| This article has affiliate links. Clicking links will direct you to a product of which I receive a small payment. Disclosure policy is here. All opinions are my own. | Now is a great time to purchase gemstones for your jewelry collection. Many items are offered at a special discounts to prompt you to make your purchase. If you are considering adding to your
The year of birthstones ends with a triple threat of beauty. December features 3 different, each stunning, birthstones. Each stone is a variation of blue hues, clarity, and complexity. December birthstones include the vibrant purple-blue tanzanite, sky-blue zircon, and robin’s egg blue turquoise. December Birthstones Tanzanite This beautiful stone was discovered in the late 1960’s in Tanzania, thus the name. It is heat-treated to reach
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November often signals the beginning of the holiday season. It brings us Thanksgiving with delicious food, friends, and family. Quickly followed by December holiday shopping, decorating, and celebrations. Not to be forgotten in the activity are November birthdays. This month is graced with two lovely birthstones – the Topaz and Citrine. Topaz And Citrine | November Gems When we think of November, visions of fall
I was reading poetry over the weekend. It is not my normal reading material but something prompted me to read a few pieces. Poetry is a beautiful fabric of words that lift and dip from line to line. They weave a scene and create emotion with a simple word or phrase. It is an art form that, for centuries, has described the world we live.
October is one of those special months. It is in a seasonal transition where the weather is pleasant before the onset of winter. The foliage colors are changing making the world fiery with bright color. It is also a month blessed with two birthstones. Birthstones did not begin as stones representing the months of the year. Rather they date as far back as the Tribes
The name Swarovski is well known and respected. It is the name of quality, innovation, and sparkle. Swarovski crystals and gemstones are renowned for their beauty. So valued, in fact, Hollywood actresses wear gowns encrusted in dazzling Swarovski crystals. Swarovski History The Swarovski began in 1865 when Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystals. His goal was to make crystals more accessible to a wider-audience.
Take a poll of ten friends and family about their favorite color. Chances are 5 out of the 10 people polled will name blue as their favorite color. In fact, 50 percent of the population name blue as their favorite. Blue is an interesting color, favored throughout history, and associated with significant meanings. The color blue and blue sapphires represent purity, trust, dignity, strength, loyalty,
The glittery, shimmering crystals of a druzy make it perfect for earrings and pendants. They mimic stardust, sparkling sugar, and glimmering golds. Druzy makes stunning, unique, and breathtaking jewelry. It is no surprise druzy love is growing in the fashion industry. More jewelry designers are incorporating these natural, unique stones into their work. Druzy Love. What Is Druzy Druzy is a crystallized mineral formation on
Peridot olivine, August’s birthstone, is often confused with emeralds. The confusion comes from the similar color. But the peridot is an olive green rather than the blue-green of emeralds. In fact, it was discovered that the Shrine of the Three Kings, also called “Three Magi” treasure, contains peridot rather than emeralds. Peridot History Records show the peridot is one of the oldest mined gemstones. It dates back