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Birthstone Jewelry for August – Peridot

Peridot is the modern birthstone for August, and as well as being used in August birthstone jewelry is the gem selected to mark the 16th wedding anniversary. This particular gemstone is a variety of olivine which is a combination of 2 minerals, foylite and forsterite. It is still quite uncertain where the word peridot comes […]

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Alexandrite – The Gemstone for June Birthstone Jewelry

Alexandrite, which is used in June birthstone jewelry, is among the uncommonest of gems to surface on the earth. It’s recognized as the June birthstone and is the precious stone used to commemorate the 45th and 55th wedding anniversaries. It belongs to the chrysoberyl group and made of a combination of iron, chromium, titanium, aluminum […]

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Origins and History of Birthstone Jewelry

Since the 1st century particular gems have been associated with the twelve signs of the zodiac and have been incorporated into gold and silver birthstone jewelry. Initially birthstone schemes were based on the individual color of the gemstones. The beginnings of the tradition are thought to be related to the Breastplate of Aaron which held […]

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