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July 12, 2019

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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

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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 […]

History of Gemstones

July Birthstone – Ruby

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.

June Birthstone – Pearl, Moonstone & Alexandrite

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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.

Crystals

May Birthstone – Emerald

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.

April Birthstone – Diamond

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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.

Crystals

March Birthstone – Aquamarine

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.

February Birthstone – Amethyst

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The name Garnet is derived from the Latin term Granatum, for the stones striking resemblance to the Pomegranate seeds. The deep and vibrant Red color of the garnet energizes and motivates ‘getting things done’, making it the perfect stone for the first month of the New Year.

Birthstones

January Birthstone – Garnet