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UPDATED Blog Post: April Birthstones, Birthday Club & Barb's Big Annual Birthday Sale!


Diamonds are most commonly considered the birthstone for the month of April and the zodiac sign Aries (March 21-April 19) + Emeralds for the zodiac sign Taurus (April 20-May 20). We LOVE BOTH!


The Diamond's affiliation with love makes it a great choice for any occasion & pretty much, every girl loves them! Plus, they're tough as nails and they 'shine bright, like Diamonds'... And, Emeralds - well, who doesn't like GREEN?! They're a big deal in Key West, too - because of the stash that was found on the wreck of the Atocha, here by Mel Fisher. So, that's all pretty great! 

To save you a search - *Here's a link to 8 pages of Diamond jewelry on our site (raw & fine): https://keywestlocalluxe.com/search?page=1&q=diamond *Here are a few Emerald pieces, too (may more in-store): https://keywestlocalluxe.com/search?page=1&q=diamond


Does she love the Classics or something a little different? We here, at Key West Local Luxe love the sparklers and the raw versions of stones, too!  We've got a fabulous selection of both, in diamonds and emeralds + MANY more options in-store!

So, feel free to reach out to Barb for our Perfect Gift Selection Service, if you don't see the perfect piece on our website - Heck, you don't have to shop at all! No scrolling, no mall - all ya' gotta do is, CALL 305-304-9001. ;) Barb will ask a few questions, make some suggestions and voila'! The Perfect Gift will arrive, gift wrapped, within budget and tax-free, out of state - NICE. Right? 

There are four other stones that have historically been assigned to April babies and some new options that are gaining popularity, too. White Sapphire and Opal, were the birthstones for April long before Diamonds and in more recent years, White Topaz, Moonstone and Quartz have been stirring up sparkling stardust as alternatives due to their visual similarity to Diamond, too - how nice, without the price! Herkimer Diamonds are great alternatives, too. They're naturally terminated (pointed) on both ends, a little harder than regular Quartz and often quite clear. I'd like to add another OBVI Winner, too - Zircon Stone. It's an awesome stone - second in hardness, only to Diamonds, it's often, more sparkly and brilliant for like, a TENTH of the price... Now, THAT is really nice!

Birthstones by Zodiac: It's important to note that as we mentioned in the last post - April babies born on or before the 20th fall under the Start sign of Aries and their classic stones are Diamond, Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, Bloodstone and more recently, Zircon. Those born on or after April 21st will fall under the star sign of Taurus and enjoy Emerald as a birthstone, as well as those listed here. Isn't it wild, how many options there are?! Recently, even the lovely, Larimar has been added to the list! If you're not familiar with this fascinating & fabulously beautiful stone, check it out on our recent blog posts & on our recent episode of "Rock Talk" on our YouTube channel. I've talked a lot about it & will soon be doing another episode on its metaphysical properties, too!

Now, if you're reading this blog post- you probably already know that we've got an incredibly HUGE selection of jewelry that fits the bill for April birthday babes + that, our claim to fame here, is The Real Thing at The Best Price. SO, if you've got reason to please a person of the April birth month persuasion - Key West Local Luxe is here to help you do it!

Of course, the Ladies LOVE the Lovelies - regardless of birth month. Rocks & gems, in general, are fascinating & beautiful + ALL Good Girls LOVE PEARLS! (My dogs even wear them! LOL!) There's ALWAYS a reason - no matter the season, to MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY, Make Just ONE, Someone Happy! ...And then, YOU Will Be HAPPY, TOOOOOOOO!!!!! 

That was me, performing a keyboard rendition of Louis Armstong's 'Make Someone Happy'. Did 'ya 'get it'? Lol! 


Pinterest-Worthy Birthstone Color Charts You Can Trust » BirthdayBullseye

 

My birthday is April 26th & I'm preparing for the Barb's Gig Annual Birthday Sale, now... Who knows what it'll be? Not ME?! As for myself, I love my birthstone but I'd be happy that anyone thought enough to give me any gift of jewelry - it doesn't HAVE to be a Diamond... but it wouldn't make me mad, if it was! LOL! 

And, YES! Pisces... Happy Birthday, to The Fabulous Fishes!

 

Pisces’s Birthstones - Aquamarine, Bloodstone & Amethyst

Pisces’s birthstones are aquamarine, bloodstone, and amethyst. In this gemstone guide, we’ll take a closer look at these gemstones and explain why they’re worthy of being the stones of Pisces.

*Full disclosure - I was in a hurry when writing this one. So, much of it is excerpts from the MetropolitanGirls site, from an article written by Madame Constella. Who doesn't LOVE a woman wh goes by 'Madame'? LoL! Anyhoo, it's pretty interesting, what she has to say! Be sure to check out the Aquamarine Amethyst & Bloodstone options for Pisces on our Jewelry Pages & feel free to check with us at the store- where there's always LOTS more options! :) 

Overview: Pisces

Pisces is the twelfth and last astrological sign of the zodiac. It is one of the three water signs—the other two being Cancer and Scorpio. You’re a Pisces if you’re born between February 19 and March 20.

Pisces is a mutable sign which means that their mode of expression is variable and constantly flickering. Generally, Pisces is an extremely sensitive sign. They are the ones who care deeply and feel everything thoroughly. They are extremely affectionate, albeit closed off sometimes.

The Pisces symbol is the Fish. Specifically, their symbol represents two fish swimming in opposite directions. It conveys the always-present conflict within the Pisces sign: fantasy vs reality.

Pisces is one of the most creative and deeply expressive signs. In addition, they also have strong intuitive and psychic abilities.

Like the eleven signs that come before Pisces, Pisces is not perfect. In terms of negative traits, Pisces can be oversensitive, indecisive, and extremely moody. They are also gullible at times and often weak-willed.

The Birth Stones of Pisces

Pisces birthstones are gemstones that either represent Pisces symbolically or respond to the highly divergent energies and vibrations of Pisces people.

Below is a list of gemstones recommended for people born under the Pisces sign.

1. Aquamarine

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*These asymetrical earrings feature a hand-cut Milky Aquamarine. They're called "Vacation Romance" on our site - do a quick search & snatch them up, before somebody beats you to it, because they're a one of a kind - like your girl! ;) 

Aquamarine is a birthstone for March Pisces. Its name comes from a Latin phrase that means “water of the sea.” This blue to blue-green gemstone is reminiscent of the sea which resonates with Pisces, a water sign and it can look a surprising many different ways - from Milky Aquamarine to quite dark and even with the sparkling 'shiller' effect.

Aquamarine is a purification stone. It invokes cleansing and purifying of your mind, spirit, and heart. It is an excellent stone to wear to work or during meditation. It can give you a mental lift when you’re feeling stressed.


*This ring is called "Squares in Love". Check it out under 'Rings' on our site. It's a size 7 & a slice of HEAVEN! Of course, it can be re-szed. What a prize! 

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In the face of negativity- this stone drives out those energies and brings tranquility and exhilaration in their place. In short, this stone does not let you feel stuck in any way and its vibrations inspire you to follow your heart, be creative, and be true to your nature. According to astrology, Pisces folks can sometimes be indecisive and overly trusting, this stone helps Pisces people to avoid unwanted situations and people in life. Besides that, the Aquamarine stone also wakes up your inner strength, courage, and resilience—and these are a great tool against the infamous gullible nature of Pisceans.

Aquamarine has been known as a lucky stone that brings good fortune as well as protection. In ancient times, the stone was used by seafarers as a protective talisman on their voyages.

2. Bloodstone

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Another birthstone for Pisces is the bloodstone. Bloodstone is a deeply healing stone that activates your chakras. The stone’s name is bloodstone because the red incursion in the stone resembles droplets of blood.

For it is linked to blood, a critical part of the human body (and any animals for that matter), bloodstone has been a symbol of health, circulation, physical strength, and protection against diseases.

It is also believed to influence your emotions and thoughts in such a way that you will take wise, level-headed decisions. In other words, the stone also takes care of your mental health. Wearing a bloodstone or keeping it as a décor helps to clear your mind.

This dark green stone also symbolizes courage and determination. It will inspire confidence and boost your self-esteem.

Pisces are creative individuals and dreamers by nature. And dreamers can sometimes dream a little too much. They will benefit greatly from the balancing and grounding energies of bloodstone. Consequently, this will also help you live in the moment and enjoy it.

According to historical records, Bloodstone was used in amulets and as talismans. Ancient warriors wore bloodstones into battle for they believe that the stone would protect them from harm.

3. Amethyst (also the stone for Aquarius - it's a twofer!)

The charming violet-purple stone of amethyst is also a Pisces birthstone and a birthstone for February. So it is especially meaningful for February Pisces.

This stone is most recognized for its natural soothing abilities. This means that you can use it to alleviate stress, anxiety, irritability, strain, etc. It can also be a great help with alleviating depression and grief. Furthermore, if you are someone who suffers from inexplicable mood swings, this stone will help you balance them.

As Pisces is highly intuitive, this stone resonates with them and promotes spirituality and deep thinking. You can also unlock and realign your Third Eye Chakra and Etheric Chakras with the Amethyst stone. In the past, Amethyst has been used for spiritual purposes such as protection from psychic attacks. Aside from that, if you are facing difficulties in your professional life, you can manifest clarity and ambition with this stone. Similarly, if the center of trouble is in your love life, you can meditate with it to manifest love, affection, and harmony. This will lead to resolving conflicts with your partner, whether they are petty or serious - but who cares about THEM? Let's talk about JEWELRY! LoL! ;) 

*Thanks for the inside intel, Madame Constella!

Aquarius - Amethyst and the SEVEN Alternatives, Oh My! A rich montage of Aquarius' buncha birthstones & why + Happy Birthday! :D

So, searching for info & info on the birthstones for the sign of Aquarius this morning, I found SO MUCH cool & interesting history! So, this post is a montage of excerpts & quotes from others on Aquarius - the zodiac sign of both, my mom & my brother. 

There are many options but of course, the most famously associated stone is Amethyst & we've got some INCREDIBLE OPTIONS - even more, in-store. So, if you don't find the perfect piece on our website, give Barb a call at 305-304-9001 & she'll help you find it from our secret stash - there's always a TON more, not yet on the website. Anyhoo, HAPPY Birthday to our Aquarius Friends & remember to reach out to us & get your Birthday Girl Special! It's $50 OFF 200 or more, anytime within a week of your special day! :D 

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Mano Figas - Azabache and More... We want them!

NEW MANO FIGAS are coming out in-store TODAY & on tomorrow's 1/20/22 episode of "The Pretty Party!" Interactive Jewelry Shopping Show - Live-streaming on Facebook (or, watch it through our App - available on our website). It's the Bunny's Birthday Show - "Bunnies, Baubles & Babes" The jewels will be saucey, bodacious, fluffy & femme, in honor of Barb's baby-bitch, "Bunny"s BIRTHDAY! It'll be a super-silly-fun show, with SWEET steals & deals on serious jewels! It's at 6PM EST on our Facebook Page. Follow Us, to see it in your feed. :D I hope you can Join Us!

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January Babes' Birthstone is Garnet

Garnet is the most widely recognized birthstone for January and it's available in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red Bohemian garnet to the vibrant greens of the Russian Demantoid and African Tsavorite. We also see it appear in the oranges and browns of Spessartite and Hessonite from Namibia and Sri Lanka and in the subtle pinks and purples of Rhododendron. 

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