Rubies

The shining red birthstone of July is one of the most popular gemstones in the world. Rubies are counted among the original cardinal gemstones, the most highly valued gemstones in history. They’re joined by amethyst, diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. Ruby is part of the Corundum family, along with Sapphires. The difference between the two is … Continue Reading

Shimmering Sunstone for Summertime

Lighten your load and amplify your smile with Sunstone 🙂 The Summer Solstice this year was June 21. We began the season filled with the sun shining brightly, so it’s fitting that we discuss one of the brightest gemstones, Sunstone. It is said to uplift and amplify the spirit, opening the heart to the Universal … Continue Reading

Marvelous Malachite: Green never looked so good

Malachite, the other beautiful green gemstone, has been linked to emeralds for almost as long as it’s been known. People have been mining it for about as long as emeralds, though malachite was originally found in Israel instead of Egypt. In ancient Egyptian mythology, green had a strong association with death and resurrection, and life … Continue Reading

Jet – The other coal you can wear as jewelry

Today’s Arbor Day! The day to celebrate trees and their many gifts to humankind. Everyone knows they produce amber, even if it is over the course of millions of years. Not everyone knows that they are also the source of the black gemstone jet. Jet differs from a lot of gemstones because it’s not actually a … Continue Reading

January Birthstone – Garnet

Garnet – The down to earth gemstone! Red Garnet is the birthstone for January. It channels energy to, and of, the First Chakra, Muladhara, which is our Root Chakra at the base of the spine. This Chakra establishes the deep connections to our physical body, the environment, and the Earth. This is where we find security and our … Continue Reading

Citrine: Powered by the Sun

Citrine is the birthstone of November, along with Topaz. It is a beautiful, transparent quartz with yellow-orange hues. The name comes from the French word, Citron, which translates to lemon. Citrine is found in many different shades that can range from golden yellow to honey, and even light brown. It is also sometimes found growing within … Continue Reading