May 12, 2017

EMERALD Symbolism

Rare and beautiful, emerald easily earns its reputation as “The Jewel of Kings.” The list of celebrated royalty who conspicuously displayed this green gem includes no […]
April 23, 2017

May’s Birthstone: EMERALD

Emerald is the green to greenish blue variety of beryl, a mineral species that also includes aquamarine as well as beryls in other colors.
April 12, 2017

SAPPHIRE Symbolism

Sapphire symbolism encompasses diverse subjects in many cultures. Traditionally, people have prized these gems for their celestial blues and violets. These beautiful colors have helped the […]
March 23, 2017

April’s Birthstone: DIAMOND

On almost all modern birthstone lists, diamond is recognized today as the birthstone for April. Diamond is also the gem that marks the 60th and 75th […]
February 23, 2017

March’s Birthstone: AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and the gem of the 19th wedding anniversary. Named after seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is a cool plunge into […]
January 23, 2017

February’s Birthstone: AMETHYST

Amethyst is the birthstone for February and the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the […]
January 20, 2017

Moonstone Symbolism

With a silvery light that seems to come from within, moonstone has many associations with the Moon. That connection isn’t surprising. However, this beautiful gem also […]
January 13, 2017

January’s Birthstone: GARNET

Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the second anniversary. Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from […]
November 18, 2016

TANZANITE: December’s Gemstone

Tanzanite is a birthstone for December, along with zircon, turquoise, and blue topaz. Tanzanite is also the gem for a 24th anniversary. Found in just one […]