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October Birthstones: Opal and Pink Tourmaline

October Birthstones: Opal and Pink Tourmaline

The October birthstone, the opal, is much like the month it belongs to: quiet and subdued, with streaks of brilliance that dance with fiery Fall colors. The opal is certainly one of the most interesting looking gems, which makes it perfect for October babies who have an eye for the unique. For October Read More

October 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Just as the heat and dazzle of summer gives way to the cooling of fall, so does September’s sapphire bring a change of pace from the fiery ruby of July and the chartreuse peridot of August. With its soothing watery depths, September’s birthstone is one of the most universally beloved gemstones. Sapphire Read More

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August Birthstone: Peridot

August Birthstone: Peridot

Lucky August-born babies have the dazzling peridot as their birthstone. The sparkling chartreuse gemstone is popular thanks to its unique color that flatters every skin tone. And for women with green or hazel peepers, the pretty August birthstone even enhances their eye color – a feat that few gemstones Read More

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July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby

For centuries, royals and commoners alike have been enthralled with the ruby’s fire, passion and brilliance. The modern July birthstone, rubies hold the prestige of being the rarest of all gemstones – even rarer than diamonds. What’s more, their remarkable red hue has the visual impact of making them Read More

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June Alternative Birthstone: Pearl

June Alternative Birthstone: Pearl

Interestingly, the lustrous pearl is the alternative June birthstone, not the traditional June birthstone. Yet, most people think of the pearl as the June birthstone simply because the traditional gem for June babies is a scarce, obscure one – Alexandrite. Alexandrite is a young gemstone, and was only Read More

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May Birthstone: Emerald

May Birthstone: Emerald

Sparkling green emeralds are the birthstone for the month of May. Coveted and celebrated since the ancient world, this precious gemstone was once more valuable and sought after than diamonds. They have held their allure throughout the centuries, and even today are one of the most highly prized and expensive Read More

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April Birthstone: Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond

Lucky April babies can claim the coveted diamond as their birthstone – much to the chagrin of loved ones trying to buy birthday jewelry on a budget. The in-demand diamond gemstone has been sought after for centuries by mankind thanks to its beauty, sparkle and hardness which, interestingly, are the same Read More

April 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, And The Birthstone For April!

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, And The Birthstone For April!

For centuries, diamonds have been one of the most popular and highly sought-after gemstones in the world. Originally only worn by royalty and the aristocracy, diamonds are now popular with men and women from all walks of life world wide. Why Are Diamonds April’s Birth Stone? The history of using Read More

March 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Tantalizing Tanzanite

Tantalizing Tanzanite

For many years, when people thought about precious gemstones, four stones would come to mind: diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald. More recently, a fifth gemstone has been added to the list of precious gemstones. Tanzanite, discovered in 1967, is a beautiful gemstone that ranges in color from a light Read More

March 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

The birthstone shared by dreamy Pisces and fiery Aries alike, Aquamarine is an irresistible blue gem that exudes a spirited, playful vibe. For jewelry lovers born in the month of March, the light blue Aquamarine birthstone is an incredibly versatile birthstone due to its nearly-neutral hue that goes Read More

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