Natural Aquamarine Jewelry – Is it just the Color or the Real Gemstone ?

Hello there, while researching birthstone jewelry for March I found it difficult to find natural aquamarine jewelry. Because aquamarine is also a color, many ‘aquamarine’ jewelry pieces simply had that color crystals or beads and were not made with the actual aquamarine gemstone. Luckily on our recommended artisan jewelry store NOVICA, all of the aquamarine jewelry pieces […]

What is the March Birthstone?

The birthstone for March is Aquamarine which means ‘water of the sea’ in Latin and this March birthstone is associated with many legends of sailors. The colors of aquamarine aptly reflect the tranquil blue-greens of the ocean symbolizing calm and peace. Aquamarine is generally very pale in color to almost transparent and is rarely found naturally in darker blue shades. The […]

Amethyst Butterfly Jewelry

Hi there, Today we are featuring WILDTHINGS LTD brand of jewelry and in particular their amethyst butterfly jewelry.  WILDTHINGS LTD design unique, high quality sterling silver jewelry with nature inspired themes of wildlife, sea-life and the floral kingdom.  Many of their silver pieces are set with semi-precious stones and come in matching sets of earrings and pendants.  We […]

Where is Amethyst Found?

Most of us are familiar with the amethyst gemstone but where is amethyst found in the world?  Amethyst is quite common and is found on all continents, with the larger deposits currently being mined in South America, Africa and North America.  The largest global producer is Brazil with an annual production of around two to three thousand tons […]