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Stars Align

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Life is far from perfect. There always seems to be an obstacle or mess in the plans that requires a course change. But, challenges happen for a reason. It takes a moment of reflection. You need to add up the different events in your life that led you to the point you’ve reached, and then

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Presidents’ Day Trivia

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February has more holidays besides Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. There’s also Presidents’ Day! It is a day off for most companies and schools to honor our presidents. But, how much do you know about it? Let’s test your knowledge! 1. When is Presidents’ Day celebrated? A. February 20th B. February 21th C. Second Monday

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The Best Gift

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As holidays and special occasions come around, it can be difficult to come up with a good present for the one you love. After all, there are so many wonderful things out there to give. One tried, tested, and true gift for any occasion is jewelry. Why jewelry? There are many reasons. For one, it’s

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Promise

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Life is fragile. Glass shatters and hearts break. Moments die and relationships end. Very rarely does anything last without falling apart. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t do everything in our power to stop that pattern. This effort often surfaces in the form of promises. Promises are commitments. They are a vow to complete or

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I Love You

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How often do you express your love to those you truly care for? Is it every day? As you think back, you may not recall saying “I love you,” but you’ve probably shared those sentiments in one way or another. “I miss you.” “You’re special to me.” “XOXO.” However you choose to say the former,

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Groundhog Day Trivia

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At the beginning of every year, we look to the groundhog to see if we will have more winter or if spring will come early. Let’s test your knowledge to find how much you know about Groundhog Day! 1. What day is Groundhog Day on? A. February 1 B. February 2 C. February 3 D.

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The Pulse

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There is something we all have in common. It’s inside each of us and is essential to our lives here on this earth. It’s our pulse. Our hearts beat, and blood flows throughout our bodies. It carries vital nutrients to each of our cells to make sure we function properly. When we exercise, our hearts

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Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

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Whether with snow, ice, or simply dead grass, temperatures in winter are colder than normal. We are left freezing in the frigid air, longing for the promise of spring. But, all hope is not lost. There are ways to stay warm this winter and winters to come. How? Here is a list that could be

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Heart of My Heart

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You see them. Thump, thump. They look at you. Thump, thump, thump. As you return eye contact, you feel your heart racing faster than before, and you hope that they don’t hear it. Of course, they move closer, which makes it all worse. But, as time goes on, your heart calms down. When you see

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Inauguration Trivia

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Inauguration Day is here again! But, how much do you truly know about this holiday? Let’s test your knowledge to find out! 1. Why is Inauguration Day held on January 20th? A. The length of time between elections and the new president obtaining office was not enough time for the president-elect to pick their cabinet

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Pathways

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“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both…” The quote above comes from “A Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. There are two paths for the author to take, but only one can be traveled. This happens in our lives, as there are several choices placed before us all

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The Magic of Firsts

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Whether or not you believe in magic, it’s hard to argue against the magic of firsts. From first kisses to first cars, these things carry immense excitement. They are new to us and full of potential and wonder. It’s like waking up to Christmas morning and feeling the joy that comes from family and presents

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New Year’s Resolutions

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“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” – Anonymous Each year, millions of people make resolutions, or goals. They involve either adding a healthy habit, such as exercising more, or removing a negative one, like quitting cigarettes. The idea is to become a better person throughout the

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Primrose

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What comes to mind when you think of home? Is it where you live? Is it a person? Whatever home is to you, it’s home for a reason. A home is special and important because it’s where you’re most comfortable and can truly be yourself. Home is different for everyone. It can be a house

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New Year’s Trivia

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5… 4… 3… 2… 1…. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Bring in another year by testing your knowledge of this holiday! 1. Which three locations are the top three places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the U.S.?A. Disneyland, Disney World, and New York City B. Las Vegas, Disney World, and New York City C. Los Angeles,

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For Luck

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Remember when you were little? At one point or another, it’s likely you sat in a field, searching for a four-leaf clover. And of course, once you thought you found one with a rare fourth leaf, you’d pick it out of the ground and find that it was your eyes playing tricks on you again.

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Christmas Trivia

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Ah, the most wonderful time of the year!! Test your knowledge on a few things from the joyous holiday that is Christmas. 1. Who wrote the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the ballet The Nutcracker? A. Tchaikovsky B. Mozart C. Chopin D. Rachmaninoff 2. What gifts did the wise men bring to the

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The Countdown to Christmas

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The countdown to christmas is anything but short. Some people begin the wait for christmas as early as July, when we sometimes indulge in listening to “Jingle Bells” even though the weather says it’s pool time in the hot sun. Others start as soon as their thanksgiving meal has drawn to a close. And many

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Snowflakes

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No two snowflakes are alike. Of course, with the naked eye this is not immediately noticeable. It takes closer inspection and attention to detail. With the aid of a microscope we are able to see what makes individual snowflakes so unique from one another. When you zoom in on a single snowflake, you can begin

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Your Heart Beat

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Your heart is incredible. All day and night it works to pump precious blood all throughout your body. It’s a job with no breaks! Of course, there are times where your heart beats really fast, like when you’re on an especially good run or participating in an active event. Then there are time where you’re

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The 12 Days Of Christmas

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If you ask someone to name a few Christmas songs, there is no doubt that they would mention The 12 Days Of Christmas. To us now the song seems to be nothing more than a fun tune about a plethora of gift giving. But, fun fact, The 12 Days Of Christmas used to be 12

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All The World Is A Stage

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Everyone has a song— a conscious melody which floats around you with a musical twist so unique it could only be created by you. We all fantasize at some point or another about being on a stage providing entertainment to millions of adoring fans. We all dream of being bigger than we could ever imagine

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December Trivia

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At long last! December! This month of holiday cheer and the start of wintry weather is one that brings delight to so many. How well do you know this joyous month? 1. What are the zodiac signs that fall under the month of December? A. Sagittarius and Capricorn B. Aries and Scorpio C. Libra and

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Magic

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Movies, books, plays, music, and all sorts of media has been dedicated around the fantastical element of magic. Humans are intrigued by this supernatural force that manifests itself in wizards and witches alike. It’s controlled our history, being a large part of oral tradition in many ancient and even modern cultures. There’s the magic displayed in

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Thanksgiving Trivia

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This time of year is an abundance of fun holidays where we spend time with loved ones and take part in special traditions. Time to test your knowledge of Thanksgiving!! 1. What is maize? A. Fancy mashed potatoes B. A thing people get lost in C. Another word for corn D. A chemical in turkey

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Man’s Best Friend

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What makes a good friend? Many would suggest qualities such as fun, caring, and loyal. Now consider this: dogs. Four paws, a little wet nose, and furry tummies you can’t help but scratch. They’re playful, affectionate, and without a doubt very loyal creatures! Plus there’s a reason they are referred to as a man’s (or

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Tree Trivia

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“Look at the leaves!” is a common phrase this time of year. Whether they’re blossoming, changing colors, or fluttering in the air as they fall, leaves and trees decorate our lives. What do you know about leaves and trees? 1. What gives leaves their greenish color? A. Rhytidome B. Chlorophyll C. Koloro D. Acer 2.

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The People We Admire Most

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There are so many people we admire. Perhaps the person you’re thinking about it a distant and glamorous celebrity. Additionally the person could be a fictional entity from a favorite movie, book, play, or what have you. On the other hand someone you know in real life may also enter into your thoughts. And there

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100 Years of National Parks

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With such gorgeous weather with the turning of the seasons, it a wonderful time to explore our local and national parks. In 2016 we celebrated 100 years of the National Parks Service, which preserves land in its natural, undisturbed state for us to enjoy and appreciate. Here’s a little bit of trivia to test how much

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“We Are Made of Starstuff.”

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Humans have always been captivated by the night sky. Stories have been told from star formations. Movies have been inspired from our own space missions to the possibilities of reaching out into the cosmos in a not so far from reality. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our

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November Trivia

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November! Many deem it the beginning of the holiday season, excitedly planning for Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas celebrations. How much do you know about the eleventh month of the year? 1. National Novel Writing Month is November! Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, people are challenged to write at least how many words from Nov 1- Nov

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Trick or Treat

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“Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever.” -Dylan Lauren “Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.” -Ryan Gosling Candy is a delight shared by people of all backgrounds and ages.

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Skeleton and Witch Trivia

Rattle your bones and hop on your broomstick! It’s time for more spooky halloween monster trivia! 1. In Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, who is the main character? A. Victor Van Dort B. Sally C. Jack Skellington D. Sparky 2. In Mexico, skeletons and skulls are beautifully decorated for Dia de los Metros (Day

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Name Them One By One

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It takes a truly humble person to recognize all they really have in life. Even those who seem to have nothing have something. How does one get to this mind yet though? Count your blessings. Feel like life is unfair? Count your blessings. Feeling discouraged about God’s love for you? Count your blessings. Want to

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Vampire and Werewolf Trivia

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Boo!! This week’s monster trivia features vampires and werewolves! Test to see how much do you know about these scary mythical creatures. 1. Who created Dracula? A. Bram Stoker B. Stephanie Meyer C. Mary Shelley D. Dr. Suess 2. Count von Count (also known as Count Count or the Count) was a beloved puppet from

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At Peace

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There a many things that we do. We’re constantly having to make decisions. These decisions are sometimes needed immediately and even randomly. But often we see them manifested on large to-do lists, extensive calendars, or detailed daily planners. These methods of organizing our lives is a way in which to keep us focused while maintaining

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Ghost and Zombie Trivia

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This October we bring you trivia about some of the most famous monsters throughout the world! What do you know about ghosts and zombies? 1. Casper The Friendly Ghost has been loved for generations. When was he first introduced to the world? A. 1930 B. 1950 C. 1970 D. 1990 2. Who are you gunna

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Eclipses

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Every so often we hear of phenomenal events in our solar system. Things like such are cause for people to look up at the sky in wonder. Once and awhile, a meteor shower races across our sky. At special times of the year, certain nearby planets become especially visible along with the stars. And then

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Marilyn Jackson’s Gifts

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We’re back with another company spotlight! Marilyn Jackson’s Gifts of Jackson Tennessee, is a big retailer for Ronaldo. In fact, Marilyn Jackson’s Gifts is the largest Ronaldo retailer in West Tennessee! Additionally, they are the multi-time winner of the Jackson Sun Readers Choice award for the best gift shop in West Tennessee! One thing they

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What Started With A Messy Closet

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Imagine you’ve finally gotten around to cleaning out that old closet if yours. Much like the junk drawer in your kitchen, it hasn’t seen organization in years. It has become an easy place to stuff coats and throw mismatched socks and shoes. One day it becomes too much, to the point you’ve dedicated an afternoon

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October Trivia

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October is perhaps the spookiest of all the months of the year. To kick it off with all its ghouls, zombies, vampires, and monsters here’s another round of monthly trivia! How well do you know October? 1. What are the birthstones for October? A. Emerald B. Tourmaline and Opal C. Peridot D. Topaz and Citrine

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Queen Elizabeth II Trivia

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Perhaps one of the most famous women of our present day is Queen Elizabeth II. It’s people such as this remarkable monarch that inspire Ronaldo’s Royal Series Collection. How much do you know about Queen Elizabeth II? 1. When was Queen Elizabeth born? A. April 19, 1926 B. April 20, 1926 C. April 21, 1926

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Falling in love with Autumn

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The first day of autumn typically falls at the end of September. While it wraps up the end of long, sunshine filled days, it marks the beginning of so many wonderful things. The leaves slowly start to change, halloween decorations start appearing at stores, cooler days mean more sweaters and boots, and warm soups and

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Kindness

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Have you ever sat back and contemplated about how much your words can do? Or have you considered the power of your thoughts? “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”  -Lao Tzu

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Eleanor Roosevelt Trivia

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With Eleanor Roosevelt’s strong personality in mind, Ronaldo designed the “Inspirational” set of bracelets. Though simple, they are wonderful stackable bracelets to add to your look. Eleanor Roosevelt was a remarkable woman. She spent her life inspiring and improving the lives of others, and did a great deal of good in the world. How well

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Gold Education

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A staple in the jewelry world is gold. This metal is one of class and tradition that defies and yet also molds to modern trends. Here is your dose of gold education!   GOLD Won’t tarnish, rust, or corrode, and though it’s very strong, it is also the most malleable of all metals.   PURITY

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Children

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“My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning.” —Gena Lee Nolin Parenting in difficult. It’s certainly something that is not a one-size-fits-all thing. Sure, there are plenty of self help books and even classes on how to parent, but often the best knowledge comes from experience itself. Some

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I Will Never Forget…

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Fill in the blank: I will never forget…. Some possible answers could be: ..when a teacher did the nicest thing by tutoring me after school ..how my mother would tuck me in each night and read my favorite books ..the way my babysitter made cookies every time she watched us ..when my brother stood up

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September Trivia

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Ah, September! It is truly a transition month in which we say goodbye to a wonderful summer and gladly welcome autumn. How well do you know this month? 1. Starting in 1887, which state was the first to celebrate Labor Day as an official public holiday? A. Oregon B. Nebraska C. New York D. South

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Diamonds: It’s All About The 4 Cs

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It’s kind of cool the way people come up with different tricks to remember things. Have you ever heard of a man named Roy G. Biv? No? That’s okay. He’s not a real person (as least as far as we know). Then why do we bring it up? Because Roy G. Biv is a great

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Symbolic Reminders

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What do you believe in? Sunday’s or the Sabbath, some might call it is a time to worship and reflect upon some of our most profound beliefs. A belief in Jesus Christ is one of miracles. The love Jesus had for all sinners is something we can glean hope from. He died so that he

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First Dates

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Do you remember your first date? You might recall what it was like to be invited to this said date, whether it was in person or perhaps a phone call that left your breathless after. There’s the part where you get to tell all of your friends, and maybe even get their assistance and advice

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Paths in Life

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We are presented with choices everyday. Within the first hour of waking up on any given day, you will have already made hundreds of decisions. Most of these choices are arbitrary, things like choosing to hit the snooze button several times, whether or not to make your bed, and what to wear. Picking between wearing

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Summer Olympics Trivia

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The Summer Olympics, held every four years, is a time for countries to come together and celebrate talented athletes. How much do you know about the summer games? 1. When were the first Summer Olympics held? A) 1896 B) 1904 C) 1912 D) 1920 2. Awarding athletes with gold, silver, and bronze medals started at

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The Sun Rises Everyday

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We all need hope. When problems pop up, trials arrive, and challenges arise, hope is the driving force that helps us to overcome it all. We hope for the simplest of things. For example, we hope the sun will rise each day. Perhaps the best feeling is when the things which we hoped for come

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Pearls

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We have created this guide for you to learn about the quality and value of the cultured pearls that Ronaldo Designer Jewelry offers so that you can find the pearl that is right for you.   WHAT IS A CULTURED PEARL? Long ago, pearls were considered important financial assets since natural pearls are so rare

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School Spirit

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An exciting time of year is the Back-To-School season. During this time, some of us anticipate starting classes and diving back into course work. Some of us are getting our kids ready for another year of learning or even preparing to see them off to college. Additionally, some of us are reminiscing days of buying

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August Trivia

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Ah, the end of summer. August’s warm, lazy days help us gear up for the excitement of autumn. How well do you know the month of August? 1. What are the birthstones for the month of August? A. Opal and Diamond B. Peridot and Sardonyx C. Topaz and Sapphire D. Ruby and Emerald 2. August

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Dance With Me

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When dancing with someone there are several things to consider. Much like in sports such as football or basketball, dancing is a team effort. Also, just as there is no “I” in team, there is also no “I” in dance. We see how teamwork can allow people bring their best qualities together to achieve something

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Rings

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Rings have been worn for centuries. The ancient Egyptians were buried wearing silver and gold bands on their fingers, and they are often credited as to inventing the engagement ring. Rings have adorned royalty as a sign of importance and wealth. Today rings available in several styles, featuring gemstones, unique shapes, and an array of

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Vitamins of the Soul

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“Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.” -Mahalia Jackson When Ronaldo originally designed The Power of Prayer® Bracelet, it was to raise money for Sharon Rainbow, a parishioner at his father’s church in need of surgery. With this bracelet, the small Southern Indiana church was able

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Platinum

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The Olympics are a time for the world to showcase its most extraordinary and talented athletes. If there was a competition for metals, Platinum would be one of the very best in the show. Platinum is one of the rarest elements in the Earth’s crust. And why is this? Platinum is a gorgeous metal—nearly white

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The Bead Shack

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This week we’re excited to feature The Bead Shack! First opening in 2001, The Bead Shack began with selling jewelry and gifts. Since then, they’ve grown into a more diverse shop, now offering a wide range of home décor, accessories, clothing, and jewelry! They have even opened a few addition called Bead Shack kids.  In

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Guess How Much I Love You?

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“Guess how much a I love you?” is perhaps something you have said before. Additionally, the question could be posed to you. Do you know how much you’re loved? There’s several ways in which we express affection. Some are quite obvious, a hug, a kiss, a lingering touch, and even a simple gift. Others aren’t

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Rose Gold

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When we think of gold, most often the reddish-yellow of pure gold comes to mind. However, besides pure gold there are several different sorts of colored gold. There are three groups in which color golds can be classified: alloys, intermetallic, and surface treatments. Alloys include the colors white, red/pink, green, and gray. Intermetallic gold colors

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Dazzling Decor

This week we’re happy to spotlight Dazzling Decor! Dazzling Decor opened in December 2013, in Big Spring Texas. By chance, owner Genia Phillips, ran into someone on a shuttle bus at the Dallas market who carried Ronaldo products. After discussing how great the product is and the success Ronaldo had in her store, she recommended

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July Trivia

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We’re back with more Trivia! July is a time of celebration, summer fun, and fireworks! See how well you know the month of July. 1. Where did fireworks originate? A. China B. Russia C. Mongolia D. India 2. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th of what year? A. 1762 B. 1776 C.

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Vintage Rose Emporium

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This week we are happy to feature Vintage Rose Emporium! Founded in 1995, Vintage Rose Emporium started as a small store selling nice gifts, candles, tabletop and women’s accessories in downtown Murray, Kentucky. “I purchased the store in 2001 and it has grown by leaps and bounds into a real destination shop now located on

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Family Ties

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After World War 2, the city of Berlin in Germany was divided into two parts, West and East. Then, in 1961, the Berlin Wall was constructed. Previous to this, people were able to freely cross over from East Berlin to West or vice versa, but with the wall in place, it became nearly impossible. Imagine

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The Peacock Lane

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This week’s company spotlight features The Peacock Lane! The Peacock Lane opened in Nolensville, Tennessee just five years ago. “The shop started out simple and has grown into an eclectic mix of what Nolensville needed it to be. We feature one of a kind, locally made items and pride ourselves on having something for everyone.

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English Ivy

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This week’s company spotlight features English Ivy! English Ivy is a speciality retail store that sells furniture, home supplies, seasonal items, gifts, and jewelry. Opening in the Village at Lee Branch in Birmingham, Alabama off Highway 280, English Ivy has been in business since 2003. “We started carrying Ronaldo in July of 2013, with the

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Paradise

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Often times we find ourselves dreaming of being somewhere else. Whether it’s at our day job, while sitting in a class, or being at home going about with mundane tasks, our minds are wandering off to distant lands. Each of us carries a longing for paradise. Paradise is defined as ‘a place or state of

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Monograms Plus

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This week we are excited to feature Monograms Plus! Starting in the 300 square foot workshop in owner Margaret Hamm’s garage, Monograms Plus opened in 1999. Monograms Plus continued with their humble beginnings as they opened in 100 year old brick warehouse building in Cullman’s Historic Warehouse District with 1600 square feet on October 6,

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Favorites

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Think of your favorite things. We all have favorite places, foods, movies, animals, colors, people, memories…you name it. What makes something a favorite? Our favorite things bring us joy and add to our unique design as human beings. They are things that we are drawn to, that we connect to in some way. Perhaps a

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The Perfect Setting

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This week’s company spotlight is on The Perfect Setting! When Sheri Gordon’s youngest son left to attend college, there seemed like no better time to pursue the dream of having a gift store. Opened in September of 2010, The Perfect Setting was a dream-made-reality. “We have grown by listening to our customers and keeping our

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June Trivia

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June is here with summer shortly on its way! Children are being let out of school for break, neighborhood pools are opening, and we’re back with more trivia! How much do you know about the month of June? 1.Hurricane Season begins around this time of year. What marks the first official day of it? A.

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Outside and In

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This week we’re happy to feature another one of our retailers, Outside and In! Bringing variety like no other to Houma, Louisiana, Outside and In opened in October of 2000. The name says it all, as they provide outdoor furniture, home décor, and so much in between. Some of these things include wind chimes, candles,

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Jelly Beans

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A group of people figured out how to measure a life in jelly beans. With a single jelly bean representing one day, through a viral video they were able to visually show how we spend our lives. Measurements presented were the average amount of time we spend sleeping, preparing and eating food, working, watching television,

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Fine Things

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We’re back with another company spotlight! For the past 25 years, Fine Things has been a favorite gift boutique for locals and visitors on the Gulf Cost of Florida. Originally, Fine Things offered home accents and gifts. It was during tough economic times that more jewelry was included, something that well received by Fine Things

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True Wealth

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Grandmothers are incredible. Not only with their words, but the way in which they live provides us with lessons to be learned. We have all gleaned something valuable from our grandmothers that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Ronaldo’s grandmother once gave the following words of wisdom: “If you get five

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Caroline & Company

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We love our retailers! Beginning with this blog, we’re happy to introduce the first of several spotlights on companies that sell our collection. Our first spotlight features Caroline & Company. Named after Charlotte’s daughter Caroline, the shop opened in September 1997. This locally owned shop is home to 9,000 square feet of baby clothing and

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Rome

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Why do all roads lead to Rome? In the days of the Roman Empire, every road led to the capital city. Rome was the center of it all; the point from which everything else radiated outward. When we speak of Rome we think of all the accomplishments they achieved as a society. In fact, when

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Fresh Start

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The only constant in life is change. But isn’t that incredible? The book of life is full of chapters, of which none are quite the same. Seldom does anyone want to read a story where page after page is the same mundane routine. Each individual, like any storybook character, experiences conflict. It is this element

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May Trivia

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With flowers blooming and bees buzzing all around, everyone’s happy to say hello to May. How much do you know about the month of May? 1. What holiday is not celebrated in May? A. Mother’s day B. Labor Day C. Cinco de Mayo D. Flag Day 2. May’s gemstone is the Emerald. What does it

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Universal Beauty

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Our world is tied together by universal concepts. It’s amazing how easily we can connect with anyone in the world. This spectacular time in history allows us to break down geographical, cultural, and lingual barriers. We are more linked than ever. Love, happiness, success, and beauty are among some shared concepts around the globe. We

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Branching Out

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With increasing temperatures and longer daylight hours, the push to break free from the mundane is more tempting than ever. As we settle into Spring and anticipate Summer, the spirit of adventure in each of us comes alive. Note the differences between these two trees. The one of the left is quite bare, while the

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Trust

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“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” -Stephen Covey In every relationship there is the necessity of trust. This confidence can be manifest in several aspects. When we hold someone’s hand, we trust they won’t lead us to harm. When

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Love Knot

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“It’s usually our opposites who complement us best, because they’re the only ones who can balance us out.” ― Rachel Hollis Life is full of opposites. There’s up and down, night and day, joy and sorrow. These things are a part of nature and are beyond our control. But, beyond those, we also have characteristics

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Gold

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What would you do for gold? For most, not much needs to be done. Now in days, we have resources like the internet, where we can buy pretty much anything we want. But, back in the day, gold had to be found in nature. They didn’t have fancy technology, just their mining tools and bare

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Inspire

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Life is a learning experience. No one knows everything, and there are times when we forget what we know. Those around us can educate us, and we can do the same for others. Everyone can instruct, but few make it their occupation—their life. Who am I talking about? Teachers. Teachers dedicate their time to their

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Keeping It Real

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If you’ve ever seen a good magician at work, you will realize that you can’t always believe what you see. After all, is it really possible for a magician to pull 74 rabbits out of one little hat? Even though our eyes may tell us something seems real, it isn’t always the case. The same

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Romance

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Have you ever been in love? If you have, you know the feelings of excitement and giddiness that come from thinking about/being with your significant other. It’s unlike any other feeling, which is why it’s so abundant in the media. For those who haven’t experienced it, romance isn’t just in fairy tales. It’s real, wonderful,

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April Trivia

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April showers bring May flowers. Sure, the month is rather wet, but it’s a beautiful time of the year. Green is returning to nature as trees and plants blossom. What else is returning? Why, our monthly installment of trivia! How much do you know about the month of April? 1. What is the birthstone of

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Best Friend Forever

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There are seven billion people in the world. There have been billions before and will be many after. Out of all these people, there are only a select few that you call your friends and family. Even less than that is your best friend. How crazy is that? We’ve encountered thousands of people throughout our

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Three on Calvary

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Easter is a beautiful holiday that focuses on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is one of the most important celebrations in the Christian world. Because of Him, we can all be saved. His resurrection however, occurred after great sacrifice. The Savior, Jesus Christ, is perfect. He was, is, and ever will be the only

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Easter Traditions

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Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the cross on Calvary. However, despite the religious purposes of this holiday, there are several popular traditions with pagan origins. Think about it: there is no magical rabbit in the bible that lays eggs. Yet, around Easter, millions of egg hunts commence. Children all

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Flower Petals

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With the end of winter comes the beginning of spring. It’s a fresh start, full of sunshine and warmer days. The birds return, new life is born, and flowers begin to bloom. It’s a beautiful time of year. Lasting only a few months, spring is easy to take for granted. Most people tend to look

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Bring On The Green!

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The color green and the month of March have quite a bit in common. With the arrival of springtime, the grass and trees once again begin to grow and bring more green into the world. Also, there is Saint Patrick’s Day! In many parts of the world, people wear the color green to celebrate the

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The Ides of March

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March 15th is a significant day in history. It’s the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated back in 44 BC. Who was Julius Caesar? Why is it called the “Ides of March”? These questions and more will be answered in this blog. Let’s start with Caesar. He was born into a noble, wealthy family. Back

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Nature’s Beauty

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The sun rises over the horizon. For a moment, the world is gold. But, the magic doesn’t end there. It transforms into vibrant blues, pinks, purples, yellows, and just about all of the colors of the rainbow! The color green is especially apparent. From the grass below to the leaves above, we’re surrounded by greenery.

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March Trivia

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In like a lion, out like a lamb. March starts off cold, but things look up as spring grows closer. Besides spring, we can look forward to a new installment of monthly trivia! How much do you know about the third month of the year? 1. What is the birthstone of March? A. Aquamarine B. Garnet

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Dance With Me

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Life is full of ups and downs. There is joy and sadness, good and evil. It’s a balance, constantly teetering from one side to the other, trying to find harmony. Luckily, we aren’t alone through these fluctuating points. We have friends and family there that walk with us through the smooth paths and the rough

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The Power of Prayer

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In the past, when people wanted to talk long distance, letters were written and phone calls were made. Nowadays, people are able to do so much more. There is email, instant messaging, texting, etc. All are great forms of communication. They bring people together from far away. One of our most important relationships is the

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Nightingale

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When we think of heroes, our thoughts often turn to guys like Superman or Iron Man. Fictional superheroes are awesome, but there are people that have actually walked the earth and have done many heroic deeds. One of these heroes is the brilliant and caring Florence Nightingale. Florence lived during the 19th century. Born in

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Infinity

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Once upon a time… We all recognize these words. They are the beginning of many exciting stories we grew up with. Upon reading them, we know that we’re in for a treat. But, they don’t last forever. After the story has run its course, we see the words: “The End.” That’s it. There’s no more.

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Inner Beauty

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“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We’ve all had this phrase drilled into us. It tells us to look beyond someone’s outward appearance and see what they’re like on the inside. It’s a lesson a lot of us are still working on. This idiom makes a great point though. Think about it: what’s the

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Valentine’s Day Trivia

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s a day of celebrating the people we love. But, who says it can’t also be a day to celebrate the things we love? For our devoted love to trivia, let’s test your knowledge on our love-filled holiday! 1. Which of the following countries does NOT celebrate Valentine’s Day? A. Canada B.

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The Pearl of My Heart

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Pearls are unique. Unlike other gemstones like diamonds or rubies (which come from the ground), pearls have oceanic origins. More than that, they have no need to be cut. They are absolutely perfect. According to pearls.com, oysters, clams, and mussels create these gems when an irritant enters them, such as a parasite. They excrete a

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February Trivia

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February may have the least amount of days, but don’t sell this month short. There’s a lot more to February than cold weather and warm hearts. How much do you know about the second month of the year? 1. There has only been one year in recorded history that had a month without a full

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The Eclipse™ Jade Bracelet

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It’s a moment that takes your breath away. Two join together to create one. It’s a rare and beautiful spectacle beyond compare. The magic of an eclipse is truly something to behold. There are two types of eclipses: solar and lunar. A solar eclipse is when the moon comes between the earth and sun. A

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The Tied Together™ Bracelet

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Picture your life as a piece of string. It’s loose and alone, but wonderful in its own right. Now, imagine encountering another string. You tangle together a bit, and find that you braid together beautifully. True love is like these two pieces of string. They are different, separate entities, but together they weave together in

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The Love Always™ Bracelet

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In a moment, a connection unlike any other can spark. But, in the same instant, it can pass. You’ve probably experienced it before—you’re just going through a normal day and all of a sudden you see them. You don’t know who they are, but for a second you’re convinced it’s love at first sight. Then,

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The Devotion™ Bracelet

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Our minds often wander to what’s important to us. From people to places to ideas, our hearts connect and relate to these things. They become part of us. Because of this, we give our time to them. We give our devotion. Devotion is the strong sense of loyalty we feel towards something. It’s often based

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The Hold My Heart™ Pendant

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Everyone has one. That beating organ, pulsing blood throughout your body constantly and consistently. It keeps you alive. It pushes you farther than you’ve ever been. Yes, the heart is truly incredible. But, one of the most amazing things associated with the heart is a simple, four-letter word: Love. “I love you with all my

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also known as Civil Rights Day, is celebrated on the third Monday of January. It is a day to honor Martin Luther King Jr., along with countless others, who devoted their lives to gaining civil rights. What was the civil rights movement? It was a time, mostly during the mid-1900s,

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The Puppy Love™ Bracelet

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Do you remember your first crush? Do you remember the excitement you felt when you got to see them, and the anxiety wondering whether or not they felt the same for you? Young love is often romanticized, and for good reason. It’s exciting! In the eyes of a puppy, the world is new and exhilarating.

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The Promise™ Bracelet

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What is a promise? According to dictionary.com, a promise is “a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc., by one.” Promises are made and broken every day. Promises are created with an expectation that they will be fulfilled. With successful promises comes trust. Trust is just as easily lost with a

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January Trivia

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The New Year carries with it many new and exciting things. It brings new experiences, opportunities, and people into our lives. It also brings another installment of monthly trivia! 1. Which of the following is NOT celebrated in January? A. National Soup Month B. National Hobby Month C. National Goal-Setting Month D. National Staying Healthy

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The Unbreakable Spirit™ Bracelet

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We have all hit our own rock bottom. It’s a place no one dares enter by choice. Instead, it’s as if the floor beneath us crumbles, leaving us to fall into uncertain doom. It’s a terrible place, full of negativity and pain. We all have times in our lives when we collapse and fall apart.

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Etched In Time™ Bracelet

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Starting the New Year feels like entering the future. It’s as if we walked through a portal transporting us to another time. The difference that one day can make is astonishing. The New Year is a time to look forward, but also remember the past. We laughed, we cried, we grew…It’s important to hold on

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A New Year

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With the holidays out of the way, the next thing to look forward to is New Year’s. It’s a day full of fun, reminiscing, and hope as we prepare for the year ahead. There are several traditions and activities done on New Year’s, some of the most common being watching the ball drop in New

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Boxing Day

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The holidays aren’t over after Christmas in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In these countries, they celebrate Boxing Day on December 26. Boxing Day? Yep, you’re not misreading. But, it’s may not be the type of boxing you’re thinking about. Boxing Day is not a day devoted to the sport, but

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The Love of Christmas

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“Give that back!” “No! I wanna play with it!” “But, I had it first!” Abby sat by the window, bracing herself for what was to come. Lizzie ran toward her, tears streaming down her chubby little cheeks. “Mommy! Jeff-wee stole my toy!” Abby sighed and picked up her three year old. She wiped the tears

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The Precious Memory™ Bracelet

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Remember when you believed in magic—when the world around you was exciting and new and wonderful? Whenever you lost a tooth, you’d put it under your pillow in hopes of a treat from the Tooth Fairy, or at Easter you’d be excited to find the goodies that the Easter Bunny hid? Some of the best

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The Jesus Loves Me Star of Bethlehem™ Bracelet

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Over two millennia ago, a baby was born. He was born in a stable in the small Middle Eastern town of Bethlehem. What seemed to be an insignificant and lowly location became the birthplace of the Savior of the world. Prophets of old foretold His birth, informing the people of the signs to look for.

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The Soulmates™ Bracelet

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Do you believe in soulmates? Soulmates have an undeniable, undying, and unbreakable bond. Just by looking into each other’s eyes, they know they are meant to be. It’s a connection that some only dream of having. To others, it’s a storybook reality. How do you know that you’ve found your soulmate? When you look at

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Keep it clean!

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There is a common phrase, some would even call it a proverb, which states, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” Those with small children may argue that a more appropriate saying would be “Cleanliness is next to impossible.” Still, if you have made the investment of time and money to acquire something valuable, you want to

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The Believe™ Bracelet

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Can you imagine being there on the night of the Savior’s birth? You would see a bright star over a modest stable, where a loving Mary and Joseph look at the precious baby Jesus. This was a silent night, a holy night, a humble beginning for the Son of God. Christmas is all about recognizing

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December Trivia

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As the weather grows colder, our spirits get warmer. With all of the holiday cheer, how could we despair? December is a great time to snuggle up by the fire, drink hot cocoa, and enjoy a new installment of monthly trivia! 1. Which prize is awarded in December? A. Pearson Medal of Peace B. Ghandi

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The Courage™ Bracelet

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Having courage is no easy feat. Courage isn’t doing something without fear, but rather going through with something despite being afraid. We don’t need to be a superhero to be courageous, just some hope that it’ll be okay. Courage is phenomenally displayed in fire fighters. These men and women devote their time to serving others.

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Giving Thanks

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Often when we think of November, our thoughts turn toward Thanksgiving. We think of the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and other delicious foods served during Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is more than just the food though. It’s a celebration of gratitude. It started with the pilgrims and the Native Americans sharing a feast in the

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A Diamond in the Rough

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You’ve seen it at the end of her wedding ring. You’ve seen it on her necklace. You’ve seen it on the lobes of her ears. What am I talking about? Diamonds, of course. Diamonds are the hardest mineral on earth. Because of this, they are used in industry to cut, drill, and grind, among other

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The Angel of Hope™ Bracelet

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We all have special women in our lives. Mothers, aunts, teachers, sisters, friends, whoever they may be, they have made an impact in our lives. Women are vital to our lives. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them, and we wouldn’t be who we are without them. Sadly, 1 in 8 women will

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The I Love You Forever™ Bracelet

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“I love you.” These three beautiful words are incredibly simple, yet have a meaning so complex that it’s hard to define. Love is manifested in many different forms. From our fellow man to our family, our friends to our significant others, love is given and received in several varying capacities. Love is so complex that

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The Wide Hero™ Bracelet

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We all have a hero. We look up to them; we aspire to be like them. Heroes come in all shapes and forms. One special group of heroes is our nation’s armed forces. That’s why on November 11th every year, we celebrate Veterans Day. Veterans Day is set aside to honor those who have fought

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The Blush™ Bracelet

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Your heart skips a beat. Your brain freezes. Your face heats up. Are you embarrassed? Flattered? Whatever the reason, you know one thing is for certain: you’re blushing. Blushing is a natural response in the body caused by the flight-or-fight response. Adrenaline pulses through your veins, and they expand. This allows for blood to flow

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November Trivia

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November is a time of gratitude. As we look forward to Thanksgiving, we look back on our year. Throughout everything, all of the good and the bad, we’ve all made it to now. Just that is something to be grateful for. Another thing to be thankful for is another installment of our monthly trivia! Let’s

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Halloween: Around the Globe Trivia

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Halloween is a popular holiday in the United States. However, this spooky day is celebrated in many different ways all across the globe. How much do you know about the world’s take on Halloween? 1. Where did Halloween originate? A. Ireland B. Scotland C. Transylvania D. United States 2. In which country is Halloween referred

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The Harvest™ Bracelet

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Change: one of the things that doesn’t change. Change is everywhere you go, especially at this time of year. Autumn embraces change. From the fresh chill in the air to the crispy, colorful leaves raining from the trees, fall is a period of transition. Have you ever wondered why the leaves lose their green in

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Go!™ Fight!™ and Win!™ NFL Bracelets

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  In America, the sport of football is a big deal. Many young men grow up dreaming of playing football in front of huge crowds. Some of the best players are able to play for college teams—a dream come true, to be sure. Yet, some aspire for a higher goal: to play professional football. Earlier

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Priceless

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What makes a piece of art like the Mona Lisa valuable—even priceless? When Leonardo da Vinci created this masterpiece, did he know it would become so popular? Or was that even his intent? We can’t say for sure. Artists generally create a vast amount of items, some of which are never seen by the general

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Thin Blue Line™ Bracelet

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There are heroes all around us. No, they don’t wear capes or fly, but they protect us. Who are these heroes? Police officers. The police is essential to the law enforcement in our country. They look after the welfare of the people by watching over and handling criminal situations, along with other unsafe conditions. Without

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Heart and Soul

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Have you ever had that special friend, the kind of person you can talk to and not feel judged? When you are done talking with them, they always make you feel better. Or have you ever been inspired by someone so much that you feel happy just to have known them? Hopefully, all of us

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Ronaldo On the Road October-December 2015

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Exciting times are ahead! Ronaldo is packing his bags and traveling to an area near you! Prepare to mark your calendars, for the following is a list of the times and locations where you can meet the extraordinary man behind Ronaldo Designer Jewelry. For more information about each of these locations, click on the name.

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The Inspiring Story Of Charles Parham

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There are times when we meet someone whose positive attitude and genuine nature make such an impact, we feel lucky to have met them. One such person who focused his life on building up others was Charles Parham. Noted for his infectious smile, even at a young age Charles made an impression. He worked at

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October Trivia

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October is known for Halloween, with its spooks and scares. But, there’s more to October than Halloween. How much do you know about October? Let’s find out! — 1. Which of the following holidays are NOT observed in October? A. Polish American Heritage Month B. Yom Kippur C. Day of the Dead D. Columbus Day

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Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

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An awful injury in his youth nearly prevented Ronaldo from ever creating his amazing jewelry, instead, it gave him a unique ability to craft his stunning works. It sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? It was two days before Christmas in 1972. Ronaldo was fifteen-years-old and was home by himself. Ever industrious, he was working

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The Rainbow™ Bracelet

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Sun + Rain = Rainbow. This is a simple equation we’ve all learned from a young age. So, when we see that it’s raining, and the sun is coming out, we like to search the skies for that arch of color. There are a lot more to rainbows than just the beauty of them. God

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Welcome to our new blog!

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Welcome to Ronaldo Designer Jewelry’s new blog! Why did we change our blog? Because, just as with our jewelry, we are constantly improving and looking for better ways to do things. This new blog is friendlier to mobile devices and tablets. Yeah! That means you can check out the latest with Ronaldo Designer Jewelry while

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