September Birthstone: Sapphire

sapphireSapphire comes from the Greek word “sapphirus” meaning blue. It is a very hard stone, with a ranking of 9 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. The sapphire is a variety of the mineral Corundum, which is found in every color of the rainbow. Red corundum is considered a ruby, with all other colors being classified as sapphire and blue being the most prized color. Sapphires are found in Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Myanmar, Thailand, Australia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, China and Madagascar. Continue reading

Path Of Symbols

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Calavera Charm Bangle

Tradition • Celebration • Ancestor
Life is to be celebrated. The Calavera is a sugary-sweet, whimsical skull used to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead. They honor the deceased with light, holding close the memories of ancestors with joy. Believe in the never-ending cycle of life.

Crystal Dove Charm Bangle

Peace • Spirit • Gentleness
The Dove is universally recognized as a symbol of peace, spirit, gentleness, and purity. With a crystal at the heart of the dove, we bring light and strength to those meanings. The Dove is a sign of new beginnings, and a reminder that everything is going to be alright.

Breath Of Life Charm Bangle

Life • Meditation • Alignment
All living things breathe in some manner. When we inhale, we share the air. We connect with elements that have been in existence for thousands of years. Breath can be a prayer, or a connection to the universe. To sigh is to release. To breathe deep is to be centered and grounded. Know your breath.

A Splash Of Summer

2016 Deep Sea Collection 

“Under the sea everything becomes clear. The seabed, full of its magic and color, is a place of endless exploration. Like life, we cannot be sure what we will find, but it is not always the outcome that counts- it’s the journey. Expect the unexpected- wonder awaits.”

 

  •           “Sea Shells connect us to the ocean and to the waters energy. Mysterious and graceful, the deep sea calls to us – welcome its wonder.”    Beauty • Intuition • Luck
  • “A source of strength, the anchor empowers you to stand tall and be inspired. When opportunity knocks, seize it.” Grounding • Trust • Certainty

April Birthstone: Diamond

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The name diamond is of Latin origin meaning “invincible.” Diamond’s are composed of very densely packed carbon atoms and are the hardest substance on Earth. Diamonds are either colorless or can be red, yellow, brown, black, green, blue, pink or violet. Yellow is the most common fancy color and pink is the most rare. A diamond gets its blue color from the presence of boron.

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Alex and Ani: Spring Cross

Cross Art Infusion Charm Bangle

Life • Union • Immortality

The ultimate cultural symbol, the cross, symbolizes health, life, immortality, and the union of Heaven and Earth. Possessing spiritual power, the cross is a symbol of the triumph of good and a sign of infinite love. Wear this symbol to honor your personal beliefs in the cross.

The perfect addition to your charmed arm
• Circumference: 7.5”
• Adjustable from: 6” to 9″
• Crafted with a Shiny Gold Finish

Gemstone Facts: Morganite

Although Morganite is over a million years old, it wasn’t until 1911 that it was actually called Morganite.  It was previously known as “Pink Beryl” up until it was named after a man named John Morgan. Beryl is a type of mineral that has many different varieties of stone and colors. Emerald and Aquamarine are also considered to be Beryl minerals.  This stone comes in a range of color to light pink to violet purple.  The more translucent the stone, the more valuable it is considered to be!

For Morganite’s hardness it is said to be a 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale.  Diamond (at a 10) is many times harder than Corundum minerals (such as a Sapphire) at 9. Morganite isn’t considered to be a hard stone, therefore it is prone to scratches and chipping. Replacing this stone in jewelry is not considered to be uncommon.

For morganite jewelry inquiries please contact Jessica@steffansjewelers.com