June has Three Birthstones!

white stick pearl pendant

June has Three Birthstones – Pearls are One of Them The month of June has three birthstones – pearls, moonstone, and Alexandrite, each of which is beautiful in its own way. I love pearls of all kinds! Pearls are found in China, Japan, Australia, the Philippines, and Polynesia. Freshwater pearls are very popular today and are also affordable. …

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My Favorite Gems

I love gems, so picking favorites is difficult.   It’s a long list, but here are some of my favorites and some information about them.   Gems are described by chemical composition, crystal structure, and where they are found.  Gems are further classified based on properties like refractive index (how they bend light), luster, hardness, etc.  Perfection in appearance…

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