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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 discovered in the mid 1800s. The Alexandrite […]

June 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
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 precious gemstones. If you or […]

May 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Gorgeous Gemstone Solitaire Rings

Gorgeous Gemstone Solitaire Rings

Gemstone solitaire rings are among the most versatile pieces of jewelry. The beauty is in their simplicity, which gives them the ability to be worn with just about anything. Always on the lookout for great pieces of quality jewelry to offer to our customers, Apples of Gold is proud to introduce our eye-catching line of […]

April 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
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 reasons the gem is […]

April 3, 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 mauve to a deep, bluish-purple, and […]

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 with everything. Though aquamarine is mostly paired […]

February 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
February Birthstone: Amethyst

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Alluring amethyst is the February birthstone, as well as the zodiac gemstone for those born under the Pisces sign. Women born in the month of February enjoy the plum luck of having one of the most beautiful as well as fairly affordable of the birthstones, making amethyst jewelry a perfect pick for Valentine’s Day babies […]

January 28, 2010 | By | Reply More
January Birthstone: Garnet

January Birthstone: Garnet

Richly hued in deep crimson, garnet is the much-coveted January birthstone. The color of love, blood, passion and power, garnet is a statement-making gem.  Feisty January babies are the lucky wearers of garnet jewelry, although women born during the other 11 months have also been known to find garnet’s lovely allure irresistible.  Read on for […]

December 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
December Birthstone: Blue Topaz

December Birthstone: Blue Topaz

November isn’t the only month to have multiple birthstones – December is also a two stone month that features both turquoise and blue topaz. Turquoise is one of the most unique looking semi-precious stones, but does not lend itself well to use in certain types of jewelry. Because of this, blue topaz is the preferred […]

November 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Dos and Don’ts of Gemstone Cleaning

Dos and Don’ts of Gemstone Cleaning

When ultrasonic cleaners first came onto the market, they were touted as the best way to clean jewelry at home. The modern technology involved with the at-home versions was thought to be superior to the old fashioned method of soap and water, or manually scrubbing with a jewelry cleaning solution. While ultrasonic cleaners are indeed […]

November 12, 2009 | By | Reply More