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.
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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)
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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.

Sterling Blue Crystal Pearl Beaded Bracelet (B104) Will Help Save Mill Dogs' Lives

The following product has been donated to the National Mill Dog Rescue online Pawsome Auction.

This gorgeous piece was chosen exclusively for National Mill Dog Rescue because of its color and heart toggle clasp. The lovely blue colors are a perfect complement to the wonderful work of National Mill Dog Rescue and each dog they save touches their heart -forever.
Crystal Allure Sterling Blue Crystal Pearl Beaded Bracelet (B104)
Sterling Blue Crystal Pearl Beaded Bracelet (B104)
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A sterling silver heart toggle clasp embraces this handmade beaded bracelet of nearly a full strand of .925 sterling silver Bali bead spacers, mixed with 14 karat gold fill saucer beads, faceted vibrant blue Czech glass beads, both white and light blue Swarovski Pearls. Finished with our signature jewelry tag. Bracelet measures 7-1/2".

Czech Aqua Blue Black Swirl Crystal Beaded Necklace Earrings Set

March's Birthstone happens to be the aquamarine gemstone. But if an aquamarine gemstone is out of your reach, don't discount the beauty and luminescence of the aquamarine Swarovski Crystal. This crystal shimmers in the same sky blue color of a true aquamarine gem.
Czech Aqua Blue Black Swirl Crystal Necklace Set (N111-E275) | Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
Czech Aqua Blue Black Swirl Crystal Necklace Set (N111-E275)

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A shimmering strand of glass and crystal beads make up this handmade beaded necklace set. Czech aqua blue and black swirled oval shaped glass beads are accented with aquamarine and jet Swarovski Crystals, Bali beads and sterling silver. The beaded necklace is finished with our signature jewelry tag and is paired with sterling silver ear wires.
Czech Aqua Blue Black Swirl Crystal Beaded Necklace (N111)
Czech Aqua Blue Black Swirl Crystal Beaded Necklace (N111)
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Czech glass and Swarovski Crystal necklace measures 19-1/2".
Czech Aqua Blue Black Swirl Crystal Earrings (E275)
Czech Aqua Blue Black Swirl Crystal Earrings (E275)
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Czech glass and Swarovski Crystal earrings measure 1-1/2" from the bottom of the ear wire.

Purple Grape Wine Lepidolite Gemstone Beaded Bracelet (B142)

Lepidolite is a type of Mica with colors that range from pink to purple. Although it is technically not considered a gemstone, many classify it under gemstone jewelry because of its' beauty, quality and believed healing properties. Lepidolite is said to help alleviate stress, relieve allergies, remedy sciatica and neuropathy, as well as, help create inner stability.

With so many good healing associations it makes it the perfect stone for creating gemstone bracelets.
Grape Wine Lepidolite Gemstone Beaded Bracelet (B142)
Grape Wine Lepidolite Gemstone Beaded Bracelet (B142)
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Friendship was the inspiration behind this handmade beaded bracelet. Friends are an important part of our lives and this gorgeous gemstone bracelet celebrates special girlfriends and fond memories of a girls' fall wine tour outing.

This handmade purple bracelet features fun, grape purple shaded lepidolite gemstones, .925 Bali spacer beads and sterling silver bead caps that showcase small grape clusters on the sides. Finished with a silver wine grape bunch charm it measures 7-1/2".

February Birthstone: St.Valentine's Amethyst Earrings

Amethyst is easily identified as the gemstone of royalty because of its rich color that ranges from a soft lilac to a deep velvety purple. For ages, the beautiful glow of purple Amethyst can be found set in religious jewelry, royal crown jewels as well as the coronation regalia of British royalty.

February Birthstone: The Stone of Romance -Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
As the birthstone for February, Amethyst may seem an odd stone to associate with the month of all things St. Valentine, love, hearts, pink, candy and red roses. But, actually, it is the perfect stone to associate with February because it is called "The Stone of Romance".

Amethyst is said to have been the favorite gemstone of Russian empress, Catherine the Great. It is also said to have been in a ring that Cleopatra wore and was believed to have captured the hearts of both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Amethyst is considered the stone of Saint Valentine, the patron saint of romantic love, who was made a saint on February 14th (Valentine's Day). Legend has it that St. Valentine wore an Amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid.

Purple is also associated with passion and what better month to make Amethyst its' birthstone than February?!
February Birthstone: Amethyst Stardust Crystal Drop Earrings (EBC101)
February Birthstone Earrings
Amethyst Stardust Crystal Drop Earrings (EBC101)
The stardust Pave' style beads in these beautiful handmade beaded earrings remind you of an amethyst geode! These birthstone earrings were designed with Amethyst Swarovski Crystals, amethyst crystal accented silver stardust Pave' style beads, sterling silver Bali, purple glass teardrop beads and silver filigree bead caps. Sterling silver ear wire hooks. Crystal earrings length is 1-1/4" from the bottom of the earwire.

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

What's Your Love Crystal? Find Your Valentine Heart Gemstone!

Many believe in the power and metaphysical properties of gemstone crystals. With rising healthcare costs and more alternative healing options available, it's no wonder gemstone jewelry has become so popular.

Another benefit of handmade gemstone jewelry is that they can create the right energies for your love live. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, or simply as a gift just because,  Remember, not all love crystals have to be in the shape of a heart to have positive energies! But, a heart shape does make it double the love!
What's Your Love Crystal? Valentine Heart Crystal Gemstone Jewelry by Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations

Use our summarized Love Crystal Guide below to find your best gemstone crystal to draw love into your life or offer positive affirmations to attract more love into your life.

Agate is useful for heartbreak that is felt deeply and accompanied by resentment or betrayal. It is a low working crystal that will dissolve anger and give courage to start again.

Amethyst is considered to be the gemstone of St. Valentine and of faithful lovers. It has long been known to be a powerful protective and healing gemstone.

Blue Lace Agate encourages a new mode of expression through suppression of the fear of being judged and rejected. It's a nurturing and supportive gemstone.

Carnelian is a vibrant, energizing crystal that restores vitality to the female reproductive organs.

Citrine is a cleansing gemstone that promotes joy in life. It raises self-esteem and self-confidence.

Green Aventurine dissolves distressing feelings and thoughts. It is a comforting stone, heart healer and harmonizer.

Jade gemstone is used to create a deeply spiritual, as well as, erotic experience.

Lapis Lazuli bonds love, friendship and encourages self-expression. This gemstone brings honesty and compassion to a relationship while harmonizing conflict.

Larimar is an excellent gemstone for those seeking a soulmate. It radiates love, peace and reconnects you to natural playfulness and joyful child energy. Larimar helps women reattune to their innate femininity.

Kyanite, when possessed by each person (in the relationship), smoothes the way for a lasting relationship. The bright and sparkly composition of this gemstone gives off sparks of energy that some sensitive people can feel.

Mahogany Obsidian is a stabilizing, grounding and protecting stone offering strength in times of need.

Malachite opens the heart to unconditional love. It draws out deep feelings and develops empathy (how it would feel to be in other people's shoes).

Muscovite helps you look forward (joyfully) to the future by opening your heart to intimate sharing and dispersing insecurity and self-doubt.

Obsidian is a fast-acting gemstone that brings to the surface and dissolves painful memories and distressing feelings. Use in conjunction with other stones to help heal the heart afterwards.

Rainbow Obsidian cuts the cords of old love and clears emotional bondage.

Red-Black Obsidian keeps you grounded in your body, increases virility and stamina.

Rhodochrosite imparts a positive attitude about life by bringing lightness into your life. This stone imparts self-worth and dissipates emotional stress making it exclusively *the best* gemstone for healing sexual abuse. Rhodochrosite gemstone attracts your perfect soulmate.

Rhodonite gemstone is an emotional balancer and heals your heart when you have been betrayed.

Rose Quartz gemstone is the most romantic of gemstone crystals. Use rose quartz to attract and maintain love.

Ruby is a symbol of love and devotion. It encourages passion for life, stimulating the heart chakra and balancing the heart.

Sardonyx brings lastly happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships. It increases stamina, vigor and self-control.

Smoky Quartz enhances virility and cleanses negative energy so that passion may flow freely.

Tiger's Eye is a protective stone. Placed on the sacral chakra, this gemstone is excellent for people who are uncommitted.

Turquoise is believed to change color when infidelity exists. It stimulates romantic love, while enhancing communication and empathy.

Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. This dual gemstone draws two people together, enhances compatibility and acceptance of each others' flaws.

Watermelon Tourmaline treats emotional dysfunction and releases old pain making it beneficial for relationships and finding joy. It's called the "super-activator" of the heart chakra because it fosters love, tenderness and friendship.

This directory listing does not replace a full medical diagnosis by your licensed physician, psychologist or otherwise. Nor does it offer a guarantee of health, healing, or finding true love.

Vintage, Romantic and Oh So Sweet Crystal Heart Earrings

These gorgeous handcrafted beaded crystal earrings are designed with one of Swarovski's newest cut-heart beads.

The Swarovski Elements Crystal Wild Heart Pendant features an elongated shape with asymmetrical facets. The elegant shape offers a contemporary twist on the classic heart-shape with a center hole at the top of the heart giving it a swoon-worthy dangling effect from the ear wire.
Vintage-Style Twisted Heart Swarovski Crystal Earrings (EC157)
Vintage-Style Twisted Heart Swarovski Crystal Earrings (EC157)
In this one of a kind heart jewelry design, the petite crystal AB Swarovski Wild Heart bead pendants have been accented with sparkling aurora borealis light amethyst Swarovski Crystals giving a vintage feel to this truly sweet heart design!

These added crystal drops give this modern heart a very romantic touch for a fresh representation as a symbol of your love. Each Swarovski Crystal heart is wire wrapped with sterling silver ear wires and measure a delicate 1" from the bottom of the ear wire.

Aurora Borelis (AB) crystals feature an iridescent coating that glimmers like the Northern Lights rainbow!

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Hearts and Love: Diamond Crystal Ice Necklaces in Sterling Silver

Indeed diamonds are a girls best friend. But, not everyone can afford diamonds. So, the next best thing are diamond-like crystals in elegant jewelry styles!

When using aurora borealis Swarovski Crystals it would be a shame to embellish them too much with other beads and colors. Which is why these gorgeous sparkling Crystal Ice Necklaces were created in a timeless style accented with shimmering sterling silver chain.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, set her heart on fire with this first crystal necklace design that is a beautiful representation of giving her your heart and love.
Crystal Ice Column Pendant Heart Lariat Necklace (NC106)
Crystal Ice Column Pendant Heart Lariat Necklace (NC106)
This handmade necklace from our crystal jewelry line is designed with a shimmering 20mm aurora borealis Swarovski Crystal column bead pendant. The pendant easily slips through a sterling silver heart lariat loop on a long and short oval sterling silver chain. Necklace length measures 17-3/4".
Sterling Aurora Borealis Crystal Ice Pendant Necklace (NC102)
Sterling Aurora Borealis Crystal Ice Pendant Necklace (NC102)
In this handmade necklace the 20mm Swarovski Crystal column shape unites a complexity of facets into a slender rectangular drop in this modern, attention-grabbing design. Necklace features a single aurora borealis column-shape Swarovski Crystal wire wrapped with a delicate sterling silver long and short chain. Finished with two additional aurora borealis Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver lobster clasp and signature jewelry tag. Necklace length measures 17-1/2".