Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures throughout history. Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share a common beauty. Each gemstone is unique with a special color, birthplace and story. Gemstones come in every color of the rainbow and are gathered from all corners of the world, with each colored gemstone possessing a unique creation of beautiful color. Some gemstones have been treasured since before history began and others were only discovered recently.
Birthstones are a colorful representation of the twelve months of the year. Birthstone jewelry is a popular choice to celebrate birthdays, families, and more! ADD LINK Ask us for more information on birthstones and their alternates, only the general listing is posted here.
JANUARY Garnet is the birthstone for January. Garnet comes in a variety of deep reds and is believed to be a calming gemstone.
FEBRUARY Amethyst is the birthstone for February. Amethyst is a violet quartz gemstone that comes in various purple hues. Some believe that Amethyst can keep the wearer clear-headed or that Amethyst has special healing properties.
MARCH Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Aquamarine comes in a variety of blue hues. Aquamarine means water of the sea. This gemstone symbolizes unity.
APRIL Diamond is the birthstone of April. Diamonds may be worn to represent strength, clarity, and endurance.
MAY Emerald is the birthstone for May. Emeralds are valuable green or blue-green gemstones. Emeralds are often a symbol of growth and good fortune.
JUNE Pearl is the birthstone for June. Pearls are a symbol of clarity and purity.
JULY Ruby is the birthstone for July. This gemstone can represent love and passion because of its popular rich red color. Rubies are also believed to bring forth courage or harmony.
AUGUST Peridot is the birthstone for August. Peridot comes in yellowish-green hues. Peridot is said to protect against negativity and to bring purity.
SEPTEMBER Sapphire is the birthstone for September. This gemstone comes in a variety of different colors. Blue sapphires are the most popular and represent loyalty.
OCTOBER Opal is the most common birthstone for October. Opals can be full of various colors and represent hope.
Tourmaline is another birthstone for October and is currently very popular. Tourmalines come in a variety of colors and can even be bicolored or multicolored. This birthstone can symbolize strength.
NOVEMBER Citrine and Topaz are the birthstones for November. Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz that may increase awareness for the wearer. Many are usually familiar with the blue topaz even though it comes in several different colors. It is thought to bring prosperity.
DECEMBER Turquoise is the birthstone for December. Turquoise is popular for its vibrant greenish blue color variety and is said to bring peace.
Blue Zircon and Tanzanite are also popular birthstone choices for December. Tanzanite is a stunning blue and violet variety of gemstone that is believed to bring balance. Blue Zircon is a brilliant greenish blue gemstone that may promote sleep, wealth, and protection.