Monday, February 10, 2014

How To Get A Fresh New Amethyst Birthstone Jewelry Look

Scallop carved Amethyst gemstone
Scallop carved Amethyst gemstone and diamond ring

If you were born in February, here are 7  new looks of amethyst that will quickly upgrade your birthstone jewelry style:
1.    Wear larger stones, 20 plus carats or more,  in rings and pendants for  the bold  look of statement jewelry.

2.    Look for checkerboard or other unusually cut gemstones with more intense sparkle and color.


3.    Seek Amethyst gems from a different country like Tanzania or Uruguay for  more vivid gemstone colors.


4.    Try jewelry set with Drusy, crystalline geode pieces of Amethyst.


5.    Examine   Amethyst gems labeled “color-change” to see if you detect a true color shift.


6.    Shop for vintage and antique  jewelry pieces, many often contain extraordinary specimens of Amethyst gems.


7.    Have some fun with Amethyst carving of  whimsical objects like insects, flowers and leaves!

Amethyst birthstone jewelry doesn’t have to be boring and ubiquitous. 

The above  jewelry styles are  ways to make your February birthstone jewelry look fresh, hot and eye-catching.

Monday, February 3, 2014


Gemstone luxury jewelry with red rubies  and green emeralds  has a leading role in Monae’s “The Electric Lady” music video.  Janelle’s Hollywood glamour jewelry in the video is worthy of a stroll on the Oscar’s Red Carpet. 

And what about that red belt with the embellished silver buckle?!

Everything is NOT black and white for the high octave and high octane performer, especially her luxury jewelry.

Give A Flawed Diamond For A Valentine's Day Gift

heart shaped diamond in fingertips
Literally  holding a hand holding a heart

A heart shaped diamond solitaire gift transcends the elemental chemistry of geology and becomes the biochemistry of love, something very useful  for Valentine’s Day.

But gems' composition and structure are just chemical formulas of molecules, that’s what we are taught. Or are they?

 To me, no other gemstone, an inanimate object, truly reflects love like a heart shaped diamond solitaire. Test my theory for yourself… which rock in the photo below really tugs at YOUR heart?


Different diamond cuts
A variety of diamond cuts

See what I mean! (The trillion cut diamonds are  close seconds.)

It doesn’t even have to have lots of carats or be flawlessly cut.  In fact, a heart shaped diamond can have very visible imperfections with a dull yellow color and very little sparkle.  Even very flawed, it will still evoke a feeling of pure love.

If you want to acknowlege that you are imperfect, a heart shaped diamond might be the perfect jewelry gift for Valentine’s Day this year.   Let the diamond  do the ‘talking’ for you.