Birthstone Origins: Stranger than Fiction

Written by Sam Serio


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April Diamond Diamond Opal Quartz May Emerald Emerald Sapphire Agate June Pearl Alexandrite Moonstone Pearl July Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby August Peridot Sardonyx Diamond Sapphire Sept. Sapphire Sapphire Agate Lapis Lazuli October Opal Tourmaline Tourmaline Jasper November Yellow Topaz Citrine Citrine Pearl December Turquoise Lapis Lazuli Onyx Ruby Astrologically speaking, your place onrepparttar Zodiac is more meaningful than your birth month for tapping into your "power," which has led torepparttar 147645 creation ofrepparttar 147646 following list of "Star Stones" related torepparttar 147647 star under which you were born, rather thanrepparttar 147648 day. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Ruby, Agate, Garnet Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - Garnet, Moss Agate, Opal, Amethyst, Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) - Rock Crystal, Sapphire, Amethyst, Bloodstone Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19) - Bloodstone, Diamond Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) - Sapphire, Turquoise, Amber, Blood Coral, Emerald Gemini (May 21-Jun. 20) - Agate, Chrysoprase, Pearl Cancer (Jun. 21-Jul. 22) - Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby Leo (Jul. 23-Aug. 22) - Tourmaline, Sardonyx, Onyx Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) - Jasper, Carnelian, Jade, Sapphire Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) - Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - Aquamarine, Topaz Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - Sapphire, Amethyst, Turquoise, Topaz So whether you choose an emerald fromrepparttar 147649 Breastplate of Aaron, a moonstone from Tibet's mystical birthstone list, an opal for its ayurvedic birthstone properties, or your very own "star sign" representative…mayrepparttar 147650 force (ofrepparttar 147651 birthstone) be with you!

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Buying Jewelry for Mother’s Day or How To Buy The Perfect Gift for Mom Without Getting Ripped Off

Written by Sam Serio


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4. Ask whether pearls are imitation or real. Real pearls are made by oysters or other mollusks; imitation pearls are man-made. Cultured pearls are made by mollusks with human intervention; and irritant introduced into their shells causes a pearl to grow. Real pearls that are not cultured are fairly rare and expensive. The cost depends onrepparttar size, usually stated in millimeters, andrepparttar 147644 coating or “nacre” on a real pearl, which gives it its iridescence. 5. When you’re buying a diamond, consider four criteria: cut, color, clarity and weight, usually stated as carats. Each factor affectsrepparttar 147645 price. Color is sometimes “graded” on a scale. However, scales are not uniform: a “D” may berepparttar 147646 best color for one scale, but not for another. Make sure you know how a particular scale and grade representrepparttar 147647 color ofrepparttar 147648 diamond you’re considering. A diamond can be described as “flawless” only if it has no visible surface cracks or other imperfections when viewed under 10-power magnification by a skilled diamond grader. 6. One final tip, Mom’s love longer (i.e. 24") gold or sterling chains with gemstone pendants. And you can almost never go wrong withrepparttar 147649 very popular omega-style chains in various widths in sterling silver or gold.

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