February Birthstone – Amethyst

  Where it can be found Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Siberia, Canada, India, Bolivia, and Argentina and in the U.S.; most of the Amethyst comes from Zambia.   Facts Amethyst was once revered as the “jewel of the gods”. Amethyst is the official gemstone of the province of Ontario. Amethyst has been used to symbolize deep Read More…

January Birthstone – Garnet

  Where it can be found Garnet is found all over the world and you can find different types of garnet in different countries. Almandine garnet star-stones are found in India and the USA. Spessartite: Brazil, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the USA. The best specimens come from Namibia and are called “Mandarin spessartine (spessartite)”. Read More…

Guide to Necklace Lengths

I get a lot of people asking me about what different lengths of necklace really look like and giving demonstrations. So I thought I’d share this little picture I found to help illustrate. Of course all of this depends on your body type and the size of your neck. This is what it would be on an average sized woman.  Read More…