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Since the discovery of alexandrite, the gemstone has been thought to bring luck, good fortune and love. In Russia, it is considered to be a stone of very good omen. It is believed to bring balance in the interaction between the physical manifest world and the unmanifest spiritual, or astral world.
Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients, it was a “Gem of Fire"; a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. Amethyst has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god. Therefore, it should be no surprise that it is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality; yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.
February's birthstone, Amethyst is also the favored gift for the 1st. and 6th wedding anniversaries, historically symbolizing sincerity and sacred love, optimism and good fortune.
A member of the quartz family, amethyst comes in a variety of purple shades of varying intensity from pale lilac to reddish or bluish violet to deep purple. Amethyst is sometimes enhanced by traditional heating methods to lighten color and / or remove smoky components. Certain amethyst are heated to produce citrine (yellow) and green quartz (also called prasiolite) When you see citrine (yellow) and amethyst (purple) grown together it is called Ametrine. Consult your jeweler for the best jewelry cleaning solution. Ultrasonic cleaners are safe but steamers are not.
Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater and it was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. March’s birthstone was also thought to enhance the happiness of marriages. The best gems combine high clarity with limpid transparency and blue to slightly greenish blue hues. Like many beryls, aquamarine forms large crystals suitable for sizable fashioned gems and carvings.
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Emerald is prized for its rich green color as far back as the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, emerald boast a long history as a jewel fit for kings and queens. It is believed to bring health and wealth to its owner and enlightens the aura of those who wear it.
May's birthstone, emerald also is the chosen gift for the 20th or 35th wedding anniversary. Upheld as a symbol of devotion, contentment and undying love, emerald traditionally has been thought to protect and renew relationships.
The sister to aquamarine and a member of the beryl family, emerald is known for its distinctive color. The shades of green in which emerald is found can vary from light to dark, sometimes revealing a cool blue-green or warm yellowish-green. The more vivid the color, the more valuable the emerald. Another value factor is size, with emeralds over 2 carats being rare.
Traditional emerald enhancements include oil and resin, which helps fill natural fractures and inclusions, thereby stabilizing the gemstone. Emeralds require special care when wearing and cleaning. Avoid impacts and contact with harsh chemicals. It is wise to consult your jeweler on emerald care.
The gem of plenty, Garnet is one of the few gemstone varieties that span a broad spectrum of color. Named for its likeness to pomegranate seeds, garnet is best known for its shades of red. But most are surprised to learn that garnet is found in multiple hue of pink, purple, green, yellow, orange and brown.
January's birthday, garnet is also the suggested gift for the 2nd wedding anniversary. Garnet has historically signified faith, friendship, loyalty and truthfulness. Believed to calm anxiety, cheer the heart, encourage guidance and inspire creativity, garnet illuminates the bright disposition of those who wear it.
A majority of the garnet varieties can be classified as one or a mixture of five types: Almandine, the most common type, is dark red to brownish-red. Pyrope is a deep vivid red. A blend of pyrope and almandine is rhodolite, a light to dark pink to purplish red. Andradite comes in yellow, green, or brown, known as demantoid when emerald in color. Grossular garnet comes in yellow, orange and brown, known as tsavorite in its green variety and hessonite when cinnamon-colored. Spessartine comes in shades from reddish-brown to yellow orange. Consult with your jewelers on cleaning instructions. An ultrasonic cleaner is safe for most varieties except andradite (demantoid). Steam cleaners are not recommended.
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