Aprils Birthstone

Diamond Perfect in structure, Diamond is referred to as the “king of gems,” unique in its powers of light reflection and dispersion, and the hardest natural substance known. Composed of…

March Birthstones

For the lucky individuals born in March, two birthstones are associated with this early spring month: aquamarine and bloodstone. Both stones are very different from one another in appearance, but…

February’s Birthstone

Gorgeous purple amethysts have been prized since the time of  the ancient Greeks. Because of their grape-like color, the Greeks associated these gems with the wine god, Bacchus. They believed…

January’s Birthstone

Garnet Garnet is the birthstone for January and the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference…

August’s Birthstone

Peridot Though peridot is widely recognized by its brilliant lime green glow, the origin of this gem’s name is unclear. Most scholars agree that the word “peridot” is derived from…