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Gemstone Education

Learn more about the characteristics and care of each birthstone Borsheims’ carries in our gemstone education guide. Gemstone images provided by GIA.

Alexandrite Education

Alexandrite Education

A gemstone discovered in the 19th Century, Alexandrite is thought to bring luck, good fortune and love. A ...

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Amethyst Education

Amethyst Education

A gem of faith, royalty and love, the amethyst is a member of the common quartz family and develops in large crystals ...

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Aquamarine Education

Aquamarine Education

A symbol of youth and fidelity, the aquamarine is also thought to give wearers knowledge, foresight and inspiration. ...

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Citrine Education

Citrine Education

Once thought to be a gift from the sun, citrine offers warm golden hues in a variety of shapes and sizes. From the ...

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Emerald Education

Emerald Education

Cherished throughout the ages as the "Queen of Gems", the emerald symbolizes rebirth, fertility and youth. Ancient lore ...

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Garnet Education

Garnet Education

Derived from the Latin word granum, meaning grainy, it was believed that garnets resembled the seeds of pomegranate. ...

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Opal Education

Opal Education

The symbol of hope, innocence and purity, the opal creates a truly one-of-a-kind phenomena with its palette of colors. ...

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Peridot Education

Peridot Education

Referred to as the evening emerald, peridot is thought to protect against evil spirits and foster emotional balance. ...

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Ruby Education

Ruby Education

Celebrated for centuries as the "Lord of Gems", ruby is a symbol of love, fire, passion and royalty. The ancients ...

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Sapphire Education

Sapphire Education

Sapphire is a symbol for truth, sincerity and consistency and is September 's ...

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Tanzanite Education

Tanzanite Education

Discovered only in the last 50 years ago, tanzanite is named for the country of its origin - Tanzania. It has been ...

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Topaz Education

Topaz Education

Believed to promote calmness and faithfulness as well as protect against enchantment, topaz remains a popular gemstone. ...

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Tourmaline Education

Tourmaline Education

Said to protect travelers against falls, tourmaline is also know for its interesting property called piezo-electricity. ...

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