A Garnet for January

~ Stone of the Month ~ January: Garnet Garnet is most typically known for its rich deep red color, can often be mistaken for a ruby or used in lieu of a ruby, but at a fraction of the price. This beautiful gemstone stone actually comes in a few other colors, green, yellow, orange, brown…

Christmas 2016 Ornament Giveaway!

Off on a Whim is hosting its yearly Christmas Ornament Giveaway over on our Facebook page! We are excited to be giving away THREE random dragonfly ornaments to three lucky winners this year! So head over to our page and leave a comment on the post to throw your name in the hat! Click here to…

The November Birthstone: Topaz and Citrine

Get ready November! Cooler weather, for most of us anyway, changing season, bonfires and falling leaves and all that fun! November’s birthstone is the topaz, which comes in a wide variety of colors. Most people associate dark yellow with it, when in reality, there’s a whole rainbow of topaz shades. My favorite is the blue…

Opals for October

October is coming to a close, and I forgot to post about this beautiful gemstone representing the October Child: Opal. Opals come in all sorts of colors, from the precious Ethiopian and Mexican fire opals to the more common pink opal. Off on a Whim has both fire opals and pink opals, as well as…