July Birthstone: Ruby

Fiery and romantic with brilliant intensity, ruby is a glamorous attention-getter.
Ruby is one of the world’s oldest and most revered gemstones.  It is also one of the rarest.  Historically, rubies were worn to guarantee passion, health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love.
Along with sapphires, rubies were the most common stones in engagement rings before diamonds became popular in the Victorian era.  They are still a perfect representation of love and passion.
Rubies are given as gifts for the fifteenth and fortieth anniversaries, and as the birthstone for July.
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June birthstone: Pearls

“Remarkable women of the twentieth century have proven that pearls are the perfect accessory for any occasion: Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey consider pearls in all sizes, colors, lengths, dimensions and species to be signature elements in expressing their personal style.”
The “Queen of Gems,” pearls are romantic and luxurious, an…d run the gamut from classic to casual.  A Southern staple, pearls are a MUST in every woman’s jewelry collection.  From whimsical freshwater designs, exotic Tahitian pearls, to classic Akoya saltwater strands, pearls complement every occasion.
Used as adornment for centuries, pearls have symbolic meaning across different cultures: purity, love, wealth, happiness and power, but most notably and consistently, because the require no polishing – unlike gems – they have been symbols of perfection.
Pearls are the birthstone for June, and as anniversary gifts for the third, twelfth and thirtieth wedding anniversaries.
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New Malakan Engagement Rings!!

Wedding season is here, and there are diamonds, diamonds everywhere!

We just got in more than fifty new Malakan engagement rings!  We have the classic, contemporary, romantic and vintage-inspired styles you are looking for.

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February Birthstone: Amethyst

A gorgeous array of purple and green amethyst

From pale lilac to ripe plum, all the drama and excitement of purple is reflected in amethyst.
The most prized member of the quartz family for centuries, the regal amethyst was a favorite of Egyptian royalty and Catherine the Great, and adorns the coronation regalia of the British royal family and the fingers of bishops.  Given its wide size range and good rating for everyday wear, there’s no reason it shouldn’t adorn you, too!
Because of its color, purple amethyst is associated with Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, and it was believed to ward off drunkenness and keep wearers quick-witted in business and battle.
Green amethyst, though around for a long while, is gaining in popularity.  Fresh and fun, green amethyst looks rich and warm when set in yellow gold, and light and bright when set in white.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and a gift for the sixth anniversary.