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Our Brother Ecommerce Site

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The owners of Gemtasia recently launched another, completely separate, ecommerce website under the domain name bettawear.com. BETTA Wear, more commonly referred to as "BETTA," is a new clothing and lifestyle brand focused on improving both products and ourselves. The initial product is an elastic stretch belt for men called the BETTA Belt. The new belt is primarily targeted towards men, but some women also purchase it as a gift. Come to think of it, the BETTA Belt would make a fantastic stocking stuffer for the men in your life. Much better than another pair of socks or some other tchotchke. If...

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Citrine, November's Birthstone, on Sale this Month

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Known for its warm, yellow to reddish hues, citrine is an attractive semiprecious gemstone that is often used in jewelry. Citrine, along with topaz, is an official birthstone of November. While Gemtasia has a limited selection of citrine jewelry, we are happy to offer 30% off the purchase of any citrine items this month. Please use the promo code "citrine30" (without the quotes) during checkout to apply the discount to your order. Read on to learn more about about this sunny gem. Citrine is a variety of quartz, often found in proximity of amethyst and smokey quartz. The transparent crystals range in color from light yellow to...

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5 Fascinating Facts about Peridot, August's Birthstone

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Unless you are an avid gemstone aficionado or have a birthday in August, your knowledge of peridot may be limited to its color, green. Fear not, budding gemologist, Gemtasia has curated a list of five fascinating facts about peridot that you can use to impress your friends. Peridot has been valued as a gemstone since as far back as 2,000 BC, when ancient Egyptians began incorporating it into their jewelry. It is one of a few gemstones that only occurs in a single color, in this case olive green. Peridots' brightness and green hue can vary considerably, however, depending on gem clarity and iron content. Wearing peridot is purported to...

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July Jewelry Giveaway Contest!

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New jewelry is fabulous, but FREE jewelry is even better! Gemtasia will be holding a giveaway contest through the end of July. Enter to win $30 of FREE jewelry just by visiting our pages, liking us on social media or sharing the contest with others. Please refer to contest rules for details. Gemtasia's July Jewelry Giveaway

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About Bali Silver Jewelry

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How is it that Bali, a small tropical island in Indonesia, has become so well known for producing top quality silver jewelry? This high regard is due, in part, to famous jewelry designers like John Hardy adopting Balinese techniques and promoting new product lines in the United States and beyond. However, a deep and rich tradition of jewelry making existed in Bali long before its beautiful wares were exported to the rest of the world. Several hundred years ago, Balinese ancestors from the Indonesian archipelago were interacting with other cultures in the region that already produced gold and silver jewelry. When the Majapahit Empire, a Hindu kingdom based in...

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