Garnets are natural beauties whose consistently deep colour needs no manipulating. As an extra added attraction, garnets change shades between daylight and artificial light. January’s birthstone is associated with imagination and inspiration, and is said to signify truth and faith.
Amethyst, a stone prized by royalty throughout the ages for its regal purple hues, is recognised as the birthstone for the month of February. The essence of the color purple, amethyst is beautiful enough for crown jewels yet affordable enough for class jewelry.
Aquamarine is intriguingly pure and clear.
According to lore, aquamarine was invisible when placed in the sea where mermaids amassed it in their treasure chests. The gem’s legendary powers protect sailors, portend good fortune, and promise everlasting youth and fidelity. Likewise, March’s birthstone symbolises hope and good health.
Cubic Zirconia actually starts its life in a laboratory and is a synthetic gemstone. It shares many of the same qualities as diamond. CZ is seen as the alternative to diamond as the April gemstone.
Emerald: Superb colours elevate emeralds to among the most precious gems, and their velvety green hues come from impurities (called inclusions) that cloud the clarity.May’s birthstone symbolises spring and renewal and communicates harmony, beauty, and eternal love.
Pearl: June’s birthstone symbolises beauty and chastity. Perfect shining spheres. Warm to the touch. Pearls are simply and purely organic.
Ruby, is called the “king of gemstones”. Symbolising love and immortality, July’s birthstone mythically epitomises power and abundant passion.
Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” August’s birthstone symbolises purity and wisdom and alludes to renewal and spring.
Sapphire: This precious gemstone is September’s birthstone and symbolises truth, sincerity and faithfulness.
Tourmaline, is a birthstone for October,also the gem of the eighth anniversary.
Citrine: The vibrant color and “fire” of the citrine has always been symbolic of healing in general, as fire represents strength and hope.
Swiss blue Topaz: Blue topaz is a birthstone for December. and the gem of the 4th anniversary.It is associated with friendship and faithfulness. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.