Birthstones Archive

  • November Birthstone – Topaz

    The old Sanskrit word “tapas,” or fire, is the root word from which the modern name Topaz is derived.  Red Topaz is one of the most rare color of all the colorful topaz gemstones therefore it is extremely valued. The largest faceted red topaz found […]

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  • Fine Jewelry Restoration and Repairs, Insurance Appraisals, Diamond Brokerage Service

    PLEASE VISIT DELEUSE.COM TO SHOP ONLINE  We specialize in restoration and repairs on all fine jewelry and watches.  With 35 years of experience we will evaluate the item and give you full explanation of the repairs required with an estimate of cost and time.  Our […]

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  • October Birthstone – Opal

    PLEASE VISIT DELEUSE.COM TO SHOP ONLINE Is it true that wearing an opal will bring bad luck if it’s not your birthstone?  Apparently not– derived from the Latin word for precious stone, the gemstone opal has been revered and worn since ancient times. In ancient […]

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  • September Birthstone is Sapphire

    Janet Deleuse Fine Sapphire Jewelry Featured   PLEASE VISIT DELEUSE.COM TO SHOP ONLINE Sapphires, christened, “the gem of soul and autumn” — a fitting name for the September’s birthstone.   Ancient writings revealed that wearing a sapphire would  “protect the person from envy and helping […]

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  • Glamour…..What Makes Us Feel Good

    Janet Deleuse Designer Jewelry    Always one-off and Made in the USA Shop the Collection  Deleuse.com SaveSave SaveSave

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  • August Birthstone-Peridot

    August Birthstone – Peridot

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  • Our New Store in Fairfax, Ca

          Deleuse Jewelers has relocated to a larger space in Fairfax, Ca. Stop by our showroom at 55 Broadway, Fairfax, CA  Jeff and Janet Deleuse specialize in jewelry design and fabrication, restoration/repairs of fine jewelry and watches and appraisals.   Jeff has a workbench […]

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  • July Birthstone - Ruby

    July Birthstone – Ruby

    In 1560 Benvenuto Cellini stated  ” the price of ruby was eight times that of diamond.”  And today, ruby remains the most expensive gemstone, in sizes over three carats, rivaling the price of diamond.  Wearing a ruby was said to preserve the health of the wearer […]

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  • June Birthstone – Pearl

    PLEASE VISIT DELEUSE.COM TO SHOP ONLINE The legends of pearls have been spoken about since antiquity.  In Persian mythology, pearls were treasured as one of the most valuable of all gems, and regarded as “tears of the Gods.”  The Chinese believed that pearls were jewels […]

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  • May Birthstone – Emerald

    Dedicated to the goddess Venus, emerald is symbolic for immortality and faith. Emerald represented resurrection to the early Christians.  In the eleventh century Marbode wrote that emerald improves memory, eloquence and can bring joy to its wearer . Pilny described that emeralds were recommended for […]

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