Yearly Archives: 2018

August Birthstones: Sardonyx, Peridot & Spinel

August Birthstones:  Sardonyx, Peridot & Spinel Sardonyx - "The Original" Sardonyx was the original August birthstone before the other two gemstones joined the party.  This gemstone combines alternating layers of sard and onyx; two types of the layered mineral chalcedony to create a reddish orange stone with white bands.  Sardonyxes found in India are the…
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July’s Birthstone: Ruby

July's Birthstone: Rubies The history of July's birthstone, the ruby, is a story of riches and splendor.  This precious gemstone has been mentioned in the Bible, worn by royalty throughout history and was once believed to protect warriors in battle.  Rubies are in the corundum family, one of the hardest substances on the planet, a…
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June’s Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone & Alexandrite

June's Birthstone:  Pearl, Moonstone & Alexandrite June is one of only two months to have three birthstones associated with it.  This gives the lucky people born in June a choice between pearl, alexandrite and moonstone.  June's birthstone ranges from the creamy opalescent pearl and moonstone to the color changing chameleon alexandrite.  Here are some fun…
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May’s Birthstone: Emeralds & the Ladies Who Love Them

May's Birthstone:  Emeralds & the Ladies Who Love Them "Emerald’s lush green has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity" - GIA.  Its beautiful green color reflects new spring growth making it the perfect birthstone for the month of May.  The emerald is the most famous member of the beryl family and is cousin to…
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