BIRTHSTONE FACTS

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PERIDOT: AUGUST

Peridot comes from the Arabic word faridat meaning gem. It is formed as a result of volcanic activity and is mainly found in places where pressure and heat are abundant like volcanic rock and the mantle of the Earth. Several years ago, native Hawaiians discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess. Throughout history, the Peridot has been used as a means ro connect with nature.

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GemstonesWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LESSER-KNOWN GEMSTONES

TANZANITE

missing imageFound in Tanzania just thirty short years ago, this stone is one of the newest additions to the birthstone calendar. It has been said that this gem was discovered when a strike of lighting caught a field on fire. As the fire died down cattle herders noticed that the zoiscite crystals that were once brown now had a deep blue/purple tone.

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GEOMETRY, THE LATEST EQUATION IN JEWELRY

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Geometric patterns are a staple in fashion and are in heavy rotation with many designers. We carry all the popular shapes in all metal or diamond accented pieces. A variety of necklines in current fashion allow for great pairings with geometric silhouettes. Because these are petite pieces, a woman doesn’t have to break her budget to keep up with this great trend. I, for instance, love stacking different shapes rings in multiple metal colors to give a bigger look

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The geometric pattern has also given way to the linear trend, which is my personal favorite. This is an ever-growing trend that started with the basic, bolder patterns and has morphed into fine lines, curving details, and cross over looks.  These pieces are so simple, yet when paired together they make such a statement.