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JANUARY BIRTHSTONE – THE RED GARNET

The Birthstone for January is the Red Garnet: The Garnet is a very hard and durable gemstone with many variations in colour, but for January we’ll be looking at the Red Garnet, the Birthstone for January. The name “Garnet” comes from its 14th Century English roots...

DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE – TANZANITE

December Birthstone Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise – there are three. We’ll only be looking at one of these blue birthstones for December, namely the Tanzanite. Tanzanite comes in various shades of blue and is named after the only country where Tanzanite is...

NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE – THE CITRINE

There are two birthstones for November, namely Topaz and Citrine. We will be looking at Citrine for this November. Citrine is a bright and sunny gemstone of the Quartz family, named after the citrus fruit, using the name “Citrine”, borrowed from the French word for...
OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE – THE OPAL

OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE – THE OPAL

As with some other months, October has two birthstones: Opal and Pink Tourmaline, but Opal continues to be the main birthstone jewel for October. The Opal is also the anniversary gift to be given as a 14th Wedding Anniversary. It seems to be the Sanskrit language that...