FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONE – AMETHYST

Amethyst is one of the prettiest gemstones on the planet; famous for it’s vibrant shades of purple that captures everyone’s attention. The color of the February birthstone is a deep and rich shade of purple that represented royalty and power back in the days of ancient kings and queens.

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EMERALD: A GEMSTONE FOR GOOD LUCK AND MAY’S BIRTHSTONE

The great naturalist Pliny the Elder wrote in the first century AD “no stone has a color that is more delightful to the eye, there being no green in existence more intense than this.” Pliny is referring to the beautiful and vibrant hues of the beloved emerald. The emerald gemstone is a medium to dark […]

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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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ALWAYS APPROPRIATE – JUNE BIRTHSTONE: PEARLS

“A women needs ropes and ropes of pearls” – Coco Chanel A woman after our own hearts, Coco Chanel loved her pearls. As did Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, and Lady Sarah Churchill. Pearls epitomize grace and classic beauty. June’s modern birthstone have a lustrous shine with hints of silver, gray, and pink hues that changes […]

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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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ENGAGEMENT RING TRENDS: COLORED STONES [QUIZ]

While a white diamond is the go-to option for most engagement rings, they aren’t the only possibility. Throughout the years, some of our favorite celebrities have opted for rings with colored diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and more. A unique stone may be the perfect way to surprise your soon to be fiancée. With sweet meaning and […]

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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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BLOODSTONES

The bloodstone is a dark green, jasper-like mineral with red or brown drops on the surface. It has been thought to have special powers throughout the ages. The ancient Greeks called it heliotrope or Sun Stone, and they believed it transformed the sun when it was immersed in water. The red splotches on its surface […]

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ROSE QUARTZ

The rose quartz is a storied, elegant gem whose name is derived from its charming pink color, reminiscent of rose petals. It represents unconditional love and compassion. It has been used as a talisman to attract love and heal heartache since 600 B.C.E. Ancient Romans and Egyptians prized the stone for its reputation as a […]

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AMETHYST

Amethyst derives from the Greek word amethustos, or “without drunkenness.” The stone symbolizes sobriety, humility, and healing. The color of the crystal varies from light red to deep purple, and it is found in a striking variety of formations and sizes. Greeks and Romans decorated their goblets with the stone to prevent excessive drunkenness. According […]

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