Archive for the ‘Birthstones’ Category

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

Diamonds have been popular gifts for centuries and today are known most as the stone in an engagement ring. → Read more

Aquamarine is the birthstone of March. It’s rich blue color palette is enchanting as an accent to spring wardrobes and makes a perfect gift of jewelry for one whose birthday falls within this month. → Read more