Gemstone Info

Coming soon!!
 
 
Sneak peek of sections to come:
  • Birthstone chart (traditional and mystical)
  • The metaphysical/healing properties of gemstones
  • Care and cleaning of jewelry
 
 
Birthstone Info

Month

Modern

Traditional

Mystical

January

Garnet

Garnet

Rose Quartz

February

Amethyst

Amethyst

Onyx, Moonstone

March

Aquamarine

Bloodstone

Rock Crystal

April

Diamond

Diamond

Quartz, White Sapphire

May

Emerald

Emerald

Chrysoprase, Beryl

June

Pearl, Moonstone

Alexandrite

Opal

July

Ruby

Ruby

Carnelian

August

Peridot

Sardonyx

Jade

September

Sapphire

Sapphire

Lapis Lazuli, Diamond

October

Opal, Pink Tourmaline

Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline, Zircon, Aquamarine

November

Topaz, Citrine

Citrine

Smoky Quartz

December

Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Zircon

Zircon, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli

Tanzanite

Note: Portions of this article Copyright 1997 - 2007, Jewelers of America, Inc.
 

Just about everyone knows what his or her birthstone is..... Why is that? Because people still enjoy the folklore associated with the tradition of the birthstone. They like believing that wearing a birthstone brings them good luck and protects them.

Early civilization as far back as the Assyrians (1400 BC) invested in rare and beautiful gemstones with magical properties. Some minerals were thought to contain a force or possess certain values and powers. For instance, amethyst was said to prevent intoxication.

Tradition associates a gem with each sign of the zodiac based on a color system. Color was thought to unleash the power attributed to the stone. In time, birthstones became associated with calendar months rather than the zodiac. The following information includes the fascinating facts and folklore attributed to each birthstone.