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June 8, 2017

Every month The Mountain Gypsy give a 20% discount for the Birthstone of the month. June brings us the beautiful pearl, the "Daughter of the Moon" or "the Goddess of Love who arose from the sea." Summer is the perfect time to indulge in a piece with lustrous pearls to...

Emeralds are the birthstone for the month of May and for the astrological sign of Cancer. They are also the gems for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.

Emeralds come from the mineral class called "Beryl" and have been mined since 1500 BC in Egypt. Today, Columbia...

While many gemstones are prized for their positive qualities, no gem has endured more vilification over the centuries than the opal. In medieval times, it was maligned for its resemblance to the Evil Eye, its alleged use by witches and sorcerers, and its overall "bad l...

September 7, 2016

Like most folks, I was under the impression that Sapphires were only blue in color.  To the contrary, sapphires come in every color of the rainbow!

"Sapphire" is one of three gemstones that are produced from the mineral Corundum (an aluminum oxide). Blue is a...


Peridot is the gemstone that stands out among the rest not only for its fiercely bright green color but also for the many mysteries that surround it. One of the questions that I am asked most frequently about Peridot is, how is it pronounced?  Here are a few things I...

June 30, 2016

It's July and that means it's RUBY TIME! Every month the Mountain Gypsy gives a 20% discount for all birthstone of the month jewelry. As the Dion and the Belmonts sang, Ruby, Ruby, will you be mine?

Or perhaps the Kaiser Chiefs is your brand of RUBY RUBY RUBY? Ever...

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