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AUGUST BIRTHSTONES.....such a variety!

AUGUST BIRTHSTONES                        In 2016, August joined June and December as the one of the three birth months represented by three gems.The original birthstone for August was Sardonyx, and then Peridot was added, becoming August’s primary gem. The addition of Spinel, which can be found in a variety of colors, gives August babies a plethora of options! Though peridot is widely recognized by its brilliant lime green glow, the origin of this gem’s name is unclear. Most scholars agree that the word “peridot” is derived from the Arabic faridat which means...


JULY Birthstone....the RUBY!

Ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum, colored by the element chromium. All other colors of gem-quality corundum are called sapphire, which means color is key for this royal stone. Accordingly, the name “ruby” comes from rubeus, the Latin word for red. In ancient Sanskrit, ruby translated to ratnaraj, which meant “king of precious stones.” These fiery gems have been treasured throughout history for their vitality. The chromium that gives ruby its red color also causes fluorescence, which makes rubies glow like a fire from within. Paradoxically, chromium is also what makes this gem scarce because it can...


HAPPY 4TH of JULY!!

Happy Fourth of July Grateful to live in this amazing country of ours! Hope you all have a safe and fun holiday with family & friends!


Did You Know the Rare Alexandrite is the Alternative Birthstone for June?

Did You Know the Rare Alexandrite is the Alternative Birthstone for June?

  Did You Know the Rare Alexandrite is the Alternative Birthstone for June? Some months have more than one birthstone and if you were born in June, you're in luck! Besides the different shapes, sizes and colors of pearls which are this month's traditional birthstone you can add the colorful alexandrite to your list of birthday wishes! I know it has been a while since I blogged. But I have been busy! The website is completely finished....hopefully not a glitch in site! Now I am frantically adding merchandise, of which I have thousands of pieces! Check back daily for more! Debbie <3


This month little FYI.......April's Birthstone: Diamond

Diamond Mining in the U.S. The only U.S. diamond mine currently operating is located in Arkansas, where the diamond is also their official state gemstone.  They even have a state park with the policy of “finders, keepers” for any diamonds you may find while visiting! The majority of the diamonds sold in the U.S. come from many other countries including Brazil, Canada, Russia, and of course, Africa. Brief Diamond Background The name of the much loved diamond gemstone comes from the Greek words “adámas”, which means "unbreakable". Although there are man-made diamonds, natural diamonds are created under very high pressures about...