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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.
We all have that one piece of furniture we love. Whether it's a blue sofa or loveseat, a red leather chair or a knotty pine wood bookcase that has seen better days, it will forever be a part of your home. If you have one special piece of furniture that you must coordinate into the rest of your decor, do it with style by coordinating colors. Blending a blue sofa into an existing living room, den or recreation area is simple. By adding colorful accents such as pillows, rugs and window treatments, you can easily integrate your favorite blue sofa into your design scheme. Look below to learn how to decorate with a blue sofa.
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.
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.
Iolites are blue or violet crystals resembling sapphires. These beauties are the little-known treasures of the gem world. Iolite is beautiful when set into both formal and casual jewelry, and its affordability makes it available to all jewelry lovers. The most common settings for iolite jewelry are silver and white gold, which complement the violets and blues of the gem. Pretty iolite jewelry may also incorporate other complementary gemstones, including aquamarines, amethysts or topaz. Iolite stones set in gemstone jewelry are a beautiful addition to any outfit.
While a blue-on-blue color scheme is always a popular possibility for a boy's nursery, you might be interested in more personal and detailed nursery decor options for your little one's room. Here is a list of several creative ideas that are perfect for a baby boy's nursery. Each theme can guide your selection of decorative accessories, baby bedding, wall art, and furniture.
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.
It was once believed that a gigantic sapphire made up the center of the Earth. Sapphires do come from the Earth and always impress us with their gorgeous hues and brilliant sparkle. Sapphire earrings may incorporate light blue or dark blue sapphires, as well as pink, yellow, orange and purple gems. Sapphire jewelry is perfect for any gift-giving occasion or gemstone earring collection. Sapphire earrings are incredibly valuable and will add a luxurious shine to your look. Frame your face with sapphire jewelry and let us give you a few good reasons to buy these gemstone earrings.
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.
Once upon a time, designing a boy's bedroom may have been as simple as throwing a blue plaid blanket on the bed, placing a toy box in the corner and calling it a day. These days, however, you can design boys' bedrooms to suit their busy lives and diverse interests. Create a plan that consists of multipurpose kids' furniture, smart storage solutions and decorative elements that they appreciate.
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.
As the host of HGTV's "24 Hour Design" and "Rate My Space," designer Angelo Surmelis said he strives to use color in a way that will affect the mood of a room. From a dusty blue velvet chair that evokes the sky in London to a bright floral chair inspired by summer, Surmelis has created pieces for his angelo:HOME line that make colorful companions to your other furniture and home decor.
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.
Ray Charles, one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, had an amazing career that spanned five decades. He was one of the early innovators of soul music, based on rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel and country genres. If your entertainment could more soul, upgrade it with the sounds of the man known by his peers as "Genius" and the "Father of Soul."
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
Whether it's sparkly or matte, a silver dress can be elegant, striking and bold. A silver dress is appropriate for the cocktail hour, a great dress for a night at the club or a good women's clothing choice for a wedding. A cool color with blue undertones, silver women's clothing does best with accessories in similarly chilly shades of black, grey and gunmetal. Play it safe with black or silver accessories or try some splashes of color to bring contrast to your silver dress ensemble.
Jeans are a clothing staple for many women, but even women who love wearing jeans may have trouble finding flattering women's jeans. If you don't know what to look for when you're online shopping for women's jeans, the pages of denim can look like an intimidating sea of blue. If you're not sure how to buy women's jeans that will look great on you, then this women's jeans buying guide is for you.
Deciding on your wedding colors is one of the most fun and creative parts of wedding planning. If you're planning a summer wedding, the sky is the limit in terms of color options. Anything goes nowadays, even formerly "wintery" colors, such as navy blue and black. The key is in pairing up the perfect combinations of colors. If you're looking for a little inspiration, take a look our 10 best wedding colors -- and color combinations -- for a beautiful summer wedding.
Whether you're hanging out with friends and family around town, traveling or simply relaxing during the weekend, you need a pair of flattering men's jeans that can withstand wear and tear and go where you go. Find the styles you want, including men's designer jeans and men's low-rise jeans, and get the perfect fit with just a few tips. Read on to find the best men's blue jeans for your body.