February Birthstone: Amethyst

Wishing all you February babies a Happy Birthday Month! February is represented by the gemstone amethyst, which is known for its beautiful shades of purple. February is often associated with being cold and short, so this gemstone is a perfect balance to bring about a little extra warmth, peace and strength.

Amethyst is a purple quartz and can be found in every corner of the earth. The gemstone gets its color from irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements which produces a purple hues that range from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple.

The name for this gem comes from the Ancient Greek word, word “methustos,” which means “intoxicated.” It was believed that Amethyst would ward off any intoxicating powers and prevent drunkenness. Other historical accounts say that Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid and the Old Testament names Amethyst as one of the twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel. It is also the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!

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Join Us for a Special Shah & Shah Shopping Event!

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:

Follow us on Instagram (@shahandshahjewelers) for updates on this special shopping event! Call to make an appointment today or stop by our shop Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Happy Holidays!

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September Birthstone: Sapphire

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.

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4 Ways to Upgrade Your Bridal Jewelry

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:

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June Birthstone: PEARLS!

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:

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