Sparkling with an internal fire all its own, diamond is one of the world’s most sought-after and adored gemstones. Those born in April are lucky enough to call this scintillating gem their birthstone, a symbol of clarity and strength. Diamond is so strong, in fact, that its name comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means “invincible” or “unbreakable.” The timeless charm of diamond was cherished long before it became the April birthstone, and the places where diamond comes from are as fascinating as the lore that surrounds it.… Read the rest
If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for millennia. Its lilac to deep purple hues can be cut into many shapes and sizes, and it can be manufactured in a lab as well as mined.… Read the rest
Those born in January are lucky to have the beautiful and diverse garnet as their birthstone. Garnets are commonly red but also come in an extraordinary range of beautiful colors, including orange, yellow, purple and vibrant green. There are even garnets that change color from blue to purple in different lighting.… Read the rest
This animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.
Coral is a very optimistic color that connotes tropical islands and sunsets.
This engaging hue captures the playfulness, optimism and joyful pursuits embodied in nature.… Read the rest
If you had to pick one December birthstone, which would it be: tanzanite, turquoise or zircon? From the blue to bluish purple of tanzanite, to the intense blue and green of turquoise, to the rainbow varieties of zircon – there’s a color for everyone.… Read the rest
This season, not only can you find the BEST GIFTS for your loved ones here, at Allure….
You can also enter to win a beautiful new piece of jewelry for yourself!
Now through Christmas Eve you can simply enter your name into the drawing to win!… Read the rest
November is here, the air is cool and the holidays are right around the corner. We all start spending more time indoors and, if you like me, around a fire or wrapped up in a warm blanket. Similar to a burning fire both birthstone options for this month have nice warm glow to them.… Read the rest
Fireworks. Jellyfish. Galaxies. Lightning. Opal’s shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors is unlike any other gem.
When opal is formed, silica gel fills crevices in rock. As water evaporates, the silica is deposited in the form of tiny spheres.
Opal’s flashing play-of-color is caused by those silica spheres being stacked like tiny Ping-Pong balls in a box..which leads to diffraction of light
With a fantastic variety of patterns and colors…No two opals are exactly alike.… Read the rest