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Let's chat about this month's birthstone - ruby.

Let's chat about this month's birthstone - ruby.

Even though my birthday is in July it wasn't until a few years ago that I started to like wearing and working with ruby. I found beautiful star rubies and ruby zoisite to work with and add to my collection. 
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This month's birthstone - diamond

This month's birthstone - diamond

This month's birthstone is a crystal made of pure carbon and the hardest of all stones. Diamonds come in so many beautiful colors and cuts. As far back as 15 centuries ago diamonds were valued for their magical properties. They were believed to provide their owners with protection from evil spirits, fire, poison, snakes, illness and more. They were believed to offer access to divine energies.

You can see the collection for this month's birthstone here.

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This month's birthstone is Amethyst

This month's birthstone is Amethyst

Amethyst is a great stone for meditation it is often used for Tibetan prayer beads. It ...
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This month's birthstone is Diamond: a symbol of great strength

This month's birthstone is Diamond: a symbol of great strength

This month’s birthstone is the strongest crystal out there made by the magic of mother earth. For so many years I dismissed diamonds and thought they were overrated in their appeal. Then I found rosecut diamonds. I fell in love and got curious about how they are created and their meaning. Now I like to wear a tiny diamond as a reminder of strength.⠀
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A little about Aquamarine: this month's birthstone

A little about Aquamarine: this month's birthstone

In ancient lore Aquamarine was believed to be a treasure of mermaids, and it was used as a talisman to bring good luck, fearlessness and protection to sailors. It was also valued as a stone of eternal youth and happiness. It is a water element stone which gives it a calming energy. It is a throat and heart chakra stone that can help with clear communication of your highest truth.
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The history and meaning of this month's birthstone - Amethyst

The history and meaning of this month's birthstone - Amethyst

Beautiful purple amethysts have been prized since the time of the ancient Greeks. Because of their grape-like color, the Greeks associated these gems with the wine god, Bacchus. They believed that wearing an amethyst could protect you from drunkenness—in fact the word amethystos meant “not drunk” in ancient Greek. According to gemstone lore, amethyst jewelry keeps its wearer clear-headed and clever. Artist Leonardo da Vinci wrote that amethysts enhance intelligence and protect against evil thoughts.

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This month's birthstone is garnet.

This month's birthstone is garnet.

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November's birthstone is citrine and topaz.

November's birthstone is citrine and topaz.

Citrine is a stone that can work with the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras. It is mined in Brazil. It is a great stone for creativity and abundance. It can help boost your confidence and personal power. Like amethyst it does not hold and accumulate energy like most crystals it will dissipate and transmute it. It can also help you laugh and enjoy your life. Citrine is a stone that I always carry with me and I love to use it in abundance and creativity meditations and rituals.
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October's birthstone - Opal a stone of many colors and varieties.

October's birthstone - Opal a stone of many colors and varieties.

This month's birthstone comes in so many different beautiful varieties. A few of the opals I love working with are Australian boulder opal, ethiopian opal, mexican fire opal, pink opal and dendritic opal. Opal has a long history according to Robert Simmons Book of Stones. Opals were mined at least as long ago as the fourteenth century. Mexican Fire Opal was used by the Aztecs and was brought to Europe by the conquistadors. In nineteenth century Europe Opal became less popular because of the association with bad luck. In Roman civilization, Opal was linked with good luck and hope. The belief in France that Opal could render its wearer invisible allowing them to steal without being caught, may have been the beginning the the negative association. An Australian legend says a gigantic Opal governs the stars, human love and the gold within the mines. Current metaphysical thinking gives each type of Opal different energetic properties.

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This month's birthstone is Pearl

This month's birthstone is Pearl

This month's birthstone is symbolic of purity, innocence and faith. Besides being the birthstone for June it is also often worn at weddings.
Pearls symbolize wisdom acquired through experience. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection. Known for their calming effect, pearls can balance one's karma, strengthen relationships, and keep children safe.
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This month's birthstone is Amethyst

This month's birthstone is Amethyst

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Happy 2019! January's birthstone and new collaboration this month.

Happy 2019! January's birthstone and new collaboration this month.

Is your birthday in January? If you were than the beautiful, regal and eye-catching Garnet is your birthstone. This beautiful stone symbolizes faithfulness, constancy, and truth. It is also thought to keep a traveler safe if worn on trips. Garnets can also help prevent nightmares, better yet, if you dream of losing your Garnet necklace like this Garnet sterling silver and gold filled Oriana necklace from my collection, unexpected good fortune might be in your future. Add my Garnet 6mm sterling silver stacking ring and increase your luck.
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The birthstone for December is Turquoise.

The birthstone for December is Turquoise.

Sagittarius and Capricorn come together in December and Turquoise is their welcome oasis in the spiritual desert.

Used for thousands of years, Turquoise is the spiritual salve to a heart that has been scraped and bruised by emotional pain and stress. Turquoise is known to attract things like money, love, and success. This gemstone that relaxes the mind and helps relieve mental stress is also known to have the powers of courage, friendship, protection, and healing.
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The birthstone for November is Citrine.

The birthstone for November is Citrine.

Whether you were born a Scorpio or a Sagittarius, November babies have 2 amazing birthstones to choose from!

Citrine, also known as the Merchants’ Stone, has been known to provide a person with many benefits. Citrine can bring its wearer bliss, confidence and solar power. Merchants favored their Citrine amulets as they believed that it attracted and helped them sustain wealth in their business. Get your own version of a Citrine Amulet with this beautiful Citrine little rock necklace. Or if you'd rather wear your citrine as earrings you can choose these pretty little Citrine pebble sterling silver studs.

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