Birthstones

 

Month

Birthstone

Description

 

January

 

Garnet

 

The garnet signifies eternal friendship and trust. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites.

 

 

February

 

Amethyst

 

Amethyst is believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick witted. English regalia were decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red.

 

 

March

 

Aquamarine

 

While bloodstone is also a birthstone for March, the preferred stone is aquamarine, meaning aqua and the sea. This gemstone therefore guarantees a safe voyage. The serene color cools the temper, and the wearer will remain calm and levelheaded. Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish-blue to blue-green.

 

 

April

 

Diamond

 

April is a lucky month because diamonds now come in so many fancy colors. Our range of diamonds is endless, and exciting collections include black, red, champagne and blue diamonds.

 

 

May

 

Emerald

 

The emerald is the symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune and youth. The shades of emeralds range from pale to dark to vibrant green.

 

 

June

 

Pearls, Alexandrite or Moonstone

 

Luck to the June buyer, as there are beautiful choices, starting with pearls which have been used as adornment for centuries. Alexandrite is very rare, and because there are many synthetic versions flooding the market, we rarely buy it. Moonstone, which was named because it alters with the phases of the moon, showing a floating play of light is believed to bring good fortune.

 

 

July

 

Ruby

 

Rubies stir the imagination and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. Wow. That's lucky for those born in July. The most prized colors are medium or medium dark vivid red or slightly purplish red.

 

 

August

 

Peridot

 

The peridot is one of our favorite stones, said to host magical powers and healing properties, and to bring the wearer power, influence and a wonderful year. Colors range from yellowish to olive to bright greens.

 

 

September

 

Sapphire

 

According to folklore, sapphires protect your loved ones from envy and harm. Colors range from shades of blue to green to violet. It can also be found in white, pink, purple, green, orange or yellow.

 

 

October

 

Tourmaline

 

Tourmalines are said to have healing effects and are available in a wide variety of colors, sometimes displaying several colors in the same gemstone. Colors range from dark to light hues in green, pink, yellow and orange.

 

 

November

 

Topaz or Citrine

 

Topaz is prized for its several thousand year history, and comes in an array of colors including orange, yellow, pink, purple, white and the many popular blue tones. Citrine, known as the "healing quartz" is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer.

 

 

December

 

Turquoise

 

This gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. The sky-blue gemstones were earlier worn round the neck or wrist as protection against unnatural death.