birthstone Archive

  • 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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  • February Birthstone – Amethyst

    Amethyst, a beautiful young girl, was on her way to worship the mythological goddess Diana when tigers, from the orders of the Greek God Bacchus, were about to pounce on her.  In order to save Amethyst, Diana immediately froze the girl into clear crystal.  Bacchus, in his grief, poured grape […]

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  • January Birthstone, Garnet

        Janet Deleuse Designer Garnet and Fire Opal Jewelry Resembling pomegranate seeds—the little red gems were named from the Latin word, ‘Granatum.’ The gemstone Garnet is most commonly known as deep red stones with a hint of orange/brownish tones that are typically set in antique floret […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • August Birthstone-Peridot

    August Birthstone – Peridot

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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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