Sardonyx Sardonyx is a form of onyx and is recognized by its layers of reddish brown and white banding. It was popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans who carried into battle talismans of sardonyx engraved with images of heroes such as Mars or Hercules, believing that this would bring courage and victory. Because [...]
Peridot Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. As peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of [...]
As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. [...]
Here are samples of Garnet – the birthstone for January, and Amethyst – the birthstone for February. Garnet Amethyst You can see the variety of colors that these gemstones possess during our GemFest on Thursday and Friday, October 16th and 17th.
Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm. Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. Blue sapphires range from very light to very dark greenish or violetish blue, as well as [...]
Here is a TV spot that we did with Local 5 Live. You can see the original video here: http://www.wearegreenbay.com/local-5-live/local-5-live-features/bountiful-boutiques-j-anthony-jewelers?dpr=1 Transcript: Woman 1: It is time to discover some items in our area's bountiful boutiques, and today we are shopping for mom at J. Anthony Jewelers in Neenah. [...]