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...

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...

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...

Deep red Pyrope is the most admired Garnet birthstone – but there are many other types of Garnet.

The birthstone for January is Garnet and the deep red varieties are the most well known and admired. Garnet is not actually one type of gemstone, but the name of a group of similar gemstones which occur in a variety of beautiful colors. The types of garnet used in jewelry are andradite, almandine, grossular, spessartine and...

January Garnet Jewelry

Garnet types and colors Source: American Gem Society The birthstone for January is the garnet which is named after its similarity in color to the red pomegranate seed. Garnet is associated with trust and loyalty and garnet jewelry is often given as a gift to those with birthdays in...