Citrine and topaz jewelry makes a wonderful gift for a November birthday. → Read more

October has two birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Opal

Opals are formed as water seeps and flows through natural cavities in stone and fossil. The water absorbs silica from neighboring mineral deposits and the silica dioxide finds new homes in these crevasses. The spherical structure of the SiO2 forms elegant rows that develop into light refracting precious opals. Different parts of the world produce distinct opal characteristics, most notably → Read more

Sapphire is the birthstone of September and is often synonymous with the rich deep blue that is transparent and as luminescent as a diamond. These tough stones can also come in yellow, purple, pink, orange, green and clear.  It is a super hard corundum, or aluminum oxide, that makes it transparent and very hard.  Traces of other elements imbue sapphires with this range of colors, including, iron, titanium, → Read more

Peridot is the birthstone of August. It symbolizes strength. Peridot is known as an “extreme gem” born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes.  → Read more

When you are inspired to find a stone with meaning and beauty do you explore birthstone characteristics, historical significance or personal preference? Ruby is an excellent choice that covers all. Ruby is noble, regal, it is chi and life force, it is the blood of the → Read more