I am not the only artist who has found beauty in the included, milky, opaqueness of what are now commonly called "raw" diamonds. These diamonds wouldn't even hit the GIA scale, but have a richness and beauty all their own. April isn't just for Diamonds, though. It also has alternate birthstones of sapphires and opals.
On my first trip to Italy I visited the Isle of Capri. I still remember the vivid aqua of the water. Aquamarine, the March birthstone always brings to mind that trip. Aquamarines are found in a range of blues; from a pale pastel to a greenish-blue to a deep color. I love pairing the light colors with organic shapes into rings and cuffs.
For those of you with a February birthday, ancient Greeks believed that amethyst, the birthstone for February, protected the wearer from drunkenness. I am not sure if that translates to "drink as much as you like" or to "stay clear of those Mai Tai's", but either way enjoy your special month.
New Year, New You. How many times have we heard that? As we take a moment to reflect on a few improvement goals, those with January birthdays may reap some benefits of the stone which represents their birth month.
The November birthstone is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. Citrine is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, including very large sizes which make it perfect for a big, bold, statement piece of jewelry.