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Mother's Day Gift - Charm

She’s been there for all the important moments in life, the good and the bad. She has supported and loved you every step of the way. She gave you life. Now, it is your turn to show her how much she means you with a beautiful and memorable Mother’s Day gift.

A Mother’s Day gift of jewelry is a gift your mother will enjoy the whole year, a gift that will remind her how much she is loved and admired by those important people in her life- her children. There are a few fashionable jewelry gifts that will make her heart melt this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Jewelry

Mother’s jewelry is a sweet and emotional way of showing your mother you love her. This jewelry is customized with her children’s birthstones and can be made into rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants or any kind of jewelry you can think off. To make it even more special for mom, consider having the piece engraved with a special message with the help of the jeweler, for a Mother’s Day one- of- a kind gift.

Mother's Day Gift - Charm

Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets have always been a trend in jewelry fashion and the perfect Mother’s Day gift from mom- for various reasons. There is never any shortage of fun, emotional, gorgeous charms to add to her collection. It simply means that a charm bracelet for mom this Mother’s Day makes shopping for future gift giving occasions simpler- just get her a new charm bracelet.  She gets to enjoy an everlasting collection marking the special moments in her life and the lives of those she loves.

Classic Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day

While diamond jewelry is a fairly common gift for Mother’s Day, there is not a single woman in this world who wouldn’t be happy to add sparkle to her jewelry collection. Diamond stud earrings are affordable and useful- she can wear them every day if she wants.

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‘A Diamond is the first love of a woman as its sparkle and beauty does not fade away with time’. Although most people are aware of the 4C’s of diamond namely cut, color, clarity and carat, still there are some amazing facts about diamond to intrigue a person. Here we are listing ‘19 amazing Diamond facts’ that will leave u in awe of this spectacular rock.

  1. The first of the diamonds were discovered and mined in India in around 4th century B.C.
  2. Till early 17th century India was the only place to find diamonds until it was discovered in Brazil in 1725.
  3. Diamonds are measured in terms of ‘Carat’ derived from Greek word ‘kerátion κεράτιον’ meaning ‘Carob Bean’. In ancient times carob bean was used to measure diamonds; it is believed that each carob bean weighed nearly the same, that’s why it was used to weigh an item.
  4. The present day round brilliant diamond has 58 facets including the culet: 33 on the crown, with a polished girdle and with pavilion consisting of 25 facets.
  5. According to Greek mythology, diamonds were the tears of God which fell to earth to soothe humanity.
  6. The largest diamond ever discovered is called a ‘cullinan’ weighing 3106 carats.
  7. Diamond is an epitome of unconquerable courage and unfailing love when gifted to someone.
  8. Diamonds are available in varied hues depending upon the impurity present in it usually in the form of a colorful mineral.
  9. These Sparklers are formed only when they undergo extreme temperature and pressure under the earth and after a period of time travels towards the crust of the earth due to volcanic eruptions.
  10. Rough diamonds are categorized into three qualities viz. gem quality: used in making jewelry, industrial quality: used for cutting, crushing purpose in industries and Crushing Boart: mostly used as diamond dust for polishing diamonds.
  11. The only operational diamond mine of United States, Arkansas allows tourists to dig their own diamond from the mine for a nominal fee.
  12. About 40% of the world’s diamond jewelry is bought by American’s alone.
  13. A diamond weighing one carat is found one in a million and a diamond weighing two carat is one in a five million.
  14. A rough diamond looks just like an ordinary pebble until it is polished and given its true Sheen.
  15. Russia produced a record-breaking volume of diamonds of the world in the year 2014.
  16. Europe and Antarctica are the only Continents where diamonds are not found as yet.
  17. A whopping price of 53.5 million dollars was paid for a rough diamond in 2010. This diamond was cut into 24 colorless diamonds of rare flawless quality.
  18. A diamond when polished loses approximately 50% of its original weight.
  19. Of all the diamonds mined till date only 2% are flawless.

These 19 Amazing facts about the most coveted gem had made it even more alluring for the modern generation.

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Becoming married is a huge step in your life. Not only are you combining your life with someone else, but you are also spending a lot of money on a wedding ceremony you will remember for the rest of your lives. Keeping your spouse happy and satisfied is always on the front burner when you first become married. Over the years, you may be less likely to go out of your way in order to make the other person happy. Always remember, it is the little things in life that people look forward to, and can make such huge differences in the dynamic of the relationship. Your diamond wedding rings are the symbol of your love for one another, but the little things you do for each other are what truly lets that person know you love them to the moon and back.

Diamond Wedding Ring Analytic DataYour diamond wedding rings may seem like yet another material possession for you to keep track of, but they are so much more. They are what tell other people you are off the market and happily married. They are what single people look for before striking up a conversation with you. They are what you see every single day, and remind you that you have another person to consider in every decision you make.

Teaching someone to be thoughtful and conscious of another person’s feelings is a difficult task. People say they never change, and to a certain extent, that is true. If you were not raised to be aware of other people’s feelings, reactions and perceptions, then you probably will never understand the guy, who after 30 years of marriage, still happily carries his wife’s purse when she is trying on clothes, or still opens her car door every time they travel together. It is the little things in life that mean the most. Sure, you can go to the trouble of planning some huge event that happens one time, but that means nothing if the rest of the time you are void of emotion and not very thoughtful at all.

Always keep your wedding rings clean and looking good. This will make you feel better. Since this piece of jewelry is a direct representation of your love, make sure you keep it looking as perfect as you feel in your relationship. Also, wear your diamond wedding rings all the time, especially in public. Seeing your spouse without his or her ring will be a slap in the face if you are out in public together.

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Everybody believes that their wedding is going to be some sort of fairy tale romantic event until they get down to the nuts and bolts about planning it. There are far more practical considerations to be made in order to make sure that not only the big day goes off magically, but also the marriage itself is one that is as wonderful as possible. This is true even for what most people think of as the most romantic aspect of the wedding day. The list of what to consider when buying wedding rings may be short, but it is important.

The first consideration needs to be about the marriage and not the wedding. In other words, the diamond wedding rings need to be wedding rings that both people can live with. They are going to be looking at them every day for the rest of their lives. Fads come and go, and it can make for a long life if two or three years after the wedding day the rings look sadly out of date.

Another aspect of why style is important is because there should be a consistency between the engagement ring and the bride’s wedding band as well as between hers and her husband’s wedding ring. One way couples ensure that this happens is by buying their diamond wedding rings as a set with the engagement ring. At the very least – and especially if a significant time has elapsed between the proposal and when the wedding happens – it is best to return to the original jewelry store with the engagement ring so that prospective wedding bands can be matched up.

A final consideration should be given to the possibility of waiting and celebrating the first year of marriage by exchanging diamond anniversary rings. Not only does this help to spread out the expenses over a longer period of time, freeing up additional funds for the wedding itself, it also creates the impression of a magical yearlong celebration of the wedding.

People always want to know what to consider when buying wedding rings. The most important consideration should be to not think of them as wedding bands or diamond wedding rings, but rather as diamond marriage rings. Be sure to select rings not just for that first day, but for all the days of the future.

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In this series, we’ll cover popular myths about well-known diamonds – there are quite a few (diamonds as well as myths) so be prepared for some interesting reads. Today, we’ll be covering the Koh-i-Noor, one of the most popular large diamonds of all time.

Here are some common myths surrounding it.

The following has been curated from an article on the BBC website.

Myth 1: The Koh-i-Noor is the preeminent Indian diamond

Reality: The Koh-i-Noor, which weighed 190.3 metric carats when it arrived in Britain, had had at least two comparable sisters, the Darya-i-Noor, or Sea of Light, now in Tehran (today estimated at 175-195 metric carats), and the Great Mughal Diamond, believed by most modern gemologists to be the Orlov diamond (189.9 metric carats).

All three diamonds left India as part of Iranian ruler Nader Shah’s loot after he invaded the country in 1739.

Koh-i-noor Diamond

It was only in the early 19th Century, when the Koh-i-Noor reached the Punjab, that the diamond began to achieve its preeminent fame and celebrity.

Myth 2: The Koh-i-Noor was a flawless diamond

Reality: The original uncut Koh-i-Noor was flawed at its very heart. Yellow flecks ran through a plane at its centre, one of which was large and marred its ability to refract light.

That’s why Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, was so keen that it be re-cut.

The Koh-i-Noor is also far from being the largest diamond in the world: it’s only the 90th largest.
In fact, tourists who see it in the Tower of London are often surprised by how small it is, especially when compared to the two much larger Cullinan diamonds that are displayed near it.

Myth 3: The Koh-i-Noor came from the Kollur mine in India in the 13th Century

Reality: It is impossible to know when the Koh-i-Noor was found, or where. That’s what makes it such a mysterious stone.

Some even believe that the Koh-i-Noor is, in fact, the legendary Syamantaka gem from the Bhagavad Purana tales of Krishna, one of the most popular Gods in the Hindu pantheon.
Indeed, according to Theo Metcalfe’s report, tradition had it that “this diamond was extracted during the lifetime of Krishna”.

What we do know for sure is that it wasn’t mined at all, but unearthed from a dry river bed, probably in south India. Indian diamonds were never mined but found in alluvial deposits of dry river beds.

Myth 4: The Koh-i-Noor was the Mughals’ most precious treasure

Reality: While Hindus and Sikhs prized diamonds over other gems, Mughals and Persians preferred large, uncut, brightly-coloured stones.

Indeed in the Mughal treasury, the Koh-i-Noor seems to have only been one among a number of extraordinary highlights in the greatest gem collection ever assembled, the most treasured items of which were not diamonds, but the Mughals’ beloved red spinels from Badakhshan and, later, rubies from Burma.

In fact, Mughal emperor Humayun even gave away Babur’s diamond – widely thought to be the Koh-i-Noor – to Shah Tahmasp of Persia as a present when he was in exile.

Babur’s diamond eventually wound its way back to the Deccan but it’s unclear how or when it found its way back into the Mughal court thereafter.

Myth 5: The Koh-i-Noor was sneakily stolen from Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah Rangila on the pretext of a ceremonial turban swap

Reality: The popular story is that Nader Shah connived to deprive the Mughal emperor of his diamond, which had been squirreled away in his turban.

But, it was far from being a loose, singular gem that Muhammad Shah could secrete within his turban, and which Nader Shah could craftily acquire by a turban swap.

According to the Persian historian Marvi’s eyewitness account, the Emperor could not have hidden the gem in his turban, because it was at that point a centrepiece of the most magnificent and expensive piece of furniture ever made: Shah Jahan’s Peacock Throne.

The Koh-i-Noor, he writes from personal observation, in the first named reference to the stone – until now untranslated into English – was placed on the roof of this extraordinary throne, set in the head of a peacock.

Myth 6: The Koh-i-Noor was cut rather clumsily by a Venetian cutter and polisher of stone, which reduced its size significantly

Reality: According to French gem merchant and traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, who was given permission from Mughal emperor Aurangzeb to see his private collection of jewels, the stone cutter, Hortensio Borgio, had indeed brutally cut a large diamond, resulting in a sad loss of size.

But he identified that diamond as the Great Mughal Diamond that had been gifted to Mughal king Shah Jahan by diamond merchant Mir Jumla.

Most modern scholars are now convinced that the Great Mughal Diamond is actually the Orlov, today part of Catherine the Great’s imperial Russian sceptre in the Kremlin.

Since the other great Mughal diamonds have largely been forgotten, all mentions of extraordinary Indian diamonds in historical sources have retrospectively come to be assumed to be references to the Koh-i-Noor.

Find GIA-certified loose diamonds at special holiday discounts at Steel’s Jewelry. Head to www.steelsjewelry.com or visit the store at 3338-I Country Club Road (Summit Pointe Village), Valdosta, Georgia. Call (229) 244-3369 for further information

 

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Getting ready for family reunions is tricky. A family reunion can be a casual outing or a formal evening banquet.

For casual reunions, wear jewelry that accents your outfit – busy prints with plain, linear jewelry and big, bold jewelry with plain, simple clothes. Wear a necklace that doesn’t stand out much. Balance your earrings well with your outfit. That’s the way to do it proper. Just do not overdo anything. If you’re going for chunky bracelets, avoid wearing finger rings and vice versa.

For a formal banquet, going vintage works well. To share more about jewelry suitable for family reunions, here is Yan Yan

Jewelry makes our life more colorful and wonderful. No matter you are poor or rich, I believe you must be longing to have one or two pieces of famous brands jewelry in your life. Now there are many famous brands jewelry such as Tiffany jewelry, Cartier jewelry, Bvlgari jewelry, VanCleef & Arpels jewelry and so on. We don’t know which brands is best, but I think we only need to choose some pieces of appropriate jewelry from so many jewelry in the world.

 

According to different occasions to choosing appropriate jewelry to wear is a wise choice. Most women don’t know how to dressed up themselves. They think as long as they have wore fashionable jewelry, then they will be fashion persons. In fact, this mind is wrong. To be fashionable with jewelry is not so easy. You must consider your whole temperament. Only in this way, jewelry can perfectly show your fashionable and graceful temperament and you can realize the real values of jewelry at the same time. But if you just consider which jewelry is more luxurious and fashionable, then you may be a vulgar girl, you don’t know how to make yourself more elegant and charming. So dressing up appropriately is very important in a special occasion. What kinds of jewelry suitable for you well depends on the occasion you should attend. You can dress up freely in your leisure time. Jewelry can be good friends for women since they can help women show their charms and beauties. Jewelry are also women’s best assistants, every an ugly woman can be full of charm with it. Jewelry can help women realize many wonderful dreams. If I’m a jewelry designer, I must be very proud since I have worked for so many persons who want to be beautiful. I think it’s very valuable to help others.

 

I will tell you some methods when you have to take part in family reunions. In this occasion, you must be generous and approachable. This is your style in those reunions. The jewelry that you wear in this occasion must be generous and artless, likes nature itself. Among so many occasions, family reunions will make you more relaxing and comfortable. Some jewelry can give you a decisive feeling in your workplace. But when you face those placid reunions, clever women will use some round and egg-shaped jewelry to fully release your gentle and approachable temperament. In those softhearted moments, it neither has formality and pleasantries in workplaces, nor has the fanatical atmosphere in parties, comfort is the main theme at present. So the jewelry you wear should adhere to casual and generous principles. Keep in mind, you shouldn’t be dripping with expensive jewels to frighten away the affability of your relatives. Pearls jewelry is your first choice of this warm theme. No matter pearl necklaces, pearl earrings or pearl rings will increase a gentle and romantic flavor to your whole look. Those simple designed jadeite are very clear and round. It can not only bring a fresh feeling to your family, but also reflect your temperament and connotation, making you more close to your relatives.

Jewelry is the most glamorous form of self-expression – let us help you express yourself clearly and boldly. For all jewelry needs, visit Steels Jewelry.

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What makes men’s wedding rings different than those of women? Men tend to be lazy on the side of dressing up and flaunting flashy items of jewelry on a regular basis. Therefore, one must need a different guide for men’ wedding rings, right?
We think so and so do the guys at Brilliant Earth who’ve come up with this ‘complete guide’ to men’s wedding rings. Read on.

A guy usually gives a ton of thought to selecting an engagement ring for his fiancé, but when it’s time to choose his own wedding band he may realize that he’s clueless about the options.

If that describes you, don’t let your ring be an afterthought! Since you’ll be wearing it for the rest of your life, and it may even be the only piece of jewelry you wear, you should love your wedding band every bit as much as your fiancé loves her carefully selected rings. When choosing a men’s wedding band, there are six things to consider: Width, metal choice, fit, finish, detailing and engraving.

How wide do you want your ring to be? Try on rings in many different widths to decide what you like best. Wider rings tend to be more expensive (since they require a larger quantity of precious metal), but you can balance size and price by choosing a metal that’s within your budget. For example, palladium looks very similar to platinum and white gold, but costs less.

METAL CHOICE

The metals traditionally used for men’s wedding rings are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and palladium. Here are the benefits of each:

 

Platinum

Platinum is extremely durable and is among the rarest elements in the earth’s crust.  It is also hypoallergenic and almost never causes skin reactions.

 

White Gold

White gold is gold plated in rhodium, a member of the platinum family, which gives it a brilliant white color similar to platinum’s but at a lower price point (note: the rhodium plating on white gold jewelry may need to be replaced after a decade or so).

 

Yellow Gold

Yellow gold gives off a subtle, warm glow and is a classic option.

 

Palladium

Palladium is a member of the platinum family of metals and has a very similar look, but generally costs less than platinum and white gold.

 

Rose Gold

Rose gold is a beautiful, less common choice and creates a unique vintage effect.  It’s perfect for a groom who wants a more distinctive look.

Can’t decide?  Consider a mixed metal wedding band. No matter which metal you choose, we recommend recycled precious metal as an eco-friendly choice.

FIT

The edges of a wedding band can be curved or flat, forming right angles to the sides of the ring. Our popular Comfort Fit band has gently rounded edges, which can make it a good choice for men who are concerned about how it will feel to wear a ring every day. Try on a number of different rings to get a sense of which fit feels right to you.

FINISH

Finish describes the texture of a ring’s metal. These are the terms to know:

High Polish

High Polish is the most traditional choice and describes metal with a reflective finish.

Matte

Matte is a less reflective finish with an understated, modern feel.

Combination

Combination wedding bands combine both matte and high polish textures.

Hammered

Hammered rings look as if a tiny hammer has pounded the metal to create a textured effect. They are popular with men who want a unique, eye-catching look.

DETAILING

Not so long ago there were very few options in men’s wedding bands beyond choice of metal, but these days you can have a very unique men’s wedding ring. Add style to your ring with diamond or sapphire accents, like a subtle vertical stripe of sparkling gems an antique scroll or a Celtic knot design.

ENGRAVING

Whether you choose a ring that’s understated and classic or more unique and eye-catching, there are almost endless ways you can personalize the band with engraving. The date of your wedding, your fiancé’s name or initials, a word, phrase or song lyric that’s central to your love story—engraving any of these on your ring will lend it extra meaning. You could even have your fiancé’s fingerprint engraved into the metal—what could be more romantic than choosing to keep a reminder of your fiancé close to you every day?  You can have either the inside or the outside of your ring engraved, depending on whether you want to keep the engraving private or show it off to the world.

CUSTOM DESIGNS

To wear a ring that truly reflects your one-of-a-kind personality, consider having your wedding band custom designed. Our jewelry design experts will help you bring your vision to life, and can suggest styles and effects that will express your unique style, such as nature-inspired motifs, antique designs, or custom patterns or symbols that honor your heritage or history.

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Ronnie Mervis from Mervis Diamond Importers thinks that men’s wedding rings is an entirely different affair from women’s. He argues that women are used to wearing rings since a young age while most of the men wear their first ring on their wedding days and that’s bound to get uncomfortable. That is why wedding bands for men need to be designed in a special way so they don’t fall off during heavy activity or, say, while playing golf. Men’s wedding rings also tend to be a tad more understated than their female counterparts. Watch him give sound advice in the video below.

Buying men’s wedding rings or any men’s jewelry is not easy but it doesn’t have to be complicated. There are certain guidelines that, when followed, make it easier to reach a satisfactory conclusion. Hopefully, this article will help you make a more informed decision. Buy premium, contemporary men’s wedding rings and other jewelry items at Steels Jewelry

 

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If there is one thing that has undergone more evolution in a hundred years than modern humans have in the 200,000 years of their existence, it is fashion. Jewelry is the most flattering form of fashion and trends change faster than you can blink your eyes. In a changing world, if you want to stay fashionable, you need to know about the latest trends.
Here are 9 jewelry essentials for the modern woman as deliberated by In Detail’s Sarah Royce-Greensill.

The jewellery basics: 9 pieces every woman should have in her jewellery box

We’re used to the concept of a capsule wardrobe – high-quality essentials that transcend trends, pepped up with seasonal fast fashion. And why not adopt the same approach to fine jewellery? Invest in key pieces that’ll last forever and, combined in different ways, up the accessorising ante in any situation. These are the jewellery staples every woman must own.

Everyday earrings

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The fashion crowd are turning their earlobes into pin cushions thanks to an influx of fabulous fine studs and “huggies”. From Hall Collection’s mix n’ match studs to Venus by Maria Tash’s tiny hoops, these are the pieces you need never take off. See full post here

Find your favorite stacking rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings and necklaces at affordable prices, visit Steel’s Jewelry.

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Your engagement ring is beautiful; a representation of the love you and your partner feel for one another. You will wear your engagement and wedding rings more than any other piece of jewelry.

Read on for general care and safety tips for wearing an engagement ring and other jewelry.

The following article by http://www.easyweddings.com.au/articles/engagement-ring-care/ explains the expert tips about how to take care of your engagement ring – Symbol of love & commitment

Engagement ring care

Your engagement ring will probably be the most important jewelery purchase you will make. Looking after it needs not be time consuming or expensive. It will make sure that you continue to enjoy your ring for years to come.

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Engagement ring care

Diamond and might be the strongest gemstone but if it is subjected to a strong blow or drop in the wrong place, it can cleave and fracture. The same applies to the metal if it is hit repeatedly over a period of time, it will show some pits and marks and will wear out quicker than it should. So what’s the answer to safeguard the beauty of your engagement ring?

Don’t wear your ring when doing any strenuous activity where the metal and/or stones are likely to be under stress, i.e. gardening, cooking. Avoid metal pans and door handles, wear gloves at the gym. Diamonds will need regular cleaning to remain bright and sparkling.

The same tips apply to engagement rings set with coloured gemstones. A little bit of care will go a long way in keeping this special ring looking its best. See full post here: http://www.easyweddings.com.au/articles/engagement-ring-care/

 

Browse our site- for brilliant collection of diamond Jewelry at Steels Jewelry

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Buying jewelry is an elaborate art that takes years and sometimes decades to master. That doesn’t mean you have to be a savant to go shopping for jewelry. However, even though most jewelers are honest business people, you should always be aware of the various ways people will try to trick you out of your money. There are some simple precautions you can take to avoid being duped.

Look it up

Do an online search to find price and description for every item of jewelry you hope to purchase. Unless your selected items are obscure, you will be able to find them with a single online search on websites of various (sometimes competing) online jewelry retailers.

Have it appraised

GIA appraisals are good at not only evaluating the worth of jewelry items but also at complete descriptions of any discernible trait or flaw. A good appraiser will be able to tell you right away whether your jewelry is real or an imitation. When buying new or old jewelry, ask the seller for previous appraisals and all documents supporting its authenticity.

Verify documents

A defaulting seller might provide you with authenticity or appraisal documents for another item of jewelry! Pay close attention to the details of the documents, and if the size or weight of the item seems off by a considerable margin, don’t buy. Never feel shy to ask for measurement gauges, weighing scales or loupes to verify the details of the stones yourself.

Compare again

Compare with other similar items of jewelry. Gold should look and feel like gold. If it doesn’t, it’s probably fake gold (or sterling silver coated with gold). Remember different metals have different weights. So if the jeweler has used sterling silver, you should be able to tell once you weight it along with a full gold piece of the same measurements. Gold is usually heavier than both silver and sterling silver.

Keep comparing

Ask to see the item in person as well as in a catalog. Compare the look of the two and see if there are any discrepancies. Jewelers often run out of the most popular pieces and replace them with similar items. Although there is nothing wrong with doing that, it might inadvertently fool people into buying the wrong pieces.

Shop with Steels Jewelry and be assured of genuineness and authenticity in every item you purchase.

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