Opals are for October

opal pendant

Opals are for October – opal is the October birthstone.  The Ancient Greeks believed in the supernatural properties of this precious stone – not just for those born under this sign, but to anyone wearing it. It is no surprise … Continue reading

One of my Favorites Gemstones – Opal

Pink opal and moonstone necklace

One of my favorite gemstones is opal. People recognize opals by their characteristic play of rainbow like colors.  You need to be careful with opals because opal is a relatively soft (5.5-6.5) stone and they are sensitive to pressure, hard … Continue reading

Two Birthstones for March

3 bloodstone cabochons

Like many other months, there are two birthstones for March – aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarine  generally has a rich light blue color that can range from very light to deep blue.   It’s thought to be a symbol of youthfulness, … Continue reading