Party Perfect Finds!
Kick start your party season with tons of glitz and glam that won’t break your sparkle budget. Check out these party perfect finds and arrive fashionably fabulous all season long:
What is Moissanite? In 1893, Henri Moissan discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would bear his name in an Arizona crater created by a meteorite. He thought they were diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide; though similar, moissanite is compositionally and visually quite different from a real diamond. Since meteorites are thankfully rare, so is moissanite—these super sparkly gems are engineered in a laboratory to be available today.
The name ‘diopside’ was derived from the Greek words ‘di’ and ‘opsis’, meaning ‘two’ and ‘vision’. So, diopside has earned a reputation for being a visualization stone, which is thought to increase creative vision and awareness.
When storing your chrome diopside gemstones and jewelry, always store them away from other types of gems. If possible, wrap them individually in a soft cloth or place them separately inside a fabric-lined jewelry box to prevent stones from rubbing against each other.
Add something unexpected to your winter whites with the blues of turquoise
Ranging in shades of blue-green depending on its copper and iron content, turquoise evokes the image of dazzling waters surrounding an island paradise. Similar to emerald, this gem symbolizes the earth’s oceans, but its unique natural pattern of spider webbing strikes an enticing visual effect.
French for the word ‘Turkish,’ turquoise traveled the world by the ancient trades routes of the Silk Road. It quickly became the toast of Europe, making its way into royal lineage that can be traced back to Marie-Louise and her royal tiara, a wedding gift from her husband Napoleon I.