Tag Archives: Birthstones

April Birthstone: The Diamond

April’s birthstone is the one and only DIAMOND! Insert all the bow down emojis. This most-revered of all gemstones commands attention every month of the year, but this month it’s all diamond, all day. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with some good, old fashioned, Engagement Ring Eye Candy! Let’s dig in. Oh, Verragio. Shine on you crazy diamonds. This smorgasbord of halos is a fantastic representation of Verragio’s entire line. While each collection might be different, they all come back to the brand’s major design philosophy: an engagement ring should be as beautiful as the Read More →

January Birthstone: Garnet

Garnet is a gorgeous birthstone for all January babies! This rich red gem is often mistaken for ruby, though it’s a totally different gem family. Whereas ruby is part of the corundum family (along with sapphire), garnets are a group of silicate minerals. Also included in the garnet party are spessartite and tsavorite (both of which I’ve written about before!) They come in a huge variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless. Red is by far and away the most prevalent, and in gemstones, it’s a glossy, glass-like sheen on these pretty gems! Garnet is Read More →

May Playlist

Welcome to May! This month I’m jamming out to a variety of tunes, most notably the first contender for Song of the Summer (although it’s still pretty early for that, as long as it’s not the selfie “song” I’ll be a happy camper. And May also brings out one of my all time favorite birth stones, the EMERALD! I love emeralds, so you can expect to see plenty of emerald eye candy this month in honor of all the May babies out there. if you have Spotify you can listen to the playlist here. I’ve also embedded it below the Read More →

December Birthstone Turquoise

The December Birthstone Turquoise December is here again and the gem to rock is turquoise, the traditional birthstone of the month. Actually, the American National Association of Jewelers adopted turquoise as the official December birthstone in 1912. The history about the turquoise stone is a very interesting one. Poets have even creative interesting pieces about its existence. The turquoise stone, which means the “Turkish Stone”, traces back to 5000 years. According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) it is among the oldest stones. It was among artifacts found in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where it was used as a valuable Read More →

Spotlight On: December Birthstone Zircon

Many people place a certain significance in birthstones, knowing your birthstone can be a great way to accessorize your wardrobe, show others what your birth month is, and even make a statement. Though there are three birthstones associated with December, tanzanite, turquoise, and zircon, Zircon is the focus of this discussion. Brief History: Zircon is derived from the Arabic words zar and gun meaning gold and color. Though the most traditional color for a zircon stone is a light blue, the stone comes in a wide range of colors including yellow, orange, green, colorless, red, and brown. Though blue is Read More →

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