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Category Archives: Birthstone

The Softer Side of Blue

Aquamarine The Softer Side of Blue for Aquamarine, the Birthstone for March. Aquamarine holds its place securely among the world’s most desirable gems. Ranging in tones from a very light to medium blue, many aquamarine will exhibit a slight tint of green in their body color. Generally the darker shades are more valued, but many […]

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Amethyst

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 […]

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Garnets

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Enhance your happiness with AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine is thought to enhance the happiness of MARRIAGES…… Aquamarine is thought to enhance the happiness of MARRIAGES… The name “Aquamarine” is drived from the two Latin words: “aqua,” meaning water and marine, meaning “of the sea.” Aquamarine is the recognized gift for the 18th wedding anniversary, believed to reawaken love, kindle friendship and elevate […]

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Royal Amethyst

February’s birthstone, amethyst also is the favored gift for the 1st and 6th wedding anniversaries, historically symbolizing sincerity and sacred love. The gem of optimism and good fortune, amethyst reveals the positive vibrations of those wearing it. Amethyst’s wine-like color, according to early Greek legend associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. It was […]

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Topaz

Topaz Cast your eyes upon the ocean waters as the setting sun displays its dance of color, and you’ll discover all the rich spectral hues of topaz. On its cool side, it ranges from a soft sky blue to the richest and most vivid aqua and greenish blues imaginable. Warmer tones take on the golden […]

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Peridot, Gem of the Sun, For August

Prized by the ancient Egyptians as the gemstone of the sun, peridot has been credited with a host of healing and magical powers. A guard against the evil eye, peridot was thought to sweeten dreams and reveal insights. August’s birthstone, peridot is also recognized as the preferred gift for the 16th wedding anniversary. Historically, peridot […]

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Ruby July’s Desire!

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

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