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Red, White and Blue

In United States, we celebrate today our nation’s independence day or else known as Fourth of July.


“On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies requested their independence from England, an affair which ultimately led to the foundation of the United States. Every year on Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, Americans have a good time on this historic event,” says “Clash between the colonies and England was already a year old when the colonies convoked a Continental Congress in Philadelphia in the summer of 1776. On June 7 at the conference that took place in the Pennsylvania State House later known as Independence Hall. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia read a resolution with the prominent words: “Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are liberated from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”


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Some fun Fourth of July facts, courtesy of United States Government webpage:



The number of signers to the Declaration of Independence totaled to 56. Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, considered as the strongest and most expressive writer, wrote the most part of the document.
In 2013, the trade value between the United States and the United Kingdom is at $100 billion dollar value, making the British, who were our adversary in 1776, our seventh prominent tradeoff partner today.

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Emblematically, you can use this day as your own independence from something special on July 4th as well. Whether that comprises of breaking out of a bad habit, or going after that long daydreamed career, getting in shape, beginning a new relationship, ending one that has outlasted its time, or simply undertaking a long desirable goal.


Sparkly jewels, especially rubies, pearls and sapphires (red, white and blue) can help you feel revitalized, fresh and self-determining. In case you are joining a grill party, family gathering, beach festivity or a simple get together with associates or family, the right jewelers can support you to feel as if you have acknowledged your own unique independence.

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Sapphire Fun Facts

In honor of September’s birthstone, the sapphire, this week we bring you some sapphire fun facts. Learn a little more about this beautiful and durable stone which has inspired many a tale. And shop Amidon for all your sapphire needs. We have the most beautiful sapphire earrings, rings, bracelets and pendants that you can find anywhere.


Did you know sapphire is a form of corundum, a mineral which is second only to diamonds in hardness? This means sapphires are a better bet for rings than softer stones. Of course, you still want to be careful of that little sparkler!

With a hardness rating of 9, consider investing in this gold, diamond and sapphire ring from Amidon.


While the default sapphire is a vibrant blue, you can also get white, pink, yellow sapphires.


Sapphires are often heat treated to enhance their color.


The padparadscha is the only color of sapphire to get its own name. This refers to a very rare orange/pink sapphire. Its name comes from the Sanskrit “padma raga,” or “lotus color.” The padparadscha is distinct from a regular orange or pink sapphire. It manages to be both colors at the same time!


At 423 carats, the Logan Sapphire, mined in Sri Lanka, is as big as a chicken egg.


The world’s biggest sapphire deposits are found in Australia, Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.


Blue looks good on everybody! Whether your September-born loved one is fair or dark-skinned, with red, blonde, brown or black hair, this pendant will look perfect against her skin.


Therapeutically, people use sapphires to ease psychic suffering and open themselves up emotionally.


Sapphires are said to help eye problems.


“Meditating on this stone brings the soul to contemplate the heavens,” according to the precious stone expert consulted by France’s ruler Louis France XI.


Do you know what will look beautiful on your loved one’s ears? These gorgeous gold, diamond and sapphire earrings from Amidon.

Certain very rare sapphires are black. The famous Black Star of Queensland was just such a black sapphire, weighing in at 733 carats. It was discovered in the 1930s.