Photo of Alexandrite courtesy of GIA

An Introduction to Alexandrite, June's Other Birthstone

July 03, 2019

Those who are born in June have many options for birthstones. Besides Pearl and Moonstone, Alexandrite is another possible choice. It is a very desirable gemstone since it is considered to be quite scarce, and it carries a price tag to match its rarity. It is very difficult to find at most jewelry stores because many do not stock it. Alexandrite has a hardness of 8.5 on the Mohs scale.

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Various Pearls by MASAYUKI KATO

An Introduction to Pearls, June's Birth Gem

June 06, 2019

Not only is pearl the birthstone for June, but it is also the gem representing the 3rd and 30th anniversaries. The main types of pearl used in jewelry are Akoya, Tahitian, South Sea, and fresh water.

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Raw emerald crystals by GIA Robert Weldon

An Introduction to Emeralds, May's Birthstone

May 23, 2019

If you are born in May or celebrating your 20th or 35th anniversary, emerald is the gem for you.

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Round Brilliant Cut Diamond

An Introduction to Diamonds, April's Birthstone

April 02, 2019

If diamond is your birthstone, then you are very fortunate. Diamonds can be extremely beautiful. Learn more about the history of how diamonds are made.

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