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September Birthstone: Sapphire

Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. Treasured for centuries, sapphires are often associated with royalty. Their name comes from the Greek word sappheiros, meaning blue. Though famed for having a vivid blue hue, September’s birthstone comes in every color of the rainbow except red (ruby is the red variety of corundum). Sapphires… Continue reading September Birthstone: Sapphire

August Birthstone: Spinel

While peridot is usually thought to be the birthstone for August, spinel is considered an alternative gem. Spinel comes in a rainbow of colors, including red, purple, and blue. Because of this, August’s birthstone is often mistaken for other gemstones. The most famous of which is probably the Black Prince’s Ruby in the Imperial State… Continue reading August Birthstone: Spinel

July Birthstone: Ruby

Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July. Symbolizing love and passion, ruby is one of the world’s most desired gemstones. “The king of gems” has been thought to have powers such as blessing its wearer with good fortune and curing disease. In addition to their perceived powers, rubies have exceptional hardness (second only… Continue reading July Birthstone: Ruby

Lab-Grown vs. Natural Diamonds

Today, natural diamonds are a popular choice for engagement rings, but there is still much confusion surrounding their synthetic counterpart. Lab-grown diamonds, also commonly known as either man-made or synthetic diamonds, have recently been increasing in popularity. As their name suggests, these gems are grown in a laboratory instead of the earth. They do, however,… Continue reading Lab-Grown vs. Natural Diamonds

May Birthstone: Emerald

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. With their dazzling green color, emeralds have been treasured for thousands of years (Cleopatra was known for her love of them). It has been said that emeralds have multiple benefits from curing diseases to giving their wearers the gift of eloquence. Few areas have the right… Continue reading May Birthstone: Emerald

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