Aquamarine is a pastel blue stone in the beryl family. Its crystals often have a greenish hue, and can be gently heat-treated (a widely-accepted treatment for this stone in the jewelry industry) to reach the desired, and well-known, shade of blue. The name itself comes from the Latin for “seawater” which suggests Aquamarine’s range of colors.
Aquamarine was often carried by mariners, in the belief that the stone would help calm the seas, and keep sailors safe. Aquamarine has a rich lore, with some believing the
February’s birthstone is Amethyst, a light lavender to vivid purple stone in the quartz family. Amethyst was long-considered one of the most valuable gemstones, along with diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald, until large deposits were discovered in Brazil in the 19th century, happily making this lovely gem more widely available to everyone.
Amethyst’s name derives from the Greek amethystos, which roughly translates to “not drunken.” The stone is reputed to keep the wearer clearheaded and quick-witted, and used as a remedy against drunkenness. Goblets were carved out of the stone, in
This post is written by Diana Noviello, our resident beading queen. She is reminiscing on our ornament-making party, an annual holiday tradition. Since we can’t have one this year, she has created several hand made, beautiful, beaded ornaments that we have in store for purchase.
One of my favorite holiday events at Johnson Jewelers is our ornament-making party, traditionally held the first weekend in December. The store hosts tables full of guests, and we help unleash their creativity, while providing festive food and drink. The tables are filled
We are excited to share that we recently launched our completely remodeled website. Our goal was to build a website that would be more user friendly, have more resourceful information, and provide a place to share what we have in store to everyone. Here are some of the new features to look out for.
This is the new home page.
We Are Now E-commerce Enabled
Now more than ever, having an online shopping presence is crucial. While we are rooted in being your local jeweler and valuing face to face