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Customer Appreciation Holiday Giveaways

Posted by on November 8, 2010 at 19:21 pm

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, we appreciate our customers. And, to express our appreciation Gems by James is giving away over $500 worth of gemstones and jewelry prizes this holiday season. Read More

Gems by James: November Birthstone is Citrine

Posted by on November 3, 2010 at 08:27 am

The November birthstone is Citrine!

Citrine: The birthstone for November is Citrine. This lovely gem comes in a wide variety of colors; Cognac, Madeira, Honey, Uruguay, etc. We cut citrine gemstones into many shapes and sizes for rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and other jewelry. There are a wide variety of Citrines available from Gems by James.


NOTE: Citrine and many other gemstones such as  Read More

Gems by James: October Birthstones Tourmaline and Opal

Posted by on October 11, 2010 at 07:49 am

October birthstones are Tourmaline and Opal!

October Birthstones Tourmaline OpalTourmaline: Tourmaline is one of the favorite gemstones among designers and collectors. It occurs naturally in a wide variety of colors and it is known for displaying multiple colors in the same gemstone.  One variety is known as watermelon tourmaline, which is green, pink, and white color bands. There are many sources including Brazil, Afghanistan, East Africa, and the USA.

Opal: The name opal is derived from the Greek “Opallos” meaning to see a change. In the case of opals, the radiance is seen as a change of color.  They range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue.

Click here to view a few of the Tourmaline and Opal gemstones available in our shop.

NOTE: Tourmaline, Opal and many other gemstones such as Sapphire, Peridot, and Aquamarine may be special ordered from Gems by James. Please contact us for additional details.

Gems by James: September Birthstone is Sapphire

Posted by on September 7, 2010 at 13:24 pm

September, the birthstone is Sapphire!

Sapphire September BirthstoneSapphire: Sapphire has been popular since the Middle Ages. According to folklore, sapphires will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.  Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven and people thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.  Sapphires occur in a wide range of colors; from very light to very dark greenish or violet-blue, and various shades of blue.  It is a variety of corundum, which occurs in all colors.  Pink, purple, green, orange, or yellow corundum are known by their color (pink sapphire, etc.).  Sapphire is the anniversary gemstone for the 5th and 45th years of marriage.

NOTE: Sapphire, Peridot, Aquamarine and many other birthstones can be special ordered from Gems by James. Please contact us for additional details.

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