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Amber is fossilized tree resin, which was once referred to as the “gold of the north” for its beautiful and unique qualities. Amber is a gemstone that can be made into an animal figurine, a pendant or other jewellery pieces, often in sterling silver.

There are many things to consider when purchasing an amber pendant. For example, the most important thing is that you should buy it from a reliable dealer who will provide you with a certificate of authenticity and also guarantee that the amber stone has been treated for any possible pest infestation. There are many fake amber pieces of jewellery around, so you should be careful. Generally the richer the colour and the more translucent the stone, the more valuable it is.

There are two different types of amber: organic and synthetic.

Different types of amber from different parts of the world

There are different kinds of amber-like white Amboine, which is from the northeast of Myanmar. Other types of amber include “whiskey” amber which has a cognac or whiskey colour and originates from the Baltic region, “Mexican” amber and Turquoise from India.

The honey-coloured Baltic amber comes from the ancient Baltic Sea regions, in southern Poland, northern Germany and southern Sweden.

Mexican Amber is better known as “Mexican Gold” because of its golden colour. Mexican amber was very famous in the Victorian era in Britain. The reason why there is so much amber coming from the Baltic is that it was an area with many forests. This allowed the amber to settle there. Amber is most commonly found in clastic sedimentary rocks. Amber can be found in fossilised forests from the Ordovician to the Quaternary periods. There are a few theories as to why these forests formed, with the most popular being that this was due to the combined effect of forest fires and ice sheets.

Another theory is this was due to a combination of heavy fog coming from the coast and heavy rain, which caused a dense ground cover of ferns. This would have created a dark, sinister atmosphere, which is what the fossilised forests look like. The most common type of amber is called succinite (often called “true” amber), and it usually contains mostly pine tree resin.

Insects can get trapped in the sticky sap that leaks from living trees, then become preserved as inclusions when the sap becomes fossilized and hardens. Amber which contains insects is particularly sought after, especially for pendants. 

 

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Do you want to make your own amber pendant? 

The first step in testing a piece of amber is to identify the type, using a process called polymerization. Polymerization is achieved by heating the amber until it turns into liquid. The liquid will be light brown if it’s plant resin, and dark brown if it’s animal resin. The next step is to identify whether or not there are any insects inside of the amber. To do this, use a process called maceration by placing the amber in alcohol for about two weeks.  The amber will start to bubble up, and turn a milky white. This means that the insects have started to decompose, therefore making your piece of amber safe to work with.

Once all of the pieces have been identified and tested, it’s time to start cutting into the amber. To get an exact cut, you’ll need a very sharp instrument. 

If you are looking to buy an amber pendant set, these tips will help find the right one for you.

1. The type of stone: the majority of amber that is sold on the market is resin, which means that it is mixed with a strong-smelling oil and heated until it reaches a viscous state and becomes hard. There are three different types of resin: yellow, red, and white.

2. The colour of the stone: amber is usually dark brown in colour but can also be yellow or orange in some cases. In greyish stones, bubbles appear as a result of trapped air during the heating process. If you choose a Baltic amber pendant it will probably look like a solid piece of honey.

3. Shape: most amber pendants are round but they can also be square or rectangular at times if they have been carved out of larger pieces 

Choose a pendant chain

Ensure that you choose a good pendant chain as you don’t want to lose your piece of amber. 

There are a few things to consider when choosing a pendant chain.

1. Length – the length of the chain should be determined by how long you want to wear it. Longer chains will cause the pendant to hang low, while shorter chains will make it more eye-catching.

2. Width – if you have a small pendant, you might want to go with a thin chain that won’t take up too much space on your neckline. On the other hand, if you’re wearing a larger statement piece, then a wider chain would be more appropriate and appealing.

3. Material – Solid sterling silver is usually used for formal occasions or for very delicate jewellery like pearls; gold is most often used for statement pieces like large chunky necklaces or gemstones. Check the finish of the chain as well. 

You don’t need to spend a fortune!

Generally, though you don’t have to spend a fortune, synthetic amber pendants can be very good, as long as you are aware that it’s synthetic and not natural. 

I chose a necklace with an amber knot, and it looks great! The chain is very simple so the pendant doesn’t dominate; it just sits nicely on the gold chain. So if you’re wondering what to wear with your favourite outfit when you don’t want to be too flashy, a necklace with an amber pendant can be a brilliant idea. 

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The October birthstone is the Opal

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The October birthstone is the Opal. The October birthday  loves to chat and will respond wholeheartedly to those they believe loves them and values friends very highly. They are hurt easily and if betrayed will try to forgive quickly which is a testament to their inner beauty. Opinionated they will not care what others think once they have made a decision . They day dream and imagine being in the great outdoors and travelling to beautiful places. 

The opal symbolises faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight.

Opalscan  exhibit a wide variety of colors.it diffracts light and can display all the colors of the rainbow simultaneously. For this reason, it has been considered great luck throughout history as it was thought to possess all the value of each gemstone in the opals color spectrum. Unfortunately after  the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s novel Anne of Geierstein, people in the 1800s began to associate opals with bad luck and even death.

October birthstone opal

Known as the eyestone the opal inspires love and hope, innocence and purity, luck and happiness.Bringing energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body, and boosting the will to live and the joy of life,  It kindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion.

 Opals are protective. They are stones of happy dreams, particularly soothing for children and those who have always slept badly or had recurring nightmares with no apparent reason,  helping   any issues a child may have with an invisible or imaginary friend, and is especially helpful before sleep if the child wishes the friend to go away at bedtime. It enhances foresight, empathy and confidence and helps the wearer influence people to his point of view.

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The September birthstone : Sapphire and lapis lazuli

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Very choosy, especially in relationships the September birthday tends to bottle up feelings.rarely showing deep emotions and bottling up feelings. However they are calm, cool, systematic and in control. Always systematic, able to be very kind and sympathetic, they are loyal but not always honest. They love to seek out information and are careful, cautious and organised, priding themselves on their abilities and quick to point out  other people’s mistakes.Clever and knowledgeable about many subjects they communicate well.

The sapphire was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning and there are stories that say people  believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. 

There is evidence that lapis lazuli has been mined since 4,000 BC in Afghanistan and was a very important commodity with other developing civilizations like the Egyptians. Lapis is a soft gemstone which made it easier to work with by hand. Unlike many gems, the color blue that is characteristic of lapis lazuli is pretty uniform across most specimens. The chief difference in appearance is the concentration and arrangement of pyrite crystals that dot the exterior of lapis specimens.

In Europe, lapis was ground up and used as a paint pigment called ultramarine. Ultramarine was unique among the other blue pigments available because it did not lose its color when exposed to direct sunlight. This made it very expensive. This true blue stone has since become associated with encouraging honesty in your relationships and making better decisions.

The Sapphire is considered a very powerful amulet – it protects against envy ,strengthens memory, awakens a thirst for knowledge and arouses inspiration.It is known as the “talisman of wisdom”. Ancient Teutons believed that it helps to achieve victory, but only to those whose thoughts are pure. Sapphire protects against evil eye and curses. 

At one time It was given to young nuns. It cools passion and clears  the soul for prayer. If you wear a sapphire  it will help you become determined and courageous. Sapphire attracts friends and repels enemies.

It was once believed that  to make a man fall in love with her a woman should put a Sapphire in his wine.

 A Sapphire on the left hand strengthens health and brings relief from asthma, heart conditions and neuralgia. 

September Birthstone Jewellery

Bestseller No. 1
Philip Jones September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace & Earrings Set Created with Austrian Crystals
  • Made with Trust. September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace & Earrings Set Created with Swarovski Crystals by Philip Jones. Buy with confidence with our 1-year guarantee and receive your money back if you are not 100% happy with your jewellery set. Our free delivery and fast dispatch ensure your set will be with you promptly.
  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable jewellery set from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Sets are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward sets available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.
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CDE 925 Sterling Silver September Birthstone Pendant Necklace for Women Rose Gold Plated Forever Love Heart Necklaces Jewellery Anniversary/Birthday Gifts for Her/Mum/Wife
  • ❤ 925 STERLING SILVER ❤ The pendant and the chain are made of 925 sterling silver with high cost white gold or rose gold plating surface. These safe materials have low sensitivity and oxidation resistance.
  • ❤ UNIQUE HEART-SHAPE DESIGN ❤ The pendant adopts unique double heart shaped structure symbolizing love each other. More than that, the details of the pendant are also full of love. To express the love for girlfriend ,wife,mother, the commitment to lover or the friendship for confidante.
  • ❤ GEM-QUALITY AAAAA CUBIC ZIRCONIA ❤ In the central of the pendent, it is inlaid with a gem-quality 5A cubic zirconia. 5A cubic zirconia is the highest grade in zirconia, which is elaborately selected from the 3A zirconia, with the most accurate size and perfect cutting, reflecting the dazzling light like a diamond.
  • ❤ THE 12-MONTH BIRTHSTONES ❤ There are 12 different colors of gemstones, corresponding to the birthstone of each month. You can choose the color according to the birth month. OLIVINE in August means Happiness and Serenity. SAPPHIRE in September means Love, Honesty and Virtue. TOURMALINE in October means Joy and Peace. TOPAZ in November means Friendship and Hope. TURQUOISE in December means Victory, Good Luck and Success.
  • ❤ SIZE & SERVICE GUARANTEE ❤ Pendant Size: 0.83”ⅹ1.02”. Zirconia Size: 0.3”ⅹ0.3”. Chain Length: 15.7”+2.7”. The pendent necklace comes with a elegant gift box. No wrapping needed. After-Sale Service: 90 DAYS “NOT ARTIFICIAL DAMAGE” FULL REFUND OR FREE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE. If there is any problem with our product, don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to satisfy you!
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GinoMay September Birthstone Jewellery Women Birthday Gifts Blue Sapphire Tree of Life Necklace Her Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
  • ❤️ Birthday Gifts for Women - Comes in nice jewellery box. The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed tree of life necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding anniversary gifts for wife.
  • ❤️ September Birthstone Jewellery -️ Sterling silver fine jewellery setting with blue sapphire and blue topaz jewellery in elegant design and shining effect of this exceptional pendant make it the perfect choice for any occasion in the unique and fashion design.
  • ❤️ Blue Sapphire Necklace - This splendid circle tree of life pendant with the blue sapphire and blue topaz and white simulated diamond side stones setting in sterling silver. The supreme quality of these 18K white gold plated over sterling silver pendant and 45cm + 5cm necklace adjustable rolo chain.
  • ❤️ Tree of Life Necklace -️ The meaningful Tree of Life Necklace bring love and peace to her. Perfect gifts for birthday, christmas, anniversary, valentines day and graduation, baby birth or any celebration gifts for wife, mum, grandma, daughter, sisters, girlfriend, best friend etc.
  • ❤️ Money Back Guarantee - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.
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GinoMay Blue Sapphire Necklace Women Birthday Gifts September Birthstone Jewellery Wife Tree of Life Necklace Mum Blue Topaz Sterling Silver
  • ❤️ Birthday Gifts for Her - Comes in nice jewellery box. The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed tree of life necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding anniversary gifts for wife.
  • ❤️ Blue Sapphire Necklace - This splendid circle tree of life pendant with the blue sapphire, blue topaz and simulated diamond side stones setting in sterling silver. The supreme quality of these 18K white gold plated over sterling silver pendant and 45cm + 5cm necklace adjustable rolo chain.
  • ❤️ September Birthstone Necklace -️ Sterling silver fine jewellery setting with blue sapphire and blue topaz jewellery in elegant design and shining effect of this exceptional pendant make it the perfect choice for any occasion in the unique and fashion design.
  • ❤️ Tree of Life Sterling Silver Jewellery -️ The meaningful Tree of Life Necklace bring love and peace to her. Perfect gifts for birthday, christmas, anniversary, valentines day and graduation, baby birth or any celebration gifts for wife, mum, grandma, daughter, sisters, girlfriend, best friend etc.
  • ❤️ Money Back Guarantee - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.
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Tuscany Silver Women's Sterling Silver Deep Blue Swarovski Crystal September Birthstone Necklace of Length 46 cm/18 Inch
  • Hypoallergenic 925 sterling silver allows for comfortable wear, especially for those with sensitive skin
  • Sterling silver is the whitest, brilliant metal and also durable enough to stand the test of time
  • Tuscany Silver products are created by applying traditional processes to contemporary designs, ensuring high quality craftsmanship and materials without losing the edge
  • Your jewel is presented in a beautiful branded gift box

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The August Birthstone is the Peridot, find facts and jewellery

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The August birthstone is the peridot. Attractive, brave and fearless their independent qualities and spirit means they are born leaders.Thirsty for praise and and easily angered they can be jealous and jump to conclusions. In work they love to take responsibility and are often talented in the arts and music.  This romantic dreamer loves nothing more than hanging out with family and friends , falling in love easily and often having their hearts broken due to being too trusting and hasty.

The Peridot symbolises strength. It is sometimes called the “evening emerald” for its pale green color. In ancient times it was  believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When set in gold, this gem is said to protect the wearer from nightmares.  Peridot is always a yellow green and the darker a the more valuable it is. This darkness is dictated by the amount of iron present. Ancient records indicate that the Egyptians mined peridot on an island in the Red Sea, but the location was lost until it was relocated in 1900.

One of the distinctive characteristics of peridot is that their color is the same in both natural and artificial light. This ability to give off the same green glow at night led to their association with great beauty, especially in Egyptian culture. The gift of a peridot can tell the recipient that they light up a room !

Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away the forces of darkness. Set in gold and worn around the neck or bound to the left arm, it was used as a charm against sorcery and magic, evil spirits, night terrors, and madness. It cured cowardice, calmed anger, and sharpened intelligence.It eases  emotional burdens, guilt and obsessions helps the wearer to overcoming fear, depression as well as releasing jealousies, resentment and spite in order to move forward. Peridot promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in one’s own abilities and reestablishing a sense of self-worth.It adds intelligence to our romantic situations, giving us a bit of common sense in affairs of the heart, and protecting us from unnecessary heartache. The peridot is a wonderful stone to heal ‘ healers’ helping all those who care for others by clearing their auras and releasing toxins.

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Zavest Birthday Gifts Mum August Birthstone Peridot Jewellery I Love You Necklace 100 Languages Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
  • ❤️ I Love You Necklace 100 Languages ❤️ This projective necklace used nano-micro engraved "I Love You" in 100 different languages into the love stone, expressing love and sincerity, a big surprise for your lover.
  • ❤️ August Birthstone Necklace ❤️ August Birthstone Green Peridot setting in top of the Pendant saying " You are the Only One in My Heart". The elegant design and shining effect of this exceptional pendant make it the perfect gifts choice for any occasion.
  • ❤️ Birthday Gifts for Women Teen Girls ❤️ Comes in nice Jewellery box, Perfect Gifts for Mother's Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Baby Birth or any celebration Gifts for wife, Mum, grandma, young girls, daughter, sisters, girlfriend, best friend etc.
  • ❤️ Birthday Gifts for Mum Wife ❤️ The exquisite silver and the unique design of hearts necklace make it a an elegant addition to the Jewellery collection of any woman, who wants to stand out with her own, unique, luxurious style!
  • ❤️ 60 Days Money Back Guarantee ❤️ Zavest offers 60-days 100% satisfaction and money back guarantee. Just contact with us on amazon at anytime for any comments or questions. Add it to your Wish List to keep an eye on the latest of promotions!
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GinoMay Green Peridot Necklace for Women Birthday Gifts August Birthstone Jewellery Her Love Rose Flower Hope Leaves Necklace Sterling Silver
  • ❤️ AUGUST BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE - The love rose flower necklace setting with peridot in center with shining effect of this exceptional pendant, a great gift for women.
  • ❤️ BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR WOMEN - Comes in pretty navy blue gift box. Perfect gift ideals for mum, wife, grandma, daughter and any important lady for her birthday, mother's day, anniversary, valentine's day, engagement, wedding, Christmas gifts or any special moment.
  • ❤️ LOVE ROSE FLOWER NECKLACE - Rose always love symbol express your love to Her. Peirdot setting in the center of unique designed love rose pendant means "You are the only one in my heart". Leaves meaning hope and strong vitality.
  • ❤️ ANNIVERSARY GIFTS FOR HER - The meaningful love rose necklace is a great gift for wife for wedding anniversary gifts. The never fade rose will tell her your love.
  • ❤️ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.
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Zavest Birthday Gifts Women August Birthstone Peridot Jewellery Heart Love Tree of Life Necklace Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
  • ❤️ August Birthstone Necklace for Women ❤️ August Birthstone Green Peridot setting in the heart Love tree, a perfect Birthday Gift for Mum, Wife ,Women, Grandma, Daughter, friend or any important lady.
  • ❤️ Birthday Gifts for Women ❤️ Comes in nice Jewellery box, Perfect Gifts for Birthday, Anniversary Day, Graduation, Baby Birth, Party or any celebration Gifts women or Just treat yourself or some special to this stunning necklace.
  • ❤️ Anniversary Gifts for Her ❤️ Love Heart Tree always a symbol to express your love to her. This necklace make it an elegant addition to the Jewellery collection of any woman.
  • ❤️ Love Heart Family Tree Necklace ❤️ The high quality pendant setting with birthstone and AAAAA cubic zirconia on side. Both Pendant and Chain made of Solid Sterling Silver. Chain Length adjustable from 20" to 18".
  • ❤️ 60 Days Money Back Guarantee ❤️ Zavest offers 60-days 100% satisfaction and money back guarantee. Just contact with us on amazon at anytime for any comments or questions. Add it to your Wish List to keep an eye on the latest of promotions!
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GinoMay August Birthstone Peridot Necklace Mum Wife I Love You to the Moon and Back Jewellery Her Birthday Gifts Women Sterling Silver White Pearl
  • ❤️ BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR WOMEN -️ The unique design love hearts infinity pendant necklace is a great birthday gift for women, teen girls, mum, wife, grandma, fiancée or any important lady.
  • ❤️ I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK - The love pendant engraved " I love you to the moon and back",changeable chain length adjustable from 45cm to 50cm. Perfect gifts for birthday, anniversary, graduation, christmas or any special day or events.
  • ❤️ AUGUST BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE - The love heart necklace setting with green peridot and white pearl in center with shining effect of this exceptional pendant, a great gift for women.
  • ❤️ ANNIVERSARY GIFTS FOR HER - Comes in nice jewellery box. The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed hearts infinity necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding anniversary gifts for wife.
  • ❤️ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.
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GEMLANTO 925 Sterling Silver Necklace Infinity Created Peridot August Birthstone Necklaces for Women Birthday Anniversary Jewellery Gifts for Her Mum
  • PERIDOT NECKLACE: This infinity birthstone necklace is designed with infinity symbols and inlaid with a created peridot gemstone. Peridot is the August Birthstone, Represents happiness and harmony.
  • GIFTS FOR HER: Personalized Gifts for her. Each item beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving. We are sure the beautiful jewellery can be the perfect gift for Birthday, Anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, or Wedding celebration.
  • SIZE: Pendant:12.5MM(L)/23MM(H),Chain Length: 40+2.5+2.5CM
  • STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY: The pendant and the chain are made of 925 sterling silver, all the metals we use are lead free, nickel free and hypoallergenic.
  • GREAT SERVICE: If you are not completely happy with our products, no matter what reasons please kindly feel free to contact us exchange or get a full refund for the product.

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