Birthstones and Alternatives for April and May

The idea of one gem for each month and the concept of wearing your “birth stone” started long ago – between the 16th and 18th centuries.The National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones” in 1912 in … Continue reading

Birthstones for April and May

What is a birthstone?  The association of one gem to each month and the idea of wearing your “birthstone,” started long ago – between the 16th and 18th centuries.The National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones” … Continue reading

I’m Trapped Inside!

Inclusions in Gemstones An inclusion is any material that has been trapped inside a gemstone during its formation.  Inclusions can be animal (insects), vegetable (a leaf), or mineral (the needles in tiger eye).     It should be noted that … Continue reading