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The birthstone of January, Garnet, is a symbol of purity, faithfulness, trust & eternal friendship. Properties associated with the Garnet as known to be commitment, awareness, and the elimination of negativity. The origin of the word Garnet is derived from the Greek word granatum, meaning pomegranate seed, which resembles the stone’s color. Today, the most popular sources for garnet are Africa, India & Sri Lanka.


Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for the month of February and it signifies peace, serenity, courage, balance and royalty. In the ancient times, Greeks & Romans believed that this stone kept the wearer quick-witted & clear- headed. The mineral class of Amethyst is Quartz and primary sources of this fine gem are found in Brazil, Uruguay, Namibia, Zambia, and South Africa.


The origin of the word ‘Aqua marine’ is derived from Latin meaning ‘Sea Water’. The cool and optimistic aquamarine provides a sense of youth and hope, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. This gemstone is believed to guarantee safe voyages, protect health and is especially appropriate for people who love the sea.  Aquamarine is mainly excavated in Brazil, as well as in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.


Diamonds are believed to have special powers for people born in April. It strengthens their body and soul, and helps protect their innocence and bring out their best qualities. The word Diamond originated from ancient Greek; adámas "unbreakable". Diamonds were first found in India. Today, most of the world’s diamonds are mined in Australia, Africa, Russia, USA and Brazil.


The birthstone for May, the emerald, is a symbol of rebirth. It is believed to give the wearer insight, good fortune, and youth. The word Emerald was derived from the Greek word smaragdus, meaning ‘green stone’. The world’s most beautiful emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia.


The world is the oyster of the ones who are born in June. As the only gems from living sea creatures, pearls are very unique and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. The word pearl comes from the Latin word pirum, meaning pear. This gem symbolizes purity and innocence; it is often sewn into bridal gowns, or worn as jewelry by the bride.


The birthstone of July, the Ruby, stimulates the senses, stirs the imagination, and is said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. Ruby is associated with passion, protection and prosperity. It is considered to be the queen of gemstones and the gemstone for kings. The world’s most valuable rubies are mined in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, Vietnam and Afghanistan.


If you are born in August, Peridot is your lucky charm. Peridot is said to deliver a source of magic, healing properties, and protection against nightmares. Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes, as it is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes.


Sapphire has been a popular gemstone since the Middle-Ages.  This remarkable gemstone is said to symbolize truth, faith and eternity. Sapphire belongs to the gem species Corundum and occurs in all colors of the rainbow. Corundum deposits are mainly found in Cashmere (India), Myanmar, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Eastern Australia, Thailand and China.


The name opal comes from the Greek Opallos, meaning "to see a change of color."  Opal ranges in color from opaque white to black with sparks of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal's beauty is the product of distinction between its color play and its background.  Hope, innocence and purity are symbols of Opal. It is said that the October Birthstone Opal brings the wearer happiness, faithfulness, loyalty and confidence.


The word Topaz is derived from Topazos, a small island in the Red Sea, where the Romans obtained a stone and they called by this name. The birthstone of November is available in a rich rainbow of colors. Strength, releasing tension and balancing emotions is what Topaz showers its’ wearer with. Topaz is found in Brazil, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and China.


If you are born in December, Tanzanite is your lucky charm. Found in just one place on earth, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery. This blue variety of zoisite was named for Tanzania, the country where it was found, by Tiffany & Co. Because crystals show different colors depending on viewing direction, cutters can choose bluish purple or the more favored pure blue or violet blue hue depending on how much weight they want to retain from the rough.

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