What color is June’s birthstone? Sometimes it looks green, sometimes red, why?

June’s illustrious birthstone is none other than the lovely Alexandrite!  This color changing beauty was discovered in 1830 in Russia, on Czar Alexander II’s birthday. That, along with the red and green colors of its motherland, gives Alexandrite its name. Aside from being highly sought after by collectors, its amazing color change properties make it[…]

How To Get Engaged

So you and your girlfriend have talked about getting married, and you’ve decided you’re getting ready to propose. Yay! Congratulations! Before you get too overwhelmed about all there is to know about getting an engagement ring, read these steps to put your mind at ease. Step 1: Deciding when to propose A popular option this time of[…]

Is wearing Opal bad luck if it is not your Birthstone?

In hopes to dispel a popular myth, so everyone can all relax and enjoy wearing opal without fear, I discovered this version of why opals are often considered bad luck. Here goes… In Sir Walter Scott’s 1829 bestselling novel “Anne of Geierstein”, a strange plot twist effectively destroyed the European opal market for nearly 50 years. According to the[…]