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The Other April Birthstone: Diamonds in Crystal Ice Jewelry

Natural diamonds, like all gems, begin as crystals deep within the earth. Historians date these crystals as far back as 400 B.C. and they've held the same significant value and intrigue, as they do today. However, it wasn't until the 15th century that diamonds truly flourished.

Most women desire to own a diamond and this gorgeous gem has captured our hearts deeming it the "King of all Birthstones" and also making it the ideal choice for an April birthday gift. Diamonds really are a girls best friend!

The wearing of ones birthstone, as a charm of good luck, in their birth month dates back to biblical times. By 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers created a list, associating different gems to various months which has become the most recognized and utilized birthstone list today.
Did you know?
A perfect (flawless) diamond of 100 carats or more is referred to as a paragon.
There are crystals, then there are Swarovski Crystals. Regarded as the highest quality machine cut and polished crystal beads in the world, Swarovski Crystals come in a myriad of cuts and colors.

One of those colors happens to be the clear crystal with a luminous aurora borealis (AB) coating that gives it a rainbow effect. This amazing AB coating produces an elegant crystal that rivals a real diamond. When these crystals are used in handcrafted jewelry design, it makes them the perfect faux diamond for those born in the month of April.

We may be a little biased here, but, here are some reasons why we feel our Crystal Ice Jewelry pieces are the best investment and addition to your jewelry wardrobe. These handmade diamond crystal birthstone jewelry pieces...

  • Sparkle like diamonds (but without the cost)!
  • Make great April Birthstone gifts!
  • Are perfect to wear to parties and holiday events!
  • Add just the right amount of glam to your everyday blue jeans and tshirts!

Check them out for yourself:
Swarovski Crystal Ice Jewelry Collection by Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry
Diamonds (in Crystal!) are Mom's best friend too! Give Mom what her heart desires this Mother's Day -Crystal Ice Jewelry Collection by Crystal Allure.


April Birthstone Earrings: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend!

It's true -right ladies?! Diamonds really are a girl's best friend!

While this song was first introduced in 1949 by Carol Channing in the Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It was Marilyn Monroe, the quintessential feminine beauty, in 1953 who performed the song that is most remembered today.

It was the beautiful Marilyn Monroe who was the inspiration behind these crystal birthstone earrings that sparkle like diamonds!!
April Birthstone Earrings -Diamond Crystal Beaded Earrings (EBC103) -Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
April Birthstone Earrings
Diamond Crystal Beaded Earrings (EBC103)
These handmade beaded earrings were designed with the modern woman in mind. Each earring begins with a diamond-shaped clear Swarovski Crystal followed by a cube-shaped clear Swarovski Crystal and ends with a silver square ring juxtapositioned as a diamond-shaped ring dangle.

Finishing these gorgeous earrings are sterling silver hooks with an earring length of 1-1/4" from the bottom of the earwire.

Love this design and want to customize them with your birthstone? Contact us for customization.

Kathi's Custom Live Life Give Life Transplant Awareness Bracelet (B113-v6)

Last week I received the honor of being chosen to create a custom awareness bracelet for a truly remarkable and inspiring woman. Teresa contacted me because she was interested in a custom design that incorporated little touches from a few existing designs, but, also was created especially for her good friend.

Teresa told me her friend, Kathi, was a 40-something cystic fibrosis survivor who was celebrating her upcoming 10 year double lung transplant "lung-versary"; Kathi was married to the love of her life and just after giving birth to twins (yes, TWINS!), Kathi had went in for her transplant surgery. Not only was she all these things, she was also a caregiver, a volunteer and an ambassador for the Gift of Life in raising awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF), organ donation, as well as, transplant (TX).

The more I learned about Kathi the more I was in awe of her. Kathi is, simply put, an inspiration! I was truly honored to have created this very special custom awareness bracelet for an equally special person!
Kathi's Custom Live Life Give Life Transplant Awareness Bracelet (B113-v6) by Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
Kathi's Custom Live Life Give Life Transplant Awareness Bracelet (B113-v6)
One of a Kind Exclusive Design

When Teresa contacted me she mentioned she liked the two-strand style of Elaine's Custom Live Life Give Life Organ Donation Awareness Bracelet; the emerald cube Swarovski Crystals and the "gift" bead in the Gift of Life Transplant Awareness Bracelet, but overall, she liked the design set up of the Breathe Organ Transplant Awareness Bracelet.

We talked about the design possibilities a little further and I told her I would keep her informed throughout the design process. After sending some pictures of the design options that included as much personal connection to Kathi as I could incorporate into the design, Teresa made her choice.

What emerged was a beautiful, Exclusive, custom awareness bracelet that Kathi will be proud to wear and share everyday. Kathi's design incorporates gorgeous emerald green Swarovski Crystals, white Swarovski Pearls, sterling silver beads and Live Life Give Life letter blocks beads. Her beaded jewelry design was finished with our signature jewelry tag and a sterling butterfly charm.

This design included four special sterling silver beads that have a swirling pattern that is used to represent swirling air and the ability to breathe.

Thank you Teresa for trusting in Crystal Allure Jewelry for your special jewelry request! And congratulations to Kathi on your 10 year lung-versary!!

March Birthstone: Sea Blue Crystal Teardrop Aquamarine Birthstone Earrings

March's Birthstone is the alluring aquamarine. This months' designated gemstone just happens to come from the Latin word aqua, meaning water and marina, meaning the sea.

How appropriate then that Swarovski has created an unparalleled equivalent of this birthstone with a gorgeous, serene, sea blue crystal. See for yourself!
March Birthstone Earrings: Aquamarine Crystal Teardrop Earrings (EBC102)
March Birthstone Earrings
Aquamarine Crystal Teardrop Earrings (EBC102)
These handmade beaded earrings are designed with Aquamarine Swarovski Crystals, aurora borealis (AB) finished aquamarine teardrop briolette Swarovski Crystals, aurora borealis Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver diamond shaped swirl beads on sterling silver french ear hooks. Length is 1-1/4" from the bottom of the ear wire.

Love this design and want to customize them with your birthstone? Contact us for customization.