April Birthstone Diamond - The hardest substance found in nature. It has a broad color range, high refraction, lots of "fire". It is a symbol of commitment. Click here to learn more about Diamonds and shop for Diamond Jewelry. Another stone for April is Rock Crystal
May Birthstone Emerald - Type of Beryl, the green color is caused by chromium & iron.
June Birthstone Pearl - Gem produced when nacre surrounds an irritant within an oyster shell to produce a luminous bead. These can be natural or man-made, round or different shapes. The pearl has been revered for centuries by emperors, kings and queens. Click here to learn more about Pearls and shop for Pearl Jewelry. Moonstone - This stone exhibits a mysterious shine of the moonlight and is the sacred stone of the moon goddess. Stimulates knowing, appreciation, nurturing, mothering, selflessness, sensitivity and humanitarian love. Click here to shop for Moonstone Jewelry. Alexandrite - Gemstone discovered in the Ural Mountains and named for Alexander II, tsar of Russia. The natural stones are very rare and very expensive. Both natural and synthetic Alexandrite changes colors. When the light is natural sunlight or fluorescent light, the natural stone will appear to be green - in incandescent light the stone will appear red. Synthetic Alexandrite, in incandescent light, has a purple color similar to Amethysts in daylight it changes to a blue-violet color.
July Birthstone Ruby - A corundum stone, which can range in colors from pink to deep red. The most desirable color is a deep shade of red, often called "pigeon blood red". Highly prized by emperors and kings, the ruby is believed to preserve the wearer’s body and mental health by removing evil thoughts, controlling amorous desires, and reconciling disputes. The gemstone’s fiery red color represents stimulation, life, heat, and power. Click here to shop for Ruby Jewelry.
August Birthstone Peridot - A mineral of a yellow-green color usually. Colors can vary in the depth of green and historically were often mistaken for Emeralds. Long associated with spring and renewal, the peridot is also known as the “evening gemstone” because its color intensifies in the evening light. This gemstone is believed to bring its wearer success, peace, and good luck. Click here to learn more about Peridot and shop for Peridot Jewelry. Sardonyx - A type of Onyx which is reddish brown and white.
September Birthstone Sapphire - Stones usually thought of as deep blue color. Sapphires can be nearly any color, from orange-pink, golden, white, and even black. Star Sapphires have rutile crystal inclusions that cause a six-pointed-star effect. This gemstone provides its wearer with spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. Known as the gem of destiny, it can help make your dreams come true. Click here to learn more about Sapphire and shop for Sapphire Jewelry.
October Birthstone Opal - "Opal" comes from Latin and means "precious stone". They are made of layers of silica that have been deposited making the stone multicolored. Black Opals are the most precious and have the most fiery colors. Care must be taken so that Opals are in a protected setting - they can break or shatter if struck. Beliefs associated with the wearing of opal have varied: the early Greeks claimed that opals gave their owners the powers of prophecy, Romans adored it as a token of hope and purity, Arabs believed it fell from heaven. During the Medieval period, a change in the color of an opal was believed to indicate if the wearer was in good health. Tourmaline - A Mineral that can be almost any color, as well as colorless. Some are striated to show bands of different colors in one stone. Click here to learn more about Tourmaline and shop for Tourmaline Jewelry.
November Birthstone Topaz - Gemstone usually in golden brown to yellow colors. Blue topaz is very rarely natural and is produced by irradiating clear crystals. Citrine - A quartz crystal yellow or orange in color. Citrine is believed to symbolize lightheartedness and joy. In ancient times, people carried citrine as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. People born in November are especially able to experience the calmness and hope that the citrine brings. Click here to learn more about Citrine and shop for Citrine Jewelry.
December Birthstone Blue Topaz - A quartz crystal from light to deep blue color. Blue Topaz is favored for its beautiful luster and color. Click here to learn more about Topaz and shop for Topaz Jewelry Turquoise - A mineral that has been mined for centuries by civilizations from all over the world. The finest "Robin's Egg Blue" color turquoise comes from Iran but good samples can also be found in the Southwestern United States. Click here to learn more about Turquoise and shop for Turquoise Jewelry Zircon - Zircon is NOT the same material as the artificial gem material Cubic Zirconia (CZ). The natural stone resembles diamonds in luster and fire and are usually colorless. But Zircons can also be found in colors of browns and greens. Heat treated, the stones can be made blue or golden colors.