|NATURAL BIRTHSTONES STONE PROPERTIES BIRTHSTONE JEWELRY
is the most versatile of the gem stone families. It's a power stone. It tones and strengthens the body and mind. It imparts a sense of
strength and courage. Click here to learn more about agate and shop for Agate Jewelry.
Pearl - Gem produced when nacre surrounds an irritant within an oyster shell to produce a luminous bead. These can be natural or
man-made, round or different shapes. The pearl has been revered for centuries by emperors, kings and queens. Click here to learn
more about Pearls and shop for Pearl Jewelry.
Moonstone - This stone exhibits a mysterious shine of the moonlight and is the sacred stone of the moon goddess. Stimulates
knowing, appreciation, nurturing, mothering, selflessness, sensitivity and humanitarian love. Click here to shop for Moonstone
Alexandrite - Gemstone discovered in the Ural Mountains and named for Alexander II, tsar of Russia. The natural stones are very rare
and very expensive. Both natural and synthetic Alexandrite changes colors. When the light is natural sunlight or fluorescent light, the
natural stone will appear to be green - in incandescent light the stone will appear red. Synthetic Alexandrite, in incandescent light, has
a purple color similar to Amethysts in daylight it changes to a blue-violet color.
Ruby - A corundum stone, which can range in colors from pink to deep red. The most desirable color is a deep shade of red, often
called "pigeon blood red". Highly prized by emperors and kings, the ruby is believed to preserve the wearer’s body and mental health
by removing evil thoughts, controlling amorous desires, and reconciling disputes. The gemstone’s fiery red color represents stimulation,
life, heat, and power.
Peridot - A mineral of a yellow-green color usually. Colors can vary in the depth of green and historically were often mistaken for
Emeralds. Long associated with spring and renewal, the peridot is also known as the “evening gemstone” because its color intensifies
in the evening light. This gemstone is believed to bring its wearer success, peace, and good luck. Click here to learn more about
Peridot and shop for Peridot Jewelry.
Sardonyx - A type of Onyx which is reddish brown and white.
Sapphire - Stones usually thought of as deep blue color. Sapphires can be nearly any color, from orange-pink, golden, white, and even
black. Star Sapphires have rutile crystal inclusions that cause a six-pointed-star effect. This gemstone provides its wearer with spiritual
enlightenment and inner peace. Known as the gem of destiny, it can help make your dreams come true. Click here to learn more
about Sapphire and shop for Sapphire Jewelry.
Opal - "Opal" comes from Latin and means "precious stone". They are made of layers of silica that have been deposited making the
stone multicolored. Black Opals are the most precious and have the most fiery colors. Care must be taken so that Opals are in a
protected setting - they can break or shatter if struck. Beliefs associated with the wearing of opal have varied: the early Greeks
claimed that opals gave their owners the powers of prophecy, Romans adored it as a token of hope and purity, Arabs believed it fell
from heaven. During the Medieval period, a change in the color of an opal was believed to indicate if the wearer was in good health.
Tourmaline - A Mineral that can be almost any color, as well as colorless. Some are striated to show bands of different colors in one
stone. Click here to learn more about Tourmaline and shop for Tourmaline Jewelry.
Topaz - Gemstone usually in golden brown to yellow colors. Blue topaz is very rarely natural and is produced by irradiating clear
Citrine - A quartz crystal yellow or orange in color. Citrine is believed to symbolize lightheartedness and joy. In ancient times, people
carried citrine as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. People born in November are especially able to experience the
calmness and hope that the citrine brings. Click here to learn more about Citrine and shop for Citrine Jewelry.
Blue Topaz - A quartz crystal from light to deep blue color. Blue Topaz is favored for its beautiful luster and color. Click here to learn
more about Topaz and shop for Topaz Jewelry
Turquoise - A mineral that has been mined for centuries by civilizations from all over the world. The finest "Robin's Egg Blue" color
turquoise comes from Iran but good samples can also be found in the Southwestern United States. Click here to learn more about
Turquoise and shop for Turquoise Jewelry
Zircon - Zircon is NOT the same material as the artificial gem material Cubic Zirconia (CZ). The natural stone resembles diamonds in
luster and fire and are usually colorless. But Zircons can also be found in colors of browns and greens. Heat treated, the stones can be
made blue or golden colors.
Pisces Birthstones (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Amethyst - Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Jade, Rock Crystal, Sapphire
Aries Birthstones (Mar. 21-Apr. 20) Bloodstone - Diamond
Taurus Birthstones (Apr. 21-May 21) Sapphire - Amber, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Turquoise
Gemini Birthstones (May 22-Jun. 21) Agate - Chrysoprase, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl, White Sapphire
Cancer Birthstone(Jun. 22-Jul. 22) Emerald - Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby
Leo Birthstones (Jul. 23-Aug. 23) Peridot, Onyx - Carnelian, Sardonyx, Golden Topaz, Tourmaline
Virgo Birthstones (Aug. 24-Sep.22) Carnelian - Jade, Jasper, Moss Agate, Blue Sapphire
Libra Birthstones (Sep. 23-Oct. 23) Chrysolite (Peridot) - Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Peridot
Scorpio Birthstones (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Beryl - Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Coral, Obsidian, Topaz
Sagittarius Birthstones (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Topaz - Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
Capricorn Birthstones (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Ruby - Agate, Garnet, Black Onyx
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