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June 2017
Oh So Feminine, the Pearl is June's Birthstone
May 2017
As Green as Spring, May's Birthstone is the Lush Emerald
April 2017
Diamonds – April’s Invincible Birthstone
March 2017
One of the Birthstones for March is the Bloodstone
February 2017
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January 2017
Making the Cut: Choosing the Style of Engagement Ring That Fits Your Personality
December 2016
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November 2016
Lacquer Rose Trimmed in 24 Karat Gold - The Perfect Holiday Gift!
October 2016
The Timelessness of Silver
August 2016
Perodot: August's Evening Emerald
July 2016
The Queen of Gems: Imperial Pearls
June 2016
Ostbye: Jewelry you Can Wear Anytime with Anything
May 2016
ArtCarved Bridal
April 2016
Carla Corp/Nancy B - Eccentric Elegance for the Modern Woman
March 2016
Aquamarine is one of March's Birthstone
February 2016
Amethyst is February's Sparkling Purple Birthstone
January 2016
Garnet; January's Fiery Birthstone
December 2015
Rose Gold -- On Trend for Gold Jewelry
November 2015
Men's Rings
October 2015
October's Birth Stone: Lovely Tourmaline
September 2015
Elegant Sterling Silver Jewelry Sparkles
August 2015
Gold: More than just Wedding Jewelry
July 2015
The Luxurious Beauty of Platinum
June 2015
Ninacci
May 2015
Traditional Pearls Also Exhibit Modern Flair
April 2015
Without Limits: Black Diamond Engagement Rings and Jewelry
March 2015
ArtCarved - More than Class Rings
February 2015
The Symbolic History Of The Engagement Ring and True Love
January 2015
Garnet is the official birthstone for the month of January
December 2014
December's Birthstone is Tanzanite
November 2014
Fall in Love with November's Birthstone Topaz
October 2014
Opal is the Perfect Fall Birthstone
September 2014
The History of Sapphire, the Birthstone for September
August 2014
Sardonyx: August's Birthstone
June 2014
The Different Types of Pearls: Freshwater, Saltwater, Natural, and Cultured
May 2014
The Emerald: The Green Gem for May
April 2014
Diamond is April's Birthstone
March 2014
Jasper is March's Birthstone
February 2014
February’s Birthstone is Amethyst
January 2014
January's Birthstone is Garnet
December 2013
December's Birthstone is Turquoise
November 2013
Topaz: The History of November's Birthstone
October 2013
October's Birthstone is Opal, A Gem That Has Inspired for Ages
September 2013
The Sapphire September Birthstone
July 2013
A Ruby Birthstone is an Ideal Gift
June 2013
June Birthstone - Pearl
May 2013
May Birthstone - Emerald
April 2013
April Birthstone - Diamond
March 2013
March Birthstone - Aquamarine
February 2013
February Birthstone - Amethyst
January 2013
January Birthstone - Garnet
December 2012
December Birthstone- Blue Topaz
November 2012
November Birthstone - Citrine

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Oh So Feminine, the Pearl is June's Birthstone
by Chavez Fine Jewelers Inc.
Oh So Feminine, the Pearl is Junes Birthstone The modern birthstone for the month of June is pearl. While most gemstones are mined within the Earth, pearls are formed inside a living creature--the mollusk. Certain species of freshwater or salt water mollusks such as oysters, mussels and clams produce the organic gem. When a foreign substance lodges inside the mollusk's shell, it irritates the soft internal tissues. As a defense mechanism, the mollusk secretes a pearl sac to coat the irritant. Over years, layer upon layer of nacre creates the world's most feminine gem, the pearl. The longer it stays inside the shell, the larger it becomes as more nacre layers are deposited

Natural pearls randomly occur in the wild without human aid. Most pearls found in the market today are cultivated in oyster farms. With the help of a skilled technician, a bead nucleus is surgically implanted in the mollusk's gonad where the pearl is grown.

Oh So Feminine, the Pearl is Junes Birthstone Rich in history, pearls have been cherished by many cultures throughout the ages. Myths and lore associated with the origin of pearl vary across different traditions. According to ancient Chinese, pearls came from the brains of dragons while Greeks thought they were hardened tears of the Goddess of love. Other Asian myths explained that pearls were dewdrops from heaven that fell into the sea and swallowed by oysters. The Romans considered them a sacred gem to Venus and the moon goddess Diana.

Traditionally, pearls are known to represent modesty, purity, faithfulness, loyalty and wisdom. When worn as an amulet, the lustrous gem is said to help in enhancing one's creativity, provide its wearer calmness and a sense of focus. In the aspect of gem therapy, they were thought to cure heart and stomach related problems and often used to treat mental sickness as well.

Oh So Feminine, the Pearl is Junes Birthstone Pearls, with their distinctive iridescence, continued to be popular for jewelry and fashion accessories. Varying in colors from cream, pink, blue, yellow, to black and almost every hue in between, pearls also occur in a wide array of shapes and sizes. With such extensive options, makes a great gift for birthdays, graduation and even as bridal accessory. It is the gem that is given on the 3rd, 12th and 30th wedding anniversaries.

At Chavez Fine Jewelers, we take pride in offering you a gorgeous collection of pearl jewelry from strand pearl necklaces and bracelets, to pendants, earrings and rings. Endowed with incomparable luster, our pearl jewelry is so feminine and elegant that looks stunning in casual to evening dresses and suits every occasion.







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Monday, May 01, 2017
As Green as Spring, May's Birthstone is the Lush Emerald
by Chavez Fine Jewelers Inc.
As Green as Spring, Mays Birthstone is the Lush Emerald Emerald, the May birthstone, is the transparent to opaque green variety of the mineral beryl. The term Emerald is in reference to its color, from the Greek word smaragdus which translates as "green stone". Small quantities of chromium and vanadium in the crystal structure of emerald caused its nature like color.


It appears to have quite an extensive array of hues ranging from yellow green to blue green. Any beryl crystals can only be referred as emeralds when they are medium to dark in tone. Those stones with paler greens are classified instead by another species simply green beryl or aquamarine.


As Green as Spring, Mays Birthstone is the Lush Emerald In terms of durability, emerald is listed at a 7.5-8.0 rating, 10 being the highest, on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Many emeralds may still have visible inclusions, cracks and fissures making them potentially vulnerable to damage. To minimize the appearance of these flaws, most of the stones are treated through oiling. Flawless and high quality emeralds may be more coveted than a diamond due to its rarity.


Donning a distinctive emerald piece absolutely catches anyone's attention regardless if you’re dressing up for casual or formal events as it goes well with every occasion and outfit.














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