MYSTERIOUS GEMS OF JUNE

Those with June birthdays are lucky to have three very colorful and playful gemstones from which to choose. Two are ancient and one while a far newer find is by far the rarest of the three.

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RUBY: THE JULY BIRTHSTONE FOR HEALTH, WEALTH AND LOVE

One of the most popular gemstones throughout history, the ruby is durable and dense – the only natural gemstone harder is the diamond. This beautiful red gem is the July birthstone and makes a great gift that can be worn regularly. Many ancient cultures were fascinated with rubies, believing they held power over life. Called […]

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TREAT YOURSELF!

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness was wrong…because I’m in love with all things jewelry and luxury. It definitely makes me happy! It isn’t always the cheapest thing you can buy but nothing good should be cheap.  So, you’re looking down at your wrist or staring at yourself in the mirror wondering what else can I […]

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GARNETS

Derived from the Latin word granatum because of their pomegranate seed shape and color, garnets are seen in a wide range of colors and varieties. The stone has ornamental, spiritual and industrial uses. The mineral is praised for flushing out toxins and cleansing the body, and it’s also believed to clear the mind of stress. […]

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DIAMOND SHOWERS

Lucky girls born in April have diamonds as their birthstone. Believe it or not, Queen Elizabeth is one of those lucky girls. Now, while not everyone born in April has their own crowned jewels – every girl kind of feels like a queen when showered with diamonds. Elizabeth Taylor may not have been a royal […]

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EMERALD ENVY

Ancient and aristocratic — the hypnotic beauty of emeralds have symbolized hope, rebirth, and the arrival of spring since ancient times. It’s no mistake that the promised land in The Wizard of Oz was called Emerald City. The author knew their power. Emeralds have been around for thousands of years. Cleopatra was a huge fan, […]

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THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT PEARLS

Pearls are a classic that have never gone out of fashion. Literally, since their discovery thousands of years ago, they’ve never fallen out of favor with the powerful and wealthy. It’s only in modern times, with the ability to give Mother Nature a hand, that the rest of us have gotten a chance to enjoy them too.

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SERIOUS SAPPHIRES

Sapphires have been ogled at for thousands of years. Those in ancient times simply adored them as much as we do today. They were also attributed magical powers that included protection from evil, cures for diseases, and the most popular use of protecting a ladies virtue. Hmmm…I’m curious exactly how that went down. And of […]

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PICASSO’S GEMS: OCTOBER’S BIRTHSTONES

“I want to know one thing,” the artist Pablo Picasso asked, “What is color?” I dare say the gemstones of October, which include opals and tourmalines, might very well hold the answer to Picasso’s burning question. Both are famous for their command of the language of color. So much so, it seems appropriate to give […]

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NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONES : CITRINE + TOPAZ

These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.” Mary Ann Evans a.k.a. iconic Victorian novelist George Eliot wrote these words sometime in the mid-1800s. It’s very possible she may have been musing about the gemstones of November as both were very popular in Victorian times.

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