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April - Love of the Diamond

History of Diamonds

The hardest substance on earth, diamond is also the most treasured gem. Once only afforded by kings and aristocracy, diamond is the most sought after gem for all occasions and the gem of choice...

August - The Essence of Peridot

History of the Peridot

The lovely “late summer grassy” greens of this lively olivine family gemstone, coupled with its reasonable cost have long captured the attention of gemstone lovers. In antiquity top quality Peridots...

December - Your Choice of Zircon, Turquoise, or Tanzanite

History of Zircon

Prized as a talisman since medieval times, Zircon was believed to clarify the mind, improve confidence and inspire the spirit. Today, zircon is believed to bring wisdom, wealth and...

December Birthstones

Have you ever wondered what your birthstone means? If so, you’re not alone. Most people feel a strong affinity with their birthstone, but are not entirely sure of the stone’s origins. According to scholars, birthstones began with the...

February - Origins of Amethyst

History of the Amethyst

Revered by the ancient Greeks as a talisman, Amethyst was thought to entice the highest purest aspirations of humankind when worn. Amethyst was believed to inspire courage, calm and...

January - Variations of Garnet

History of the Garnet

January’s birthstone, garnet, which acquired it’s named during ancient times due to its likeness to pomegranate seeds, is found in nature in a wide variety of colors and in multiple hues of the...

July - History of the Ruby

History of the Ruby

Like a perfect rose, the Ruby’s rich color speaks of love and passion. Called the “Rajnapura” or King of Gems by ancient Hindus, July’s birthstone is among the most highly prized of gems...

June - The Opulent Pearl

History of Pearls

Pearls have adorned crowns, clothing, and temples and were said to be a favorite of Cleopatra, yet they are perfectly suited for young girls and are a popular gift for first communion.

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March - Meaning of Aquamarine

History of the Aquamarine

If you can picture the cerulean blue waters of the Mediterranean, you will understand why the birthstone for March is named Aquamarine. Derived from the Roman word “Aqua,” meaning water,...

May - Green with Envy over Emeralds

History of the Emerald

Prized for its vivid, rich green color as far back as the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, Emerald boasts a long history as a jewel fit for kings and queens. Emerald is revered as a talisman of good...

November - All the Colors of Topaz

History of the Topaz

The name Topaz derives from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. Topaz was revered by the ancients as the gemstone thought to fuel matters of the heart, inspire courage, increase intuition...

October - Playing with Fire Opals

History of the Opal

The fiery play of color indicative of the finest opal has intrigued people since ancient times, when the Romans revered opal as a symbol of hope and purity, and the Arabs believed that opals fell...

September - The Royal Sapphire

History of the Sapphire

The soft tones of Fall are upon us, and nothing compares to the soft brilliance of a magnificent royal blue Kashmir colored sapphire. The soft, rich, velvety blue is the ultimate in sapphire...

The History of Garnet Gemstones

Known for its rich red hues and renowned beauty, garnets have been considered a prize possession since the Bronze Age. In fact, the oldest dating garnet was found on a man who was buried in 3000 B.C. Although the stone’s significance and...

The History of Opal Gemstones

Perhaps best known as the birthstone of October, opal is a unique gemstone with a colorful past. Today, opal is renowned for its “play of color,” or ability to display a multitude of colors upon first glance. The most prominent color of opal is...

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