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July – The month for Ruby.

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Believed to burn with an inextinguishable fire, ruby has historically signified great passion. This fiery red gemstone – the color of the heart – has always been associated with deep love. Ruby’s durability and hardness make it an ideal gemstone for all types of jewelry, especially rings.

July’s birthstone, ruby is also recognized as the traditional gift for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. Historically, ruby was believed to attract and maintain love. Ruby is a popular choice for brides who want to express their individuality.

Ruby is recognized as a talisman to ensure harmony, guard against sorrow, inspire confidence and bring success. The gem of gusto, ruby brings to light the electrifying personality of those who wear it.

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Pearls for June

People have coveted natural pearls as a symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years. A Chinese historian recorded the oldest written mention of natural pearls in 2206 BCE. The spherical shape of some pearls led many cultures to associate this gem with the moon. In ancient China, pearls were believed to guarantee protection from fire and fire-breathing dragons. In Europe, they symbolized modesty, chastity and purity.

Pearl colors vary by the type of mollusk it is formed in. Although white pearls are the most traditional, other colors are very popular. The main bodycolor of a pearl is often modified by additional colors called overtones, which are typically pink, green, purple or blue. Some pearls also show the iridescent phenomenon known as orient that adds to the overall color.

Alexandrite is a very rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl that changes color in different light sources. Discovered in 1830 by miners in the Ural Mountains of Russia, these red to green color changing stones resembled the colors of Imperial Russia’s national military. The find was named “alexandrite” after the Emperor Alexander II. its extraordinary ability to change color takes place when it is viewed under different lighting conditions. For this reason, the color-change phenomenon is called “the alexandrite effect.”

The most prized alexandrite’s show a vivid green to bluish green in daylight and fluorescent light, and an intense red to purplish red in incandescent light. They have medium to medium-dark tone and moderately strong saturation. This color change created the phrase, “emerald by day, ruby by night.” A change in hue is what makes this stone unique. Other examples of color change can be green to purple and yellowish green to purplish brown.

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May

The month of Emeralds!

Prized for its vivid rich green color as far back as the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, emeralds have a long history as a jewel fit for kings and queens. Emerald is revered as a talisman of good fortune, believed to bring health and wealth to his owners.

May’s birthstone, emerald also is the chosen gift for the 20th or 35th wedding anniversary. Upheld as a symbol of devotion, contentment and undying love, emerald traditionally has been thought to protect and renew relationships. In fact, emerald is a popular gemstone choice for brides who want to express their individuality. Take a cue from Jackie Kennedy who received an emerald ring from John F. Kennedy. A calming influence that clarifies insights, emerald enlightens the aura of those who wear it.

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April Showers Bring…”Diamonds!”

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The Beautiful Diamond is known as the stone of “Love”, but most see it as a symbol of wealth. The Diamond is the stone of durability, for it is the hardest of stones, and has been known since antiquity as a “Stone of Invincibility,” bringing victory, superior strength, fortitude and courage to all who wear the stone. Diamonds have wide range of cuts and colors appealing to all wearers of the jewel. The Diamond is a stone of light, an ideal prism, diffusing all the colors of spectrum. #foryou#smallbusiness#shopsmall#shoppingonline#shoplocal#wichitaitc#derby#haysville#mulvane#jelewerybox#rings#earrings#bracelets#diamonds#gemstone#gorgeous#retailtherapy

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March Birthstone

March’s Birthstone, Aquamarine, is a gorgeous stone that varies from a very light blue to a medium blue, with many stones exhibiting a slight tint of green in them. Aquamarine is the recognized gift for the 18th wedding anniversary, believed to reawaken love, kindle friendships, and elevate the spirit. Aquamarine glints the fresh, young-at-heart qualities of those who wear it. The aquamarine holds its place as one of the world’s most desirable gems. The Greeks highly prized this gem for it appears to “sparkle like the sea touched by the sun”.

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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 quality #jewelry to add to your #collection.

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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 to ward off evil spirits. Peridot is also said to protect the wearer from nightmares. This stunning gem also brings power, influence and a great year. Sardonyx is believed to be one of the most holiest stones, and brings courage and happiness. Often used in the breast plates of high priests and priestesses.

Peridot comes from the gem variety of the mineral olivine, and is made from iron and magnesium. Peridot is one of the few stones that come only in one color, but it can have other tints to it depending on how much iron is in the gem. Peridot that is more of a bright yellow green means, there’s more iron, if there’s more of a brownish tint then there is less iron. Peridot can be found in some lava flows in the United States, China, Vietnam, to name a few. In rare cases peridot can come from extraterrestrial sources, sometimes contained in meteorites that have fallen to the earth.

Sardonyx has been loved for thousands of years, because of the stones fascinating colors. This gemstone is a multi-colored variety of banded onyx (a form of chalcedony quartz). Sardonyx stones are very unique, no two gems are alike, which makes it irreplaceable by any other gemstone. What also makes sardonyx unique is it is a mix of two different gemstones, onyx and sard (often mistaken for carnelian). The finest of Sardonyx, with sharp contrast between each layer, can be found in India. You can find more in Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, the United States, and more. Sardonyx is also known to be used for cameo.

Both Peridot and Sardonyx are beautiful and unique gemstones, which bring power, courage and strength to its wearer along with many more properties. Both are said to ward off evil spirits, especially when placed in each corner of your home. Come visit us at Gemstone Jewelers today!

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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 and fury. This stunning red stone was found in India approximately 2000 years ago, and now the most famous ruby mines are found in Myanmar. Since the first discovery of ruby mines, they have found many more! They can also be found in Greenland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Kenya, etc..

Legend has it that those who wear Rubies are protected from evil and attract good luck, which is why ancient warriors would wear Rubies on the battlefield, to keep them safe. This gem is also a symbol of obvious beauty, as well as wealth, nobility, good fortune and loyalty.

This attractive stone is also the stone of royalty and courage, which is why they are sought-after by European royalty and the upper class. In England, Ruby was used for coronation rings and to this day enjoys popularity among royalty. In ancient Hinduism, Ruby was believed that those who offered fine rubies to the god Krishna could be reborn as emperors.

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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 meanings in many cultures. For instance, Arabic countries women would sew moonstone inside their garments because in their cultures, moonstone is a symbol of fertility. This shimmering gem is sacred to Indian culture. It is believed to arouse passion, making it an ideal gift for lovers. One legend says if a moonstone is held in ones mouth on a full moon, he/she would have a vision of the future. Another legend says that the effects of moonstone resemble the moonlight and those refractions were once believed to be benevolent spirits!

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