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Jewelry Color of the Month for February: Amethyst
January Color of the Month: Garnet Red
It won't surprise you to hear that the jewelry color of the month is the same as the birthstone, the deep red of garnet. Providing a stunning contrast to the grey skies and white, snow-bound land, garnet gives us a spark in the long winter month of January.
Fire and Ice
Nothing is more dramatic than mixing the color of the month with pearl for a true fire-and-ice combination. These earrings give the appearance of snow on fire with the mother of pearl drop under garnet Swarovski Austrian crystals.
Jewelry Color of the Month: September Blue
What is the jewelry color of the month for September? Although you might expect yellow or orange to match the beautiful fall foliage, September's hue is blue.
The September birthstone is sapphire. The most popular color for sapphire is blue, although it also comes in pink, yellow, brown, and other shades.
The Color of August Jewelry
August is hot and humid, and what better way to cool off than a nice cool ice or a day at the beach? The color of August? The bright green of lime ices and peridot and the soft green of sea foam.
Don't Lick this Anklet
Though it looks good enough to eat, this anklet won't melt on your ankle. This beautiful peridot crystal pearl mix anklet has the look of a lime ice, cool and green, thanks to the peridot Swarovski Austrian crystals. With white Swarovski crystal-based pearls and silver, this anklet says August.
Jewelry Color of the Month: Red August
What is the jewelry color of the month for August? Red.
Carnelian, the red variety of chalcedony, was the August birthstone for the ancient Romans and Hebrews, and also used by the modern Italians. Carnelian comes in many shades of red, from pale orange to crimson to reddish-brown. It represents passion.
What is the Jewelry Color for July
What color is July? The color of July is ladybugs. The color of July is heat. The color of July is fireworks. What color is July? July is red.
There's nothing like lying in the grass, watching the ladybugs whiz around you on a hot, hazy day in July. You can always have that feeling with our ladybug jewelry. Our Ruby Crystal Ladybug beaded anklet will have them buzzing around your ankle in perfect harmony.
Dazzling Diamonds for April
Diamonds have delighted women and poets for centuries. They are the most revered, most praised, of gemstones. Diamonds are the traditional birthstone for April. Although they come in many colors, clear or white diamonds are the most popular variety. Most people would agree with poet Anne Sexton's description of "diamond as white as sun on the sea."
"I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself." ~ Mae West
That attitude may have made sense when Mae West was filming black and white movies, but today, there's nothing wrong with a woman buying herself jewelry. After all, who knows your taste better than you?
Garnet Gemstone: More Than Just a Birthstone
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The Magnificent Allure of Emerald Gemstones
merald gemstones signify the month of May. Like spring, emeralds represent rebirth, good fortune, youth, and renewal.
Emerald is rooted from smaragdus, defining green in Greek.
The first emerald was unearthed in Egypt in 300 B.C. Cleopatra infamously adored the stone. In ancient Egyptian texts, Cleopatra found the "Cleopatra Emerald" weighing at an unimaginable 97 karats. She split the gemstone in half, giving it to Marc Antony. After Marc Antony fought the Romans and died, architects tried to find his missing half. They never located it.
Interesting Facts, Legends, and Myths About Gemstones
Precious and semi-precious stones have been honored for many centuries. The folklore concerning them is definitely fascinating. All cultures treasure the stories that go back to the beginning of history.
Birthstones Originated in the Bible
It is believed that the Breastplate of Aaron is the origin of birthstones. Exodus 28, 15-30, calls for the twelve stones of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, corresponding to the zodiac signs of the time, be set into four rows. Since our calendar month system was not known at the time of Exodus, birthstones became more commonly associated with a person’s calendar month of birth.
October's Birthstone: Opal, The Fiery Gemstone
Tourmaline, the Rainbow Gemstone
Rubies are red, emeralds are green. What the heck color is tourmaline?
The tourmaline gemstone comes in many colors, often in the same stone. Its very name means mixed stone: "tura mali" from the Singhalese phrase "stone mixed with vibrant colors." Red, pink, peach, orange, yellow, brown, green, blue, purple, even black -- tourmaline is one of the most versatile gemstones, appearing in a variety of shades. Bi-color and tri-color stones are especially prized for jewelry. One of the more popular variations is the "watermelon tourmaline," with pink, green, and white color bands appearing naturally in the same stone.
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Diamonds Make the Month of April Shine
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Myths and Legends Behind Amethyst Birthstone Jewelry
Amethyst is an instantly recognizable purple quartz stone that is used for jewelry and healing purposes throughout the world. Ranging in shade from pale lavender to the deepest purple, the gem is prized for its beauty and properties and is the birthstone for the month of February. With these amazing properties, amethyst birthstone jewelry is an ideal gift for a beloved friend or family member -- or even for yourself.
One of the earliest legends surrounding the amethyst comes to us from Ancient Greece and explains the origins of this highly regarded purple stone. In the story, Dionysius, the Greek god of wine and revelry was angered at a mortal woman, who failed to pay him the proper respect.