In celebration of summer and July 4th here are some of my favorite red, white and blue gemstones set in some old favorites and new contenders.

There are so many wonderful stones in these fabulous hues, picking my current favorites was very difficult.  Honorable mentions to Blue Topaz, Sapphire, Blue Zircon, White Zircon and Moonstone (I love you all too…..)


Turquoise Image

Turquoise, my bright and beautiful friend.  One of my favorite minerals, it got its name from the french for turks (turquoise) because it was first brought to Europe from Turkey.  After the Persian mines closed Sleeping Beauty was considered the most beautiful.  Now the SB mines have closed so my best advised would be to grab some Turquoise ASAP

lapis and ruby

Lapis

This deep blue stone has been one of the most sought after since man’s history began.  It remains a symbol of royalty and honor.  That’s why it pairs so well with my crownwork (plus it looks fab)

Ruby

There are very few stones in the red family, the queen of them all is the Ruby.  Apart from it color the desirability of Rubies lies in their hardness, durability, lustre and rarity.
 white topaz
White Topaz can get bit of bad rap, often seen as the poor cousin of the diamond many people overlook this gemstone.  I love it and use it a lot in my jewels.  Its highly refractive, bright and crisp.  All the things I look for in a stone.
diamond
Diamonds aren’t just a girls best friend, they’re everyones BBF.  They’re formed at the highest temperature and pressure within the earth and then bought to the surface through deep volcano eruptions so they are like the superheroes of the gem world.  The best thing about them is that they SPARKLE like no ones business and they make you happy.
Pearl
Prince sang about Diamonds AND Pearls so lets bring it home with these beautiful objects that are produced within a living (and delicious) creature. Famed not only for their beauty but also medicinal purpose these little babies can do no wrong.
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