Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day - Red, White & Blue Gems

Flag Day (US) - Red, White & Blue

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

At the Silver Rose, we are looking at the colors of the US Flag - Red, White and Blue!

One of my favorite gems, the Ruby, is red. It is a variety of the mineral corundum. Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and most valuable "red" called pigeon blood-red, commands a huge premium over other rubies of similar quality.

Coral comes in several tantalizing colors, most notably, red, black, white, orange, pink, and blue. The colors of the coral depends mainly on where it grows. Coral has been reputed to bring healing to the skin and general over all health!

Lapis Lazuli has been prized since antiquity for its lovely rich blue hue. Lapis lazuli has been mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan for over 6,000 years, and trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian sites.

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