Garnet is the birthstone of people born in January. It has been revered in the Ancient world. It is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone. It balances, strengthens and protects and has been worn for centuries as a protective and powerful talisman.
Thanks to its durability and versatility, garnet is used extensively in modern jewelry design of all types. It comes in different colors though the deep red is the most common and comes from the word granatum, Latin for pomegranate seed.Shop Now
Amethyst is the official birthstone for February. It is a quartz and the color vary from lavender to deep violet. Found in as many places as Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, USA and Europe, this stone has a rich history. Revered by civilizations for its stunning beauty and metaphysical properties, it has been widely used by royalty over the centuries.
Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. It is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts.Shop Now
Aquamarine is the March birthstone. It is a beautiful medium to dark blue colored stone Due to its color the aquamarine was especially treasured as a talisman by ancient seafaring people. The hues of blue are believed to have a calming effect on its wearer. It is believed to enhance one’s intuition, courage, encourage peace and harmony and provide protection and wisdom.
It is a highly sought-after semiprecious gem, which for centuries has been used in the creation and encrustation of jewelry and everyday items.Shop Now
April’s birthstone is the prized diamond! Adored for its beauty it has been prized for its brilliance as early as the 4 th century BC. Its one of the world’s most sought after and adored gemstones. Treasured for their rarity and brilliance, diamonds have been prized for centuries as the symbol of eternal love.
Highly valued for its beauty and durability, diamonds are used extensively in Jewelry. They signify strength, balance, and courage.Shop Now
Emeralds vary in color from light to deep green. The rich, green emerald has been held in high esteem by many cultures around the world for centuries, including the ancient Incas and Aztecs who regarded them as holy. Emerald is a variety of beryl and the finest-quality emeralds have vivid, saturated color.
Colombia produces the largest and highest quality emeralds.Shop Now
The June birthstone, pearl, has long been a symbol of purity. The pearl is the only gemstone that is harvested from a living organism. Its color depends on the color of the shell of the oyster it comes from. All the pearls today are cultivated or cultured.
The lustrous pearl is the oldest known gem. It has been worn by generations of women and royalty all around the world. Its versatile beauty is greatly coveted by fashion icons.Shop Now
A Ruby is considered one of the most highly prized gemstones because of its beauty and rarity Like sapphires, rubies are a variety of corundum, a mineral with great hardness well suited to everyday wear. Large rubies are exceedingly difficult to find hence larger rubies are substantially more expensive than other precious gemstones the same size. The Mogok valley of Upper Burma is famous as the source for the finest and rarest rubies of all. Another major source of rubies is Thailand. Both Thailand and Burma regard the ruby as their national stone.
The energy of rubies is intense and vivid. It is said that a ruby brings love, confidence, loyalty, and courage.Shop Now
Hawaiian mythology refers to this vibrant green gemstone as the tears of the fire goddess, Pele. This vivid green gemstone is thought to ward off evil and bring good fortune to its wearer. In Ancient times, peridot stones were used for carved talismans. Island habitants were forced to collect the gems for the Pharaoh’s treasury. Peridot is the National gem of Egypt. Ancient Egyptians knew it as “the gem of the sun.”
Peridot brings the wearer good luck, peace, and success. Peridot powers include health, protection, and sleep. The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions.Shop Now
Rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stones. In the 12th Century, the sapphire was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings. Sapphire is well known for its velvety-blue hue, but pink sapphire is gaining popularity. A variety of corundum like rubies, sapphire’s natural hardness makes it an ideal gemstone for fine jewelry. A traditional symbol of nobility, truth, and romance, the most prized sapphires have good transparency and vibrant depth of color. It brings wisdom and truth, increases perception and the understanding of justice. It helps find peace of mind and serenity.Shop Now
The name "opal" originates from the Greek word opallios, which meant "to see a change in color." Opals were discovered in Australia around 1850. The country has produced 95 percent of the world’s supply. Opal are also mined in Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, Ethiopia, the Czech Republic and parts of the U.S., including Nevada and Idaho. The dramatic opal is available in a fiery range of colors contained within a single stone and is faceted to display its beautiful colors. Look for stones with bright spots of well-distributed flashes of color. the stone is considered a symbol of loyalty, faith and hope.OCTOBER: TOURMALINE
The name "tourmaline" comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which mean "stone of mixed colors." It is the official the birthstone for October. Ancient legend says that tourmaline is found in all colors because it traveled along a rainbow and gathered all the rainbow" colors. Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit. It is also thought to inspire creativity and was used extensively as a talisman by artists and writers.Shop Now
The Citrine crystal has also been used as a decorative gem for thousands of years. As early as 300 BC, Citrine was a favorite item for jewelry makers beginning with the ancient Greeks and Romans. This bright, effervescent gemstone gets its name from the French word for lemon and has been regarded as a symbol for happiness, health and vitality for centuries. High quality citrines will have good transparency and no eye-visible inclusions. They range in color from earthy deep browns and reddish- oranges to glowing yellow-orange. The Citrine crystal meaning is associated with wealth and abundance, he Citrine crystal stone meaning is also linked with boosting joy and optimism, which gives you the motivation you need to accomplish your goals.
Lapis Lazuli is the traditional birthstone for November It was the iconic beauty and fashion icon Cleopatra who used the crushed powder of the Lapis Lazuli crystal in her eye shadow design, the quintessential symbol of an Egyptian pharaoh. It was also used extensively to decorate the tombs of King Tutt and other famous pharaohs. This strong blue-colored stone is known to strengthen awareness and creativity. The Lapis Lazuli crystal meaning is associated with the third eye chakra, the energy center that processes knowledge, intuition, and wisdom.Shop Now
Blue topaz is one of December's birthstones along with Tanzanite and Turquoise. Blue Topaz is perfect for Jewelry with its many shades of Blue. It is both beautiful and affordable. Blue Topaz is believed to enhance communication and self-expression. Topaz comes from many areas of the world and one of the best-known sources of topaz gemstones is Minas Gerais in Brazil, where many large topaz crystals are found.Shop Now
It is the official the birthstone for December. With striking sky blue to blue-green colors, turquoise has been prized by cultures all over the world for over 5,000 years. It is said to attract success, money, and love. It is also said to have powers of protection and courage. Native Americans believed the stone brought protection. As early as 3,000 BC, the Ancient Egyptians mined and worked turquoise into jewelry and ceremonial objects. Later, the Chinese and Ancient American cultures did the same. Persia (Iran) introduced Medieval Europe to this stone.Shop Now
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