Peridot: The Gem of the Sun

A look at August’s radiant birthstone Peridot is most well known for being the birthstone for August and the traditional anniversary gemstone gift for 16th anniversaries. There is a deep history and many mythological lore surrounding this beautiful bright green stone that has been prized for centuries.  Early records indicate that Peridot was a gemstone … Continue Reading

Ruby and the search for Passion

The history of the Ruby Rubies color ranges from an intense crimson to a pale rose. Their deep rooted history with passion and power keeps this gemstone as one of the most popular adornments in jewelry. The name Ruby comes from the Latin word for red which is Ruber.  Early civilizations draw on the color … Continue Reading

All About Sapphires – A Precious Gemstone and Birthstone

September is finally here and Virgo season is in full swing! If you were born in September, then your birthstone is a sapphire. Lucky for you, it is one of the most popular and valuable precious gemstones in history. Sapphire is also incredibly tough and durable. Beautiful sapphires are commonly used in high-end fine jewelry … Continue Reading

Everything you didn’t know about emeralds

Emeralds are renowned for their beautiful green color and unique cut. They’re a popular gemstone that looks fantastic against every skin tone and suits every occasion. Emeralds are a beryl crystal, putting them in the same family as aquamarines and morganite, and are naturally hexagonal in shape. Emeralds get their color from trace amounts of other … Continue Reading