Tag: Birthstones

October’s Birthstone: Opal History and Symbolism

October’s Birthstone: Opal History and Symbolism

Opal: October’s Birthstone There are few stones as magical as the “kaleidoscope gem” also nicknamed “Empress”, “Pandora”, and the “Light of the World”. Which stone could inspire such grand monikers? Opal! Opals are so fascinating they have been compared to volcanos, fireworks, and galaxies. Their fantastic display of color is what makes them so mesmerizing. Formed by heavy rains carrying silica down…

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Montana Sapphires – The Finest Sapphires in North America

Montana Sapphires – The Finest Sapphires in North America

Have you ever been arrested for “worrying the squirrels?” No? Well, maybe that’s because you’re not from Montana where such a heinous act is considered a crime. (Hopefully you’re kind to squirrels too!) Montana, known as the treasure state (originally because of gold and silver deposits), not only produces some strange laws but also some of the most desired sapphires in…

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The 5 Best Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

The 5 Best Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

The 5 Best Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings There are plenty of reasons to choose a diamond: they’re sparkly, traditional, and timeless. They’re also the hardest stone known to man, which makes them very durable. This durability has come to signify long-lasting undying love. However, in recent times, more and more couples have been choosing to go a different direction. Colored (or…

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All About Sapphire: September’s Birthstone

All About Sapphire: September’s Birthstone

What’s the best thing about being born in September? Cooler temperatures? Labor Day weekend? National Cheese Pizza Day (yes, that’s a thing)? Or is it that you have one of the most sought-after gems as your birthstone? September’s birthstone is the sapphire, a stone as deep and mystical as the ocean and as wonderous as the night sky. When we think of…

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August Birthstone: The Peridot

August Birthstone: The Peridot

The often underestimated but never duplicated beautiful bright green peridot is a gem that was revered by the ancients, but in recent times has felt like poor old Rodney Dangerfield. It can’t get no respect! Well today we’re going to show some respect to “the gem of the sun”, the magical green peridot. Born deep in the earth’s core, these gems come…

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