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Aquamarine Birthstone Beauty

The ides of March are nothing to fear, not when we’re still celebrating this month’s glorious March birthstone aquamarine! Aquamarine comes in a variety of  colors hues ranging from a lightly green tinged aqua to a crisp, powder blue.  The colors of aquamarine pick up sky and water tones beautifully, and are favored in lighter, […]

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Spotlight On: May Birthstone Emerald

No other gem captures the freshness of spring quite like the rich green emerald and May babies are lucky to claim it as their birthstone. The first emeralds were discovered in Egypt around 330 BC. The powerful, and remarkably beautiful, Cleopatra was fascinated with the green stones. Emeralds, which symbolized fertility and prosperity, represented exactly […]

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August Spotlight: The Green Peridot, August’s Birth Stone

The light green of the peridot gemstone usually has a cast of gold within the green. It brings to mind the effusive folliage and heat of the summer months, so it is quite appropriate to be declared the birth stone of August. Its lightness of color has the spectacular effect of always sparkling in the […]

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Spotlight on: Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase is a green gemstone that is popular for use in jewelry. This fascinating green gem is form of rare quartz. It can be found in varying shades of green, from an apple green to a very dark almost emerald green. It contains traces of nickel, which is what creates its green hue. It has […]