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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The Magical Color-Changing Alexandrite

by Schmidt Jewelers

Alexandrite is June's birthstone. It is an amazing birthstone because it changes color from day to night. This change happens because, during the creation of alexandrite, aluminum elements combine with chromium. This union absorbs certain wavelengths within the light spectrum, causing the stone to appear a different color when viewed in natural or artificial light. The most precious alexandrite appears green in the day and red at night. Other color change variations include yellow or pink during the day to red at night.

The Magical Color-Changing Alexandrite 001-220-00455-30

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Monday, June 01, 2015

June Birthstone of the Month – Pearl

by Schmidt Jewelers

June Birthstone of the Month – Pearl Pearl1-83Those born during the month of June have one of the most coveted and desired gem as their birthstone, the pearl. It is also the anniversary stone for the 3rd and 30th year. The term pearl comes from the old French perle, originally from the Latin word for leg, perna, in reference to the shape of bivalves--clams, oysters and mussels

Considered the most feminine stone in the gem world, pearl is widely regarded as symbolic of chastity, modesty, and purity.

Pearls may occur in...
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