Wishing our December babies that happiest of birthdays! You lucky ones have two truly special gemstones to represent your birth month: Turquoise and Tanzanite.
It’s hard to believe holiday season is here! We’re excited to announce a very special Shah & Shah Distinctive shopping event this year. From November 5-30, we will have weekly special pricing on select collections:
If you are an October birthday, you are one of the lucky ones! Opals are rich with color, lore and mystery and are one of the most globally treasured stones.
There’s nothing we love more than helping to create a bespoke, timeless, stunning engagement ring, from our first meeting with a client to seeing photos of the proposal. Often times, clients come to us not entirely knowing what they want, but knowing they want something special. These five considerations are key to making sure you find your perfect ring within the budget and timeline that you want it:
Our friends born during September enjoy sapphire as their birthstone! It’s also the gemstone of the 5th and 45th anniversaries. Sapphires have been associated with wisdom, royalty, faithfulness and romance. In ancient times, kings and queens adorned themselves with the gem to protect themselves from envy and harm. In later times, clergy members wore sapphires to symbolize Heaven. More recently, sapphires have received more attention as Kate Middleton received Princess Diana’s 12-carat sapphire engagement ring from Prince William.
Happy Birthday, August babies! You’re one of the lucky ones – you have two gems recognized as your birthstone.
Upgrading your bridal jewelry – whether it be your engagement ring, your band, or both – can be an exciting experience for both you and your spouse. Some people hesitate to upgrade because of sentimental value or a bit of guilt, but we are big believers that you can upgrade while maintaining that sentimental value, and creating a new milestone for your marriage. We find that there are a few key times we see people upgrading:
Happy birthday to our July babies – and lucky for you, it’s the month of the ruby! In addition to July’s birthstone, rubies are the gemstones associated with the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.
Pearls are perhaps the most beloved gem of all, with history dating all the way back to 2206 BC. There are both natural and cultured pearls. Natural pearls are formed in the bodies of certain mollusks, while cultured pearls are created using human intervention usually in mollusks raised for that purpose. There are 4 types of cultured pearls based on their origin:
Emeralds are the gem of the spring, making it the perfect May birthstone. It’s also the 20th and 35th anniversary gift stone. Emeralds are in the Beryl family – as are aquamarine.
Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! We’ve got the perfect gift she’s been wanting – for all types of moms:
If you’re born in April, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. While others are getting other fabulous gems for their birthdays – you’re getting diamonds, the king of all stones.
Aquamarine, often just called aqua, comes from the Latin word for seawater and has centuries of lore behind it. Said to keep the waves calm and keep sailors safe, aquamarine is also rumored to keep marriages happy with its calming and soothing characteristics. Not only is it March’s birthstone, but it’s also the gemstone of the 19th wedding anniversary!