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The Folklore of Opal

The folklore around opal gemstones has changed over the centuries. It has long been associated with hope, happiness, innocence, and luck. According to Arabic legend,

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The Folklore of Sapphire

Sapphires are associated with focus, self-discipline, and channeling higher powers. This gemstone has been referenced in almost all religions. Learn more.

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The Folklore of Spinel

Spinel has often been confused with ruby. It comes in a variety of colors, including red, black, blue, and purple. Learn more about this August birthstone.

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The Folklore of Sardonyx

For thousands of years, people wore peridot beads and talismans to promote love, happiness, and wealth. Learn about the lore behind this August birthstone.

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The Folklore of Peridot

For thousands of years, people wore peridot beads and talismans to promote love, happiness, and wealth. Learn about the lore behind this August birthstone.

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The Folklore of Rubies

In ancient times, the ruby was considered more valuable than diamonds. Many cultures considered it a token of wealth, safety, and passion. Learn more.

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The Folklore of Pearls

Pearl folklore spans centuries. This June birthstone’s iridescent beauty has inspired many stories. Learn more about this beautiful gemstone on our blog.

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The Folklore of Moonstone

Throughout time, moonstone has been connected to the Earth’s moon. This gemstone looks like a moonlit night and has been the object of lore. Learn more.

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