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Post Date - 3/14/2019

my sister said I should get this appraised...



Expertly-prepared jewelry appraisals are important for certain occasions...and completely unnecessary for others. Explore the differences, and walk away knowing more than most folks!
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Post Date - 2/22/2019

By Design: Belle Brooke


Alara features the artworks of over 60 designers from across the globe. This month, our first installment of the "By Design" series, which showcases the story and work of an individual designer in Alara's curated collection of jewels. Our inaugural designer: Belle Brooke
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Post Date - 2/7/2019

Amethyst: the Legendary February Birthstone

Amethyst has been around for thousands of years, but did you know about its magical powers? In this blog post, we break down different cultural beliefs behind the February birthstone, and its origins.
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Post Date - 1/24/2019

What is a Sweater Necklace?



What to do when winter rolls around, and all your cute, short necklaces are just hidden by the cozy sweater you're wearing? Answer: Sweater Necklace!
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Post Date - 11/22/2018

A Heaping Helping of Thanksgiving Gratitude



Babs' personal thoughts about The Alara Bunch on this Thanksgiving.
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Post Date - 11/15/2018

Choosing the Right Metal to Wear

Most of us have been there. We see a ring, we love it, and we have to have it! We get to the store, try it on, and it is the worst look you've ever seen. But your best friend (with the same skin color) tries it on, and of course its the most flattering ring again. What the heck?! In this post, we'll explain why some metals are more flattering than others, and how to choose a metal that highlights you!
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Post Date - 11/1/2018

Trend Focus: Bold Statement Earrings

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Audacious and bold, the trend of large earrings is everywhere. Make a BOLD change and try this beyond-ordinary trend on for size.
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Post Date - 10/25/2018

Diamond Myths: Yes, you can break them


Diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth, and the word, "diamond," is actually derived from the Greek word "adamas," meaning invincible or indestructible. But that doesn't mean your diamond can't break! We explain why this is so, and how to treat your sparkly pretties.
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Post Date - 10/18/2018

Everything Autumn

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Let Montana's beautiful landscape and natural gemstones influence your style this autumn.
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Post Date - 10/11/2018

Why Shop Local for Jewelry?

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Knowing where to shop for jewelry can be daunting to figure out, but here we discuss why you should shop at an independent local jeweler before you settle for a mass-produced piece from a big box chain jewelry store.
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Post Date - 10/4/2018

Something Wicked This Way Comes: October's Mysterious Gems

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Travel along with us as we explore the myth, mystery and sordid past of October's two magnificent birthstones: opal and tourmaline.
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Post Date - 9/27/2018

I Don't Wear Jewelry. I Wear Art.



Masriera is synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century in Catalan, Spain. Masiera's art continues to live on in the artisan techniques of translucent, fired enameling that Masriera has passed down from generation to generation for over a century.
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Post Date - 9/20/2018

Montana's Dirty (and Rough) Secret


Everyone can recognize a sapphire's deep blue hue, but not many people realize there's more to sapphires than just "sapphire blue!" Find out about all the coolest sapphire colors, and what causes them.
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Post Date - 9/13/2018

Rocks Aren't Just for Whiskey


Fellas really dug on jewelry for many years. For centuries, actually. Today, not so much. Here, we chat about guidelines on wearing jewelry as a guy: the standards, breaking the standards, and finding your own style.
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Post Date - 9/6/2018

guns don't pierce ears -- people pierce ears


We were surprised to find a lot of "anti-piercing gun" misinformation on the internet. Read on to learn our rebuttal stance, and see a quick video of a family ear piercing event at Alara.
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Post Date - 8/29/2018

Thia: Earthy Artisan


Thia's passion for nature and the arts influence her everyday adventures; allowing her to capture the beautiful aspects of the flora and fauna she encounters on the way. A photographer's eye with a wanderer's soul, this earthy artisan's inimitable style is all her own.
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Post Date - 8/23/2018

The 5 most popular diamond cuts right now



The different diamond cuts wax and wane in popularity over time. Learn what's hot today.
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Post Date - 8/16/2018

style knows no age: meet maria


Being put together is not limited by age.  Meet Maria--a dear friend, as well as a favorite customer.  She knows when it's time to repurpose old gems and jewels, and she has a keen sense of stylish accessorizing.
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Post Date - 8/9/2018

August Birthstones: Did you know there are 3?



Whether you fancy a lime-green peridot for summer festivities, a warm spinel necklace to wear in the winter, or a sardonyx brooch for a timeless look.
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Post Date - 8/2/2018

Rustic Diamonds (Diamonds in the Rough)



Bright white, brilliant-cut diamonds weren’t popular until recent history, and were far rarer to come across...
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Post Date - 7/26/2018

Hot Off the (Flower) Press

Introducing a Luana Coonen & Alara Jewelry collaborative titled "Thia Spring"...
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Post Date - 7/19/2018

tori: quirky intellectual


Snake enthusiast, metalsmith working towards her MFA, juggler, and lady of Alara.  Her approach to style reflects her personal qualities of creativity and being comfortable in one's own skin.
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Post Date - 7/9/2018

12 stunning engagement rings you'll fall for


so many styles, so little time....here's an overview of just a smidge of the variety we design, love, purchase, and collaborate on. 


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Post Date - 3/30/2018

the psychology of self-purchase

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AKA "Girl, Why Don't You Buy Yourself That Pretty Blingy Thing???" 

Ladies, why don't we treat ourselves to nice jewelry?  Why not?  Why not?  Why not?
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Post Date - 2/9/2018

three ways with: circle necklaces

every-day-jewelsa simple design with various stones.
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