The two birthstones associated with December are Tanzanite and Turquoise.
Discovered in the late 1960s in Tanzania, and found exclusively in this tiny area of the world, tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color for which the gemstone is treasured; often it is heat-treated to achieve this color. Colors range from blue to purple, and tanzanites that are medium dark in tone, vivid in saturation, and slightly violet blue command premium prices. As tanzanite can be less expensive than sapphire, it often was purchased as an alternative. However, it has increased in popularity and now is valued more for its own beauty and brilliance than as a sapphire substitute.
The name turquoise, from the French expression Pierretourques or Turkish stone, originated in the thirteenth century and describes one of the oldest known gemstones. Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, through robin’s egg-blue, to sky blue shades and its transparency ranges from translucent to opaque. Turquoise is plentiful and is available in a wide range of sizes. It is most often used for beads, cabochons, carvings, and inlays. Although its popularity fluctuates in fashion, it is a perennial favorite in the American Southwest.
Here are some stunning December pieces our talented jewelry has hand crafted!
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Avianti Jewelry has been growing and growing! We’ve written about how we have begun improving our online Etsy shop and we are so excited to be able to sell to people all around the world.
As our Etsy site continues to grow, we need to keep up with all the changes and updates. We are always listing our new custom, handmade jewelry for every occasion.
We have hundreds of new fine jewelry for any event. From engagement and anniversary rings to diamond necklaces and pendants.
All the items in our shop are either handmade or true vintage jewelry.
We always make sure to use the highest quality for our materials. We take pride on our jewelry and will always have a life-time warranty on any mistake or imperfection on our part.
We create timeless art inspired by our clients and strive to create something inspired by their love story. Every story has their own sense of uniqueness and so should the jewelry that represents it.
As the seasons come and go, we always try to keep up with what’s trendin. Still, many have their own style. You can contact Avianti Jewelry today and work with us so that we can create your custom jewelry!
We would love to help you create something special and unique. We can use any stone you would like, any color of gold, and can try to work within your budget.
The June Birthstones are Alexandrite and Pearls. Both of these items are very beautiful and vary in color.
Pearls come in a variety. There are Fresh Water Pearls, Tahitian Pearls, Black Pearls and Mabe Pearls. Avianti Jewelry has many beautiful items with Pearls.
This is Avianti’s Vintage Pearl and Diamond Ring on Etsy.
This is our Tahitian Pearl Pendant on our website here.
This is our Black Pearl and Diamond Earrings on our main site.
Alexandrites are a very rare making hard to come by, an expensive stone and most are synthetic. The reason Avianti do not use Alexandrires, is due to those reasons and we do not want to sell cheap and fake stones.
There is one question many people ask: “Why do Alexandrites appear to hange color in the sunlight vs the artificial light?”
Here are the 3 main lights with the effects on the gems.
The radiant lighting contains a higher balance of red light and the Alexandrite appears red to a person’s eye.
Alexandrite effects the aspect of an observed color change from a greenish hue to a reddish with a change in source illumination.
Daylight contains high proportions of blue and green light and the stone appears green to the human eye.
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