Tips To Look For When Buying Antique Lockets

Women are always on the hunt for antique Victorian lockets and compete to try and have a good selection available anywhere the look for and find. If you are the one who is looking for a gift to thrill the women in your life on one of her special days then vintage birthstone rings are…

Antique Birthstone Jewelry

What can be a better way to celebrate the birth month of your near and dear ones with beautiful gemstones & jewels! If you are planning for a present that is sure to thrill the women in your life on her special day – birthday, then, vintage birthstone rings are the correct answer. You will…

Cleavage Qualities

Minerals with perfect cleavage will cleave leaving no rough surface; a full, smooth plane is formed where the crystal breaks. Minerals with good cleavage also leave smooth surfaces, but often leave over minor residual rough surfaces. On minerals with poor cleavage, the smooth crystal edge is not very visible, since the rough surface is dominant….

Cleavage of a Gemstone

In terms of minerals, the word cleavage explains how a crystal breaks when subject to stress on a particular plane. If part of a crystal breaks due to stress and the broken piece retains a smooth plane or crystal shape, the mineral has cleavage. A mineral that never produces any crystallized fragments when broken off…

The Traditional and Modern Association of Birthstones by Month

Birthstones provide with several different interpretations. Different cultures and civilizations have interpreted different meanings and metaphysical energies and powers to various precious stones, minerals and crystals. Thereby, the ancient people simultaneously defined different classifications of birthstones. At present, we know about the two widely accepted list: The traditional list The modern birthstone list Although being…

Know your Birthstones by Time and Season

Going back to the Bible, birth gemstones have been believed to bring prosperity, good health, richness and luck to their wearers. When it comes to avowed precious advantages like those, it’s no astonishment that the birth gemstones still continue to be the most prominent, popular, prevailing and adorned jewelry pieces which one would find in…

Things You Should Know About Lab-Created Gemstones

Stones that are created in laboratories are chemically, optically, physically and optimally identical to those that are mined underground — but they have quite a fewer flaws, a lighter carbon footprint and cost less, too. Gemstones in jewelry are colorful, romantic and personal. They mean something different to each wearer. To a few, they are…

Colors Associated with Birthstones & Their Durability

Coloured gemstones are ranked as per their hue, tonal quality and colour saturation.  The hue is the type of color and the tonal quality is how light or dark they are.  Coloured birthstones need good amount of saturation in order to look vibrant otherwise they might look dull and lifeless regardless of how light or…

The Breastplate of Aaron: The First Piece of Birthstone Jewelry?

Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures throughout history. Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share a common beauty. Each gemstone is unique with a special color, birthplace and story. Gemstones come in every color of the rainbow and are…