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January Birthstone Spotlight: Garnet

January Birthstone Spotlight: Garnet

January may often be associated with a fresh, new start, but the birthstone for this month is anything but new: the garnet has been prized for thousands of years—some say as long as five millennia! As long ago as the Bronze Age this gem was used in jewelry, and the Egyptians, the Greeks and the […]

January 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Amethyst Jewelry: Stunning Ways to Wear the Color of 2014

Amethyst Jewelry: Stunning Ways to Wear the Color of 2014

You may have heard the Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced its color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid. However, did you realize that this hue is nearly identical to that of a popular semiprecious gemstone? Amethyst jewelry  displays the hue that Pantone describes […]

January 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bright Gemstone For Shorter Days

Bright Gemstone For Shorter Days

Now that nightfall is coming earlier, are you craving more sunlight? While there’s not much you can do about the shorter days and the time change, you can add a pop of light and color to your look with a brightly-colored gemstone! Let’s take a look at four semiprecious gemstones that can add bursts of […]

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Birthstone Spotlight: Peridot

Birthstone Spotlight: Peridot

It’s hard to image a more perfect gemstone for the month of August than the peridot. Its vivid green hue seems to capture the essence of a late summer day when the grass is lush and the sun is warm. Peridot jewelry adds a burst of summer to your look all year round, making it […]

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Birthstone Spotlight: Ruby

Birthstone Spotlight: Ruby

From the ancient kings who treasured the ruby to Dorothy’s ruby slippers to ruby rings on modern-day red carpets, the July birthstone dazzles, and there’s no denying its timeless appeal. As one of the four classic precious gemstones, the ruby has a long history of making a stunning statement, and pieces of ruby jewelry have […]

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Birthstone Spotlight: Emerald

Birthstone Spotlight: Emerald

In many parts of the world, May is the month when the nature explodes with green: the trees are full of leaves, the grass is growing faster than you can mow it and the danger of the last frost has past. Thus, it’s not surprising that a vibrant green stone is the birthstone for the […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
Birthstone Spotlight: Aquamarine

Birthstone Spotlight: Aquamarine

About 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Pliny said that aquamarine “has charms not be denied.” That statement is just as true today as it was then. Aquamarine was, and is, a stone with enduring allure that can’t be ignored, and aquamarine jewelry of many kinds showcases its cool, glimmering beauty. The word “aquamarine” comes […]

March 19, 2013 | By More
Peridot Picks in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

Peridot Picks in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

It might be the birthstone for August, but Peridot is also an ideal gem for St. Patrick’s Day! Its green sparkle with a touch of gold is calls to mind a field full of shamrocks on a sunny day, and peridot jewelry is a lovely pick for the time of year when the earth begins […]

March 13, 2013 | By More
Unique Garnet Jewelry: New Takes on a Timeless Stone

Unique Garnet Jewelry: New Takes on a Timeless Stone

Garnet has been used in jewelry for thousands of years, and you might think that there’s little that can be done with it that hasn’t before. Think again! Garnet jewelry comes in a vast variety of styles, including a number of fresh looks that make this stone completely new. Since the Bronze Age, garnet jewelry […]

February 28, 2013 | By More
Smokey Quartz Jewelry: A New Kind of Basic

Smokey Quartz Jewelry: A New Kind of Basic

Black isn’t the only basic! While black, white and navy are commonly heralded for their ability to go anywhere and coordinate with just about anything, brown can also be an incredibly versatile choice. This is beautifully demonstrated by smokey quartz jewelry. Smokey quartz is, as its name implies, a type of quartz, and as such […]

February 23, 2013 | By More