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The History of Diamonds

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but did you know these sparkling treasures have a rich, complicated and fascinating history? And let’s not forget that the diamond is the birthstone of those born in the month of April. (So here’s a happy belated birthday to all you April babes out there!) Continue reading “The History of Diamonds”

Aquamarine

March’s Birthstone

We are fresh off the plane from Bead Fest Santa Fe and we’re still feeling the rush of inspiration from what can only be described as an event packed with creativity, friendship and beautiful jewelry. While in Santa Fe, we saw our fair share of vibrant blue turquoise, but today, we’re going to pay attention to another beautiful blue gemstone. Continue reading “March’s Birthstone”

Amethyst

February’s Birthstone

Today may be the last day of February, but that’s not going to stop us from showing this month’s birthstone some love! As you may have guessed, today is all about the mystical and mesmerizing gemstone, amethyst. Beautiful in a raw or faceted state, this gemstone is connected to history (in ancient times, amethyst held the same value as diamonds!) and potential healing powers. Continue reading “February’s Birthstone”

Garnet

January’s Birthstone

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In honor of January’s striking birthstone, garnet, we are delving into the curative powers and ancient uses of this ornamental jewel. Some of the oldest Talismans to be discovered feature the warm and complex garnet gemstone. Mesmerizing in its raw state as well as in a polished and faceted shape, garnet is coveted for its mysterious use in ancient traditions and battles. Continue reading “January’s Birthstone”

Tanzanite & Turquoise

December’s Birthstones

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Happy Tuesday, jewelry artists! Here at the Bead Fest headquarters, we think it’s safe to say that December is perhaps the best month out of the entire year. For us, December is dedicated to time spent with the one’s we love, baking tons of goodies, creating cute holiday DIYs and of course, watching our favorite holiday movies on repeat! Continue reading “December’s Birthstones”