Archive for the ‘Birthstones’ Category

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

A Calming Effect

February’s birthstone is the lustrous amethyst. Amethyst gets her name from the Greek amethystos, “without drunkenness”. Since the archaic age of Greek history, this luscious wine colored stone has born the meaningful association with sobriety. → Read more

Pomegranate/Garnet

While garnet comes from the word gernet, meaning ‘dark red’ in middle english, it is also derived from the latin, granatum, referencing the pomegranate. These aluminum silicate stones form in many colors and varieties. Here I am focusing on the seeds of the fruit of Persephone, or the deep red garnets that bring to mind those mythical seeds. → Read more

The origin legends of opal and tourmaline gemstones each contain elements of rainbows, and we can see why. Their reflective qualities are kaleidoscope-like in their one-of-a-kind color combinations. → Read more