June Birthstone: Alexandrite

June 6, 2019

By: Diane Nicole Go, GIA Graduate Gemologist   Did you know that there are gemstones that can actually change color? Take Alexandrite for example.   Known as an “Emerald by day, Ruby by night”, an Alexandrite is as rare as it is beautiful because it can appear in different colors— depending on the kind of […]

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June Birthstone: Moonstone

May 23, 2019

By: Diane Nicole Go, GIA Graduate Gemologist   An ethereal gemstone reminiscent of the delicate beams of moonlight passing over clouds… that can only be a moonstone.   Moonstone is one of the most well-known gems, prized by many for its shimmering glow—a phenomenon known as adularescence. Adularescence is that billowing light across the gem’s […]

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May Birthstone: Emerald

May 19, 2019

By: Diane Nicole Go, GIA Graduate Gemologist   When we’re talking about green stones, the first thing that comes to mind is an Emerald. It is a popular choice for those who love its rich hue, to the point that the word “emerald” is used to describe anything that is verdant.   Emerald is the […]

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Blue Garnet

April 21, 2019

By: Diane Nicole Go, GIA Graduate Gemologist   Garnet is the birthstone for January babies. People know of Garnet’s red color, but it can actually come in a wide range of colors—from yellows to reds, oranges, and greens. The only color Garnet never came in was blue.   Until now.   In the past, the […]

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

April 21, 2019

By: Diane Nicole Go, GIA Graduate Gemologist   If you love the calming color of crystal-clear blue waters on a clear summer day, an Aquamarine is your best bet.   Aquamarine is the embodiment of all things water—a connection to the sea and to the heavens— that comes in soothing shades of blue and greenish […]

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