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Things you didn't know about your August Birthstone!

Chuck Norton

Peridot jewelry dates back as far as the second millennium BC. These ancient Egyptian gems came from deposits on a small volcanic island in the Red Sea called Topazios, now known as St. John’s Island or Zabargad. Ancient Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun,” believing it protected its wearer from terrors of the night. Egyptian priests believed that it harnessed the power of nature, and used goblets encrusted with it to commune with their nature gods. Some historians believe that Cleopatra’s famed emerald collection may have actually been peridot. Through medieval times, people continued to confuse these two...

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Petite 14k Gold Huguenot Cross on sale for ONLY $99!

Chuck Norton

The petite cross is going on sale for only $99 through Saturday. Sale starts tomorrow, but is available now to a select few. Order NOW!

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Bastille Day celebrations connect French and American heritages

Chuck Norton

Bastille Day celebrations connect French and American heritages.   New Rochelle was founded by French Huguenots 329 years ago, and its sister city is La Rochelle, France. On Friday, a French flag was raised outside City Hall to observe Bastille Day. from USA Today.

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Manakin Huguenot Society presents book to Marietta library

Chuck Norton

Officers of the Georgia branch of the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia at its July 6 meeting presented a book to the Georgia Room of the Charles D. Switzer Public Library in Marietta in honor of outgoing President Susan Shaylor, of Marietta. Many of the society’s members live in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings. “Turff and Twigg, Volume One, The French Lands” by Priscilla H. Cabell records the French refugees who settled in the burned-out Manahoac Indian village in the early 1700s. London was overflowing with French Protestants fleeing from France because...

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It's official!

Chuck Norton

I've recently been accepted as a member of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina! I'm so excited! Thanks to the hard work of Cheves Leland and Renee Marshal.

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