Tag: colored gemstones

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
Featured Product: Princess Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

Featured Product: Princess Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

Everyone has their favorite colored gemstones and aquamarine is one of ours. This icy blue stone is a perfect contrast to the warm tones of summer. Aquamarine is a type of beryl, which is naturally a colorless stone. Iron and other mineral elements in the earth serve to give the aquamarine its distinctive Read More

August 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
The Story Behind Birthstones

The Story Behind Birthstones

You probably know the gemstone associated with the month of your birth, but what is the story behind the birthstone? How did the tradition of wearing a special stone for your month begin? How did birthstone jewelry become so popular? As you have read in previous Apples of Gold jewelry blog articles, Read More

August 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Something Blue: Blue Diamond Engagement Rings

Something Blue: Blue Diamond Engagement Rings

Colored gemstone engagement rings are one of the coolest ways to personalize an engagement ring. Though all types of gemstones are being used, colored diamonds are the most popular option for those en vogue. Walk the fine line between tradition and originality by rocking a sparkling blue diamond Read More

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