Category Archives: Birthstones

December Birthstone

Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite, and Zircon… There are many choices for the December birthstone this month! Most people would say that the Blue Topaz is the main birthstone for December. It is said that a gift of Blue Topaz is … Continue reading

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1,156 carat Sapphire was used as a doorstop for 9 years

Back in 1938, 12 year old Roy Spencer found a huge rock on a nearby hillside. He brought it home and showed his dad, who shrugged it off as just another crystal rock and decided to use it as a … Continue reading

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September Birthstone – The Sapphire

Happy Birthday to everyone born in September! There are many facts that you may not know about this intense blue gemstone. How does it get its color? Where are Sapphires mined? Did you know that Sapphires come in many colors? … Continue reading

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August Birthstone – Peridot

The birthstone for this month is the beautiful Peridot! This lovely light green gemstone, which was originally mined on an Island in the Red Sea, called Zabargad, means “Olivine” in Arabic. The gemstones have been found since ancient times.ย  Some … Continue reading

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July Birthstone – Ruby

It’s July and the birthstone for this month is the lovely Ruby! What is a ruby and how did it get it’s color? ~ A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. The … Continue reading

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June Birthstone – Pearl

This month’s traditional birthstone, is the lovely Pearl. A woman will have a treasure for a lifetime with pearls that are also steeped in historical lore and tradition, that can be passed down from generation to generation. The other two … Continue reading

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March Birthstone – Aquamarine

Welcome March! Spring will soon be here and this month’s birthstone is the gorgeous light blue Aquamarine! This delicate blue beryllium gemstone, is one of the more popular gemstones, along with the ruby and the emerald. Not only does it … Continue reading

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