Category Archives: Gemstones

Ancient Peridot

Peridot dates back about 4,000 years to the island of Zabargad, now belonging to Egypt. Originally, the crusaders called this island in the Red Sea Saint Johns. Peridot is mentioned throughout the Bible and early Christians believed the stone to be sacred. Peridot is considered a stone of Springtime and ancients believed it was a […]

Emeralds – May’s Birthstone

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May because its color symbolizes the rebirth and renewal that comes with spring. Pantone named Emerald the Color of the Year for 2013 because of the “luxury and elegance it brings to the palette”. The folklore of the Emerald is that the gemstone has the powers to […]

Colored Stones Still Sizzling

Colored stones are still sizzling! The universe of colored gemstones is endlessly fascinating. For centuries, nearly every culture has held the belief that colored gemstones possess magical powers or the ability to provide the wearer with special attributes and protections or healing properties. This way of thinking has motivated the world of fashion. Natural gemstone […]

Amethyst

The amethyst is February’s birthstone and it is associated with many myths and legends. The story is told that Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, was insulted one day by a mortal. Enraged, he called forth vicious tigers to exact revenge on the next mortal who would cross his path. This unfortunate individual was the […]