If you were luck enough to be born in June, then you have the distinct privilege of claiming pearl as your birthstone! These lustrous spheres have been lauded throughout history for their beauty and cultural symbolism.
Did you know that the May birthstone, Emerald, has been a beloved stone of royalty throughout history? The earliest record mining of Emerald was in Egypt in 330 B.C. and it was one of Queen Cleopatra's favorite stones. Rome's Pliny The Elder described it's color as "nothing greens greener." Learn more about Emeralds below...
In addition to being one of the most sought after gems on the planet, diamonds are also the birthstone for those lucky enoght to be born in April! From their lusterous prismatic flashes to theor enchanting legend and lore, diamonds are gift to be treasured!
The tradition of wearing stones to represent the month you were born in, has a long and rich history that has crossed cultures, geography, and time. Today we call them 'birthstones.'
In addition to being the March birthstone, aquamarine is one of the most beloved gemstones today. From the enchanting blue color, to it's rich history in legend and lore, aquamarine is always a top choice for jewelry shoppers!
When it comes to heirloom quality jewelry, few of today's designers have the skill, knowledge, and time-tested methods as Jabel. Their die struck jewelry is considered some of the best jewelry ever made. Yet, it's not only their strength and durability that make their collections so appealing, it's their dedication to styling, especially with their carved collection of jewelry.
When people find out that I work in fine jewelry, they amost always ask me "how do I know if I am buying quality jewelry?" Often times this is followed by a 'quick' visit to their jewelry box to show me some of their favorite pieces. Sadly, I see lots of beautiful designs that they spent a fortune on, that are wearing away to nothing, missing stones, or are showing early signs of cracks and thinning. It's heart breaking because I know they love their jewelry, but sadly, their jewelry is just not holding up and soon they will not be able to wear it anymore.
"Greenery" Look #1 - Just A Little
Have you ever heard that "less is more"? This sheer embroidered top from Zara, epitomizes that saying! The subtle use of the color, 'Greenery,' in the foliage pays tribute to Pantone's color of the year. It's elegant, understated, and stylish. You can also achieve this look with a scarf, handbag, or shoes.
Jewelry Tip: Pair your look with a piece of yellow or rose gold jewelry. The metal's warmth brings out the rich tones of "Greenery."