Birthstone Jewelry Feature: Topaz & Citrine

Janice Stiles
This month, I am featuring Topaz and Citrine, the two birthstones traditionally recognized for November! These birthstones are known for their warm, calming energies: Topaz and Citrine are the perfect answer to the mid-autumn blues! 

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Birthstone Jewelry Feature: October Pink Tourmaline & Opal

Janice Stiles
The names of this month's birthstones sound as dazzling as they look: Pink Tourmaline and Opal are beautiful choices for any October birthdays on your list! View this collection below...

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Birthstone Jewelry Feature: September Sapphire

Janice Stiles
Sapphire, the September birthstone, and one of the “big four” gems has been prized since 800BC! Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. I have created a small sapphire pendant for September, and I especially encourage those of you with loved ones who have September birthdays to consider ordering one!

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Pearl Guide, Pt. 2

Janice Stiles
Historically, pearls have been thought to promote faith, charity and integrity. Pearls have been worn for thousands of years and are one of the most sought-after gems. Pearls are the only gems that are created by a living being: freshwater and saltwater mollusks.

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Birthstone Jewelry Feature: August Peridot

Janice Stiles
Peridot is the modern August birthstone. It’s always green in color but varies depending on its source.  A peridot has never been created in a lab and a real peridot will never change color regardless of lighting.

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Pearl Guide, Pt. 1

Janice Stiles
There are so many beautiful shiny objects called “pearls” these day, but it's easy to tell the real ones from the fake ones. To do so, gently rub the pearl against the front of your tooth; if it feels gritty, then it’s a real pearl, whether cultured or natural. If it feels smooth, then it’s not a real pearl regardless of the description. Be careful to not use the edge of your tooth, as you could scratch the pearl!

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Birthstone Jewelry Feature: July Rubies

Janice Stiles
Rubies! One of the “big four” gemstones, which also include diamonds, sapphires and emeralds, rubies are July's birthstone, and a favorite gemstone of mine!

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Birthstone Jewelry Feature: June Pearls and Alexandrite

Janice Stiles
June's two traditional birthstones cover classic and quirky styles. Choose the perfect option for your loved ones with June birthdays!

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Behind-the-Scenes: What is Patina?

Janice Stiles
Explore the patina technique behind the beautiful blue-green copper elements in our Patina Collection!

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