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Gem Guide

opals

Opals

The flashy birthstone of October, is a highly popular stone and the majority of the stones we use are mined in Australia. Opals are very soft stone comprised of up to 30% water and needs to be treated with a gentle hand. It is used as a karmic stone in crystal healing and is believed to be absorbent and reflective, thus being the perfect compliment to the Golden Rule.

Tourmaline

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is one of our most used stones, because of its wide variety of shades and unique color combinations. From pale peachy yellow to deep teal and pink this stone is featured in our most beloved pieces. Tourmalines are associated with October birthdays, and are believed to keep the wearer protected and grounded. Most of our stones are found in Brazil.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Moonstones were believed by Ancient Romans to be made up of solidified rays of the moon. Its iridescent coloring lends itself to be a highly sought-after stone and one of our favorites at Emily Amey Jewelry. Moonstones are associated with the female reproductive system and are known to alleviate stress and emotional instability. It is sometimes used as an alternative to pearl as a birthstone for June. Most of our Moonstones are found in India.

Morganite

Morganite

We love the idea of this pale pink stone to be used as an alternative to diamonds in engagement rings being that it is associated with the Heart Chakra and known to represent everlasting love. It is a harder stone thus lending itself to be an ideal piece to be worn daily.

 

Dendritic Agate

Dendrites are fern-like inclusions of iron or other metallic oxides and create the unique patterns in each stone. The word is derived from a Greek word meaning “tree-like”. It is known as the stone of Plentitude and brings the wearer abundance in all aspects of life.

Sapphire

Sapphire

The Birthstone of September, this stone has been highly prized for centuries. It comes in every color except red (which would be classified as a ruby) but it is most sought after in its rich blue hue. It is the third hardest mineral on the Mohs scale, and its uses are not just limited to jewelry. Star Sapphires occur when the stone exhibits an asterism inclusion that allows the appearance of a star shaped pattern within the stone. It is known as the stone of wisdom and royalty.

 Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Latin for “Water of the Sea” this stone is the color of a perfect tropical ocean. We love its calming energy and ability to increase tolerance and communication. March babies get to call this stone their own.

Ruby

Ruby

Associated with bringing the wearer health and wealth, rubies are the birthstone of July and known for their fiery red coloring. The ideal ruby is a deep red with a slight purple hue and has been a prized stone for centuries.

Turquoise

Discovery of beads made from turquoise dating back to 5000 BCE making this gemstone one of the first to be used in jewelry and other wearable art. It is a soft stone usually coming in vibrant blue-green and can be matrixed with other materials like Pyrite and Copper. It is believed to be a powerful healing stone and has been used in amulets for thousands of years. Turquoise is sometimes noted as being an alternative birthstone for the month of December.

Turquoise