We have a longtime customer who wanted to find a way to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. She asked us to auction off a South Seas Black Pearl and Diamond ring to raise funds for a cause, and collectively we decided to help the NH Food Bank! We are aware that there are many
June babies are lucky to honor their birth month with not one gemstone, but three! Moonstone, Pearl and Alexandrite. Moonstone was the first June birthstone, followed by pearl and in 1952 Alexandrite was added to the list. All three have unique qualities, and intriguing folklore. Moonstone Moonstone is part of the Feldspar family of stones.
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Aquamarine is the March birthstone and the gem for a 19th wedding anniversary. Named after the Latin words aqua, translated as “blue,” and marina, meaning “of the sea,” the aquamarine comes in a variety of cool tones, from watery blues to pastel teals. Aquamarine and emeralds are in the same family of stones, beryl. Also
Why do diamond studs make the perfect gift or staple in one’s jewelry collection? The common answer is the flexibility they offer to the wearer. Diamond studs can be worn everyday and for special occasions. They are a classic accessory that never goes out of style. Another bonus of diamond studs (or any gemstone stud
Those born in February are lucky to have the amethyst as their birthstone. The amethyst crystal comes in variety of purple shades, from rich indigo, to pale violet, to dark raspberry. Amethyst pairs well with both warm and cool colors, so it truly makes any outfit pop. Amethyst is available in a wide range of
The arrival of January marks the introduction of a new birthstone: the garnet. Garnets are known for their rich history, vibrant colors, and durability, making them the perfect stone to celebrate the New Year! The word garnet is derived from the Latin word garanatus, which means seedlike. It is believed the garnet received this name
Did you know about one third of diamonds have fluorescence? It is an occurrence that was once believed to be a faulty characteristic. Today it’s a more acceptable, and beneficial trait when teamed up with the right attributes. The Gemological Institute of America defines fluorescence as emission of visible light by a material when it
People born in December have the opportunity to choose between two birthstones: blue zircon and tanzanite. Both of these cool, bluish colored gemstones are beautiful in their own ways, as each have a set of unique properties. Zircon is the oldest gemstone on earth. Pieces of zircon have been found in Australia from almost 4.4
You’ve found the perfect person and you’re ready to take that next step in your relationship: engagement. While movies and TV shows often depict elaborate proposals going off without a hitch, reality sometimes isn’t as simple. So how do you pull off the perfect proposal that will be meaningful to both you and your partner?