September is a special month for our family. It is childhood cancer awareness month, blood cancer awareness month, and holds the anniversary of Geralyn's daughter's last day of treatment for leukemia. Brianne's cancer diagnosis at age 15 changed her life and our family forever, as any cancer diagnosis does. So a few months ago, we resolved to do something that would both help the childhood cancer community and give customers a special piece.
Our apologies for the delay in the delivery of your monthly, non-birthstone featured gemstone! We held off on sharing the GotM so we could let everyone know about our efforts for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but the wait is over!
For September we're featuring the purple gem that doesn't get enough credit… amethyst!
Here are our top three reasons why amethyst is worthy of the spotlight this month:
Let’s talk about gold! Jewelry that looks gold, is not always gold. In fact, even fine jewelry that actually is gold, is not pure.
Gemology is a pretty well-known term to the general public, but crystallography is one that very few people are familiar with. “I never use that word; I think it’s a weird word,” said Geralyn Sheridan, our artisan jeweler, GIA Graduate Gemologist, and company namesake. Even so, crystallography is a huge piece of gemology. We picked her brain to gain a better understanding.
No, we're not talking about birthstones, we’re talking about gemstones you can enjoy no matter when you were born!
For August we're featuring a gem that a lot of people already love… tourmaline!
Here are our top three reasons why you should love tourmaline too (that is, if you don’t already):