Topaz

Topaz is the birthstone for December and symbolizes love and affection. It has been said that it adds to one’s sweetness and disposition. Topaz gets its name from a Greek...
January 11, 2018 — Ester Edry

Mourning Jewelry - Jet

Jet is famously known as Mourning jewelry of the Victorian Era. At the height of the Victorian Era, mourning jewelry reached its climax in 1861 when Albert, Queen Victoria of...
January 11, 2018 — Ester Edry

M is for Moonstone

It’s hard to describe the colors of moonstones without using the word magical. While the body is basically colorless, white, gray, pale yellow, iridescent blue and blue green shimmer throughout...
January 09, 2018 — Ester Edry

G is for Garnet

  Thousands of years ago in ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents. Later the Aztecs and the Eastern Asiatic...
January 02, 2018 — Ester Edry

Citrine

  Citrine is a quartz stone but people easily confuse it as a topaz. Citrine is recognized as one of the most popular & frequently purchased yellow stone because of...
January 02, 2018 — Ester Edry

E is for Emerald

  Emeralds are the most famous in the beryl family which puts it in the category of precious stones amongst rubies, sapphires, aquamarine and of course diamonds. Emeralds are 7.5-8...
January 02, 2018 — Ester Edry

P is for Peridot

  Peridot was once called “the extreme gem”. Peridot is born of fire & brought to light. One of only two gems (other being diamond) formed not in the earth...
January 02, 2018 — Ester Edry

Onyx

  The name Onyx comes from the Greek word meaning fingernail. Black isn’t the color normally associated with fingernails but in Greek times almost all colors of chalcedony from white...
January 02, 2018 — Ester Edry

The Power of Purple

Amethyst like Turquoise, is now the name of a color as well as the stone. The ancient Greek wore Amethyst jewelry and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief...
December 20, 2017 — Ester Edry

R is for Ruby

Known as the King of Gems, the Ruby is perhaps the rarest and most precious of all colored gemstones. Rubies are classified as one of the most precious gemstones out...
December 20, 2017 — Ester Edry

S is for Sapphire

Sapphire name came from a Greek word meaning blue. The name sapphire can apply to any corundum that is NOT red and qualify as a Ruby. Sapphire comes in array...
December 20, 2017 — Ester Edry

A is for Aqua

Aquamarine comes from two words in Latin, Aqua meaning ‘water’, Marina; meaning ‘of the sea’. It was said that it calmed waves and kept sailors safe at sea. Representing March’s...
December 20, 2017 — Ester Edry