twilight and freshly fallen snow, depict lovely shades of blue found in:
Zircon & Turquoise,
are the birthstones for December.
(Tanzanite is an alternate one)
(for a full list of birthstones
by month click here)
from the Arabic words "zar" and "gun", meaning "gold" and "color",
Zircon is found in a wide range of colors such as : blue, yellow,
orange, brown, green, colorless and red (the most prized color). Zircons possess great brilliance, fire and clarity.
Zircon was regarded as the amulet for travelers in the Eleventh Century,
protecting them from disease, injury, and insomnia, as well as assuring
a cordial welcome wherever their travels would take them. The gem was
also believed to hold magic powers to fight evil spirits.
A brittle gemstone, zircon, is easily broken with a well-placed knock,
due to internal stresses in the crystal, but despite its frail
disposition, the stone is still highly valued because of its stunning
Considered by some to be a symbol of good fortune and success,
Turquoise is believed to bring prosperity to its wearer.
Turquoise is a relatively soft gemstone, and can be easily scratched and
broken. This porous opaque stone is easily discolored by oil and
pigments, and changes color when it loses some of its water content. A
sky blue shade in turquoise is due to the presence of copper, while iron
gives it a greener tone.
The American southwest -- Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and
are primary producers of turquoise.
Don't forget -
Christmas and the Holidays are fast approaching...
you like the warm elegance of Yellow Gold
prefer the cool allure of White Gold or Platinum
combine them both with a bi-color jewelry design...
Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Remount
Unique and Custom creations are Voyagers specialty -
unlike most jewelers,
we do all work in house and are able to work with existing pieces to
make them "new" again from a good cleaning and polishing to adding
stones or reusing a part of the old design to create a new piece. This
ability to create brand new from scratch, innovative designs, to reusing
and redesigning existing pieces allows Voyagers to be your personal and
full service jewelers. We do free estimates for any design.
always, we recommend that you regularly have your jewelry checked &
inspected. We can do that while you wait ... as well as keep
your jewelry sparkling & clean.....
After cleaning, we
will check for any missing stones; inspect each stone for
tightness; and look for chips, nicks and breakage.
Prongs, shanks and mountings will be inspected for wear and cracks.
If repairs are needed, we will make suggestions and discuss possible
options with you.
here for more
information on having your jewelry repaired.
here for more
information on having jewelry designed