December has two birthstones rich in history. For those of you considered an "old soul," Zircon is the stone for you. It is found in Australian deposits and are actually the oldest minerals on the face of the earth. Similarly, the Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined, and while many historic sites have been depleted some are still worked on to this day.
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If you were born in the month of October, you have the luck of having two incredibly beautiful gems as your birthstone! Both the Opal and Tourmaline represent the month of October, as well as the 14th and 8th wedding anniversary. The Opal is most commonly found in deposits in Australia in the town of Coober Pedy, while the Tourmaline is actually most commonly found in California.
The Sapphire comes from a gemstone family called corundum, the same family as the Ruby. Throughout history, this gemstone was believed to be extremely divine, as many members of the church were observed wearing it in representation of heaven. The Sapphire was believed to bring spiritual blessings and grant those who wore it protection.
Acquiring the perfect engagement ring is a journey that goes beyond the ring; it involves a meaningful experience. It is only natural that you should also have the ability to select the person or people you want to involve in the process. Choosing the right jeweler will provide you with an unforgettable experience in this beautiful chapter of your love story.
The Peridot is one of the only gemstones that does not come in a range of colors. This is due to its high iron content which determines the concentration of green pigmentation. By contrast, the Sardonyx can be seen with lines of different shades of color, being as this gem is comprised of multiple types of stone welded together during formation.
Their magical journey began in Venice, California when Michelle went out for a good time with some friends. A little while into the night Michelle noticed James walk into the bar where they eventually exchanged numbers, only to go their separate ways. A year past and Michelle found herself unexpectedly wondering about James...
The Ruby is the deep red & elegant birthstone for the month of July. These charming gemstones can be found throughout Thailand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Myanmar. The Rubies' red color has provoked a connection to blood, many believing the Ruby represents blood flow, and the power of life. The ruby is thought of as one of the most powerful gemstones, so if you need some self empowerment in your life, this fierce and passionate ruby is the way to go.
The Pearl is the very unique and elegant birthstone for the month of June, being as it is the only gemstone gathered from a living organism. Most Pearls are found in pinctada maxima oysters which are found off the coast of Australia.
As the gem of spring, the Emerald stuns in a gorgeous deep green and is known for bringing growth, renewal and a hopeful future. Emeralds are known to be very rare, often being more limited than diamonds. The first Emerald mines were found in Egypt around 330 BC and were often known as the mines of Cleopatra, the princess of Egypt. Cleopatra was known for her love of Emeralds.
The Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone that can be found in the center of special rocks known as geodes. The Amethyst represents the 6th and 17th wedding anniversary, and can help with emotional challenges thanks to its healing energy.