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 precious gems.  According to the National Geographic, a bit of pearl jewelry was found in…

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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) the alkali feldspars – potassium aluminum silicates (KAlSi3O8) and sodium aluminum silicates (NaAlSi3O8) and (2)…

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