Author Archives: Risa Yudkowitz

Pearl Strands, a Must!

A strand of pearls is 16 inches long.  I remember when I was in my twenties, my husband said he was buying me two pearl strands.  I thought that meant a double strand (two together) and did not understand that I was getting a necklace of … Continue reading

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Half a Pearl is Better Than None

Recently many gem lovers are searching for the genuine half pearl.  According to experts, one can merely look for a genuine pearl of his/her choice and have it cut in half by an expert gem-stone cutter or jewelry repair person. Voila, … Continue reading

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Feeling Blue? Check out September’s Birthstone!

The Blue Sapphire As we near the end of summer and approach the month of September, Stonehouse Plus is blogging about the Blue Sapphire, September’s birthstone. The hue (color) of the sapphire is primarily blue with different shades of color … Continue reading

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What the heck does lapidary mean anyway?

In everyday life, most people never heard of or use the term “Lapidary Service“.  However, if you are presently or have ever been in the Jewelry Business, this is a common term used in the field. Now that I think … Continue reading

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