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Believed to quicken intelligence and dispel evil thoughts.

“Amethystos” means “not junk” in ancient Greek, because of its wine like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. it was believed that wearing amethyst, a quartz, prevented drunkenness.

A member of the quartz family, amethyst comes in a variety of purple shades of varying intensity, from pale lilac to reddish or bluish violet to deep purple with red highlights. Amethyst is considered the most prized variety of quartz and it very affordable.

Russia was the major amethyst source until the 19th century, when a huge amethyst deposit was found in Brazil. The once scarce purple gem was suddenly in abundance. Today, the two major source for amethyst are South America and Africa. African mines provide most of the fine color amethyst on the market today.

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Deep Brilliant Heart-Felt

The gem of plenty, garnets is one of the few gemstone varieties that spans a broad spectrum of color. Named for its likeness to pomegranate seeds, garnets is best known for its shades of red, but most are surprised to learn that garnet is found in multiply hues of pink, purple green, yellow and brown

The name garnet comes from the medieval Latin “grantus,” meaning pomegranate, in reference to the similarity in color. Thousands of years ago, red Garnet necklace’s adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummies as prized possessions for the afterlife.

With many different garnets species, the sources for this gem vary. Most tsavorite garnets come from East African countries of Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar. Russia is recognized as the source for high- quality demantoid garnets.

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Gems of Intense Color

A December birthstone is Gems of Intense Color, turquoise is a light to dark blue or a blue-green gemstone. It may contain narrow veins of its host rock known as the matrix sometimes in a web-like pattern. Turquoise was discovered by ancient Egyptians, used in treasures fit for pharaohs. Tibetans revered the gemstone as a talisman of good. Native American Indians used it as a shaman’s stone

Zircon is available in several colors including yellow, orange, and green, with blue and red most sought after and brown is the most available. Among many attributes, Zircon was thought to bring wisdom and wealth and protection to those who wear it. Since Medieval times talisman prized Zircon for they believed it to clarify the mind, improve confidence and inspire the spirt.

Tanzanite is used as an alternate for the traditional December birthstone. Found in the shadows of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, is the only known source commercially. This Gem is often described as “velvety” mostly because of its deep and saturated color, which ranges from purplish blue to a pure blue.

Always take you jewelry to a Gemstone Jeweler’s, Inc. at least twice a year for a thorough cleaning and inspection. We love to see you.

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Kissed by the Sun

Durable gemstone with a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness scale.

Durable gemstone with a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness scale. November birthstone Citrine, is the recommended gift for the 13th Wedding Anniversary signifying faddily and bliss. The gemstone of joy and contentment, citrine illuminates the sunny disposition of those who wear it. Sunny and affordable, citrine is the perfect complement to any jewelry wardrobe blending especially well with pastel colors and bright polished surfaces.

Brazil is one of the main sources for Citrine, and Bolivia has also become a leading producers, also found in African countries such as Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia.

Of all the earth toned gemstone Citrine is known for having good luster and is available in all sizes generally intense orange colors are most valuable. To clean use warm soapy water and a soft brushes. Avoid contact with harsh chemicals. Some Citrine weather treated or not may fade if exposed to sunlight or heat for a long periods of time, because of this you should never ware your citrine jewelry while sunbathing or when using a tanning bed. Ask your jeweler at Gemstone Jewelers for details regarding special enhancements and care.

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Samuel B.

Samuel B. an award winning master designer and founder, Samuel Behnam brings more than thirty years of art and jewelry experience to The Samuel B. Collection. Samuel blends traditional Balinese and Thai craftsmanship with contemporary styles so that every jewel represents innovation in jewelry design. A ring could take it’s shape from the asymmetry of flowers petals. It’s gemstone palette informed by Pantone’s color forecast and it’s tactile quality inspired by ornate Balinese architecture.

For Samuel, there is always a new interpretation for a ring, bracelet earring, or pendent. He began as a gemstone dealer but was soon drawn to the unique beauty of handcrafted jewelry. The ancient art of Balinese jewelry making gave him a way to express his artistry. His design aesthetic s represented in every jewel of The Samuel B. Collection it’s the reason why the collections resonates with their dedicated fans and has won a multitude of jewelry industry awards. Truly innovative design doesn’t just happen. it must by created with deliberation, employing the highest of standards, and using only the very best materials. While in his workshop, Samuel watches closely as the jewelry is being worked. Quality control is of the utmost importance as it ensures every detail reflects his vision.

Today, Samuel creates a distinctive range of jewelry that is inspired by his love of art and travel he’s been to the edge of civilization and back again. Joining him in his travels and love of great design is his wife Neda, who is also a renowned goldsmith and jewelry designer.

The Samuel B. Collection employs over one hundred of the most talented artisans in Bali, Thailand, and India. Samuel and Neda are committed to design integrity and leaving as small a carbon footprints as possible. they are always in the lookout for organic materials and processes to use in their jewelry. The Samuel B. Collection is a responsible and responsive company their superior level of artistry, the utmost care they take in creation their jewelry, and maintenance program that supports a life time of enjoyment are unsurpassed at every level.

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July is in love with Ruby

Ruby is know as a protective stone that can bring happiness and passion into the life of the wearer protecting them from negative entities, promoting spiritual vitality and overall wellness.

The Latin word “Rubber” meaning “red” the color of passion, Rubies have been esteemed since ancient times and are mentioned in the bible as one of the gems used to represent one of the twelve tribes of Israel during Exodus. Kings and Queens have longed enjoyed this rare gem. Rubies remain one of the most popular gems in history

Rubies are used extensively in jewelry. This gemstone is often set in precious metal like platinum or gold and can be used as a primary stone in any piece of jewelry or to compliment other stones including diamonds. The finest rubies have a pure, vibrant red to slightly purplish red color. In most markets pure red colors command the highest prices and Rubies with over tones of orange and purple are less valued.

Inclusion free rubies are virtually nonexistent, so the value varies with how visible the inclusions are. Inclusions also impacts a ruby’s durability especially if there is a surface reaching fracture. Typical clarity characteristics include thin mineral inclusions called needles, rutile needles, or silk can sometimes contribute positively to a Gems appearance.

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Closing for the Holiday

Gemstone Jewelers Inc. will be closed Saturday July 4th and will reopen Tuesday July 9th with regular business hours 10:00A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Have a safe and healthy holiday, and Thank you for you business.

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Classified as a gemstone pearls are extremely unique, because they don’t arise from the depths of the earth, but from the sea. Pearls are the only gem material formed and found within a living creature. Formed inside of the shell of certain mollusk, (like oysters) as a defense mechanism against a potentially threatening irritant such as a parasite inside the shell, or an attack from outside injures of the mantle tissue. The mollusk creates a nacre or sac to seal off the irritation Pearls are small and often white but naturally occur in nearly every color under the rainbow

Harvested and cultivated primarily for use in jewelry, with no special cutting or polishing to maximize their lustrous beauty, which has been treasured since ancient times and ensures that Pearl jewelry is always in style. Other uses to adorn clothing, crushed and used in cosmetics, medicines and paint formulations. Symbolizes wisdom acquired through experiences. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection, along with purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer.

North America Pearls are found in the of the Gulf of California, the Abalone of the Pacific Coast, the Queen Conch of the Gulf of Mexico. Saltwater Pearls, which include Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea, are grown in bays, inlets and atolls in many places around the world

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Highly sought after, Alexandrite bewitching beauty fascinates us, and promotes emotional balance. Blue-green by day and purple-red by incandescent light. Fine quality stones over three carats are increasingly rare.

Birthstone for the month of June

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