January – Garnet

Known as the birthstone for January, the tales of garnet date back to the time of Noah, who is said to have steered the ark by a lantern made of this dazzling gem.  Garnet jewels were also favored in ancient Rome and Egypt, where they were believed to ...

February – Amethyst

Purple amethyst is our February birthstone and has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions.  To the ancients it was a "Gem of Fire", a precious stone worth, at ...

March – Aquamarine

Modern day etiquette suggests aquamarine as the gem of choice to celebrate March birthdays.  Most Americans choose the blue as a favorite color and aquamarine's powdery hue is a perfect gem for blue lovers.  The name literally means "ace on water", ...

April – Diamond

April birthdays have the joy of claiming diamond as this month's gemstone, but this king of gemstones is celebrated by all.  A diamond reflects the rarity, brilliance and breathtaking fire of a gem that has survived a journey of billions of years for ...

May – Emerald

May birthstone - more valuable than diamonds, fine quality emeralds of significant size are among the world's most bewitching jewels.  Their incomparable dark green color is produced only under extreme rare conditions.  Ancient history records emer ...

June – Pearl

Pearl is a white colored stone which is easily available around the globe.  Pearls come in different colors depending upon their quality and clarity.  The most popular of pearls is the Akoya Pearl which originated in Japan.  As of late, pearls a ...

July – Ruby

If you're looking for the color of life itself, look no further than red.  And the gemstone that brings red to life can have only one name: Ruby - July's birthstone.  The "king of gems", ruby is one of the world's oldest and most revered gemstones. ...

August – Peridot

This energetic green gemstone is symbolic of August birthdays.  The green-apple crispness of peridot compliments today's lively fashion scene perfectly.  The Romans named the gem "Evening Emerald" because its brilliant color did not fade in lamplig ...

September – Sapphire

Sapphire is the gem given to those born in September.  Sapphire makes the perfect gift to represent faith and steadfast commitment of relationships.  The breathtaking blue of sapphire has captured man's imagination from the beginning.  Ranging f ...

October – Opal

Some fun information about Opals. Known as birthstone choice for October. The changing colors and flashing fire seen in Opal are symbolic of love, life, hope and truth. Its rainbow of hues make Opal and ideal fashion accessory with year-round appeal. The ...

November – Citrine

The mellow gold of Citrine captures attention and brightens our moods. A sunny quarts whose name comes from the French word for "Lemon." Cheerful and full of light, this sparkling gem was once thought to protect the wearer against various evils. Today, ...

December – Blue Zircon

A gemstone of great beauty and rarity, sparkling blue zircon might be mistaken for the more expensive blue diamond.  Colorless forms of zircon were long favored by consumers because this breathtaking gem, with its superb brilliance and dispersion, loo ...