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Garnet is the birthstone for January, and its red shade is very similar to that of Ruby For this reason, garnets are easily confused with rubies. There is a misconception that all the Garnets should be red. In fact in the nature garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, brown, yellowish green, green, purple, black and colorless.

It was used centuries before Christ and was mentioned in the Old Testament as the one in the first row among the twelve stones in the Aaron's breastplate. Garnet gets its name from the Latin granitus, which means grain or “like seeds” due to its resemblance in appearance and shape, and the color of to Pomegranate seeds. Garnet is a symbol of love, success, and loyalty.European apothecaries in the middle ages believed red garnet is capable of relieving fever if applied with a poultice; yellow garnet was used similarly to treat jaundice.Legend holds garnets guard travelers against perils during the journey. It was believed that garnets have a magical power to protect travelers against diseases and preserves their health. Warriors and knights believed that the garnets are considered as stone that will save them from death. The crusaders carried garnet as it was thought to be a warrior stone and protect the wearer against defeat as they left for battle.As a symbol of regal authority, it is a long-time favorite among kings and queens, and is present in the British Crown Jewels.
The gemstone Amethyst is the Birthstone for February and is associated with sincerity and peace of mind.Amethyst is a variety of quartz ranging in color from nearly transparent pale lilac to a rich reddish purple color. Of all semiprecious stones, amethyst is the most prized.Although somewhat lacking in fire flower and luster, this stone has a wide variety of colors.Up until the 18th century, amethyst was one of the most valuable gemstones that are associated with wealth and aristocracy.However, since the discovery of extensive deposits in Brazil, Amethyst has lost most of its value. Even then, a good quality Amethyst is intrinsically more valuable than today's pricier gemstones.The color purple is traditionally the color of royalty.The colors purple is relatively rare in nature and was extremely difficult to obtain. Only royalty and aristocrats could afford to have clothes made in purple or violet.Throughout history, Ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst worn on their body, especially at the navel, had a sobering effect preventing them from drunkenness and overindulgence. At the time, Amethyst was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection.Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, and increase intelligence while calming the wearer.It kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. Like other royal stones it protected its wearer from disease and contagion.Amethyst has been a highly regarded stone since ancient times not only for its beauty but for hidden power.
Having a delicate blue or turquoise color, suggestive of the tint of seawater, the gemstone aquamarine is the blue-green or aqua variety of the mineral beryl. It is the birthstone for March.The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin 'aqua' (water) and 'mare' (sea), and received its name through the stone's beautiful sparkling color that resembles the ocean waters. Traditionally, this stone is believed to be a universal symbol of eternal youth and happiness, and is said to specifically bring hope and health.In the Middle Ages aquamarine was also believed to give the wearer insight and foresight. Ancient Christians also wore aquamarine for its amuletic properties, believed to help protect against evil. It was also believed to be an excellent cure for eye diseases. For his reason many people actually washed their eyes in water in which an aquamarine was immersed. Water in which an aquamarine was soaked was believed to help cure shortness of breath, stop hiccups, and even enhance the digestive functions. It was also believed helpful in attracting a compatible spouse, and was thought to reveal true friends Aquamarine was also believed to provide a calming effect for those suffering from both spiritual and psychological disturbances.Ancient sailors traveled with aquamarine crystals, believing that it would ensure a safe voyage, and guarantee a safe return.Prior to the 15th century it was thought to be the birthstone for those born in October, but now it’s universally known as the birthstone for March.
As'the king of the crystals’, diamonds may only be the crystal structure of carbon, however these stones are the hardest known natural minerals.A volcanic pipe containing diamonds is known as a primary source of diamonds. Diamonds are brought close to the Earth′s surface through deep volcanic eruptions by magma. Diamonds have also rarely been found in rivers by glaciers.Most of diamonds originate from Central Africa and in Russia. To get one carat (0.2 gram) of diamonds it is necessary to mine 250 tons of rock, sand or soil in average. For this reason diamonds are so precious.In ancient times, diamonds were thought to have been ice that had turned into stone.According to the legend, a mother with an infant suffering immense thirst after losing her way in the desert was able breastfeed her infant after drinking honey with diamond in it.For this reason, diamond is said to be a protective stone that women should always wear.As a stone that symbolizes triumph and summit of success, it was considered an essential stone a king must wear on his forehead and was mostly used as the central piece in the crowns of kings and queens throughout history.It also thought to bring happiness and wealth, and is a symbol of good luck. Because of its meaning, diamond is used for engagement rings.
Emerald is the most representational green gemstone amongst other varieties of mineral beryl. It also boasts the beauty of Mother Nature.Emerald, often regarded as the ‘King of Green Gemstones,’ was the first of many gemstones to be used as decorative jewelry and was most loved by Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt.Considered an expensive gemstone, it was formerly worn with a belief that the love of anyone wearing this gemstone is everlasting and that a supernatural power to predict the future is formed.In addition, people believed that the wearer becomes honest and hard-working, thereby eliminating the act of squandering and gradually becoming wealthy. The color of good quality emerald is like a beautiful bright green color of a newly sprung grass leaf. Emerald has a hardness of 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale, with a specific gravity of 2.67-2.75.
Pearls, birth stone found in the sea, symbolize health, longevity, and wealth. Pearls are living gemstones that breathe and grow in shells. It possesses a mysterious glow of light that is loved by many. The pain endured to birth these beautiful pearls is a reason why pearls have been loved by many for a very long time. Pearls are formed within the freshwater and sea living shelled mollusc such as oysters and blue mussels. Pearl jewelry is a result of painstakingly capturing and wrapping any grain of sand or parasite entered into the shell using the secretory fluids and building them up in a lump. If diamonds are the king of gemstones, then pearls deserve the title as the queen of natural gemstones. Pearls have received a sustained amount of love from all races, men and women since B.C 3,000~500. Natural pearls are harvested in the Persian Gulfs including Sri Lanka and the Red Sea. Pearls are also found in small amounts by the Venezuelan coast and in the coasts of all the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Cultured pearls are farmed mainly in Japan and the Northwest coast of Australia. The price of a pearl grows with its size. So in the process of trying to enlarge the size of pearls, some cultured pearl vendors extend the formation period, but come to find their pearls distorted in shape. Regardless, round pearls are worth more than large distorted pearls. 6-7mm sized pearls are more common than 8mm sized pearls, increasing their scarcity value. Setting is impossible due to the shape of pearls. Pink sapphire pearls also act as alternates for June birthstones. Guests born in the month of June may pick the pink sapphire pearls.
Ruby is a traditional birthstone for July and symbolizes passionate love and affection. The word ‘ruby’ comes from the word ‘rubrum,’ Latin for red. A ruby is clear and red, and is a variety of the gem species corundum (aluminum oxide). Others are referred to as sapphires. Ruby is considered as one of the most beautiful and expensive jewelry among other corundum. Even if the two sibling stones, ruby and sapphire, are polished and weigh the same, the price of ruby is significantly higher than the price of sapphire. The reason for this is because of its rarity.In ancient days, this mysterious stone symbolized the sun and was widely believed to bring blessings of good health, wealth and wisdom of life to the wearer. And when ruby ring is worn on the left hand or a ruby brooch is adorned on the left chest, it was believed to bring peace of mind to the wearer by liberating oneself from his/her enemies. Ruby, possessing both complexion and glow, gives encouragement to wearer and protects body from physical harm. In addition, it is said to help stop bleeding from wounds.Ruby was commonly used, along with diamonds, to make crowns.
Light green colored peridot and sardonyx with layers of reddish banding marks are birthstones for the month of August. Peridot, which is said to bring happiness to marriages and harmony between friends, is one of the minerals making up the lava. It is also found in meteorites. One can even say that peridot is the only jewelry among all others given to us from the universe. Most small meteorites typically explode after entering the Earth’s atmosphere, but a small number make it to earth ground. Meteorites are categorized in one of the three main groups: stony meteorites, iron meteorites, and stony-iron meteorites. Big meteorites explode upon entering the Earth’s atmosphere. It is extremely difficult to obtain big sized peridot these days. Therefore big sized, polished, and untainted peridot is extremely high-priced. Small sized peridots are readily available, but are looked upon as unattractive because of its small size. Period was once loved by many and was as the center of many superstitious stories. It was once believed that the sun sent this stone to humans, and many wore it like a talisman to ward off darkness, fear, anxiety, worry, and nightmares. When men wore gold-adorned peridot bracelet on his left arm, and women on the right arm, it was believed to help avoid all evil. Wearing a ring, necklace, or bracelet made of gemstones that once revolved around the universe for billions of years is bound to invite all luck into your life.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September which reflects the clear blue sky.Blue is by far the most popular color for sapphires, and their transparency is higher than rubies. The size of their rough stones is also larger than rubies.One of the largest known rough sapphires is a 2,302 carat which was found in Australia in 1935.Sapphires are a symbol of virtue, benevolence, sincerity and truth. So in the 12th century, sapphires were the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings. Starting from Bishop Les Ness, sapphire rings were placed in the middle finger of the cardinal’s right hand for long centuries. There is a saying that the 10 commandments were carved out of blue sapphire stone.In the past sapphires and rubies were healing stones and people wore them as a way to ward off evil spirits.Also sapphires were used to heal eye ailments and to protect from eye diseases. Furthermore they were considered as an emblem of the blue sky.
Opal is the birthstone of October which displays rainbow-like hues.The glowing light from the stone is hard to find in other gemstones. So it is very easy to distinguish between opal and other gemstones. English name “Opal” comes from Greek Opallios, meaning "Precious Stone.”. Opal diffracts the light and change its colors as it is rotated and tilted. This light diffraction is called “play-of color” and it determines the value of opal.The color of opal may fade after time passes and sometimes changes to white.Also opals are highly sensitive to chemicals. Especially when you put opal into sulfuric acid, it changes to gray. The intensity and distribution of the color flashes are determining factor in the value of an opal, so keep it in a safe place.
Setting is impossible due to the shape of opal. But Aqua Topaz also act as alternates for October birthstones. So for those who were born in the month of October, select Aqua Topaz instead of Opal.
Topaz is the birthstone of November which has beautiful transparency.It is a symbol of hope, innocence and friendship. It comes in a wide range of natural colors and shades. Brown like the eyes of a tiger, pink like the eyes of a peacock and green like a mean cat. It also comes in blue like aquamarine, but yellow is the most common topaz color.There was a time that every yellow gemstones were called Topaz. Topaz is very rare, beautiful gemstone.But common yellow stones like yellow citrines were also called as Topaz since ancient times, so topaz has been misidentified for centuries as a common gemstone.
Turquoise and lapis lazuli has been remained popular over thousands of years. The name turquoise, from the French expression Pierre Tourques or Turkish stone, originated in the thirteenth century. At the same time, it describes the fact that turquoise was first brought to Europe from Turkey. To Native Americans, turquoise is a symbol of sanctity and power. They believed that turquoise stole its blue color from sky and sea. Apaches attached turquoise to arrows and weapons believing that the shot sped from the weapon would go straight to its mark. Ancient Egyptians wore turquoise jewelries in BC5500, and there are relics proving that Chinese artists carved turquoise 3000 years ago.Turquoise is the national gemstone in Tibet and has long been considered as a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection from evil.
Setting is impossible due to the shape of rough turquoise. But Blue Topaz also act as alternates for December birthstones. So for those who were born in the month of December, select Blue Topaz instead of Turquoise.

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