June 30, 2014 1 min read
A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gem stone. It was regarded by ancient Hindus to be the "KING of the gems" and was believed to protect wearers from evil. Today the deep, red color of a ruby signifies LOVE and PASSION. The ruby is the traditional birthstone for July and can be differentiated from a garnet by color-- it is always a lighter red, more pink gemstone. The ruby is considered to be one of the four precious stones-- the sapphire, emerald and diamond are also amongst this precious gemstone group. The darker- or more "blood-red" a ruby is signifies a higher value. These dark, bright rubies command a higher premium than those of a lighter red or pink tone.
Here are a couple of Q EVON designs that feature the beautiful RUBY.
July also has several alternate birthstones.
SAPPHIRE: inner peace & counteract depression
Q EVON designs featuring SAPPHIRES:
TURQUOISE: clarity of mind & spiritual discernment
ONYX: grounding stone believed to absorb negative energy
CARNELIAN: fuels passion and desire
Check out our complete guide to Birthstones by Month--Colors and Meaning.
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August 23, 2022 3 min read
Lost one of your favorite earrings and miss wearing the pair? Great news. It’s completely OK — we’ll even say it’s stylish — to wear mismatched or different earrings. When it comes to playing with earring asymmetry there are a few easy rules to follow for a successful look.
August 09, 2022 5 min read 1 Comment
As promised, we’re not finished exploring Greece. You have likely seen the beautiful white buildings and blue domes of Oia on the island of Santorini. In "part 2" I’ll share some of my favorite travel destinations in Santorini, from great food to breathtaking hikes.
July 20, 2022 5 min read 1 Comment
There is so much to explore (and love) in the Greek Islands, so I’ll focus on two of my favorite travel destinations in Greece - Athens, and Santorini. From historical sites to restaurants, rooftop bars and my favorite neighborhood, these are a few of my "must do" excursions in Athens.
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