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Garnet - January Birthstone

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Princess Cut Garnet Ring in Sterling Silver available  here. 

Princess Cut Garnet Ring in Sterling Silver available here. 

Rhodolite Garnet Solitaire Ring in Matte Sterling Silver available  here . 

Rhodolite Garnet Solitaire Ring in Matte Sterling Silver available here

Emerald Cut Pink Garnet Ring in Sterling Silver available  here . 

Emerald Cut Pink Garnet Ring in Sterling Silver available here

Cushion Cut Crimson Garnet Ring in Sterling Silver available  here . 

Cushion Cut Crimson Garnet Ring in Sterling Silver available here

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

Let's "ring" (no pun intended!) in the New Year and Celebrate with those January babes. Garnet, January's birthstone, comes in some superb and brilliant colors ranging from crimson red, to bright pink (Rhodolite Garnet) to a unique bright green (tsavorite) even being found in orange and rarely, blue tones.  This unique stone ranges from a 6.5 to a 7.5 on the MOHs Scale. It pairs greatly with bright sterling silver as well as gold. Above is a selection of some of our most loved Garnet and Rhodolite Garnet Rings. Looking for something custom for your someone special? Contact us here

For more excellent facts on Garnet check out the GIA Encyclopedia

Citrine - November Birthstone

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This sunny yellow gemstone is the birthstone for November. Natural citrine is a very rare to come by, so most citrine you will find out in the marketplace is actually Purple Amethyst that has been heat treated until it glows the golden yellow we know as citrine. These two stones are both members of the quartz family, having varying levels of oxidation of iron found in the crystal. When heated the iron impurities in the purple amethyst are reduced resulting in the golden orange color. Citrine is a 7 on the MOHs hardness scale and is the most popular yellow gemstone on the market. 

 

Above we have two examples of our own designs that incorporate citrine. Our Trillion Shaped Chevron Band in Sterling Silver available here as well as our Extra Large 9mm Citrine stud earrings available here.

 

For more information about Citrine, check out a few of our information sources and as always the trusty GIA Encyclopedia! 

Sapphire - September Birthstone

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Looking for a birthday present for that special September baby in your life? Get a little inspiration from Sapphire, September's birthstone. Here are a few facts about Sapphires from our favorite Gem Encyclopedia - from the GIA.

Besides blue sapphire and ruby, the corundum family also includes so-called “fancy sapphires.” They come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. Some stones exhibit the phenomenon known as color change, most often going from blue in daylight or fluorescent lighting to purple under incandescent light. Sapphires can even be gray, black, or brown.

VIVID AND SATURATED

Sapphire’s blue can be vivid and saturated, like it’s lit from within. 

DURABLE

It’s so durable, synthetic sapphire is used for the windows of supermarket scanners and spacecraft.

DELICATE SILK

Sapphire often contains delicate intersecting needles of rutile that gemologists call silk.

FACTS

  • MINERAL: Corundum
  • COLOR: Every color but red
  • MOHS HARDNESS: 9

(source GIA Gem Encyclopedia)