Diamond Buying Guide

Composed of a single element—carbon –and formed under extreme temperature and pressure, diamond’ remains one of the world’s most coveted gems – and the birthstone for those lucky enough to be born in April.

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Aquamarine Buying Guide

March’s aptly titled birthstone, aquamarine, grows in gorgeous crystals and sparkles like the ocean on a sun-kissed day. But do you know what to look for when shopping for aquamarine?

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Amethyst Buying Guide

Known for its majestic purple color, amethyst is the gemstone of choice for those born in February.

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Garnet Buying Guide

January’s birthstone, garnet, is known for its impressive variety of eye-catching colors, which can be almost any color of the rainbow. Garnets occur in green (demantoid and tsavorite), orange (spessartine), red (almandine and pyrope), and purplish red (rhodolite), plus a few rare garnets even change color under different types of light. But color is far from a garnet’s only attractive feature.

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Turquoise: December’s Birthstone, Loved for its Sky Blue Color

Those celebrating December birthdays are fortunate to have a few birthstones to choose from – zircon, tanzanite, blue topaz and lapis lazuli, among them. But one of the best known and most loved December gems is turquoise, a gem that has been mined and used for thousands of years.

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Citrine: November’s Sunny Birthstone

As the majority of the country heads into cooler temperatures of late fall/early winter, November’s birthstone, citrine, provides a much needed burst of sunshine. The warm, sunny color of this popular gemstone inspired its name, derived from the French word “citron,” meaning “lemon.” Its color ranges from saturated yellow to  reddish orange to pale  yellow.

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