How Amethyst Became One of the Best Kept Royal Secrets

How Amethyst Became One of the Best Kept Royal Secrets

February 25, 2020

The regal violet colors of amethyst are sought after by both the experienced and new collector. Amethyst is the birthstone for February... the 33rd wedding anniversary stone... and a common semiprecious gemstone in today’s market. But what if we told you that the amethyst was once an extremely rare jewel? It was so rare, in fact, that only royalty were allowed to wear it!

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Quartz Crystal: Everything You Need to Know

Quartz Crystal: Everything You Need to Know

September 12, 2019

Okay, we’re going to say it: Quartz is a rockstar. Why? It’s the gem than can do just about anything! Also known as rock crystal, quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust behind feldspar. It’s made of silicone and oxygen atoms. Quartz has a huge gem family! There are many kinds of quartz - chalcedony, agate, chrysoberyl, rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, and more. Each kind is unique and beautiful in its own way, just like people. Let’s explore the story behind this fascinating gem family. Rock on!

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7 Sparkling Gifts That Mom Will Treasure

7 Sparkling Gifts That Mom Will Treasure

April 25, 2019

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Isn’t it wonderful that we get to honor the hardworking Moms, Grandmas, and Mom figures in our lives? Below are some excellent gift ideas from Michael’s Gems and Glass that show them your love and appreciation.

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5 Awesome Gifts that Will Make You Rock the Holidays

5 Awesome Gifts that Will Make You Rock the Holidays

December 06, 2018

We all know that the holidays are right around the corner! It’s always nice to find the unique gift you haven’t thought of on your shopping list. At Michael’s Gems and Glass, we have tons of interesting items for your friends and family. They're great for science nerds, creative folks, and history buffs alike! Here’s a look at a few awesome ideas to spread some good cheer.

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Larimar Bracelet, Larimar Pendant, Larimar Earrings

Everything You Need to Know About Authentic Larimar Gift Jewelry

November 06, 2018

Deep blue oceans. Soft warm sands. Sunny skies with seagulls and pelicans. If there is a gemstone that could be the best memento for a relaxing seaside experience, it would be Larimar.

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