Those born in January are lucky to have the beautiful and diverse garnet as their birthstone. Garnets are commonly red but also come in an extraordinary range of beautiful colors, including orange, yellow, purple and vibrant green. There are even garnets that change color from blue to purple in different lighting.… Read the rest
November is here, the air is cool and the holidays are right around the corner. We all start spending more time indoors and, if you like me, around a fire or wrapped up in a warm blanket. Similar to a burning fire both birthstone options for this month have nice warm glow to them.… Read the rest
Fireworks. Jellyfish. Galaxies. Lightning. Opal’s shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors is unlike any other gem.
When opal is formed, silica gel fills crevices in rock. As water evaporates, the silica is deposited in the form of tiny spheres.
Opal’s flashing play-of-color is caused by those silica spheres being stacked like tiny Ping-Pong balls in a box..which leads to diffraction of light
With a fantastic variety of patterns and colors…No two opals are exactly alike.… Read the rest
August is here and we are in the midst of the “dog days of summer.” There is no better representation for the sentiment August gives us than it’s birthstone, Peridot. The Egyptians called this stone “the gem of the sun.” It’s color reminds me of fresh grass being light up by the mid day sun.… Read the rest
Ladies, we all know how you love your jewelry.
Ask a woman today what she collects and why. You’ll often learn that jewelry is a beautiful means of personal expression for the female collector. Jewelry plays a huge roll in conveying her distinct style sensibility and taste.… Read the rest
July is my favorite month of the whole year. The weather is great, no school, backyard BBQ’s, did I mention the 4th? July is simply the best! The only way this great month could get any better is if you also got to celebrate your birthday during it.… Read the rest