April Birthstone: The Classic Diamond

Table of Contents The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old and the oldest diamonds (April Birthstone) are believed to have been crystallized around 3.3 Billion years ago, most diamonds found in nature are 1 to 3 billion years old.The word “Diamond” comes from the Greek word “Adamas” which means “unconquerable and indestructible”.April birthstone legend […]

September Birthstone: The Velvet Sapphire

Table of Contents September Birthstone The Sapphire is the birthstone of September and for this article, I have curated seven pieces created with Sapphire.Some believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn. The name can be roughly be translated to mean “dear to the planet Saturn” in many different […]

October Birthstone: Opal & Tourmaline

October Birthstone the Opal and the Tourmaline are Libra’s birthstones.I think that it is worth the mention to say that October Birthstone the Opal and the Tourmaline have a characteristic in common both come and shown a wide range spectrum of colors and both gems are compared with the rainbow.A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon […]

November Birthstone: The Majestic Topaz and the Cheerful Citrine

The majesty of the November Birthstone Topaz and the cheerfulness of the November Birthstone Citrine belong to the ones born in November.The November Birthstone topaz has an exceptionally wide color range that, in addition to brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.The Modern November Birthstone is the […]

May Birthstone: Emerald, “The Jewel of Kings”

May Birthstone Emerald starts with the rain falls in the deepest jungle above the most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color, and in all spectrums known in history, it seems that the world’s 4000-year love affair with May Birthstone emeralds is going to continue to sparkle and […]

August Birthstone: The Red Spinel, The Green Peridot & The Brown Sardonyx

August Birthstone is one of the 3 signs that are represented by 3 birthstones. June and December are the other 2. I must say that the 3 birthstones of August are very earthy, very organic: green, brown, red.The Red Spinel: the color of fire and blood representing energy, power, passion, desire, and love. The Brown […]

March Birthstone: The Powerful Aquamarine

The legends say that the origin of the March Birthstone Aquamarine is in that comes as a treasure from the chest of the mermaids, therefore since ancient times has been regarded as “the sailor’s lucky stone”.The Greeks and the Romans knew the #aquamarine as the sailor’s gem because ensured the safe and prosperous passage through […]

June Birthstone: Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone.

Only 2 signs have 3 birthstones: Gemini and Sagittarius. Sometimes alternate birthstones are chosen because the ancient birthstone has become rare, but it isn’t really clear why Gemini has so many. Whatever the reason, those born in June can choose the pearl, alexandrite, or moonstone as their birthstone.Mythology claims pearls are the teardrops of mythical […]

July Birthstone: The Ruby, The Heart of The Earth

Table of Contents The name ruby comes from the Latin word Ruber, which means “red”.Greeks consecrated the gem to the god Apollo. In China, it was considered the best offering to Buddha, and in India in the ancient language of Sanskrit, the July Birthstone ruby is called Ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones” consecrated to […]

January Birthstone: The Red Garnet

Table of Contents They are different species of January Birthstone: Garnet. There are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite and andradite.The word garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word garnet, meaning ‘dark red’. It is derived from the Latin granatus, (‘grain, seed’), a plant whose fruits contain abundant and vivid red seed covers (arils), which […]

February Birthstone: Amethyst, Bacchus Stone

Table of Contents February Birthstone Amethyst is the birthstone of February and the most popular bits of the symbolism and folklore of this stone involves the stone’s purported power to prevent drunkenness.Amethystos means “not drunk” in Ancient Greek. Greeks believed you could drink all night and remain sober if you had an amethyst in your […]

December Birthstone: The Mesmerizing Turquoise, Tanzanite, and Zircon

Table of Contents December Birthstone gems are as beautiful as the calmest sky. December’s birthstones offer three ways to admire the peaceful firmament: tanzanite, zircon, and turquoise, all of them appropriately known for beautiful shades of blue. These gems range from the oldest on earth (zircon) to one of the first mined and used in […]