Jewel of the month: Citrine A Burst of Sunshine This transparent sunshine-hued gemstone derives its name from the French word citron, meaning lemon. It is available in a variety of hues ranging from pale yellow to vivid orange, and even an alluring reddish-brown shade. Associated with the warmth and energy of the sun, citrine is…

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Jewel of the month: Tanzanite The heart of the Ocean Do you love sapphires but not their steep price tag? Then tanzanite may be just the gemstone for you!   In fact, the color and brilliance of high quality tanzanite makes it difficult for the untrained eye to tell the two apart. From deep cobalt blue…

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Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Give a Little Sparkle this Holiday Season! Begin your holiday shopping with our handy gift guide featuring the top 5 jewelry trends for this holiday season.   Nature-Inspired Jewelry Accessorizing with earthly treasures has never been more fun! Jewelry inspired by nature and cast from organic objects like twigs, flowers, and wishbones…

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Best Jewelry Store 2018 AND THE WINNER IS… The results for the Sarasota Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Best Jewelry Store are in, and we’re grateful to our customers for selecting Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches as the best jewelry store in Sarasota throughout the years! Thank you to all our customers who voted. Unlike…

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Jewel of the month: Opal The heart of the Ocean Known for their unique interplay of colors, opals have a rainbow-like iridescence unlike any other gemstone. Formed when hydrated silicon dioxide seeps into fractures of underground sedimentary rock, opals are simply hardened silica spheres. In fact, that little silica packet in your vitamin bottle is…

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Jewel of the month: Sapphire Beauty in All the Colors of the Rainbow Second only to the diamond, sapphires are the world’s most popular gem. They command an impressive $800 million of the gemstone retail market. And for good reason! There’s nothing more captivating than the velvety cobalt blue of a sapphire. The finest sapphires…

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In-house jewelry repair Setting the Industry Standard with Impeccable Craftsmanship and Unparalleled Service If your jewelry or watches need repair, rely on the seasoned experts at Carats. From ring sizing and battery replacement, to restoring treasured family heirlooms, our jewelry repair is of the highest standards. We offer a variety of services including diamond resetting,…

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Jewel of the month: Peridot Magnificent Magma Like the budding foliage of a forest floor, peridot’s radiant shades of green are believed to calm the mind and promote health and peacefulness. Associated with the sun, peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its powers to drive away dark forces and manifest prosperity. It…

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Pre-Owned Rolex Taking the Guesswork out of Purchasing Pre-Owned Rolex Aside from superior craftsmanship, quality, and unmistakable status, Rolex watches are revered for retaining value over time. While most watches depreciate, many Rolex models actually increase in value over time. This means purchasing a pre-owned Rolex is always a wise investment. And here at Carats,…

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July Jewel of the Month: Ruby A Decadent Crimson Delight Does Mom have a July birthday? Looking for a fresh take on an engagement ring? Or maybe you’re ready to treat yourself to a luxurious piece of jewelry. Chances are, rubies may be just what you’re looking for. In Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or…

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