11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Amethyst

By Emily on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Enjoy these interesting facts about February’s birthstone, amethyst. The name “amethyst” comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” which means “sober” or “not drunken.” The ancient Greeks believed that the gemstone protected them from being drunk. To this day, you can find cups made from amethyst that were designed to protect oneself from drunkenness. It’s said… Read More


Tantalizing Tanzanite

By Emily on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

December birthdays have not one, but three different birthstones to choose from: zircon, tanzanite, and turquoise. Since we previously wrote about zircon, we thought we would highlight another one of December’s birthstones. Step aside turquoise because tanzanite is taking center stage for this week’s blog. Here are some interesting facts about this stunning gemstone.  It’s… 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


Everything You Need to Know About Peridot

By Emily on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Peridot is found in lava, meteorites (although rare), and deep in the earth’s mantle. Most peridot gems come from volcanoes that delivered the gemstone from deep inside the earth. It dates back 4.5 billion years. It has been found in pallasite meteorites, which are remnants of our solar system’s birth. Recognized as the birthstone for… Read More