A Shamrock for Faith and a Clover for Good Luck

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone from the INTA Gems family!! Hope you’re all sporting different shades of green. :) A little fact about the green shamrock is it is the symbol of Ireland and a three-leafed old white clover. It is symbolic for the Irish Christian’s because it represents the Holy Trinity. Not to be confused with the four-leaf clover, … Read More

August Birthstone: Peridot

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August marks the middle of summertime and what better way to celebrate than with the birthstone of the month—Peridot! Before purchasing a Peridot, here are a few facts every colored gemstone buyer should know: Geology/History: Peridot is a stone that belongs in the olivine mineral group based on its color composition. And the stone’s name is derived from the Greek … Read More