Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery

Custom Designed Fine Jewelry & Art

Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery is filled with one-of-a-kind, hand fabricated, custom designed jewelry. Custom designed engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary rings all made just for you. We also have a collection of gemstones available that can be the perfect addition to your custom designed piece.

September Sapphires

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September’s birthstone is the sapphire—a precious gem of wisdom, loyalty and nobility. This stone is said to focus the mind, encourage self-discipline and channel higher powers.

When people say “sapphire,” they’re usually referring to the royal blue variety of this gem, although it can occur in all colors of the rainbow (except red, which is classified as ruby instead).

This lovely gem gives September-born babies a full spectrum of options when choosing the shade of birthstone that best represents them.

August Birthstones

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Peridot

The August birthstone, Peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. A striking olivine gemstone, is brought to the surface by volcanoes and has sometimes been found in the meteor remnants of our solar system's birth. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele.

When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.It brings joy, health, and abundance, and it encourages positive emotional states. It’s also a stone that attracts wealth and prosperity.

Spinel

Although the vast color spectrum of spinel often leaves it mistaken for ruby or sapphire, its distinguishing features like an octahedral crystal structure and single refraction are what sets it apart from other gemstones.
Significant deposits of spinel have been found in Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. It has also been found in Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania and the U.S. 

This astoundingly versatile gemstone is said to relieve stress and anxieties as well as bring its wearer creative inspiration. So many reasons to pick your favorite color and add a divine spinel piece to your jewelry box.

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July's Birthstone The Ruby

 
 

Ruby, the birthstone for July and gemstone for the 15th and 40th anniversary, is one of the hardest and most durable gemstones ranking a 9 out of 10 on Mohs hardness scale. Most rubies are mined in Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and Africa and are arguably the most famous of red colored stones. Representing health and wisdom this gem comes from the 'corundum' mineral species. There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love

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June Birthstones- Alexandrite, Pearl & Moonstone

ALEXANDRITE

Alexandrite replaced the pearl as birthstone when it was believed that alexandrite was more abundant than pearls. Today that is no longer the case. High quality alexandrite is extremely rare and highly sought after. The greenish blue stone is known for its ability to change colors in incandescent light. It changes from green to red or purple. Alexandrite stones are generally up to 5-carats in weight. Larger stones are extremely hard to come by. Since this month’s birthstone can be difficult to obtain, some consider some of the birthstone options such as pearls or moonstones, or the possibility of combining alexandrite with other gems when designing their jewelry.

PEARL

Pearls are different from other gemstones including their fellow June birthstones in many ways.  For starters, pearls are found underwater in the humble mollusk.  Found in several colors including white, off-white, pink, and black, pearls come in a range of sizes. A pearl is formed when an irritant such as a parasite or a fish makes its way into the flesh of an oyster, clam, or mussel, where nacre, a protective material is produced. Over time, layers and layers of this substance accumulate and a beautiful shiny pearl is formed.  Pearls are timeless, classic jewels that never go out of style. Every jewelry box should contain at least one piece of pearl jewelry whether it is a simple strand of pearls, pearl studs, or a pearl bracelet.  Tiny orange garnet side stones, make a wonderful combination for a traditional pair of pearl earrings.

 

MOONSTONE

The third birthstone for June is the Moonstone. It was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone’s appearance altered with the phases of the moon – a belief that held until well after the sixteenth century. A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light (called adularescence) and sometimes show either a multirayed star or a cat’s eye. Considered a sacred stone in India, moonstones often are displayed on a background of yellow (a sacred color) and are believed to encapsulate within the stone a spirit whose purpose is to bring good fortune. Part of the family of minerals called feldspar, moonstone occurs in many igneous and metamorphic rocks and comes in a variety of colors such as green, blue, peach, and champagne. The most prized moonstones are from Sri Lanka; India, Australia, the United States, Mayanmar, and Madagascar are also sources.

May Birthstone- The Emerald

Emeralds symbolize love and abundance. They were first mined in Egypt, where they symbolized fertility and rebirth, and were used to treat eye diseases. Cleopatra was known for adorning herself with emeralds.

Emeralds are also associated with Venus, goddess of love and beauty. Ancient Greeks believed that emeralds would protect them from unfaithfulness, and thought the stone would always shine green as long as their partners were faithful.

These gems are tied to the heart chakra. They are believed to help open your heart and draw love into your life, both romantic and platonic. The emerald is perfect for the springtime since the color green symbolizes the season along with growth and renewal. These gemstones display a radiant green tone, which has come to be known as emerald green. Just like other precious gemstones, emeralds vary in quality as well as in price. Unlike diamonds, emeralds are generally bought in larger sizes since its glow is more prominently seen in bigger stones.