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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Gemstones, Precious Metals and Jewelry

That will blow your mind.

1. The average age of diamonds varies from one to three million years old.

Diamonds are as old as some dinosaurs!

Diamonds are as old as some dinosaurs!

2. In Asia, the people swallow pearls whole and powdered for medicinal purposes

To this day, pearls are eaten for medicinal reasons. Don't try this at home for obvious reasons.

To this day, pearls are ingested! Invest don’t ingest!

3. Pure gold is always yellow in color, but it is much too soft to wear.

Melts in your hand, not your mouth. Oops, that M&Ms.

You’ll be golden with a few of these nuggets.

4. Lapis Lazuli was used by the Ancient Egyptians in the form of powder as eye shadow.

Talk about expensive makeup!

Talk about expensive makeup!

5. The only black gemstone that exists is the jet, composed of carbonized wood and coal, and usually comes from fossilized trees.

Don't jet, have a jet!

Don’t fret, have a jet!

6. Garnet comes from the Latin word granatum, which also means pomegranate.

These look good enough to eat!

These look good enough to eat!

7. Blonde-haired women used to don opals to protect the blonde color of their hair.

Give an opal to your Opal, oppa!

Having an opal is probably better than sunbathing.

8. Sapphires and rubies are mined together; both are a type of corundum mineral. Rubies are red due to chromium impurities, while sapphires get their color from iron, titanium, and chromium impurities. They are virtually indistinguishable other than color.

They're basically twins with different dye jobs.

They’re basically twins with different dye jobs.

9. Men wore jewelry before women did; they even wore heels before women.

Rock those pearls, sir!

Rock those pearls, dude!

10. The ocean actually contains gold; it is assumed there is nearly 20 million tons of gold under the mysterious surface.

Grown on trees? Not quite.

Grown on trees? Not quite.

11. Emeralds were Cleopatra’s favorite gemstone.

Ours too, Cleo!

Ours too, Cleo!

Why Choose Birthstone Jewelry?

Astrology, Chinese Zodiac, birthstones having meaningful properties, these aren’t new concepts in the least but their timelessness should be demonstrative of how incredibly popular and unwavering these stones are. When birthstone earrings have meaning, the meaningful thing is tenfold more attractive. It’s one thing to like to sparkle; it’s another to attach meaning to a thing like the meaning behind engagement ring makes it infinitely more important than another piece of jewelry a woman could wear. With that being said the appeal of birthstone earrings lies in not only the beauty but the connotation.

January – Garnet: This stone is best for businesses, helpful in creating a successful business environment. Stone of purity and truth.
Healing Properties:
Good for spleen and thyroid.

February – Amethyst: Helps reduce negative emotions like anger, jealousy, hatred, guilt. Overcoming addition especially alcohol addition. Good for stress, protection, and spirituality.
Healing Properties: Boosting hormones, balances moods, good for metabolism and general body balance.

 March – Aquamarine: The stone is for safe travel so it may be an excellent gift for someone who boats. Releases anxiety, restlessness and combats depression.
Healing Properties: The thymus gland is associated with this stone, which helps reduce fluid retention.

 April – Diamond: The meaning of diamonds outside of being symbolic of marriage is generally unknown. Diamonds are good for keeping a positive attitude, increase energy, slow down the aging process (albeit not a large amount).
Healing Properties: Diamonds are good for stomach ailments and memory loss. It also reduces physical tiredness.

May – Emerald:  Good for a troubled mind, Emerald is a great ‘wisdom’ stone and faithfulness in love.
Healing Properties: Best for the heart.

June – Pearl: The oldest and formerly the most valuable birthstone, this ‘teardrop of the moon’ is the symbol of innocence and purity, often sewn onto garments worn by brides.
Healing Properties: Good to wear when having digestive issues. Relieves bloating and biliousness; also good for easing childbirth and increasing fertility.

July – Ruby: Apparently one of the most powerful gemstones in the universe, owners of rubies have a lot of contentment and peace.
Healing Properties: Blood circulations and removal of infections from bugs.

August – Peridot: Also known as chrysolite in the bible, Catholic Bishops in particular don this kind of crystal. Peridot is considered a gift from Mother Nature
Healing Properties: Good for the gall bladder and liver

September – Sapphire: Is symbolic of sincerity, truth, and faithfulness. Sapphire used to be the gemstone that was used in engagement rings.
Healing Properties: Thyroid and throat, good with the nervous system

October – Opal: Enhances ability to communicate your heart with words, overcoming harmful things, and maintaining a strong connection with the animals of the sea.
Healing Properties
: Linked to the heart and stimulates the glands as well as regulates metabolism.

November – Topaz: White topaz is said to increase awareness of karmic deeds and thoughts, purify emotion, and remove stagnant energy.
Healing Properties
: Ideal for those suffering from bulimia or anorexia.

December – Turquoise: One of the oldest types of protection amulets used, it protects against negative energy and brings good fortune. It’s also symbolic of friendship and peace in the home.
Healing Properties: Good for the immune system and regeneration of tissue. Anti-inflammatory and detoxifying.

Xmas Jewelry Give Away on Twitter

We’re holding an amazing Jewelry Give away this week. So far, fifteen lucky winners have received either a free diamond pendant or a free ruby heart pendant complete with matching stud earrings. It’s our way of spreading the holiday cheer and since there’s nothing better than getting jewelry – we think it’s an excellent way to say “Thanks!”

You could win:

Oval diamond pendant

Ruby heart and earrings set

How do you enter? Just go to Twitter and give us a follow. Then watch for our updates or simply retweet the following:

Xmas Jewelry Give Away from http://www.gemaffair.com RT to enter and you might win a free diamond pendant or ruby set! Is it you?

If you don’t have an account, it’s easy to sign up. Just visit Twitter Homepage

Then, everyday we’re picking four lucky winners. We’ll let you know who wins and continue to give updates throughout the day. You can also use Twitter to stay in touch with our latest sales, our newest inventory, jewelry trivia, special Twitter coupon codes for extra discounts, other sweepstakes and to get answers to any questions you might have about jewelry.