Sunday, January 15, 2017

GARNET BIRTHSTONE for JANUARY


Garnets

The January birthstone, garnet, traditional gemstone it is. The garnet actually comes in every color of the spectrum, including the color change blue garnet, which is very rare. The garnet is widely known as the deep red/purple/brown shade of pomegranate, even the word root of garnet is derived from the Latin granatum malum which means pomegranate:


"By her who is this month was born
No gem save garnets shall be worn

They will ensure her constancy
   True friendship and fidelity."

     -a very old poem

The garnet has also been known to have healing properties to stave off inflammation of the skin, plus provide heart protection and the regulation of blood flow. Who really knows if this connection between the geology and the human is truly apparent, but for these connective traits to continue through the ages does have merit as they are lasting representations of what is possible, and that congruity has meaning in and of itself.

I just love rings!  This wine colored oval cut ring looks great with fashionable golds, blues and reds!!

                                                               At Blue Nile~

Garnet and diamond ring in 18K white gold $1,450 US


This so pretty garnet from Blue Nile can easily be worn with shades of red, brown, purple, or neutral shades of gray, black, gold and cream. Even with silver to accent the white gold band!

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And, the red garnet mineral counterpart, love this pyrope~




AND,  a personal favorite is the Tsavorite GREEN, too!

Green garnets look great with any neutral nail color.  And, to appreciate its brightness and make a full beauty statement, I'd pair it with a cream or very black fashion ensemble.
  Is it not just so wonderful these gemstones come in such different shades? Who knew?

Enjoy, and Happy Birthday, January babies!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TURQUOISE BIRTHSTONE

December birthstones, take your pick! Traditional Turquoise, Tanzanite, the "modern" gemstone Blue Topaz, and Zircon, many blues to choose from!!


Photo courtesy of  yourbirthstones.com


Turquoise, you say? The traditional birthstone for December!


A poem for all you December babies!!!~

"If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate'er you do."


Take a look at Ippolita's cascade teardrop earrings at Neiman Marcus,




Ippolita at NeimanMarcus.com
I have met the designer Ippolita, she is gracious, beautiful and artistic. She works with a clean line.

Tanzanite has risen in popularity due to its vibrant color and cut, previously in years past a substitute for the more pricey sapphire. Now a force unto itself!!

Take a peak at a gorgeous Tanzanite and micro-pave in 18K white gold, 6.17 carat center, from Blue Nile, very art deco~


cushion tanzanite at Blue Nile


Here is a really pretty London Blue Topaz with a white diamond halo in 14K, cushion cut pendant,


London Blue Topaz At BlueNile.com

And, Zircon, Planet Earth's oldest known mineral,

Photo courtesy of webmineral.com

Enjoy the beauty of December, it can be such a peaceful month with mild and quiet skies.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle, and lose yourself in the mysterious wonders that  nature offers to us all, the fabulous turquoise!


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