Some Interesting Facts About Garnets

Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors and chemical formulas, each with its own set of spiritual properties. Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Read More …

10 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Read More …

History Of The Obverse Silver Eagle Design

The Silver American Eagle is one of the most prolific and successful bullion programs produced by the United States Mint. Silver American Eagles are widely popular and highly collected coins today but their significance is rooted in more than just the sales. There is historical Read More …

A Smashing NYE Calendar of Things to Do This Weekend!

Find the perfect things to do in Houston New Year’s weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 29, 2017 to New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. Close out your last few days of 2017 with a bang. Cheer your favorite team on Read More …

What Hanukkah is All About?

Happy Hanukkah 2017! Why are the candles lit for the Jewish festival and why is it sometimes called Chanukah? The word Hanukkah means ‘rededication’ and honors the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom more than 2,500 years ago HANUKKAH or Chanukah is a Jewish festival which Read More …

Secret Meaning Behind the Twelve Days of Christmas

Some believe that The Twelve Days of Christmas was written in code. It had a hidden message, and for a good reason. After you find out what the code means, you’ll never listen to this favorite Christmas song in the same way again…   The Read More …

Tanzanite: An Alternative Birthstone for December Babies

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” – Christian Dior Tanzanite Birthstone There are three birthstones for the month of December: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. All three of these stones are a deep blue color and have their own history and chemical Read More …

You Have a Blue Topaz. Now What?

As with all light colored gems, the value of the topaz increases with its intensity of color. Topaz has a definite sky-blue color and is uniform in color, often without overtones. While it is often pale, it can also be bright or sometimes even an Read More …

The Science of Topaz

Topaz also aids verbalization and is excellent for meditation and living according to your own aspirations and views. It helps you recognize truth and wisdom and where exactly you have strayed from your own truth. It is a great choice for the time when we Read More …

The Mystical Powers of Topaz

*The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, most of which came the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors about before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant Read More …