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September Birthstone: The Sapphire

September Birthstone: The Sapphire

“Blue stone.” This is what its name means in Greek, and that’s the image we immediately associate with the word “sapphire.” Part of a group of stones known by the name “corundrum,” the sapphire is a favorite among colored gemstones. Sky-like, the blue shades of sapphire range from light Read More

August 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
August Birthstone: Peridot

August Birthstone: Peridot

When most people think of green stones, they naturally picture the emerald. But peridot, unique in it’s olive green hue, is distinct from the emerald, and the jewel that crowns the month of August. Originally discovered in Egypt, peridot has been a beloved gemstone since the days of the Romans. Read More

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July Birthstone: The Ruby

July Birthstone: The Ruby

Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby. Samuel Rutherford When it comes to colored gemstones, ruby reigns supreme. Known as the “King of Gemstones,” it’s hard not to come under the rule of ruby’s fiery red color. Ruby takes its name from the Latin Read More

June 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
June Birthstone: The Pearl.

June Birthstone: The Pearl.

Every gemstone has a story—each is a stunning example of God’s creative hand in the physical world. But few gems have a tale that is as unique and fascinating as the pearl. This month as we go inside the life of a pearl—June’s signature birthstone. Job 28:18: No mention shall be made of coral Read More

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April Birthstone: The Diamond

April Birthstone: The Diamond

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, But diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Leo Robin There is no shortage of legend and lore attached to this queen of gemstones—the diamond—and no shortage of ink spilled describing its charm and beauty. From time eternal the diamond has been a universal Read More

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

We love this gemstone for its captivating color and versatility, but aquamarine also has great Biblical, historical and mythical significance. Aquamarine comes from the gemstone family of beryl. Beryl is a naturally colorless stone but minerals and impurities that have mixed with the stone during Read More

February 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
February Birthstone: Amethyst

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Behold, the striking purple shade of the February stone—the amethyst. Valued for its exquisite color and feminine appeal, amethyst has an interesting story—read on to learn more about this sought-after stone. The Story Behind the Shade Why is amethyst purple? Though scientists show that amethyst Read More

February 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
December Birthstone Jewelry: Blue Topaz

December Birthstone Jewelry: Blue Topaz

Gorgeous blue topaz is the December birthstone. The blue topaz comes in an array of wintery blue hues that range from light turquoise to deep sapphire (as with the London blue topaz). Few birthstones have such a wide range of universally-loved hues as the blue topaz, making it a favorite gemstone to Read More

December 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
November Birthstone: Citrine and Yellow Topaz

November Birthstone: Citrine and Yellow Topaz

Though yellow topaz is the official November birthstone, citrine is the commonly accepted alternate stone – and for good reason. With its sunny color that looks stunning paired with gold, as well as its relative affordability, citrine makes a beautiful November birthstone. Like the turning Fall leaves, Read More

November 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
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