Here are a few links that may be of interest.

Bead Societies

There are Bead Societies in most major cities, groups of beading enthusiasts who meet each month to share their passion for beads and beading of all kinds. Here are a few links to some of the ones that are in Ontario.
 

The Ottawa Bead Society
The Toronto Bead Society
Grand River Bead Society (Guelph)
West Toronto Beading Guild

Gem and Mineral Clubs

We participate in many Gem and Mineral Show throughout the year and most are organized by the local clubs. Here is a list of clubs in the areas we travel to.

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society
Club de Mineralogie de Montreal
Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club
London Gem and Mineral Society
Montreal Gem and Mineral Club

Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club
Scarborough Gem and Mineral Club
Sudbury Gem and Mineral Club

Birthstones

Below we have a list of traditional and modern birthstones. Some are hyperlinked to where you can find them in our online catalogue.

Month Modern Traditional
January Garnet Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst
March Aquamarine Bloodstone
April Diamond Diamond or Crystal
May Emerald Emerald
June Pearl or Moonstone Pearl, Moonstone or Alexandrite
July Ruby Ruby
August Peridot Sardonyx
September Sapphire Sapphire
October Opal or Tourmaline Tourmaline
November Yellow topaz or Citrine Citrine
December Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite Zircon, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli