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Blue Topaz - December Birthstone

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Blue Topaz stacking set available  here. 

Blue Topaz stacking set available here. 

Blue Topaz comes in a variety of luscious tones, sweet Sky blue, bright Swiss blue and the deep dark London Blue. These bright and fantastic blues are a favorite of ours here at Madelynn Cassin Designs. We love the brilliant colors and the durability of Topaz, an 8 on the MOHs scale. 

 

For more excellent facts about Topaz and all its varieties check out our tried and true source for Gemstone Facts - the 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)

NEW: Gemstone Wrap Band - Wrap Wedding Band

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Looking to add some more sparkle to an already beautiful engagement ring - or right hand stacking ring? Look no further, this bling filled five stone wrap band features five 3mm stones in Sterling Silver, 14k Rose Gold, 14k Yellow Gold or 14k Palladium White Gold. Sterling Silver and Garnet are featured above and available for purchase here. Interested in sapphire, moissanite or possibly another stone? Send us a message!

Peridot - August Birthstone

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Featured is one of our most recent designs - Sterling Silver and Peridot with our unique hand carved Chevron band. Available for purchase here.

Peridot

For all you August babies this is the stone for you. A few facts about Peridot.

  • Color - Yellow to yellow green, olive green to brownish sometimes a lime - green to emerald-ish hue
  • Mohs Scale Hardness - 6.5 -7
  • Metaphysical Attributes - In ancient times Peridot was believed to keep evil spirits away. It is also a powerful cleanser - helping to open and activate the heart, helping to get rid of "old baggage". (Source - The Crystal Bible - A Definitive Guide to Crystals by Judy Hall).