COLORED STONES

January

Red Garnet is typically the gem of choice for those born in January. However, the Garnet family encompasses a variety of colors including deep red, dark raspberry, yellow orange, and the rarest of all - Tsavorite Garnet, which is vibrant green.

February

Amethyst is the gem used to celebrate February birthdays, as well as the 4th, 6th, and 9th Wedding anniversaries. From refreshing lilac to ripe plum, Amethyst demonstrates the drama and excitement of the color purple.

March

Aquamarine literally means "ocean water". Sailors of old believed that these glittering watery gems came from the treasure chests of mermaids. Aqua celebrates March Birthdays and the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries. Most Americans choose blue as a favorite color, and Aqua's powdery hue is a perfect gem for blue lovers.

April

Lucky April Birthday's! The Diamond is April's birthstone! Diamond's remain the most treasured symbol of devotion, honor, and strength. The unmatched beauty and elegance of diamonds make it the perfect jewel for making life's important occasions.

May

The green of Emerald is representative of life and springtime. More valuable then diamonds, fine quality emeralds of significant size are among the worlds most bewitching jewels. Emeralds are also the gem chosen to celebrate the 20th, 35th, and 55th wedding anniversaries.

June

Alexandrite is often used to celebrate June birthdays. The changing hues of Alexandrite enchant the eye and fuel the imagination. It's mesmerizing color swings from red to green, depending on the light source. This makes it one of the most famous and popular of all color-changing gems.

Pearls are also often used for June birthdays. Luster is the single most important determinant of pearl quality. Luster is derived from the pearls countless layers of pearl nacre. Nacre is the naturally pearly substance that forms the body of the pearl itself.

July

Ruby is the gem bestowed on those born in July. The "King of Gems", Ruby is one of the worlds oldest and most revered gemstones. Its arresting hue speaks passion and love, making it a stunning gem option for the celebration of the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.

August

Peridot is the energetic green gemstone symbolic of August birthdays. It is often used to celebrate the 1st and 16th wedding anniversaries. It is also the ideal gemstone for lovers of green, whose approachable balanced nature is reflected in the gems verdant hue.

September

Sapphire in all its rainbow of colors - blue, yellow, pink, green, and orange - is the gem given to those born in September. Those who celebrate their 5th, 7th, 10th, and 45th wedding anniversary find the brilliant blue color of Sapphire makes the perfect gift to represent faith and steadfast commitment of their friendship.

October

Pink Tourmaline is the gem of choice for October birthdays, as well as the 5th and 8th wedding anniversaries. This enthralling positive hue not only enhances the energy of the wearer, but also attracts the attention and energy of others.

Opal also is chosen to celebrate those born in October and commemorates the 12th, 14th, and 18th wedding anniversaries. The color of a rainbow, the glow of the Northern Lights, and all the colors of the evening sky are captured in the mysterious shifting hues of Opal.

November

Yellow Topaz and mellow Gold Citrine make great gifts for those born in November. Cheerful and full of light, this sparkling gem was once thought to protect the wearer from evil. Today, its radiant color is associated with joyfulness, youth, and vitality.

December

Turquoise is the gem given to those born in December. Its color represents a balance between the clear blue sky above and the oceans depths below. Blue Zircon is also the gem used for December birthdays. The aqua-blue brightness of Zircon often tinged with shimmering teal gives energy and renewal to those who discover this often overlooked gem.