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Romancing the Stone: A Guide to Gems and Jewelry

Courtesy/Shannon Thorpe

With Valentine's Day directly ahead of us, it seems like love really does make the world go round, and surveys indicate that nearly 55 percent of Americans expect to be celebrating it this year.

But here's the burning question: With so many traditional options to choose from, what do we pick to best express our feelings...and why do we pick it?

WBOI's Julia Meek decided to look into this romantic mystery, and the sparkle that caught her eye led directly to a discussion with Shannon Thorpe, gemologist for Will Jewelers, on the timeless allure and appeal of gemstones.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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