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April birthstone April birthstone

September 12, 2018

During Biblical times, there was a priest who wore 12 different gemstones on his breastplate. Each of this stones was associated with a particular sign of the zodiac (some say the 12 months of a year). Each month came to be associated with a particular stone and people used to wear that stone in that month.

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July birthstone July birthstone

September 12, 2018

The ruby is one of the most attractive gemstones, and it is considered the birthstone of the month of July. The color red stands for passion and vitality, and stands out in any collection of colors to catch the eye. The ruby gemstone also carries some of these properties. The similarity to the color of human blood imparts the association of life force, energy and courage to this gemstone.

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June birthstone June birthstone

September 12, 2018

The month of March had two gemstones associated as birthstones. But the month of June goes a step further, with as many as three beautiful gemstones being the birthstone for this month – pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. Between these three gemstones, you find a great variety of textures, colors and prices, so you can choose your most convenient birthstone easily.

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May birthstone May birthstone

September 12, 2018

May is the month when the spring is at its best and getting ready to cede centrestage to summer. This makes the bright green colored emerald the perfect gemstone to be the birthstone of the month of May. The word itself is derived from the Greek word “smaragdus” which is just a word for green. We heard about the mineral called beryl, which is the basic ingredient of aquamarine, which has a bluish color. The same beryl is the mineral that makes up the brilliant green emerald. This stone has been favored by the famous Queen Cleopatra of prehistoric times as well as the more recent queen of celluloid Elizabeth Taylor.

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August birthstone August birthstone

September 12, 2018

Along with June, the other month which has three birth stones associated with it is August. The three gemstones are sardonyx, peridot and spinel. Although all these gemstones are associated with the same month, but they all have different looks, colors and qualities, giving August born several options to choose from.

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sapphire September birthstone

September 12, 2018

The popular gemstone sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. The most common form of sapphire is the bright blue stone we usually associate the word sapphire with, but this stone actually comes in several shades. Red is the only color that a sapphire hasn’t been found in. Sapphires are mined in several areas of Madagascar, Australia, Brazil, China, India and several parts of South East Asia.

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December birthstone December birthstone

September 12, 2018

The last month of the calendar year is the second month of the year which has as many as three gemstones associated as birthstones. These three stones are zircon, turquoise and tanzanite. The color blue is the common factor between these three stones. Another thing common to all three is that they are all moderately priced yet exquisitely beautiful.

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October birthstone October birthstone

September 12, 2018

Like March, the month of October also has two gemstones associated as birthstones. These two stones are tourmaline and opal. With two gemstones, each of which is available in a variety of shades, those born in October have a great variety to pick from. Tourmaline can come in a variety of colors depending on the trace elements of different minerals inside it. Opal also has diffractive properties and can reflect different shades of color to the viewer.

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November birthstone November birthstone

September 12, 2018

November is another month which has two birthstones associated with it. These stones are topaz and citrine. This is one set of two stones which have several similarities, and they have often been mistaken for each other as well.

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January birthstone - Garnet January birthstone - Garnet

September 09, 2018

Just like each period of 30 days is associated with a particular horoscope sign, similarly each birth month has come to be associated with a certain gemstone. It is believed that the number twelve ties all of this together – there are twelve months in a year and there are twelve signs in the zodiac.

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Everything About Platinum Everything About Platinum

September 09, 2018

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Diamond alternatives Diamond alternatives

September 09, 2018

A diamond is forever, and a diamond is a woman’s best friend. But a diamond is also pretty costly. So even if you love diamonds, it might not always be possible to spend a little fortune on buying a costly diamond. But those who wish to look good and stay ahead of the fashion race know that no look is complete without a trinket. So what is the honorable way out of this dilemma of whether to splurge money on a diamond and look good or save money and look ordinary without a stone adorning your look?

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