same stone, with the only difference being in the color. Ruby is only red and ranges in hue from orangey red to a purplish red. Large rubies are very rare and very beautiful.

They are a 9 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale and are heavier than a diamond. The most beautiful rubies are thought to be from Burma, but they can also be found in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It has been said that ruby’s red glow comes from an internal flame that cannot be extinguished, making a gift of this stone a symbol of everlasting love. It is said if it worn on the left hand, that the stone will bring good fortune to its wearer. Rubies are the wedding anniversary stone for the 40th wedding anniversary.ruby slippers

June Bithstone

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PEARL:JUNE

The pearl forms when an irritant, such as a small parasite or a grain of sand, lodges in the flesh of an oyster, muscle or clam. Because of this irritant, a substance called “nacre” starts to form around it. Over several years, the layers of nacre start to build up around the irritant creating a beautiful pearl. Not all pearls are made in nature (called freshwater pearls), laboratories began a process of their own to make pearls by placing a piece of shell or bead in the clam to stimulate the production of nacre (called cultured pearls). Natural pearls are found in the Persian Golf as well as in the waters off Japan, Australia, Panama, Venezuela and California. They come in a variety of colors including pure white, pink, yellow, gray and black. They also come in many different shapes and sizes.

The pearl is the symbol of woman’s perfect beauty. It is believed that chronic headaches and migraines can be alleviated or completely cured by wearing a pearl necklace directly on the skin. Pearls also reduce allergies. A pearl necklace is believed to warn sensitive people of imminent disaster. Psychologically, pearl promote wisdom and committment well into old age. They are considered to be a symbol of purity and are often given to celebrate a marriage or the birth of a child. The pearl is the accepted gemstone for the 30th wedding anniversary.

June also has 2 alternative birthstones: the first is Moonstone. It varies in color from clear to blue-white or peach. It was considered by ancient civilizations to be a sacred stone, bestowing the wearer with great spiritual understanding. A gift of the stone is symbolic of health and longevity. The second is Alexandrite, a yellowish or brownish green colored stone. It is symbolic of joy and good fortune.

Alex & Ani

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Alex and Ani is pioneering its own definition of corporate consciousness with sustainable initiatives and the creation of high quality, thoughtfully manufactured pieces. We are committed to building a culture that focuses entirely on mindful actions. Our products are hand crafted in America. Our stores are purposefully located on main streets to encourage growth in local economies. Our items are designed for longevity, as artisanal pieces that can be passed from one generation to the next. To us, sustainability is an essential idea that means contributing to a new way of thinking and acting that considers the well-being of our planet, our communities, and our individual paths. We empower individuals to actively create the world they want to live in. Alex and Ani’s ethos is living consciously, turning a lifestyle brand into a way of life.”

-Jess

April Birthstone

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Eye-catching Beauty

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What is it about diamonds that girls love? It could be that these colorless beauties are completely eye catching from all the light, sparkle, and color that these stones radiate. it could also be that each stone is completely different from one ANOTHER and are truly one of a kind! A GIFT OF A DIAMOND IS SYMBOLIC OF EVERLASTING LOVE AND IS THE OFFICIAL STONE FOR THE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (and is an acceptable gift for any special occasion)! IT SYMBOLIZES WISDOM, ENLIGHTENMENT, PURITY AND CLARITY. IT PROVIDES PROTECTION, PRESERVES PEACE AND GIVES THE WEARER POWER. THE DIAMOND ENCOURAGES SELF-CONFIDENCE AND A DESIRE FOR INDEPENDENCE WHILE COUNTERACTING JEALOUSY.

The name diamond is of Latin origin meaning “invincible.” Diamond’s are composed of very DENSELY packed carbon atoms. Diamonds and graphite are both Created from carbon, but under certain pressure and circumstances the atomic structure is organized differently. Even though they come from the same element The atomic structure itself makes a diamond the hardest substance on earth, and graphite a very soft substance! Diamonds are either colorless or can be red, yellow, brown, black, green, blue, pink or violet. Yellow is the most common fancy color and pink is the most rare. A diamond gets its blue color from the presence of boron, while yellow diamonds get their color from the presence of nitrogen.

When a diamond is not “gem quality” it is used in manufacturing and industry. The value of a diamond largely depends upon how skillfully and well it is cut. Diamond’s value is measured based on cut, color, clarity and carat weight, which is known as the “THE Four C’s”.

-Jessica