News from PZM Designs
The Quartz Family September 1, 2018 07:55
Quartz is one of the most plentiful minerals on the planet. Humans have been using quartz in jewelry for thousands of years. Read on to learn more about the colors of Quartz.
Members of the quartz family may look different but they are essentially made up of the same elements, silicon and oxygen. They crystallize in the trigonal crystal system and they differ mostly in the size of their crystals.
Amethyst, February Birthstone and Gemstone of Royalty February 4, 2018 07:57Amethyst is the Zodiacal Stone for Aquarius and the birthstone for the month of February. Amethyst was the most prized member of the quartz family for centuries and was considered as an equal to ruby, emerald and sapphire.
Garnet, A Rainbow of Colors and the January Birthstone January 26, 2018 13:08
Garnet is the birthstone of January and to Zodiacal stone for Capricorn. Garnet comes in a rainbow of colors, each with a different name. Some are abundant, and some are very very rare.