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.

January Birthstone: Garnet

When they think of garnets, most people (unless they’re USC fans) picture a brownish-red color, but the garnet family of gems encompasses a variety of rich, intense colors.  In fact, it includes every color except blue.
Matched with a very high brilliance, vast size range and extremely reasonable prices, garnet is a fabulously fashionable stone for year-round wear.  It makes a great accessory from the vivid colors of spring to understated winter styles.
Some notable types/colors in the garnet family include:
Rhodolite – raspberry pink
Demantoid/Tsavorite – verdant greens
Spessartite – orange
Mozambique – brownish-red
Garnet’s brilliance has helped it gain a legendary reputation for magically illuminating the night and dispelling dark spirits.  Noah is said to have steered the Ark by a lantern made of garnet.
Garnet is the January birthstone and the gift for the second anniversary.

December Birthstones: Turquoise

Cultures around the world revere turquoise as a mystical and holy gemstone.  It is believed to guarantee good fortune, good health and protection from evil.

Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems.  Egyptian royalty wore turquoise jewelry as early as 5,500 years ago and Chinese artisans were carving it 3,000 years ago!

Turquoise is a December birthstone, along with blue topaz.  It is also a gift for the sixth and eleventh anniversaries.

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December Birthstones: Blue Topaz

Blue topaz offers luminous color and superb clarity at a reasonable price.  From sky blue to deep ocean blue, there is a hue for everyone!  Ancients prized blue topaz as a stone of divine majesty.  Various beliefs about topaz include: that it grants long life, beauty and intelligence, that it breaks enchantments and dispels anger.

Along with turquoise, blue topaz is one of the birthstones for December.  It is also a gift for the fourth anniversary.

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