Birthstones for June

14kt gold ring with white pearls

Birthstones for the month of June: June is another month with multiple birthstone choices.  Pearls, moonstone, and alexandrite are frequently used for June birthstones.  Pearls Pearls made their “debut” in the first century BC.  Many ancient civilizations considered pearls as … Continue reading

Something New in Gemstone Designs – New Styles for Gemstone Rings and Earrings

Some of my new versatile sterling silver and gemstone designs:   new bypass style rings – this one shown with gorgeous red garnet cabochons, plus a dangling pearl and gemstone earring style that can be created in the gemstones and colors … Continue reading

Gemstones I Love – the Feldspar Group

The Feldspar group includes several very popular gemstones – Amazonite, Moonstone, Sunstone, and Labradorite among others. In the earth’s crust, feldspars may be more abundant than all other minerals combined. The majority of the common feldspars fall into two groups, (1) … Continue reading