Friday, January 31, 2014
The word Amethyst is derived from the ancient Greek word, amethystos, which means “not drunk”. It took on this name because its wine-like color led the Greeks to believe Amethyst would prevent intoxication. St. Valentine was said to wear an Amethyst ring with a cupid carved into it. Amethyst has been sought after by religious leaders and royalty since ancient times. Some pieces of Amethyst jewelry have been dated back as far as 2000BC.
We have a wide variety of beautiful Amethyst Jewelry in our online Amethyst Jewelry Gallery.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Kids Incorporated is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to "Supporting and educating families and young children through quality early learning, health & family services." This organization has been serving our community since 1972, and today provides direct services to over 300 families in Leon, Jefferson, and Madison County. Kids Incorporated is hosting its 3rd Annual Havana Nights Fund Raiser on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 7pm-10pm at Capital City Country Club. For more information about Kids Incorporated and this fund raiser, please visit their website.
The Gem Collection has donated this beautiful Pearl Necklace for the silent auction to support Kids Incorporated. To view this beautiful pearl necklace online, please visit our Tallahassee Pearl Jewelry Gallery.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Triple R Horse Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works with neglected and abused horses to care for them, rehabilitate them, and find them permanent homes where they will be loved and cared for. Since its founding in 2009, over 60 horses have come through their program. The Triple R Horse Rescue is hosting its Third Annual Have A Heart 4 Horses Fundraiser on February 8th, 2014 at Dover Farm. The theme is “Southern Comfort” and attendees are encouraged to wear their best casual western wear.
The Gem Collection has donated these beautiful pieces of Equestrian Jewelry for the silent auction to support the Triple R Horse Rescue. To view these pieces and more Equestrian Jewelry in our online gallery, please visit our Equestrian Jewelry Gallery.
For more information on the Triple R Horse Rescue, please visit their website.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
My favorite item is the sweet dream pendant by Hearts On Fire. This is my favorite diamond pendant because of the simplicity and elegance that it offers. You can dress down or dress up and it provides a superior fire and brilliance because of the perfect cut.
- Brian Barfield
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Demantoid Garnet is a very rare variety of Garnet from the Ural mountains of Russia. Demantoid Garnet is generally bright green, and exhibits greater brilliance and light dispersion than even a diamond. Demantoid Garnet is also known for containing hair-like inclusions that add to its unique beauty.
The Gem Collection had some specimens of this unique and beautiful gemstone on display at its 2013 Tallahassee Colored Stone and Jewelry Show.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Some of the more exotic varieties of Garnet include:
Tsavorite Garnet: This green variety of Garnet was named after the Tsavo National Park in Kenya, where it was discovered.
Rhodolite: This purple variety of Garnet can range from reddish purple to brilliant pink.
Spessarite: This variety of Garnet is known for its intense orange colors.
Demantoid Garnet: This bright green variety of Garnet found in Russia is known for intense fire that rivals that of a diamond. Some specimens exhibit hair-like inclusions of tiny crystals.