July – Ruby

Birthstone: July Hardness: 9 Perhaps no gemstone has been as prized throughout history as the ruby. Celebrated in the Bible and in ancient Sanskrit writings as the most precious of all gemstones, rubies have adorned emperors and kings and inspired countless legends...

April – Diamond

Birthstone: April Hardness: 10 Diamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. Their brilliance, elegance, durability and mystery have captivated our imagination for thousands of years. It has come to symbolize the ultimate gift of love and romance. Diamond is...

September – Sapphire

Birthstone: September Hardness: 9 Sapphire has been sought after for thousands of years as the ultimate blue gemstone. The ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire that gave its blue reflection to the sky, hence the Latin name...

August – Peridot

Birthstone: August Hardness: 6.5 Peridot, the gem form of the mineral olivine, traces its jewelry roots back more than 3,500 years. It was first mined by the ancient Egyptians on the island of Zebargad in the Red Sea. Zebargad was known as the “serpent...

June – Cultured Pearl

Birthstone: June Pearls. . . the oldest known gemstone, treasured by the ancients as the most precious of gems. Throughout the ages pearls were so rare and coveted that only the wealthiest royals could own them. Today, thanks to the success of the culturing process in...

October – Opal

Birthstone: October Hardness: 5.5 Opal is one of nature’s most prized gems. The stone was mined by eastern Europeans, the Aztecs and the ancient tribes of Central Africa. Opals have been featured in the crown of the Holy Roman Emperor and the crown jewels of...

January – Garnet

Birthstone: January Hardness: 6-7 Garnet is one of the most versatile stones on the market. It comes in a rainbow of colors, from deep red to tangerine orange to lime green to pale pink, as well as purple, gold and brown. Garnet is found all over the world, including...

March – Aquamarine

Birthstone: March Hardness: 8 Aquamarine, derives it name from the Latin term for seawater because of its elegant blue hues. According to legend, aquamarine was the treasure of mermaids and had the power to keep sailors safe at sea. It was also thought to possess a...

About Birthstones

Birthstones by Month In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers agreed on the birthstone chart that we use today. January: Garnet February: Amethyst  March: Aquamarine  April: Diamond  May: Emerald  June: Pearl or Alexandrite  July: Ruby  August: Peridot ...
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