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Sapphire Mine Locations and How it is Mined Around the Globe

By Patrick | April 13, 2021
Sapphire Mine Locations and How it is Minded Around the Globe by Southwest Originals 505-363-7150

People may not be aware of it, but sapphires continue to be mined just like they were dozens of centuries in the past. A majority of sapphires originate from locales and countries that have stringent rules on the method permitted to mine for this precious gem. Like the diamond market strategy of market limitations, the …

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Top Places for a Wedding Reception in America by State—First State, New Mexico

By Patrick | April 13, 2021

New Mexico became a state in 1912. It has so much to offer in beauty, culture, and its rich history. Additionally, it is an amazing state that is terrific for holding a beautiful wedding reception. There is a plethora of venues to pick from for a post wedding follow up celebration. Some of those venues …

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Necklaces and Pendants Jewelry Historically Through Time

By Patrick | April 13, 2021
Necklaces and Pendants Jewelry Historical Through Time by Southwest Originals 505-363-7150

Necklaces and pendants are worn around one’s neck. This aspect regarding both jewelry types makes this type of jewelry highly visible. Large gemstones too big for a ring or earrings can easily be made part of a necklace or pendant. This functional feature of both types of jewelry is and added plus for people that …

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The Remarkable Saga of Engagement Rings

By Patrick | March 13, 2021
The Remarkable Saga of Engagement Rings by Southwest Originals 505-363-7150

The historical beginnings of the engagement ring are a little shocking and not very romantic. Today, we see a symbol of love and commitment, that was once an indication of mere ownership. Thankfully times have changed, and with wedding season fast approaching, now is a good time to learn more about its significance before procuring …

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