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Birthstones

Birthstones are gems  - precious and semi precious - that are assigned to the birth month of an individual. These colourful stones are often associated with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer.  The modern birthstone assigned to December borns is the blue-green opaque stone called Turquoise. The Origins of Turquoise Back in the 17th Century, this blue-green mineral stone was first brought into Europe from the Iranian mines. Since the mineral arrived through Turkey, the French referred to the stone as turquois which means Turkish and hence the stone derived its name - turquoise. Owing to its unique hue,

Birthstones are gems  - precious and semi precious - that are assigned to the birth month of an individual. These colourful stones are often associated with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer. For individuals born in November, the modern birthstone assigned is the transparent yellow variety of Quartz, Citrine. The Origins of Citrine Ferric impurities in Quartz lead to the formation of the pale yellow colour that is  distinctive of Citrines. Natural citrines, although rare, are produced primarily in Brazil. However, plenty of commercial citrines are more often than not amethysts that are heat treated. Value and Significant Properties of

Birthstones are gems - precious and semi precious - that are assigned to the birth month of an individual. These colourful stones are often associated with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer. The birthstone for October is Opal, the stone which possesses the magical iridescent property. The Origins of Opal Opals are broadly classified into two classes - precious and common. Precious opal is the one that possesses the magical iridescent quality, created due to its internal structure diffracting light and displaying a play of colour that is alluring to the eye. Depending on the conditions it is formed

Birthstones are gems - precious and semi-precious - that are assigned to the birth month of an individual. These colourful stones are often associated with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer. For the month of September, the birthstone is Sapphire - the rock with the brilliant blue hue that has captured one too many hearts! The Origins of Sapphire One of the five traditional cardinal gemstones, sapphire​gets its name from the Greek word for blue which is hardly surprising given the gorgeous colour of the stone. Sapphire is one of the two varieties of the mineral corundum with the

Birthstones are gems - precious and semi precious - that are associated with the birth month of an individual. These colorful stones are often associated with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer. The stone of the month for July is the alluring and ever gorgeous gemstone: Ruby. Here’s all you need to know about this birthstone. Ravishing Ruby: All About the Stone A variety of the mineral aluminium oxide, Ruby is a blood-red coloured gemstone that is likely to instantly captivate your attention. The stone gets it colour due to the presence of an element called chromium. Historically, rubies

Birthstones are gems - precious and semi precious - that are associated with the birth month of an individual. These colorful stones are often associated with good fortune and hold significant meaning for the wearer. The stone of the month for June is the spectacularly milky gemstone: pearl. Here’s all you need to know about this gemstone. Where Do Pearls Come From? Composed of calcium carbonate, pearls originate within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. The most valuable nacreous pearl is formed in bivalve mollusks or clams. Natural pearl formation occurs when a microscopic particle or object gets trapped within

Birthstones are gems - precious and semi precious - that are associated with the birth month of an individual. These colorful stones are often associated with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer. The stone of the month for May is the gorgeously green gemstone: Emerald. Where do Emeralds come from? This brilliantly green coloured stone is a variety of the mineral beryl and it gets the regal colour due to trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. The historic origins of the stone can be traced back to regions of Egypt, India and Austria. However, currently Columbia happens to

Birthstones are gems - precious and semi precious - that are associated with the birth month of an individual. These varied stones are often associated with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer. The stone of the month for April is the timeless beauty: Diamond. Where do diamonds come from? Diamonds are the only gemstones that are made of one and one element only, and that element is carbon. Diamonds were formed a long, long time (think billions of years) ago when extreme heat and pressure turned pure carbon into colourless stones deep below the Earth’s surface. They were so

Birthstones are gems  - precious and semi precious - that are associated with the birth month of an individual. These colourful stones are often with good fortune, and hold significant meaning for the wearer. The stone of the month for March is the beauty called Aquamarine. Where does Aquamarine come from? Aquamarine is essentially a blue variety of the naturally occurring mineral called Beryl. Aquamarine stones are generally of a pale blue-green hue that beryl achieves due to oxide impurities. If aquamarine is of a deeper blue colour i.e. with more impurities it can also be called maxixe. Most regions that produce

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