Sep 6th

Want to Attend the Remount Event but Don’t Have the Cash? Here’s How to Fix That Problem

On Tuesday, September 12th, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is hosting one of our super popular remount events. During this one day only session, you can have the jewelry you’re not wearing transformed into a piece you absolutely adore. If you’d like to have your diamonds or colored gemstones remounted but you need a little extra money to make it happen, we’ve got great news: we’re actively buying gold,…

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Aug 25th

Great Art Gets Trapped in Terrible Frames. And the Same Thing Happens to Diamonds. We Can Fix That on September 12.

Have you ever seen a fantastic painting that got trapped in the wrong frame? It happens all the time – the artwork is amazing and the frame is just meh or the frame’s style doesn’t mesh with the imagery: even though the painting is superior, the frame choice makes it seem less so. The same thing happens to diamonds and colored gemstones. Gems are set in mountings, rather than frames,…

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Aug 22nd

Can Your Jewelry Get Too Much Sun?

Living in Orange County, California means you get plenty of sunshine. While that’s definitely great for the local active outdoor lifestyle, it can be hard on your jewelry. Certain gemstones fade when exposed to too much sunlight, while others will not stand up to prolonged heat especially well. Here’s what you need to know: Always Safe, Even in the Sun: The precious gemstones – diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald –…

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Aug 16th

Peridot Perfection: Discover August’s Gorgeous Birthstone

A long time ago, when Pharaohs still ruled Egypt, there was a tiny island in the Red Sea that was home to the most beautiful gemstones in the world. These gems were so prized by Egypt’s rulers that they set guards upon the island – none may arrive there or leave again without official approval. Any who dared trespass were put to death. The island’s inhabitants were put to work…

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Aug 10th

Extra Back to School Expenses? Sell The Jewelry You Don’t Wear for the Stuff the Kids Need

Just when you think you’ve come to grips of how much it costs to send your child to college, they drop their computer down a flight of stairs, shattering it into a million pieces. Or it turns out that financial aid covers everything your student needs – except lab fees, books, and a parking permit. When you have extra, unexpected back to school expenses, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest…

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Jul 28th

We Want to Help 50 Kids – Can You Give Us a Hand?

Back to school season is right around the corner. To succeed academically, children need to have the right supplies – things like notebooks, index cards, highlighters, calculators and pencils – as well as a backpack to carry everything in. The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team has set a goal: we want to help at least 50 kids start school totally prepared for success. We’re hoping you can help us…

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Jul 10th

Experience the Magic of Silver Restoration: July 19th & 20th at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest

When silver items are newly made, they’ve got a gorgeous gleam that’s hard to resist. But time is not kind to silver: tarnish can form on your tea service, flatware, and other silver items. Tarnished silver appears dull at first, eventually darkening to a deep black shade with time. This tarnish doesn’t hurt your silver item, but it does make it look much less attractive. Lurking underneath the tarnish, your…

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Jul 5th

Radiant Rubies: Discover July’s Birthstone

In India, the word for “Ruby” means the king of gems. Rubies can be more precious than diamonds – the gorgeous red gemstones are certainly scarcer, being found only in relatively difficult to access locations in the Far East. Top contemporary jewelry designers, including Judith Ripka and David Yurman, create exceptionally beautiful ruby jewelry – check the “Previously Enjoyed Collection” at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest for some gorgeous…

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Jun 30th

4th of July Message from Christine & Jack

Most retailers look forward to the December holiday season all year long. We love that season as well, but we also cherish the Fourth of July, perhaps more than most merchants. When we bought our struggling little business from its owner sixteen years ago, we became a small part of the community of Lake Forest. As the business grew and we expanded our staff and our space, we became more…

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Jun 9th

It’s Time to Give Dad a Great Father’s Day Gift

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th. Finding a great gift for Dad can be challenging – especially if he’s the type who always says “I don’t need anything!” But don’t despair. The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest has you covered. This year we’ve got some exceptional unique gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on Dad’s face. Perfect for Dad’s Office or Man Cave: The Rolex Clock No –…

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Jun 7th

Great Graduation Gifts: Celebrate with Style!

Graduations are really unique events in our lives. It’s not often that we get to celebrate the cumulative result of years and years of hard work. Graduation season is one of our favorite times of year here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest because the people who are coming in searching for a special gift for their grad are just so happy and so proud – it’s absolutely heartwarming…

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Jun 1st

The 7th Annual “Save Buckets of Bucks at The Box” Sale is Saturday, June 10th!

Seven is a lucky number – and nothing makes you feel luckier than getting a great deal! The 7th Annual Save Buckets of Bucks Sale is happening at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest on Saturday, June 10th. Here are 7 things you need to know: 1. All “Previously Enjoyed” Collection Jewelry is 25% Off! You know the prices on the “Previously Enjoyed” Collection are already way lower than full…

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May 12th

May Fashion Spotlight: Emerald Rings

Gorgeous green emeralds are May’s birthstone. Emeralds are one of the most precious gemstones on the planet, and have been a fashion favorite for as long as people have been wearing jewelry. We have many stunning emerald rings here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest right now. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing emerald jewelry: It’s all about the green. Emeralds are prized for their…

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May 4th

Mother’s Day Jewelry – Gifts Ideas Under $300

Make Mom smile this Mother’s Day with a beautiful piece of jewelry.  From simple and classic to bold and bright our selection here at The Jewelry Box offers something special for every mom. Here are some great gifts, all Under $300. (Left to Right) 14K Yellow Gold Butterfly Pendant  Judith Ripka Sterling Silver Citrine Heart Charm Bracelet Amethyst Studs (Left to Right) Judith Ripka Sterling Silver Oval Ring Pave Blue…

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May 4th

Have a Magnificent Mom? Here’s A Great Way to Let Her Know You Care

This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th. It’s a time to celebrate all of the amazing Mothers you know. Moms change lives with love, care, and by simply being there. Show your Mom how much she’s appreciated with a great gift combo from The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. The Mother’s Day Gift Combo is Available from 5/11-5/13 We ran this special last year, and it turns out that…

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Apr 29th

Revin’ Toward 7: Why We’re Asking You To Choose Us as Best of Orange County

Every year, the Orange County Register asks its readership to select the best local businesses in a number of categories. We’re very proud that the community has chosen The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest as the Best of Orange County for six years in a row. It would be awesome if we could repeat -or, as Jack says, “We’re Revin’ Towards 7!” HOW TO VOTE: go to www.voteocbest.ocregister.com Select “Luxury…

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Apr 29th

Beautiful Thoughts Count More: Personalized Jewelry for Graduation, Mother’s Day & Wedding Gifts

Let’s talk about engraving. Engraving is kind of a magical process, transforming a piece of jewelry from an item that could be anyone’s to a one-of-a-kind piece for a one-of-a-kind person. Throughout history, people have used engraving to record initials, names, and dates as well as meaningful mottos and sentiments. Today, that tradition has been updated to include modern elements, including popular emojis like hearts and smiley faces. Graduation Gifts…

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Apr 21st

The Smartest Way to Look Sharp: Understanding Pre-Owned Luxury Watches

Would you love to add a Rolex to your watch collection but also need to keep your budget under control? You can have everything you want by taking advantage of what Orange County’s savviest watch buyers know: The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is your go-to destination for pre-owned luxury watches. Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Watches: All The Style, All The Savings The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is continually buying…

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Apr 14th

Snap Into Spring & Win!

We’re trying something new and we want you to be part of it. For the first time ever, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is running the Snap Into Spring Facebook Contest. It should be a lot of fun, and gives you a great opportunity to check out all the new jewelry we’ve just added to the showcases. Here’s how it works: Come Visit The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest….

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Apr 5th

Celebrating 5 Years of Making Mother’s Day Magical: How You Can Help

Five years ago, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team had an idea. We would collect beauty and toiletry items here in the store, and use them to create Beauty Bags. South County Outreach would distribute these bags to local Moms in need just in time for Mother’s Day. Life’s little luxuries can really put a smile on your face when times are tough. Our friends and customers came through,…

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Apr 4th

Diamonds: Discover April’s Spellbinding Birthstone

As we were preparing this post, the news came that one of the largest diamonds ever found has been discovered in Sierra Leone. The 706 (!) carat stone was discovered by a pastor working with hand tools in his spare time – talk about a lucky discovery. As you might expect, this gigantic diamond is expected to sell for millions of dollars. If you’re looking for some diamond jewelry that’s…

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Mar 8th

It’s Transformation Time: The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest Remount Event is April 4th!

Do you have pieces of jewelry that never, ever get worn? It happens! Sometimes jewelry spends its life stuck in a dresser drawer because it’s broken: a stone has gotten lost or the piece got bent out of shape. Other times, the jewelry’s in great condition, but it’s a little lacking in the style department. Every now and then, our customers have told us they have jewelry they actually love…

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Feb 27th

Amazing Amethyst: Fun Facts About February’s Birthstone

Amethyst has been one of mankind’s favorite gemstones since ancient times. It’s easy to see why: amethyst is most well-known for its striking purple color, which can range from a very, very light lavender to a deep intense royal purple. This color is caused by natural iron deposits in the Earth that occur where the amethyst crystals are formed; the more iron present, the more intense the purple color. Iron…

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Feb 15th

It’s Time for Your Silver To Shine: Silver Restoration Event March 1st and 2nd

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’re expecting March to start with the stunning shine and sparkle of freshly polished silver! Our very popular Silver Restoration Event is scheduled for March 1st and 2nd. Here’s what you need to know: Tarnish Happens – To Everyone: If your silverware, silver coffee set, or silver…

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Feb 11th

Watermelon Tourmaline

Christine and Jack recently attended the Tucson Gem Fair with one goal… to came back with some gorgeous goodies.  Well, we are happy to report Mission Accomplished!  Introducing our new collection of Sliced Watermelon Tourmaline. Tourmaline gemstones can be found in all colors of the rainbow. Most tourmaline gemstones display two or more colors in a single stone (or two tones of the same color). Tourmaline crystals that exhibit green…

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Feb 7th

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest Amazing All-in-One Valentine’s Day Package Deal!

WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13th! This year, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th. Fill your darling’s heart with happiness and joy by taking advantage of The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest’s Amazing All-in-One Valentine’s Day Package Deal, available Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th AND Monday and Tuesday, February 13th & 14th (closed Sunday, February 12th)! Here’s how it works: Step One: Choose a Beautiful Piece…

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Feb 7th

Great Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $300! See Our Staff’s Fave Picks…

Mare’s Favorite Oval Blue Sapphire Diamond Halo 14K White Gold Pendant & Rolo Chain 16″ #230-00258 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $228 VIEW MORE NECKLACES HERE Jen’s Favorite Pearl 7mm Diamond Cluster Heart Backings 14K Yellow Gold Stud Earrings #310-00091 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $198 VIEW MORE EARRINGS HERE Erin’s Favorite Marquise & Round Opal Cluster 14K White Gold Ring Sz 6¼ #200-00690 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $248  VIEW MORE RINGS HERE Kathy’s Favorite Tiffany…

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Jan 25th

We’re Going To Tucson – Should We Bring You Back Anything?

Have you ever seen those videos where small children learn they’re going to Disneyworld and they just go absolutely nuts from excitement? That’s how The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team feels right now. The legendary Tucson Gem Show is happening from the end of January to the middle of February and we get to go! Billed as the World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt, the Tucson Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Showcase…

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Jan 11th

Out with the Old…The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest Clearance Spectacular!

The start of a new year means we have 365 days to find and buy the very best “Previously Enjoyed” jewelry for our customers. We’re so excited – but we do have to do a little housekeeping to make sure that there’s room for all the treasures we expect to find. You know what that means: it’s time for a clear-the-cases clearance event! The prices at The Jewelry Box of…

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Jan 3rd

Gorgeous Garnets: Start 2017 In Style!

Garnets are one of the most glamorous gemstones. Although they don’t get quite the amount of press as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, garnets have been a favorite gemstone for as long as people have been wearing jewelry. We know that garnets are definitely a favorite here in Orange County – whenever we get a great piece of garnet jewelry to put in the showcases at The Jewelry Box of Lake…

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Dec 17th

Jolly Gemstones!

 

Dec 14th

Keep Your Eyes on Her Ears!

Earrings play a huge role in a jewelry wardrobe. No woman ever has enough earrings – after all, you need at least one pair for every mood, outfit, and occasion. Whether you’re shopping for earrings for yourself or for someone else, you’ll want to check out the Previously Enjoyed Collection available exclusively at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest first. We have all the essential holiday looks as well as…

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Dec 9th

It’s Time for a Trunk Show! Thomas Sabo & Uno de 50 Rep Will Be Here 12/15!

Brand representative for Uno de 50 and Thomas Sabo Kris Turner will be here, at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, with the best new pieces from these two poppular line as well as providing sneak peeks at what will be available after the holiday season Thursday, December 15th, 10am-4pm. For the Uno de 50 collector – and there are definitely more than a few of you! – this is…

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Dec 7th

Staff Favorite Holiday Gifts Under $250

Mare’s Favorite 14K White Gold Cubic Zirconia Filigree Wide Hoop Earrings #425-00648 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $198 Jen’s Favorite Round Tanzanite Diamond 14K White Gold Cross Pendant & Box Chain 18″ #230-00257 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $248 Erin’s Favorite Judith Ripka Stainless Steel Gold Tone Chronograph Cubic Zirconia Bezel Ladies Watch #500-01412 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $98 Kathy’s Favorite Pear Shape Blue Topaz Dangle Swirl Cap Pearl 14K Yellow Gold Earrings #210-00355 Price: $248 Dee…

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Dec 6th

A Beautiful Blue Christmas: Celebrating December’s Birthstones

If you love blue gemstone jewelry, we have good news for you. There are three gorgeous gemstones traditionally used as December’s birthstone: Blue Zircon, Tanzanite, and Turquoise. We have lovely examples of each in our showcases at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest right now. Blue Zircon: We have a soft spot in our heart for blue zircon. These beautiful gems are often the victim of mistaken identity! Zircon is…

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Dec 5th

Get What You Want This Holiday Season!

No one wants to get stuck with a gift they’ll never wear. And no one wants to give gifts that the recipients won’t absolutely love. That’s where we come in. When you fill out a Wish List with The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’ll send it right to the person who’s shopping for you this season. They’ll know exactly what you want this holiday and where they can find…

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Dec 2nd

Get Great Gifts By Selling Your Old Gold!

The holiday season is here. One of the best parts of this time of year is seeing the pure joy on your kids’ or grandkids’ faces when they open their presents – and we all know how good it feels to make that special someone smile with a gift you picked especially for them. Money can be an issue. When your heart wants to give more than your wallet allows,…

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Nov 22nd

It’s Time to Feel Good: Sixth Annual Batteries for Birds Starts 11/25!

Celebrating Thanksgiving is a great reminder of the many things in our lives we have to be grateful for. The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team is particularly blessed: we have the world’s best customers and friends, and these amazing individuals have proven time and again that they’re willing to step up and help us create positive change in our community. Hunger is a problem in Orange County. There are…

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Nov 18th

ATTENTION BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS: SUPER SAVINGS ON SILVER JEWELRY

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday, November 25th. Get a great jump start on your gift list and save some serious money by attending The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest’s Annual Silver Extravaganza! Silver Jewelry as Far as the Eye Can See Our team has been hard at work collecting and arranging all of the silver jewelry we have in stock. There are simply thousands of…

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Nov 16th

Wearing Sunshine: Citrine & Golden Topaz Share the Spotlight as November’s Birthstone

November’s twin birthstones are a brilliant example of jewelry’s incredible power to lift the mood and elevate the spirit. Here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’re treated to beautiful sunshine throughout much of the year, but that isn’t true everywhere. In the cold, dark reaches of Northern Europe, where many of our birthstone traditions have their earliest roots, November can be a bleak time. Citrine, with its warm,…

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Nov 10th

ATTENTION BRIDES TO BE: DON’T MISS THIS SALE

Love is definitely in the air. Did you know that nationwide more proposals and wedding ceremonies will take place over the next six weeks than for the following six months combined? The holidays bring out people’s romantic side. That’s why we’re hosting our first ever Three Day Bridal Bonanza! Starting on Thursday, November 17th, enjoy 20% off all bridal jewelry, including engagement rings, wedding bands and anniversary bands. Loose diamonds…

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Oct 27th

We’re Running Our Super Popular BOGO Sale for an Excellent Eighth Time!

Don’t Miss Out On This Great Deal! November’s here and you know what that means: it’s time for The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest to have our nearly-legendary BOGO Sale. On Saturday, November 5th our doors will open at 8 am sharp and everything in the store is BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE! That means you can choose a fantastic piece of jewelry from our Previously Enjoyed Collection for yourself…

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Oct 20th

Thank You! Together We Raised $4K+ for Breast Cancer Solutions!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest truly has the world’s best friends and customers. In just two short hours, you helped us raise $4,359 for Breast Cancer Solutions, Orange County’s leading provider of support for breast cancer patients and their families. Thank you so much for being part of this fantastic event! We Gave Away a $3,000 Diamond – And One…

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Oct 14th

Have You Seen Our Great New Thomas Sabo Custom Engraving Station?

Discovering Thomas Sabo jewelry has definitely been one of the high points of our year. We were certain that these rugged, stylish designs would be a hit with our customers, and so far, it looks like we were right: many of you have gotten bracelets for yourself or for someone special in your lives. One of the neat things about the Thomas Sabo line is that many of the pendants…

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Oct 7th

October Opals Shimmer & Shine

Opals are truly one of the most unique gemstones on Earth. October’s gemstone is characterized by a one of a kind color-changing shimmer: it’s such an outstanding effect that the word opalescent was actually coined to describe it. Part of the reason opals are unique is the fact they’re not hard minerals the way diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires are. Opals are softer stones, composed of silica deposits that collect deep…

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Sep 30th

Save The Date: Drink Champagne, Support BCS & Maybe Win a Great Big Diamond October 6th!

It’s October and you know what that means: it’s time to have a fun night at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest as we raise money for Breast Cancer Solutions. We’ve got our champagne glasses ready! Join us on Thursday, October 6th from 5:30pm -7:30pm for our 7th Annual Breast Cancer Solutions Fundraiser. It’s guaranteed to be a fun evening, with lots of laughter and memories waiting to be made….

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Sep 24th

Hooray! We’ve Won Best of Orange County – AGAIN!

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is thrilled to announce that the readers of the OC Register have chosen us as The Best Jewelry Store of Orange County for the sixth time in a row! (Scroll down the see photos from the Awards Ceremony) We are grateful for this honor and know that we owe it all to you, our friends and customers. With that in mind, here are six…

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Sep 13th

Six Amazing Facts About September’s Birthstone: Sapphires

Sapphires are one of the most popular gemstones here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. Whenever we have a particularly fine example of sapphire jewelry appear in our Previously Enjoyed Collection, it gets snapped right up – people are passionate about these gorgeous blue stones. Since sapphires are September’s birthstone, we thought we’d share a little bit of gemstone trivia with you: Amazing Sapphire Fact #1: Once Upon A…

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