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SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE – SAPPHIRE

SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE – SAPPHIRE

The Sapphire has long been the desire of Kings, Queens, Nobility and the common man. It was looked up to as a symbol of good fortune, wisdom and heaven. In this article, we will be looking at the Birthstone of September, the Sapphire. The name “Sapphire” comes from...
AUGUST BIRTHSTONE – THE PERIDOT

AUGUST BIRTHSTONE – THE PERIDOT

Peridot For August Originally the Sardonyx was the birthstone of August, but as time progressed Peridot and the Spinel were added. Peridot gradually took over the most popular gemstone for August and is, therefore, our main gemstone for this month. Peridot is easily...
JULY BIRTHSTONE-THE RUBY

JULY BIRTHSTONE-THE RUBY

July Birthstone-The Ruby: In this article, we will be looking at the Ruby as the gem for July. This precious stone derives its name from the word “ruber”, which is the Latin word for “red”. The Ruby is known as one of the traditional Cardinal Gems, which is grouped...

JUNE BIRTHSTONE-THE PEARL

The Pearl: June is the only month with 3 birthstones: The Pearl – A treasure from the sea Alexandrite – A stone that changes colour Moonstone – A stone that seems to glow from within In this article, we will be looking at the Pearl. The Pearl is known as one of the...

MAY BIRTHSTONE-THE EMERALD

Green Emerald Gemstone The May birthstone is the Green Emerald.  The Green Emerald is one of the most sought-after and beautiful gemstones in the world also called Smaragdos/Smaragdus from the ancient Greek/Latin word for “Green Gem”, or literally “Green”. In ancient...
APRIL BIRTHSTONE – THE DIAMOND

APRIL BIRTHSTONE – THE DIAMOND

Diamond April Birthstone: Several of us have family and friends with birthdays that occur in April, and we can’t forget about the moms-to-be who are expecting their bundles of joy this month! The April birthstone, the diamond, makes for an exceptional and unique gift...