March Birthstone – Bloodstone, One of the Most Powerful Gemstones

March 18, 2019 | Svetlana Pantelic

The month of March is associated with two beautiful birthstones – one of them is Bloodstone, the other is Aquamarine. We wrote about the second one two times. Bloodstone may not have the overt beauty of aquamarine, but many prize this stone for its symbolism and other properties. But the other birthstone, bloodstone is even […]

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

February 22, 2019 | Svetlana Pantelic

Items of personal adornment from the Nile Valley are an important part of the history of jewelry. More than mere body ornament, Ancient Egyptian Jewelry was used to display rank, proclaim wealth, and designate social status. It was also fashioned into powerful amulets, objects of barter and trade, accouterments of daily attire, diplomatic gifts, military […]

Jewelry Trends 2019: All Kinds of Shapes, Materials, and Passions

December 13, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

With every year and every season come new jewelry trends. It is impossible to characterize jewelry trends 2019 in one look, In fact, Bold seems to be the prevailing theme; whether large statement pieces or dainty pieces layered to create a statement look. One can forget to take a bag, but forgetting a bracelet or […]

The Rarest Gemstones in the World

November 15, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

  When we think of precious stones, diamonds, emeralds, and rubies jump to mind as the most valuable gemstones in the world. However (or perhaps surprisingly), there are so many gemstones that are even rarer and, in turn, even more valuable. There are roughly 200 varieties of natural gemstone known in the world today. Alongside […]

The History of Tourmaline, October’s Birthstone

October 4, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

Tourmaline is the birthstone for October, along with the opal. Tourmaline comes in a staggering variety of colors. This stone has one of the widest color ranges of all gems! Some color varieties are so prominent and popular that they’ve gained their own trade names. These types of tourmalines include Rubellite: Tourmaline that is red, […]

September Birthstone – Sapphire, the Stone of Wisdom

September 6, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

For those celebrating a birthday in September, they’re thinking of their birthstone: the sapphire! Sapphire is one of the rarest gemstones on the planet. They are always in fashion. From blue to pink, sapphires of all colors are stylish staples of luxury. Sapphires hit the Hollywood stage every year, making regular appearances on the red […]