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There is always a story. ~meeshka

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Meeshka's jewelry integrates the human experience and stories with beautiful and meaningful designs. Shop Meeshka's jewelry designs online at marinjewelersguild.com and at our beautiful gallery in San Rafael.

Marin Jewelers Guild
1331 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA. 94901

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July Birthstone: Ruby

Ruby is the red variety of the mineral Corundum, of which Sapphire is also a variety. Corundum is the second hardest mineral next to Diamond (#9 on the Mohs scale, Diamond is #10 on the Mohs scale). The Latin word for Ruby is Ruber, meaning lord of the gems.In ancient times, the wearer of Ruby was blessed with [...]

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April Birthstone - Diamond

Diamond was named from the Greek word Adamus, meaning unconquerable. Its supreme hardness combined with exceptional “adamantine” luster and dispersion gives diamond the lasting fiery brilliance for which it is prized.Diamond is the hardest substance known to man - it is a 10 on the Mohs scale - and is exponentially harder than Corundum [...]

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