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September is for Sapphires

September birthstone, Sapphire  When we think about sapphires, as we’ve previously said, we think of deep, deep blue. And the September birthstone, sapphire is the bluest of blues. Prince Charles gave Princess Diana a beautiful diamond and sapphire ring for their engagement. It certainly made the sapphire, as opposed to diamonds, a popular engagement stone. But it’s the lucky September birthdays that […]

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Peridot, August birthstone

   Peridot, August birthstone    If you asked ten people what is the August birthstone, the Peridot would not be mentioned by more than one—if that. The peridot is probably the least known and least appreciated of all the gemstones. A woman friend, who is also born in August, said she hated having the Peridot as her birthstone when she was young. […]

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The Ruby—July birthstone—a protector

July Birthstone, the magical, fiery ruby. The July birthstone, the Ruby, is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems. It is the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Ancients believed it surpassed all other precious stones in virtue, and its value exceeded even that of the Diamond. The Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have […]

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JUNE BIRTHSTONE: THE PEARL

The June Birthstone The most well-known June Birthstone is the pearl. However June is one of only two months that has three birthstones associated with it. That means the lucky people born in June a choice of gemstones among pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. In this blog we will only tell you about the pearl,  since it’s most associated as the June Birthstone. Let us share some interesting […]

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May Birthstone: All about Emeralds

May birthstone Green has been associated with “envy” since Shakespeare’s time. It’s true today, too. You can’t help but be envious that the May birthstone is the beautiful emerald. Of course, emeralds are so loved, people own and wear them regardless of their birthdate. The May Birthstone is considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love. Emeralds are the rarest gemstones and […]

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April Birthstone: All about diamonds

The history of the April Birthstone: Diamonds Before we delve into the April birthstone, let’s consider “who the heck created birthstones?” Well, it was too long ago to consider it a ploy to generate more business.  The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of  (Biblical) Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. As […]

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March Birthstone

March Birthstone

MARCH BIRTHSTONE For the lucky individuals born in March, the March birthstone are actually two. They are associated with this early spring month: aquamarine and bloodstone. Both stones are very different from one another in appearance, but each share a similar symbolism of preserving or enhancing the health of the wearer. More about each March birthstone is discussed below: AQUAMARINE OVERVIEW The first March birthstone […]

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Jet Jewelry: A brief history

Jet Jewelry   A brief history  Well, you may not have been thinking long and hard about jet jewelry (which is also called black jewelry). But we think you will be intrigued and surprised to learn about this ancient gemstone. This article may not tell you everything, but it will tell you more than you know now and refer you to sources of […]

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February Birthstone

February Birthstone: The Amethyst  Amethyst is the February Birthstone and the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. It is also one of the emblems of the twelve apostles. The lore behind the February birthstone include its wine-like color, leading early Greek legends to associate amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. Other legends reflected beliefs that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed […]

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January Birthstone

What’s the January birthstone? Unlike December, where there are four birthstones, the January birthstone is a single stone: the garnet.  But—surprise—on the bright side, the garnet comes in a variety of colors. Most people think of garnet as a deep red stone (which it is as shown in the picture on the right). Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem […]

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