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August Birthstones: Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel

August Birthstones: Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel

August is another month that now features 3 different birthstones: Peridot, Sardonyx, and the recently added Spinel. All three have interesting histories!   .     PERIDOT: Peridot is the most widely popular birthstone for August and was known to the...

July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby

Ruby is the birthstone for July, and it is one of the most well-loved gemstones throughout history. The name "ruby" is derived from the Latin word "ruber", or red. Rubies get their color from chromium, a trace element found in the mineral corundum. The more chromium...

June: Pearls, Moonstone and Alexandrite

June: Pearls, Moonstone and Alexandrite

The month of June features not only one birthstone, but three to choose from: Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite. Each of these beautiful gems has an unusual history, with Alexandrite being the youngest. Alexandrites were discovered in the 1830s in Russia’s Ural...

May Birthstone: Emerald

May Birthstone: Emerald

"All the green of nature is concentrated within the Emerald." -St. Hildegard of Bingen For the month of May, we have a gemstone that represents the lush green of spring, with hope for renewal and growth in the future. For at least 6000 years, Emeralds have long...

COVID-19 STORE  GUIDELINES

COVID-19 STORE GUIDELINES

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE If you are picking up an item and did not have an appointment, kindly wait in the lobby until the shop is clear. I will be disinfecting between clients. WHEN YOU ENTER: Masks will be required. Gloves and hand sanitizer, along with a 70%...

April Birthstone: Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond

If you have a birthday in the month of April, then the coveted diamond is your birthstone. The Greeks named this gemstone "Adamas", meaning invincible, and the earliest recorded source of diamonds was from the Golconda region in India. This particular region has...

March Birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone

March Birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone

For those of you with a birthday in the month of March, you have your choice of two fascinating gemstones, Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Both of these gemstones are suitable for wearing every day, with the Aquamarine hardness at 7.5-8 and Bloodstone at 6.5-7. Aquamarine...

February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

  The birthstone for February is the beautiful amethyst, a purple gemstone that ranges in color from a lilac lavender to a deep, rich purple. This variety of quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Moh's scale of 1-10, which makes it a durable option for jewelry, but...

January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

For those of you fortunate enough to have a January birthday, then Garnet is your beautiful birthstone. Most of us are familiar with the deep red color of garnets, but there are also shades of green, blue, purple, black, colorless, orange, and yellow to choose from, so not to worry if red isn’t your color. They are found all over the world, but Africa currently supplies the majority of garnets today.

December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

For those of you that were lucky enough to be born in December, you have your choice of three birthstones! All three are in beautiful shades of blue and have incredible stories. 

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