The genius who chose emerald as May’s birthstone was on to something. Emerald’s luminous color captures all the greens of spring – a newly mown lawn, leafy trees in sunshine, and the profusion of blooming flowers. Whether showcased as the main event or highlighting other stones, jewelry set with emeralds has the perfect pop of spring color. The single emerald set into […]
October’s birthstones are two of the most versatile gemstones. Prized for their range of colors, opal and tourmaline have inspired jewelers, poets, and artists. Shakespeare called opal “the queen of gems” and Pliny the Elder wrote that within its depths, you could see “the living fire of the ruby, the glorious purple of the amethyst, the sea green of the emerald, all glittering together in an incredible mixture of light.” Opal’s unique play of color is caused by the way silica combines with water in the cavities of ancient rock formations.