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February Birthstone: Amethyst

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There has been a birthstone associated which each month out of the year for centuries, with birthstones holding a special place in the hearts of many. A lot of people seek out handmade jewelry depicting their birthstone or the birthstones of their loved ones. For February, the birthstone is Amethyst, a gorgeous purple variety of quartz that is very popular ... Read More »

December Birthstones

For each month of the year, there is a birthstone (or birthstones) associated with it, and for the month of December, there are three: tanzanite, turquoise and zircon. Birthstones are believed to have originated from the breastplate of Aaron which held twelve different gemstones to signify the twelve tribes of Israel. The current birthstone list used goes back to 1912 ... Read More »

November Birthstone “Topaz & Citrine”

November’s Birthstone “Citrine & Topaz” Birthstones, Topaz and Citrine by birthright are blessedly awarded to the people born in the month of November. Happily received by all as one of only a few months the weather changes and the leaves turn into rich powerful yellows, reds and browns. Known by most as autumn or fall, the weather turns to a ... Read More »

Topaz or Diamond Legends

Information and Legends associated with Topaz, November’s Birthstone by Lisa Vella Topaz is a gorgeous gemstone found in a wide range of colors.  Striking shades of red, orange, peach, pink and gold are just a few shades of interest.  However, yellow topaz is the official birthstone for the month of November.  Commonly used as the suggested anniversary gemstone for the ... Read More »

SWCreations Articles – Sapphire—A Gem Fit for Royalty

Sapphire Gemstones are a Perfit Fit for Royalty written for SWCreations by Lisa Vella For centuries, sapphires have made their mark in the history of our world.  Understandably so—they are beautiful and unique gemstones that come in many different varieties.  In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers recognized sapphire for its wonderful qualities and named it as the official ... Read More »

Ruby – July’s Gemstone of Hot & Spicy Fun

Ruby is a semi-precious gemstone frequently incorporated into some of the most modern, beautiful handmade jewelry in the world. It is most often found in shades of opaque or translucent red, and is widely recognized as the July Birthstone as well as the gemstone for the 15th and 40th anniversaries. But beyond its modern-day uses and associations, ruby holds a ... Read More »

June Birthstone Article – Pearls

Pearls: Classic and Stylish – by Linda Blatchford – Pearls are June Birthstones: along with Pearl, Moonstone (Traditional: Alexandrite). There is so much history about pearls that five (5) months claim them as their birthstone: February, April, June (traditional), July and November. Pearls are an astral stone for the signs Gemini and Cancer are linked to the moon. Pearls have ... Read More »

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