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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 […]

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The color of Peridot – August Birthstone

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one color – green! However, it can be found in many different shades of green. . . all lighter and darker shades of green in the olivine family. The variances in the green coloring depend on the amount of iron found in the stone. […]

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Ruby Jewelry

  Red never goes out of style and this “King of Gems” really does own the color red!  Ruby gets its name from the Latin word ruber for red. Ruby is the birthstone for those summer babies born in the month of July. it is also the recognized gem gift for the 40th wedding anniversary. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Citrine

Citrine is the alternate birthstone for the month of November. Citrine ranges in color from pale yellow to dark brownish orange. The name is derived from the French word “citrin”, meaning “yellow’. The use of this term dates to the 16th century when it came to represent the golden shades of the quartz family. Other […]

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Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the birth stone for those born in the month of March as well as the designated gemstone for the 18th wedding anniversary. Aquamarine is the blue to greenish blue variety of the mineral beryl. Emeralds and Morganite are also members of the beryl family. The gemstone is often linked with water. One early […]

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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 […]

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