Category Archives: Gemstones

Zircon – A December Lovely

In the Middle ages, thought to bring sleep, and drive away evil. In Victorian times, used in English estate jewelry. Zircon – GORGEOUS Zircon, is the birthstone for December . . . and never to be confused with cubic zirconium … Continue reading

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SAPPHIRE . . . awesome sapphire – September’s Birthstone

I swear to ZEUS, that I created this post on Friday . . . I forgot to hit “Publish” 🙂 And it’s just as well. I had some additions. Sapphire has been identified in about 450 color variations. Experts in … Continue reading

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July & August Birthstones

Ruby is the birthstone for July. It is also a corundum, like Sapphire, so it is a hard stone and durable – a 9 on the hardness scale. Highly prized for it’s color and rarity it is also a pricey … Continue reading

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