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August 9, 2019

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Welcome back to the Conscious Consumerism intro series! Today, we present to you: Conscious Consumerism, Part 3 – Slow Fashion / Fast Fashion by Lore and Lotus Founder, Jackie Brink We mentioned briefly in Part 1 and 2 that the fashion industry was a cause of our concern of the conscious consumer and in its […]

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Conscious Consumerism: An Intro Series – Part 3 Slow vs. Fast Fashion

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Hello, August! August’s Birthstone is Peridot – “The Extreme Stone” Bring Kindness and Adventure!   PERIDOT Throughout history, Peridot has come to have many names and accolades, among them “The Extreme Stone,” “The Tears of Pele”, and “Gem of the Sun”. Peridot is a sacred stone to many ancient cultures and peoples, considered a positive […]

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August Birthstone – Peridot

Welcome back to the Conscious Consumerism intro series! Today, we present to you: Conscious Consumerism, Part 2 – Waste by Lore and Lotus Founder Jackie Brink   Alright, grab yourself a wine (or tea), and get comfy, because this is gona be a fairly long read. In Part 1, Guest Blogger Melody Duarte briefly introduced […]

Conscious Consumerism: An Intro Series – Part 2 Waste

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Hello lovely readers! Welcome to the first post from Lore and Lotus (that wasn’t birthstone lore) in quite a while!  Thank you so much for perusing on over to our Journal. Today, we’re going to start our very first mini educational series: Conscious Consumerism This series will be published every other Friday, from today, July […]

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Conscious Consumerism: An Intro Series

Hello, July! July’s Birthstone is Ruby – “The Fire Stone” Bring Passion & Vitality   Saturated in folklore, legend and worshiped in many an ancient culture, the mysterious, fiery Ruby has a reputation for passion, sensuality and luck. With its deep red color, Ruby is perfect for the depth of summer, as it is known […]

July Birthstone – Ruby

History of Gemstones

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June has three acknowledged birthstones, the Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite (one of the rarest stone in the world), and is only one of two months to have three birthstones.All three of June’s beautiful gemstones enhance the sense of well-being and stability of the wearer through transitional times, and can be used to calm one’s sense.

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June Birthstone – Pearl, Moonstone & Alexandrite

Affectionately known as the “Stone of Successful Love”, and the “Poet’s Gemstone”, the deep green Emerald carries a rich history spanning over 4,000 years to Babylon, the “cradle of civilization.” It was a favorite gem of poets and artists, thought to inspire the Arts. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, loved them and was known to drape herself in Emerald jewels.

May Birthstone – Emerald

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Historically, ancient tales, myths, and legends wind around the eternal April birthstone, the infamous Diamond. As one of the world’s most valuable and ancient stones, although not nearly as rare as commonly believed, the Diamond – “King of Gems”, The Invincibility Stone, and the Forever Stone – is a crystal of Light; flashing prisms of brilliant color and spirituality in our lives.

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April Birthstone – Diamond

Saturated in folklore, legend and ancient culture, the soft serene aquamarine stone was hailed as a mighty oracle and protection stone. The name aquamarine is literally translated as ‘sea water’, derived from the Latin words for Aqua (water) and Marina (the sea). In ancient lore, it was believed the serene Caribbean sea-colored stone was actually crystallized sea water, a treasure of mermaids, which invokes the tranquility of the sea.

March Birthstone – Aquamarine

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The semi-precious Amethyst, rich in history, lore and legend, has been revered in numerous ancient cultures. Amethyst can be traced back as far as 25,000 years ago where it was used as a decorative stone by prehistoric humans; it has been found among the remains of Neolithic man.

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February Birthstone – Amethyst