November’s Birthstone ~ Topaz

Perfectly in line with the warm tones of Fall, Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November. November is my favorite time of year and Topaz beautifully embodies the warmth of a cozy fireplace, the brilliance of changing leaves and the richness of a candlelit evening. This color stunningly translates into dramatic evening looks. Topaz…

October Birthstone: Opal & Pink Tourmaline

Opal’s name originated in ancient Rome where it was called “opalus”, which was synonymous with “precious stone”. Opals are valued for their unique shifting colors in rainbow hues – a phenomenon gemologists call “play of color”. Tourmaline’s name comes from the Sinhalese word “turmali,” which means “mixed.” Tourmalines come in a wide variety of exciting colors…

September’s Allure

Sapphire’s are known to be one of the most precious stones in the world. A variant of ruby, it is charming, calming and oozes with elegance. For those of you born in September or just love the deep rich color of sapphire, here is a style guide to get you rocking this birthstone. Quick Facts…

August’s Birthstone: The Peridot

You may or may not have come across the peridot but it is a stone worth taking a second look at. Associated with love, the peridot is a stone that signifies truth, faithfulness and loyalty. Unlike some other gemstones, peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes….

In Style with Ruby ~ July’s Birthstone

Most people are familiar with the July’s birthstone, Ruby.  They have been a staple in fashion for centuries and due to their rarity, they can be worth even more than the best diamonds. If you are looking to style an outfit based on the birthstone ruby, you may want to start with Dorthy’s look from…

Get Styled in June’s Birthstone – Pearls

Pearls have always been a woman’s companion even before diamonds. They are timeless treasures and probably the most valued organic gemstone  by man. This month of June, you and I celebrate the pearl, birthstone of the month. When people talk or think of pearls, a lot of times, they think of beads but being the unique person you…