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February Birthstone

Amethyst February’s beautiful gemstone is the Amethyst. This gemstone is the favored gift for the 1st and 6th wedding anniversaries, historically symbolizing sincerity and sacred love. The gem of the optimism and good fortune, amethyst reveals the positive vibrations surrounding those who wear it. Gemstone Jewelers in Derby on Rock and James has the highest […]

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August Birthstones

We already know about peridot being August’s birthstone, what some don’t know is that August has a second birthstone called sardonyx. Although these stones differ from each other and are unique in their own way, they do have similar properties. Both stones were used in ancient times for protection and strength and both are said […]

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King of Gemstones

Is your birthday in July? If so, you are lucky! July’s birthstone is one of the oldest most prized gemstones, Ruby. In Sanskrit the word for ruby is ‘ratnaraj’ which translates to “king of gemstones”. The name Ruby comes from the Latin word “ruber” meaning red, the color of our most intense emotions- love and anger, passion […]

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Spirit of the moon.

The Hindu legend says that moonstone was moonlight that had been solidified, due the glow of the stone, also known as sheen or billowy effect. Just like pearls moonstone comes in several different colors. Moonstone can be found in many countries around the world, but was originally discovered in Sri Lanka. Moonstone has many different […]

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“Emerald by day, ruby by night”.

Alexandrite Alexandrite was discovered in 1830 by miners in the Ural Mountains of Russia; and now is also found in Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. This gorgeous stone is a rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl, and it changes color in different lighting. What makes Alexandrite unique is the presence of titanium and iron, […]

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The stone of purity

Pearls have been known and loved for thousands of years. The oldest mention of natural pearls, was written by a Chinese historian in 2206 BCE (before the common era). This precious stone can be found inside mollusks in large bodies of water, around the United States, China, Australia, and more. There are different types of […]

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June Birthstone

June is one of the three lucky months to have three birthstones the other two months are August and December. June’s three birthstones are pearls, alexandrite, and moonstone. These three precious gemstones are such beautiful and interesting stones. Pearls are simple yet elegant and they come in many different colors and sizes. This stone can […]

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Facts about Emeralds

Emerald is the birthstone of May and is the traditional gift for the 20th, 35th and 55th wedding anniversary in the US.  Emerald is made from beryl just like the gemstone aquamarine. Emerald measures between 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Though they are durable stones, emeralds are susceptible to chipping and cracking. Colombia yields the […]

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Facts about Diamonds

1. The term “diamond” comes from the Greek word “Adamas”, which means invincible or indestructible. 2. Since the diamonds are pretty hard, the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. 3. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that diamonds came from the tears of the gods 4. Most diamonds have ages between […]

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