11 Fascinating Emerald Facts

By Emily on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational, Uncategorized. No Comments

Emeralds are not only the designated birthstone for May, but also the recognized gemstone for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries. Like aquamarine, emeralds are a member of the beryl group of minerals and are the most valuable gemstone in this family. The green color found in these gemstones comes from small amounts of chromium or vanadium. Emeralds are thought to improve… Read More


10 Fascinating Aquamarine Facts

By Emily on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational. 2 Comments

The name aquamarine comes from the Latin words “aqua marina,” which mean “sea water.” This is a fitting name given the gemstone’s sea-like color. Aquamarine is said to bring hope, health, harmony, and happiness to its wearer. Most of the world’s supply of quality aquamarine can be found in Brazil, but some of the finest… Read More


October’s Birthstone: Tourmaline

By Emily on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 in Gemstone. No Comments

Those born in October have not one, but two choices when it comes to their birthstone. Both opal and tourmaline are recognized as the official gemstone for October birthdays. This week we’re going to highlight some fascinating facts about our favorite October birthstone, tourmaline. There are multi-colored tourmalines (my favorite being the watermelon tourmaline pictured… Read More