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November's Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

November's Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

Oct 26th 2023

November is characterized by a transition from autumn's rich colors to winter's cozy warmth. Two beautiful birthstones honor this metamorphosis: topaz and citrine. These gemstones are known for their stunning colors and unique qualities, making them a perfect representation of November's vibrant charm.(Left: Jaipur Blue Topaz Studs; Right: Jaipur London Blue Topaz Studs, both by Marco Bi … read more
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October's Birthstone: The Gorgeous Tourmaline

October's Birthstone: The Gorgeous Tourmaline

Oct 1st 2023

Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations.It reveals itself anew each time you look at the jewel. First, it exposes a deep magenta, then a red, white, and finally a bright green. In one cut, a single gemstone, are all the hues of a desert sky.Of course, we're speaking of tourmaline, which comes in a wide variety of beautiful colors. When translated, tourmaline means "mixed … read more
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Sapphires at Razny Jewelers

Sapphires at Razny Jewelers

Sep 1st 2023

At Razny Jewelers, we value dedication. Our slogan was once "True Blue," a nod to our original brand colors and the commitment we maintain to Chicago families and our employees. This motto can also be associated with the unshakable bond of marriage. A sapphire's deep true-blue hue makes this gem the perfect choice for a stunning engagement ring. A true-blue sapphire's rich color is as deep an … read more
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Do You Know Peridot? Mind-Blowing Facts About August's Birthstone

Do You Know Peridot? Mind-Blowing Facts About August's Birthstone

Aug 1st 2023

Image above: Lagos Peridot Collection, available at Razny Jewelers in Addison.We continue our segment on birthstones with this month’s glistening green gem, the peridot (pronounced either peh-ruh-daat or peh-ruh-doe).Famous primarily for its designation as August’s birthstone, Peridot gems hold secrets that passionate collectors have been trying to unravel for centuries. Thanks to modern adva … read more
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Look out Diamonds! 3 Reasons Why Rubies are the New Engagement Ring Gem

Look out Diamonds! 3 Reasons Why Rubies are the New Engagement Ring Gem

Jun 30th 2023

This week, we're diving into the increased popularity surrounding July's birthstone — the RUBY!Look around you. Everyone’s smiling more, stepping lighter, dining al fresco, and walking hand-in-hand. Summer is finally here, and undeniably love is in the air.At the start of the 20th century, experts from around the country adopted an official list of gems to correspond with each month of the year. F … read more
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Three Reasons Why Emeralds Will Always be in Style

Three Reasons Why Emeralds Will Always be in Style

May 1st 2023

There’s a unique power in the color green. It instantly invokes feelings of calm, perhaps by reminding us of lush green pastures and paradisaic flora. Green is also a highly visible color, distinctly noticeable even from far away. We surround ourselves, even subconsciously, in the shade when possible, and we cherish occurrences of the hue in nature. Those born in May have the privilege of claimin … read more
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Everything You Never Knew About Diamonds

Everything You Never Knew About Diamonds

Apr 18th 2023

Those born in April are fortunate to call the universally adored diamond their birthstone. Being the symbol for eternal love and marriage, and because so many are familiar with the 4 c's (carat weight, color, clarity, and cut), it's easy for almost anyone to feel like a diamond expert. Still, we're hoping to surprise you with four interesting facts about the world's most famous gem.(Image above: J … read more
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Aquamarine: The Enduring Beauty of March's Gemstone

Aquamarine: The Enduring Beauty of March's Gemstone

Feb 28th 2023

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO VIEW OUR COLLECTION OF AQUAMARINE JEWELRY IN PERSON.Have you ever wanted to wrap the immense beauty of the ocean around your finger or allow its pools to dance daintily on your neck?Aquamarine, literally "water of the sea," is the birthstone of March and one of our favorite gemstones as it brings these fantasies to life.18KY Aquamarine Open-End Ring by Razny Collection … read more
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The Most Valuable Quartz: Amethyst’s Past, Present, and Everlasting Future

The Most Valuable Quartz: Amethyst’s Past, Present, and Everlasting Future

Jan 31st 2023

Amethyst drop earrings by Etho MariaSCHEDULE YOUR VIP SHOPPING EXPERIENCEFebruary Birthstone: Amethyst With its passionate purple hue, February’s birthstone, amethyst, has been lauded for centuries. This month, we celebrate the birthstone while highlighting its modern iterations.Royally Ravishing: Amethyst of the Past February’s birthstone, amethyst, was once as exclusive as ruby (for co … read more
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Going Gaga for Garnet

Going Gaga for Garnet

Jan 1st 2023

January Birthstone: GarnetJanuary babies have the special privilege of claiming the gorgeous garnet as their birthstone. Known famously as a red gem, garnets actually come in a rainbow of hues. With an adjustment of light, some blue garnets will even show-off a deep purple color. What an incredibly unique treasure the garnet is!With origins in Bohemia, Russia, Kenya, Namibia, and even California, … read more
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Diamond Studs Are Always the Perfect Gift

Diamond Studs Are Always the Perfect Gift

Dec 29th 2022

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Sparkling diamond stud earrings never go out of style. The little black dress of jewelry, as we call them, diamond studs go with everything and are the perfect one size fits all accessory for any occasion. Admire the perfect pair, floating on the ear without altering your silhouette.These stunning Graziela Gems Starburst Collection 18k yellow gold diamond star … read more
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The Parts of a Diamond: What You Need to Know to Sound Like an Expert

The Parts of a Diamond: What You Need to Know to Sound Like an Expert

Nov 14th 2022

Click here to schedule an appointment at one of our four locations.Do you know the essential parts of a diamond? From the top of the table to the bottom of the culet, here’s what every diamond lover needs to know. Knowing what makes a diamond valuable is priceless knowledge. Too shallow of a cut, for example, allows light to escape and risks an overall lackluster appearance. Too deep of a cut … read more
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 Colors of the Rainbow: Topaz

Colors of the Rainbow: Topaz

Nov 9th 2022

Topaz is the beautiful birthstone of November. Some believe the name "topaz" comes from the word Topazios, the Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. During the European Renaissance, some believed topaz could break magic spells, heal, and eliminate anger. Some historians trace its origin to the Sanskrit word for fire. For … read more
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5 Ways to Wear Sapphires like a Modern Princess

5 Ways to Wear Sapphires like a Modern Princess

Sep 1st 2022

Whether you’re feeling bright or blue these days, cheer up with September’s birthstone, a gem that turns blue into the color of passion, hope, and opportunity — the sapphire. As the blistering heat of summer fades into a refreshing autumn breeze, we’re taking time to “fall” in love all over again with this royal gemstone.Staring into the intense violet center of a perfectly cut sapphire, we tend t … read more
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Garnet: The Gorgeous Birthstone of January

Garnet: The Gorgeous Birthstone of January

Jan 1st 2022

Garnet is known for its rich, deep red color, and gem lovers have looked to it for centuries as a wearable symbol of love, passion, and connection. It is a gem that resembles the rich deep red color of the pomegranate fruit. While it is known for its red color, garnet also comes in many other colors! There are pink, purple, orange, green, brown, and even black garnets! Since ancient times, this mi … read more
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