March Birthstone – Aquamarine or Bloodstone

According to Wikipedia, “Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, being, water : sea, i.e. sea water, [8] marīna, from marīnus; of the sea. [9]) is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. ”

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Wikipedia also states “n the United States, aquamarines can be found at the summit of Mt. Antero in the Sawatch Range in central Colorado. In Wyoming, aquamarine has been discovered in the Big Horn Mountains, near Powder River Pass. Another location within the United States is the Sawtooth Range near Stanley, Idaho, although the minerals are within a wilderness area which prevents collecting. In Brazil, there are mines in the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Bahia, and minorly in Rio Grande do Norte. The mines of Colombia, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya also produce aquamarine.”

“The mineral aggregate heliotrope (from Greek ἥλιος, hḗlios “Sun”, τρέπειν, trépein “to turn”), also known as bloodstone, is a variety of jasper or chalcedony (which is a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz). The “classic” bloodstone is green jasper (chalcedony) with red inclusions of hematite.”

Many items an be found using both gemstones and make great gifts.

February Birthstone – Amethyst or Onyx

February blesses us with a gorgeous purple birthstone, Amethyst with sexy black Onyx serving as an alternate.

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Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz and comes in many shades of purple with some Amethyst being almost white, and some gemstones more translucent while others are opaque.

If you have a friend or loved one with a February birthday, consider a gift that includes their birthstone to honor the day they were born.

Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner

For any of you who like to plan ahead, keep in mind that Valentine’s Day is next month, February 14th. To get some unique ideas to celebrate this special couple’s day, check out this article from a while back. It still has some useful ideas. “10 Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day.”

If your special someone is a coffee drinker, consider one of these coffee mugs to help express how you feel.

Variety7 Ceramic Mug 11 oz – Follow Your Heart It Knows The Way – White

Variety7 Ceramic Mug 11 oz – Me Heart You Puzzle Piece – White

Variety7 Funny Mug 11 oz – I Love Weird – White and Black


January Birthstone – Garnet

People born in January have Garnet birthstones. Garnet is most known for being a dark red gemstone, often with reddish-purple coloring. According to Wikipedia, “Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common.”

Also according to Wikipedia, “The word garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word gernet, meaning ‘dark red’. It is derived from the Latin granatus, from granum (‘grain, seed’). This is possibly a reference to mela granatum or even pomum granatum (‘pomegranate’, Punica granatum), a plant whose fruits contain abundant and vivid red seed covers (arils), which are similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals.”


Due to its rich, dark color, Garnet is a fairly beloved gemstone. It is often is found faceted as the cut of the gemstone brings out it’s luster. Garnet jewelry is available in the Moon Pixie Handmade store on Amazon if you’d like to shop for a birthday gift for that special someone.

August Birthdays – Peridot Birthstone

People born in August have Peridot birthstones. Peridot is a light, lime green gemstone, a form of Olivine.

According to Wikipedia, “Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive-green. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow to olive to brownish-green. The most valued color is a dark olive-green.”

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Not everyone born in August is a fan of this gemstone, but for those that are, it’s a prized gemstone. Peridot often is found faceted as the cut of the gemstone brings out it’s luster. Peridot jewelry is available in the Moon Pixie Handmade store on Amazon if you’d like to shop for a birthday gift for that special someone.

Father’s Day – June 19th

In the United States, Father’s Day is annually held on the third Sunday in June. This year it falls on June 19th. Father’s Day is celebrated in many other countries on different days.

Father’s Day is a celebration celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in our lives. It is a day for honoring fathers and father-figures.

Many people give their dad a gift, maybe a tie or cuff links, a card, candy, or maybe a meal in a restaurant.

A “father” may include grandfathers, great-grandfathers, stepfathers, foster fathers or anyone who served as a father to you.


One gift idea is jewelry for men who appreciate and wear this type of adornment. Moon Pixie has some gift ideas shown below.

Don’t forget to get your Father’s Day gift before June 19th!



Mother’s Day Gifts (May 8th)

Behind every good kid is a great momIn the United States, Mother’s Day is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year it falls on May 8th.

Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate our mothers and mother figures.

Many people give their mom a gift, a card, flowers, candy, or maybe a meal in a restaurant or sweet treats.

A “mother” may include grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers or anyone who served as a mother to you.


One gift idea is jewelry with heart or flower theme, representing the love you share with this special person. Moon Pixie has some gift ideas shown below.

Don’t forget to get your Mother’s Day gift before May 8th!

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Administrative Professionals Day (April 27, 2016)

National Administrative Professionals Day is April 27th this year.

Thank You

Is there someone in your office that helps everyone with whatever needs to be done? Maybe this person is a secretary, receptionist, office manager, office assistant or goes by another title. This person may help with filing, copying, setting up rooms for meetings, running errands, helping with presentations, etc.

If you have a helpful person in your office, consider buying them a small thank you gift for all of their hard work and assistance. Jewelry is usually a welcome gift. Be sure to notice whether your professional prefers silver or gold-tone jewelry.

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If the assistant is male, consider a pendant necklace.



Thank you cardsShowing your appreciation doesn’t need to cost much; it’s the thought that counts. Even just a “Thank you” card will show how much their work means to you.

Hearts for Valentine’s Day

According to Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day “… first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.”

Moon Pixie offers a wide variety of heart jewelry, perfect for Valentine’s Day! Find these and other great earrings, bracelets and necklaces in our Moon Pixie Amazon store.

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