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Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.

Gregorian birthstone poem

Emerald, the birthstone for May.

    

The soft, velvety appearance and "lime Jell-O" color of the
best emeralds is unique among all natural gems, and
considered
the color of life and of the springtime.

Small crystal inclusions, cracks or fissures are not merely tolerated in this precious gemstone; they are actually regarded as features of its identity. Connoisseurs refer to them affectionately as the jardin (garden) of the emerald.even with inclusions, an emerald in a deep, lively green still has a much higher value than an almost flawless emerald whose color is paler. Since most emeralds are highly included, their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor, so care should be taken when wearing them.
A natural Emerald is a rare and valuable gemstone and, as such, it has provided the incentive for developing chatham (laboratory grown)  emeralds. click here to learn about chatham grown gemstones.

(for a full list of birthstones by month click here)


             

   
D
on't forget your special someone
~Mother's Day is May 13th...

Whether 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... 

Traditional or Contemporary...
Dramatic or Understated.....

Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Remount and Redesign 
- 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.

       

As 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.

Click here for more information on having your jewelry repaired.

Click here for more information on having jewelry designed

Chatham link

Genuine Chatham lab created emeralds are real emeralds. They are not fakes, faux or imitation gemstones. The natural processes of nature were recreated in the Chatham Research Labs in order to create these synthetic emeralds. These Chatham emeralds have the same optical and chemical properties of the natural gems and they are composed of the same natural elements. All emeralds have telltale inclusions locked in each stone. Only the trained eye of a gemologist can distinguish the subtle variations between a Chatham Created Emerald and one grown naturally in the earth.

 

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