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What is a Freemason or Masonic Ring

What is a Freemason or Masonic Ring

So where did the Mason Ring originate? While it isn’t clear where the Free Masonry originated or how long it has been worn by Mason’s it is clear that it has been around for a very long time. We do know that as early as the 14th century Mason’s would use their ring as a seal. This was done by pouring hot wax on an official document, and as it cooled they would press their ring into the wax to leave what equate to their signature.   Can any Mason wear a ring? While research overwhelmingly shows that most lodges...

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5 Reasons personalized jewelry is a great mother’s day gift

5 Reasons personalized jewelry is a great mother’s day gift

5 Reasons personalized jewelry is a great mother’s day gift   Mother’s day is quickly approaching and no matter if it is your mom, wife or grandmother, it is important to show her that you understand just how important she is. So, how do you do that? We’ll one of the best ways is to get a personalized gift that says you have put thought and effort into her.     1. Sentimental value- How does the saying go? “Don’t mess with a mother bear”? Nothing in this world means more to your wife or mom than her family and...

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Personalized gifts market to grow to 31.63 billion by 2021

Personalized gifts market to grow to 31.63 billion by 2021

According to technavio.com the market for personalized gifts will grow to $31.63 billion by 2021. Specialty stores lead the way in personalized gift sales with 48.11% of the market share followed by personalized photo merchandising at 31.81% with non photo gifts bringing in 8.85% of the market share. A more in depth story on personalized gifts in the market place can be found here.

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That special feeling, personalized gifts are a growing trend

That special feeling, personalized gifts are a growing trend

Ever wondered why you are starting to see more businesses with personalized products like mother's rings, photo frames, towels etc.? We all want to feel special, right? The fact is with all the exposure of the internet it is getting harder to find a unique gift that no body has seen yet. So, how do we make something special or unique? Well, the growing trend is to make something personal or custom. Not only does this create attachment, but it can make an just about anything unique to specific individual, family or group. Another reason this is a growing trend...

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Ever wondered about the history of Sterling Silver?

  The sterling alloy originated in Europe and was being used for trade as early in the 12th century in the area that is now Germany. In England the composition of sterling silver was subject to official  assay at some date before 1158 during the reign of Henry II, but its purity was probably regulated from centuries earlier, in Saxon times. A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II's reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx (A procedure used to confirm newly minted coins met required standards) until it was deposited at the Royal...

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