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September Birthstone – Sapphire

2017-11-02T06:39:37-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Jewelry Industry News|

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 [...]

August Birthstone #2 – Sardonyx

2017-11-02T06:39:36-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Jewelry Industry News|

  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 [...]

August Birthstone #1 – Peridot

2017-11-02T06:39:35-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Jewelry Industry News|

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 [...]

May Birthstone – Emerald

2017-11-02T06:39:34-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Jewelry Industry News|

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. [...]

November Birthstone – Topaz

2016-11-10T03:03:11-04:00November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz [...]

November Birthstone – Citrine

2016-11-10T03:03:11-04:00November 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The first birthstone we'll highlight for November is Citrine.  Citrine is known as the “healing quartz”. This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer. Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. It [...]