Birthstone Jewelry


Aquamarine – March Birthstone Birthstone Jewelry

Happy birthday you lucky March babies….your birthstone is Aquamarine….the sign most often associated with the sea and its lovely aqua color. Originally believed to protect sailors, Aquamarine gemstones are also the stone that’s mystical qualities include levelheadedness and calm. A truly stunning stone of earth’s creation, Aquamarine translates to “sea water” aptly named for its lucid color, reminiscent of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean...

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Garnet, the Other Red Stone Birthstone Jewelry

How lucky can you get? If you or someone you know celebrates a January birthday, they can thank their lucky stars that they were born during this first month of the year. They share garnet as their birthstone, a gemstone that’s warm and bright, in contrast to the cold and nasty weather January brings to so many across the country. Predominantly red in color, garnets...

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December Gemstone: Blue Topaz Birthstone Jewelry

December has arrived, and for those of us living North of the equator, it’s time to dig out your heaviest coats and scarves to avoid the freezing, dreary weather. It’s also a time for holidays, family, spreading joy, and seeking out warmth in every sense of the word…and in that respect, Topaz is a most fitting birthstone for December. Facets of Time: Topaz’s Natural History...

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Opal’s Red Carpet Debut Birthstone Jewelry

We have been seeing a trend towards the return of the opal gemstone this fall. The season’s moody shades in fashion and beauty make wearing opal jewelry especially easy, with some Hollywood trendsetters pairing opal with jewel tone fashions. Chrome is always big in beauty during fall and we are seeing it pair with shade-shifting opal. Its unique appearance makes it popular with brides, as...

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Opal: A Rainbow of Colors Birthstone Jewelry

When you hold a precious opal up to the light, it can display an infinite parade of colors. Glittering reds, blues, yellows, whites, pinks and purples can dazzle simultaneously in front of your eyes. The variety is such that in the Middle Ages, it was believed these stones contained the curative properties of every gemstone whose color could be seen on their  reflections. It may...

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Opals: From the Aussie Outback to Outer Space Birthstone Jewelry

Revered in lore and literature for its otherworldly beauty, the precious opal’s distinct kaleidoscopic display has found it the subject of adoration for millennia. Our planet’s most abundant opal deposits are mined in Australia, where it has become their national stone. It wasn’t turned into the massive industry we know today until the late 1800s, when Tullie Wollaston braved the Australian outback’s harsh terrain to...

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Peridot: The Gem of the Sun Birthstone Jewelry

What is a more suitable name for the August birthstone than “the gem of the Sun”?! The peridot belongs to one of the most sunshine-filled weather months of the year for some of us. Dating back to more than 3,500 years ago, the bright green peridot was known as “the gem of the Sun” by ancient Egyptians.  Meaning: The peridot protects its wearer from “terrors...

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Birthstone Jewelry

June is a special month: summer is just around the corner, folks are getting married left and right, and barbecue season can finally begin again. What’s not to love? But lest we forget, June is also a distinctive month for jewelry—it’s one of the few months with multiple birthstones: alexandrite, moonstone, and our favorite, pearls. Loyal readers may recall that, contrary to popular belief, there...

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The Secret of the Tsavorite Garnet Birthstone Jewelry

  Ever wonder where the famous tsavorite got its name from? Tsavorite was discovered in the 1960s by a British geologist named Campbell R. Bridges in Tanzania. He stumbled upon this gem along the border of Tanzania and Kenya in Tsavo National Park. Because of the gemstone’s origin the proposed name of “tsavorite”, pronounced [tsah-vuh-rahyt, sah-], was formulated to identify this newly found gem. What is...

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Rubies vs. Sapphires Birthstone Jewelry

There are many different options when it comes to choosing non-diamond jewelry. One such option is gemstones. Gemstones come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors and include sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanite, aquamarine, and more. How do I Choose? All these varieties and shapes can be overwhelming! Where does one even begin their search for that perfect gemstone that will satisfy your unique taste?...

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