The Month Of Celebrations

This is a month of celebrations, whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or even poolside outing, parties will be sure to fill your summer days. When the sun is beaming down, and you’re surrounded by the people you love, it is a tell-tale sign that summer is officially here! It is time to relax by the pool, head to the beach, or just anything allowing you to enjoy the fresh outdoors. The 4th of July is right around the corner and a holiday celebrated with family and friends. Along with the burgers and hot dogs, fireworks are a staple (insert fireworks emoji) The beautiful colors as they ignite in the sky; many are red just like this month’s birthstone, ruby, a bright pinkish-red sure to make a statement.

We will be closed Sunday, June 30th – Sunday, July 7th & will reopen Monday, July 8th at 10 am​

July Birthstone:

Ruby

We love (red) fireworks because they remind us of July’s brilliant birthstone, ruby. The word ruby comes from the Latin word, Rubens which means red, although rubies can be pink, too. As beautiful as they are, almost all rubies have flaws; those without imperfections are rare, and priced higher than some diamonds! Rubies are often related to happiness, embracing the essence of life because of their brilliant color. If there is one gemstone that represents the passion of love, it is definitely the ruby. According to ancient folklore, people of India believed rubies would help them be at peace with their enemies. A ruby amulet, pendant, or charm is believed to bestow harmony, success, emotional balance, and contentment to its wearer. As a symbol of enduring love, rubies are believed to enhance one’s powers of seduction and ensure everlasting passion.

Fun Facts:

  • Rubies symbolize power and protection. 
    • When worn as a talisman, ruby was believed to help protect warriors in battle.
      • A modern allusion to this legend is in The Wizard of Oz because Dorothy’s “ruby” slippers were thought to protect her from evil. 
  • Rubies are considered to be the most valuable colored gemstone, costing more than both sapphires and emeralds of a similar size and quality.
  • Rubbing a ruby on one’s skin can improve physical and mental health by purging the body of toxins and revitalizing energy. 
  • For centuries, royalty has emphasized their ruling status by wearing the crimson colored gems in their crowns, jewelry, and vestments. 
    • This is to help enhance their wisdom when faced with crucial decisions, especially regarding financial matters, and fuel sexual ambition in men.

Summer Is Here

Put on your flip flops, your sunscreen, and your smile because June is finally here! No more cold winter days or snowflakes falling from the sky. Instead, roll down your windows and let the sun shine in ☀️. The flowers are bloomed, pools are open, and school is out for the summer. Head out to the beach and bask in the sun, you will be sure to leave feeling refreshed. Take a walk on the beach and search for seashells; if you are lucky maybe you will find an oyster with a beautiful pearl inside! However, you can also come into Emery’s and find beautiful pearls to call your own to celebrate one of June’s birthstones, pearl. Just like an oyster might have a special surprise pearl inside, June has an extra surprise birthstone, the alexandrite.

June Birthstones:

Pearl & Alexandrite

Pearls are truly one of a kind. They are the only jewels created by a living animal, and you can only find a valuable pearl in less than 1 in every 10,000 wild oysters. There are many different types of pearls, but the four main types are Freshwater, Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea. They can vary in color, shapes, and sizes. Pearls are believed to attract wealth and luck, as well as offer protection. Known for their calming effect, pearls can balance karma, strengthen relationships, and keep children safe. This jewel is also said to symbolize the purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer. Therefore, a pearl is an extra special gift to give to anyone! 

Although pearl is commonly associated with the birthstone of June, this month has another extra special stone, too! Alexandrite is the rarest gemstone, and the most valuable of all other gemstones due to its qualities and its low availability as well. It is popularly referred to as ’emerald by day, ruby by night’ as it changes from a green color in daylight to a red color in incandescent light.  The gemstone is considered to bring love, good luck, and fortune. Alexandrite is associated with qualities to boost self-confidence, self-esteem, and promotes romance. It is also believed to aid in balancing the emotional state of mind. It also promotes imagination, creativity, and intuition for its wearers.

Fun Facts

Pearl

– They are formed when an irritant such as a tiny stone or bit of sand gets inside the mollusk’s shell. 

~A lustrous substance, called nacre, is secreted around the object to protect the soft internal surface of the mollusk. 

~As layer upon layer of nacre coats the irritant, a pearl is formed.

– The oldest pearl jewelry ever discovered was found in the sarcophagus of a Persian Princess who died in 520 BC.

Alexandrite

This rare and fascinating gemstone was first found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in the year 1830.

~It was named after Alexander the Second, Czar of Russia. 

~Interestingly, the color changes from green to red in this gemstone and these are the national colors of Russia.

– Alexandrite is also known as a magical barometer. 

~It was believed that the gemstone foretold the changes for the wearer by changing colors. 

~If a yellow color is displayed, it was believed to announce the onset of hard times for the wearer of alexandrite.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

We are in the home stretch, people!! In one month, we can begin laying out at the pool and spending care-free, fun days in the sun. Adiós bad weather, see you never👋! However, we should not get carried away just yet. College seniors are graduating soon and starting the next chapter of their lives. Prom is just around the corner, so be sure to stop in for the perfect prom jewelry to complete your perfect outfit! As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”, so you better shower all the mother figures in your life with her favorite flowers, jewelry, and candy for Mother’s Day. As you gather with your families, the beautiful greenery outside is starting to bloom, reminding us of May’s beautiful green birthstone, emerald.

May Birthstone:

Emerald

The word emerald is derived from the Latin word ‘smaragdus’ which means green gem. Emeralds are thought to enhance love and commitment while also promoting healing. It is believed that emeralds contain the energy that is necessary to bring creative form to your work. They help one express love, devotion, and adoration. For the mind and the spirit, the remedial use of emeralds has many positive attributes. It is said to detoxify negativity and transform it into positive emotional energy. The stone stabilizes, soothes, and offers a sense of security and harmony. It increases one’s life purpose in relation to the universal plan, and aids in emotional life and life transitions. These reasons and more make this month’s birthstone a very special stone. 

Fun Facts:

– Emeralds were believed to determine the truth and was said to be an antidote for enchantments and spells. 

– Emeralds often have many inclusions (imperfections) and without inclusions are rare and more difficult to find.  ~These rare emeralds are also worth a lot more than diamonds.

-Ancient Greeks associated emeralds with the Greek goddess Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

-It was said to protect lovers from unfaithfulness.
~If the heart was loyal, the gem would glow in a beautiful green color. If the heart went astray, it would turn a different, lifeless color. 

– Cleopatra loved the emerald so much so that she took the ownership of all the emerald mines in Egypt in order to get all the high-quality emeralds for herself.