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May Birthstone: Emerald Jewelry

Its brilliant green color makes emerald the perfect birthstone for May – representing rebirth in the spring month. Like aquamarine , emerald is a variety of beryl, a mineral that grows with six sides and up to a foot in length. Emeralds can range from light green to a deep, rich green. Emeralds are also like aquamarine in that the color presents itself differently depending on the cut. A good cut by a skilled lapidarist can truly make the difference for this gem. To deepen or enhance the c...

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April Birthstone: Diamond Jewelry

Diamonds are often synonymous with engagement and wedding rings, but they also are just as appropriate for everyday wear as they are for special occasions. In fact, diamonds are great to wear every day because they are the hardest gemstone – made out of just one element: carbon. Their structure is 58 times harder than anything in nature and can only be cut with another diamond. Diamonds come in several colors including yellow, red, pink, blue, and green. They also can range in intensity fr...

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine and Bloodstone Jewelry

March is one of the special months that are associated with two birthstones – Aquamarine and Bloodstone. While these two stones are very different in appearance, they share similar symbolism of preserving and enhancing the health of the wearer. Aquamarine Jewelry Aquamarine envelops the beauty of its namesake – the sea. It is most often found in light tones of bluish green color, which intensifies the larger the stone gets. Aquamarine grows in large, six-sided crystals that can be up...

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February Birthstone: Amethyst Jewelry

Amethyst is a beautiful purple quartz that can be found in every corner of the world. Its lovely color and durability makes it a wonderful option for many types of custom jewelry. While amethyst is most commonly known for its purple color, the gemstone can range from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple, which could read more blue or red depending on the light. It’s even possible for the same stone to have layers or color variants, allowing for a finishing piece to display the color dif...

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Most Popular Custom Engagement Ring Center Stones

Custom engagement rings are becoming more and more common as women dream of unique jewelry created with their personality and style in mind. From adding texture to a pop of color, Victoria Jewelers designs custom engagement rings for brides who don’t want a ring off-the-shelf. There are many ways to customize engagement rings and wedding bands - one of them being the center stone. Here are two of the most popular center stone options for the modern bride: Diamond The diamond has been the c...

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