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Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry Partners with the Smithsonian to Launch Earthly Treasures Smithsonian™ Collection

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AKRON, Ohio, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry, the leading off-mall destination specialty retail jewelry chain in the U.S., recognized for its amazing selection, has partnered with the Smithsonian, one of the world's most celebrated gemstone authorities, to introduce Earthly Treasures Smithsonian™. This new  jewelry collection featuring highly treasured, richly colored, natural gemstones is now exclusively available at select Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry stores and online at Jared.com.

Earthly Treasures Smithsonian™ is a unique collection highlighting some of the world's most beautiful gemstones in intricately mounted settings, featured in a variety of gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Each piece also comes with its own certificate of authenticity.

The richly colored gemstones featured in the collection offer a truly distinct style. Some of the beautiful gemstones included in the collection are:

  • London Blue Topaz: Recognized as the most highly prized of all blue topaz, the remarkable steely blue color of this stone makes it particularly eye catching.
  • Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty Mine: A classic U.S. gemstone, this variety of turquoise is rarer than most seen today due to its purity of color and absence of veining.
  • Sapphire with Ceylon Blue Coloring: Second only to diamonds in hardness luster and shine, blue sapphires like this striking gem are sought after for their color, beauty, rarity and durability.
  • Rubellite: Known for its unusually exquisite dark pink to red color variations, this unique gem changes hues when viewed from different directions.
  • Sugilite: Treasured for its intense, lush purple color, this is one of the world's more recent gemstone discoveries and also among the rarest.
  • Morganite: With a range of colors from rose and light violet to the more peach-colored variety featured in this collection, this stone is fast becoming a fashion-forward favorite.

"We are excited to partner with the Smithsonian to launch this stunning collection of natural art created deep within the earth," said Stuart Lee, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, General Merchandise Manager, Sterling Jewelers Inc. "We are always looking for new and inspiring designs to enhance the selection we offer our guests, and the opportunity to leverage the more than 160 years of education and experience of the Smithsonian makes this a truly special collection."

For more information on the Earthly Treasures Smithsonian™ collection, or to find a Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry location in your area, visit Jared.com.

About Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry

Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry, the leading off-mall destination specialty retail jewelry chain in the U.S., is operated by Akron, Ohio based Sterling Jewelers Inc. The Company operates Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry among its more than 1,400 stores in all 50 states and has more than 19,000 employee team members. Sterling is a subsidiary of the Bermuda-domiciled Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG), the largest specialty retail jeweler in the U.S. and the U.K. For additional information on Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry visit www.Jared.com, like us on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/JaredTheGalleriaOfJewelry or follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/ThatsJared.

About the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846, with a generous bequest from British scientist James Smithson (1765-1829) to found at Washington an establishment for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park.

The Smithsonian's collections document the nation's history and heritage and represent the world's natural and cultural diversity. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at nearly 137 million, including more than 126 million specimens and artifacts at the National Museum of Natural History.

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