Category Archives: Birthstones

October Birthstones; Opal & Tourmaline

Along with the alternate birthstone tourmaline, opal is the modern birthstone for October and the traditional birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Libra. With its magic play of light and color, a fine opal represents the splendor of Nature; fire, … Continue reading

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Celebrate her Rareity in June with an Alexandrite!

June is the month for the Alexandrite birthstone, named after the Russian tsar Alexander. The first crystals were discovered way back in 1834 in the emerald mines of the Ural Mountains but their rarity and value doesn’t prevent you from … Continue reading

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May Birthstone or Green Wedding, Emerald Fits The Bill

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10 Reasons to Accept an March Proposal

Since March is the birthstone month of the aquamarine, take a look at these intricate and unique aquamarine engagement rings and ask yourself, since you were born in March, if you could possibly wear anything else! Mounted in platinum or … Continue reading

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Emerald – Twenty Times Rarer Than Diamonds

Those beautiful, bottle-green, evenly colored, well-cut emeralds from Zambia are soon to be in short supply. Gemfields chief executive Ian Harebottle, is determined to make Zambian rough a premium brand over next couple of years, stating that “The demand for … Continue reading

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Ruby: Where Did you get that Chrome Color Girl?

The main element inherent in the structure of ruby is chrome, which is both the coloring ingredient and paradoxically, also responsible for the scarcity of ruby. Millions of years ago, as gemstones were being created deep inside the core of … Continue reading

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Peridot, Chrysolite & Olivine

The August Birthstone has in fact no fewer than three names: ‘peridot’, ‘Chrysolite’, (derived from Greek, meaning ‘gold stone’) and ‘Olivine’, the latter being the family of minerals of which peridot is a member, and encompasses opaque or semi-translucent gems. … Continue reading

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June Birthstones; Moonstone, Alexandrite & Pearl

Throughout history, innumerable traditional birthstones have been used, corresponding to the Zodiac signs as opposed to the calendar months, historically used as amulets and charms, believed to possess special powers and mystical properties. The commonly accepted history of birthstones dates … Continue reading

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Scorpio Birthstone – Coral

Romans used powdered coral to cure stomach ache so I deemed it an appropriate stone to ward off the effects of the tightening economy. Please enjoy our Salmon Coral Earrings fabulous photography as you discover why a pair of salmon … Continue reading

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Pearls; Man Implants Cultured Irritant – Japanese Nucleation

Cultured pearls share the same properties of natural pearls and are formed in oysters in an almost identical fashion. The only difference lies in the fact that the irritant in the oyster is implanted by man, rather than by Nature. … Continue reading

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