American Gem Society Blog

Birthstones

The Folklore of Garnet

According to folklore, January’s birthstone represented eternal happiness, health, and wealth, making it appropriate for the start of the year. Learn more.

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Birthstones

The Folklore of Amethyst

Legends and myths about amethyst abound. People have believed that February’s birthstone could improve intelligence, focus, and peace. Learn more about this gem.

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Styles

Red Carpet Rules

The 92nd Academy Awards airs on February 9, and it’s a sacred day for jewelry! Never mind who wins—it’s the bling we’ll be watching for.

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