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January Birthstone:  Garnet February Birthstone:   Amethyst March Birthstones:   Aquamarine, Bloodstone April Birthstones:   Diamond, Clear Quartz May Birthstones:   Emerald, Chrysoprase June Birthstones:   Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite July Birthstones:   Ruby, Carnelian August Birthstones:   Peridot, Sardonyx September Birthstones:   Blue Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli October Birthstones:   Opal,… Continue Reading…

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Necklace Length Guide: How to Measure & Choose The Right Necklace Chain Length   When buying a necklace online, a decision you might find yourself agonize over is choosing the right necklace length, be it for a woman or a… Continue Reading…

Gems of the month

WHY IS BLOODSTONE THE ALTERNATIVE MARCH BIRTHSTONE? Chances are you’ve heard of the March birthstone aquamarine… but did you know there are actually two gems associated with the month of March? Bloodstone is considered an ‘alternative’ March birthstone, perhaps because of… Continue Reading…

Gems of the month

March has two birthstones – Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Aquamarine Aquamarines vary in color from deep blue to blue-green of different intensities, caused by traces of iron in the beryl crystal. Naturally occurring deep blue stones are the most prized because… Continue Reading…

Gems of the month

As this is the month of love, I’m choosing to write about the most loved gem…PEARLS When we think of Pearls, the following are the words that should come to mind:   ♥ Purity ♥ Honesty ♥ Innocence ♥ Integrity… Continue Reading…

Gems of the month

Amethyst – “This powerful stone with strong healing and cleansing powers is used to relieve stress and strain, balance mood swings, dispel anger and anxiety. It also stills the mind and inspires an enhanced meditative state while promoting creativity, imagination, and intuition.” Amethyst is also… Continue Reading…

Gems of the month

Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Garnet Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors and chemical formulas, each with its own set of… Continue Reading…

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The following instructions provide an easy way to determine bracelet size and bangle size. They will also help you convert circumference to diameter and convert that diameter to bracelet size. How to Measure for Bracelet Size Measure around the wrist… Continue Reading…

Media features

Hello my X’otiQnistas. Yesterday X’otiQ was featured in Voyage Miami. It was a pleasure talking about who I am as a designer, how X’otiQ started and some of its goals for the future. If you would like to find out more… Continue Reading…

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