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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
The Allison-Kaufman Company
January 2017
Making the Cut: Choosing the Style of Engagement Ring That Fits Your Personality
December 2016
Citizen Watch Company
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
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 g...

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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...

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Saturday, April 01, 2017
Diamonds – April’s Invincible Birthstone
by Chavez Fine Jewelers Inc.
Diamonds aren’t just for engagement rings! For those lucky enough to be born in the month of April, diamonds are always an excellent choice for a gift, as it's their birthstone. Celebrate your April baby with some diamond stud earrings, or maybe this lovely Daisy Cluster set:

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
One of the Birthstones for March is the Bloodstone
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Bloodstone, March's birthstone, appears in various shades of green, spotted with maroon. These spots, created by iron oxide and jasper, resemble blood. Because of this, the stone was given its name. The largest bloodstone producer is India, but it is also mined here in the United States.

Over the centuries, the bloodstone has had many uses. Almost three thousand years ago, bloodstone was believed to stop bleeding when applied to a wound. Because of this people carried bloodstone pendants with them, especially those that might be in risk of physical danger regularly, such as soldiers. And in the Middle Ages bloodstone rings were thought to help with anything magical, including divination and initiating spells.

Today, the bloodstone is thought to help increase confidence and decrease anxiety. As March's birt...

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Monday, February 01, 2016
Amethyst is February's Sparkling Purple Birthstone
by Chavez Fine Jewelers Inc.
Amethyst, a member of the quartz family, occurs in purple as its primary hue. Blues and reds may occur as secondary hues. This combination creates a breathtaking and regal purple gem. Amethyst is mined in all over the world. The largest producer is Brazil but amethyst is also mined in many states right here in the U.S.

Amethyst is Februarys Sparkling Purple Birthstone Amethyst's name comes from the Greek “amethustos”, which means “not drunken”. The Ancient Greeks believed amethyst could protect the wine drinker from intoxication. No ...

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Friday, January 01, 2016
Garnet; January's Fiery Birthstone
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The warm oranges and rich reds of garnet, January's birthstone, remind one of a family fireplace, and therefore are the perfect balance to this cold winter month. Garnet jewelry has been associated with the power to heal and the strength of human relationships.

Garnet; Januarys Fiery Birthstone

In the Middle Ages, garnet pendants were worn in an effort to cure inflammatory diseases and even cure the Black Plague. Today, it is believed by some that wearing garnet pendants can help with heart problems. Some also believe that ...

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Thursday, October 01, 2015
October's Birth Stone: Lovely Tourmaline
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Versatile Tourmaline

One of the prettiest semi-precious gems, Tourmaline, serves as the birth stone for the month of October. It often signifies a favorite gift for an eighth wedding anniversary. This rare mineral astonishes people because of its variety and beauty.

Tourmaline consists of a complex assortment of different minerals within a boron silicate crystalline structure. Different natural compounds add color to this stone, producing many interesting shades. Iron gives a brilliant blue hue to some Indicolite Tourmalines. Verdelite Tourmaline, also called "Brazilian Emerald" displays vivid green colors. Iron contributes a distinctive black or grey appearance to Schorl Tourmaline. This gem even displays reddish and pink shades called Elbaite and Rubellite. Yellow, brown and colorless versions also occur in ...

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