Friday, March 11, 2016

Country Jewell Loves National Jewel Day!

March 13 is annually observed as National Jewel Day. While we would love it even more if it were "Country Jewell" Day, we still love the opportunity to think about all of the beautiful gemstones there are. While these gems are usually found in jewelry, the colors associated with these jewels can be worked beautifully into any wedding decor. 

If you are looking for a bit of color inspiration for your Knoxville wedding, you can look toward these gorgeous stones for ideas. You may be interested to know what each of these jewels is believed to symbolize and the feelings they are said to invoke. We chose to focus on the main birthstones of each month for this blog's featured jewels. 

January – Garnet

This gem, while depicted as deep red for the January birthstone, is actually mined in a rainbow of colors. It signifies eternal friendship and trust, two things that you definitely want present in a marriage. 

February – Amethyst

This jewel is a gorgeous purple quartz stone. It's a stunning blend of violet and red that really catches the eye, often used to symbolize royalty. It is associated with numerous myths and legends. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that it fought off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, keeping the person wearing it quick-witted and clear-headed.

March – Aquamarine

Ranging from pale to deep blue with occasional greenish tints, this jewel is associated with health and hope. The name matches the color, because in Latin "aqua" means "water" and "marina" means "sea." The calming color is supposed to cool tempers and keep anyone wearing it level-headed. Great skills to possess when putting on a wedding! 

April – Diamond

Diamonds are usually "clear" and the favorite gem for engagement rings. If you prefer a bit of color in your jewel but love diamonds, they can be found in nature in many colors, but these are rare. Rare generally means pricey! Diamonds are thought to hold healing powers, affect one's balance and clarity, and also boost energy.  

May – Emerald

These spectacular, rich green stones offer foresight, good fortune, and youth. This is the perfect color to reflect all of the beautiful green present in nature in May. 

June – Pearl

The most unique thing about pearls is that they are the only gem that comes from a living sea creature. They require no faceting or polishing to bring out their natural beauty. It's interesting that this white jewel is the birthstone for June, and June is known as the wedding month, with white generally being a significant color at a wedding. 

July – Ruby

Ruby is harder than every other gemstone, except for diamonds. This color is believed to feed the imagination and arouse your senses. It is also said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and most importantly, success in love. 

August – Peridot

This can be found in many color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but the most widely associated color for peridot is a green between bright lime and olive. It is said to have magical and healing properties, and bring power, influence, and a successful next year. 

September – Sapphire

Generally known as a medium to light blue, sometimes with a violet tint, this is another gem that can be found in a rainbow of colors. This particular jewel is believed to protect your loved ones from envy and harm, and was once said to bring with it heavenly blessings.  

October – Opal

Legend claims this is the most mysterious of all gemstones because it was thought to contain all the virtues of the other precious stones within it. This is most likely because opals contain multiple colors in one stone. It symbolizes purity, innocence, and hope, and it brings about confidence, loyalty, faithfulness, and happiness.   

November – Citrine

Citrine is called a "gift from the sun" due to its color, which can range form pastel yellow to a dark, brownish orange. It is known as the "healing quartz" and brings with it vitality, health, hope, and energy.  

December – Blue Topaz

The icy blue of this beautiful gem is perfect for the winter month of December. It symbolizes fidelity and love and is supposed to give one a patient attitude. 

Color is an excellent way to set a mood for your wedding, and these jewel-tone colors offer many wonderful possibilities. Our rustic Knoxville wedding venue works perfectly with many different color combinations. In honor of National Jewell Day, take a minute to check out Country Jewell's own "Gems." This page on our website is dedicated to a few of the talented wedding vendors that we have worked with in the past and highly recommend for your wedding.  

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