Tuesday, April 1, 2014
April's Birthstone - Diamond
Usually thought of as the jewel of love and power, diamond also has special powers for people born in April.
It strengthens their body and soul, and helps protect their innocence and bring out their best qualities.
|1.25mm to 3mm Nostril Screws ~ F-VS1|
The Diamond is thought to be one of the hardest substances in the world. Wearing Diamonds is purported to bring other benefits such as balance, clarity and abundance. The GIA grading system known as "Four C's" : Color, Cut, Clarity & Carat weight is used to grade Diamonds. Although many people think Diamonds are colorless, truly colorless Diamonds are actually very rare.
Most Diamonds used in jewelry are nearly colorless with tints of yellow or brown. Clarity grades are from Flawless to I3. Diamonds are made under tremendous heat and pressure, it is extremely rare to find a Diamond that lacks any internal and external characteristics.
Natural color Diamond "fancies" can be extremely rare and valuable. Diamond enhancements change Brownish or Yellow Diamonds into colors and are more cost effective than natural colored Diamonds.
Chemical Formula: C
Color: Colorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow,
Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray & Black
The color of a diamond is graded on a alphabetic scale ranging from D to Y
D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
There are two birthstones for March
Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color is usually more intense in larger stones. This gem stone was belived to protect sailors and guarantee a safe voyage.
Aquamarine is also known for relieving fear, calming nerves and bringing mental clarity.
Chemical Formula: Be2Al2SiO6
Color: Greenish-Blue, Light Blue, Sky Blue
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Bloodstone is dark green with speckled red or brown spots formed by iron oxide impurities. The spots look similar to blood, hence the name. Spots vary from sparse to almost non-existent. This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets. It was believed to have healing powers, especially for blood disorders. This stone is sometimes called Blood Jasper or Heliotrope.
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Color: Red, Green, Brown
Crystal System: Hexagonal
For more information visit the American Gem Society website.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Looking for the jewelry worn by Tori in Divergent?
We have it here at Halo Piercing & Jewelry!
It is actually a 316LVM curved barbell with extra large beads on it so that the jewelry hangs nicely in the lobe. We can custom make any size you need or even add Swarovski crystal beads.