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Summer is a colorful season. Blooming flowers, green grass, crystal blue swimming pools, vibrant beach towels, and all-day sunshine make for a constant kaleidoscope of colors. For many, the 4th of July holiday is the focal point of the summer, and few hues symbolize the sunshine season quite like red, white, and blue. As the temperature rises, you'll need some airy summer clothes to keep you cool. It's easy when you incorporate natural fiber materials to create star-spangled outfits that are both stylish and comfortable.
Aquamarine gems are enchanting, bringing a range of blue shades to jewelry selections of all kinds. Aquamarine gemstones range in color from sea green to light blue. Aquamarine rings are the perfect way to indulge in this beautiful gemstone jewelry variety. According to legend, aquamarine gems have always been the favorite gemstone of stylish, romantic mermaids. Sea navigators of all varieties look to this beautiful gem for luck and a way to bring the ocean onto land. The blue and green shades of aquamarine jewelry complement any woman's shading. An aquamarine ring is durable and classic enough to wear every day and dressy and stunning enough for special occasions. Use our tips to select aquamarine jewelry and gemstone rings for your collection.
Anyone with a high-end television and home theater setup is probably familiar with component video cables. They are the red, green and blue A/V cables that connect a device like a DVD player to a television. What many don't realize is that all component video cables are not created equal. Learn how to compare cable quality to get the most out of your home entertainment system.
Birthstones make a jewelry gift unique. Birthstone jewelry also lets you personalize your wardrobe with meaningful baubles. Birthstone jewelry selections such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings with special gems are different from all other types of jewelry and can become a part of your signature style. Whether you are looking for birthstone jewelry for yourself or someone you love, our list of birthstone options for each month can help you get started. January. January's birthstones are garnet and rose quartz. Garnets range in color from deep burgundy to mossy green, though the red hues are the most popular. Rose quartz stones are a lovely pink or coral shade and have a frosted appearance. February. The most popular birthstone for February is amethyst, which is a beautiful deep purple gem that can also be green. Onyx is also an accepted birthstone for February. Onyx stones are black, opaque and shiny. March. March's birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarines come in shades of blue, from light ice-blue to deep sea-green. Bloodstones are quite unique and are typically very dark green with red spots. April. April's traditional birthstone is the diamond. Although a genuine, colorless diamond is the most common April birthstone choice, colored diamonds can also adorn April birthstone jewelry. Lab-created cubic zirconias are beautiful diamond alternatives. Quartz is also an accepted birthstone for April, and comes in many colors and varieties, including chocolate, lime, and rose. May. May's birthstones are emerald, agate and chrysoprase. Emeralds are rare and are classified as one of the four precious gemstones. Emeralds come in a variety of green hues. Agate is very different from emeralds, with stripes of color in hues such as yellow, orange, white, pink and gold. Chrysoprase is a gorgeous sea-green turquoise stone that complements a variety of other stones and colors. June. June's birthstones are pearl, moonstone and alexandrite. Pearls come in many colors, from shiny white shades to deep chocolate hues. Moonstones are very unique and have a beautiful iridescence and luster. Many moonstones look almost like ice, with several layers of pale blue and frosty white. Alexandrites come in many hues, including purple, green and red. Rich, deep purple alexandrites are the most popular. July. July's birthstones are ruby and carnelian. Rubies are enchanting red or pink gems and are one of the four precious gemstones. Carnelians are semi-precious gemstones that come in a variety of red and orange hues, some of them with yellow or brown undertones. August. Peridot and sardonyx are the birthstones for August. Peridots are available in range of green shades from pale yellow-green to deep forest-green. Sardonyx is a form of onyx and can be orange, red or black with red bands. September. September's birthstones include sapphire and lapis. Sapphire is one of the four precious gemstones. Blue is the most popular shade for sapphires, but you can also find pink and clear sapphires. Lapis comes in many shades of blue and can have a marbled or speckled appearance with black or gold stripes or spots. October. October's birthstones are opal and tourmaline. Opals come in many varieties and hues, but the most common opals are white or pink with a shiny, glowing appearance. Tourmalines come in nearly every color imaginable. Some tourmalines are even multi-colored and showcase beautiful harmonious hues in layers. November. November's birthstones are topaz and citrine. Citrines are rare golden varieties of quartz. Citrine stones range in color from pale icy yellow to deep candy-colored lemon. The most common shades of topaz are amber and ice-blue, but pink, green, and multi-colored topaz stones are also available. December. December's birthstones are blue topaz, turquoise, tanzanite and zircon. Turquoise is an opaque, green stone that is popular in Native American and Southwestern-style jewelry. Tanzanite is a brilliant blue or purple stone that is complementary to a variety of other gems. Zircons are commonly confused with cubic zirconias, but they are natural gemstones with bright blue colors and a fiery appearance. View All Birthstone Jewelry Back to Guides Directory View All Birthstone Jewelry
If you need more color in your jewelry collection, then consider shopping for colored diamonds. Fancy diamonds come in many bright hues, including pink, blue, green, yellow, black, grey and green. Rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets featuring stunning colored diamonds are fun to wear on special occasions, or on daily occasions with jeans and sundresses. Inspiring colored diamond jewelry is highly collectible, and valuable fancy diamonds are a great jewelry investment. Use these tips to choose colored diamond jewelry for yourself.
Selecting eco-friendly art for your home begins by looking at the origin of the art. To find eco-friendly art, look for items made from recycled materials or new artwork made from sustainable natural elements. Examine the methods used to make the artwork. Was it manufactured by electricity-absorbing machinery in a less-than-energy-efficient factory? Whenever possible, opt for fair-trade, handmade original art for a truly green piece of artwork.
December birthstones reflect the icy blue sparkle of winter. Their bright blue shades are sure to brighten dark nights. Zircon is the traditional birthstone, but gemstone enthusiasts now accept blue topaz, turquoise, and tanzanite as December birthstones, too. Choose a favorite or mix and match. There are plenty of options when you're shopping for December birthstone jewelry.
The traditional birthstone for March is the aquamarine. With its clear blue hue, this stone is especially suited for the blue skies of spring, and it shimmers and shines with the magic of the ocean. Whether you want to give birthstone jewelry as a gift or you are shopping for yourself, here's what you need to know.
Turquoise jewelry can be worn with nearly anything and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. As this stone becomes more popular, it is easier than ever to find wonderful pieces of turquoise jewelry that will complement your wardrobe. Turquoise is a beautiful gem that ranges in color from bright sky blue to pale mint green. Turquoise is a versatile and gorgeous gem that is available in a myriad of jewelry selections, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and brooches.
A piece of gemstone jewelry is just what you need to add color to those well-worn jeans and favorite white tank top. Turquoise brings bright blues and greens to the gemstone world; a turquoise bracelet is the perfect accessory for any outfit. The beauty and unique qualities of turquoise brings many newcomers to the world of gemstone jewelry. Whether you are shopping for gemstone bracelets for the very first time or you are looking to expand your collection of turquoise jewelry, our tips can help you choose a turquoise bracelet that you will want to wear for decades.
A string of blue and green gemstones around your neck will complete any breezy summer ensemble. Turquoise has long been a favorite gemstone for its gorgeous hues, interesting range of patterns and versatility. Turquoise jewelry was prized by many ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, the Aztecs, the Persians and the Native Americans. Beaded turquoise jewelry offers you an easy way to try this gemstone without making a huge commitment to a dramatic turquoise piece. Beaded turquoise jewelry is both modern and bohemian. Use our tips about turquoise jewelry to decide if turquoise beads are right for your gemstone jewelry collection.
When you are shopping for beautiful jewelry, you will see many pieces featuring colored diamonds. Colored diamonds, also called fancy diamonds, are available in yellow, pink, purple, black, grey, green, blue and orange. Rings, pendants, earrings and tennis bracelets decorated with colored diamonds are very trendy and valuable. If shopping for colored diamond jewelry is new territory for you, then you might be wondering how to select the very best diamond jewelry featuring these bright gems. Use these frequently asked questions to gather information about colored diamond jewelry.
Turquoise is valued in many cultures and often used in jewelry and other decorative items. A natural stone, turquoise comes in beautiful shades of blue and green, and each piece is distinct. Although turquoise jewelry is not difficult to clean, because it is a natural stone, turquoise is sensitive to many cleaning chemicals, including soaps. Most turquoise jewelry has silver for the setting; however, some artists use gold or gold-plated silver in their gemstone jewelry. Gold requires little care, but silver may tarnish. Cleaning turquoise gemstone jewelry gently and frequently, once a week if worn daily, will help keep the piece looking its best. These tips on cleaning turquoise can protect your gemstone jewelry and ensure that it is always ready to wear.
The warm, inviting feeling of country home decor makes it an enduring design trend. Some people favor the more rustic side of country decor, integrating wooden furniture with distressed surfaces and flea market finds. Others tend toward the country cottage look of cheery primary colors set against white accents. The French country look has a more subdued effect, combining faded cornflower blue, sage green, mustard or antique white with black accents. Whatever style of country home decor you prefer, take a look at the following tips for some inspiring decor ideas.
If you dream of the romantic, clear blue sea just as much during the spring and summer as you do when snow is falling from the sky, then you may be interested in adding marine-hued gemstone jewelry to your wardrobe. Aquamarine gems come in gorgeous, sparkling blue shades, and aquamarine jewelry is fabled as the preferred gemstone jewelry of mermaids and sailors. Feel like an ocean creature in a beautiful aquamarine ring, flowing white dress and long, beaded gem necklace. Let us help you buy gemstone jewelry and choose the right aquamarine ring with facts about this fabulous gemstone and our jewelry buying tips.
When you're decorating your baby's nursery, don't forget the little things, like crib sheets. You wouldn't want your crib sheets to clash with the rest of the bedding or the rest of the nursery decor. Choosing gender-neutral crib sheets is a great idea if you start decorating your nursery before you know the gender of your baby or if you want to be able to save the crib sheets for younger siblings in the future. You know to stay away from pink and baby blue and to choose yellow, green, beige and bright colors for a gender-neutral nursery, but the pattern of your baby sheets can be important, too. You wouldn't want princesses for your little boy or trucks for your little girl. When you're shopping for baby bed sheets, the following crib sheet designs can help you select gender-neutral crib sheets for your nursery.
The rare, stunning green tsavorite gem is also known as a green grossular garnet. With a high refractive index, the garnet's sparkling brilliance is coveted for jewelry pieces such as rings, earrings, necklaces and brooches. Tsavorite gems are not typically enhanced with heat or oils, making them a desirable choice for gemstone lovers. Tsavorite jewelry is durable, with a 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Its resistance to cracking makes it a popular choice for fine jewelry. Tsavorite jewelry slections from rings to necklaces are beautiful and enchanting.
Diopside's name comes from two Greek words: "di," which means two, and "opsis," which means vision. This beautiful green gem is rich in color and reasonable in price -- a seductive combination. Diopside's deep green coloring has become a popular choice since the fall of the Soviet Union opened trade routes for this import from Siberia. Diopside, with its shamrock-colored tones, often appears in Irish-themed jewelry pieces, such as diopside rings, diopside necklaces and diopside earrings, and is an affordable gem alternative to emeralds. Diopside jewelry goes with practically anything and can be worn daily
Did you know the colors you use in your home decor can affect your mood? According to the psychology of color, the way you perceive certain colors translates into the world around you, including your home. For example, yellow is energizing while blue is calming. This guide will help you learn how to use colors in your home to your benefit, and your family's.
Aquamarine, the brilliant blue birthstone of March, is a hugely popular gem with jewelers and consumers alike. Easy to wear because of its hardness, aquamarine is an ideal gem for any jewelry setting, and its bright color complements any complexion. Often manifested in flawless specimens, aquamarine jewelry is striking and gorgeous. Choose from a variety of aquamarine jewelry, like rings, pendants and earrings.