GEMSTONES

DISCOVER YOUR SPECIAL BIRTHSTONE

JANUARY: GARNET

January babies, your stone is Garnet. It’s also the gem for a second anniversary. Fiery red garnet gems are the most common, but garnets can also form in vibrant orange and even a rare green.

FEBRUARY: AMETHYST

Amethyst is the purple variety of the quartz mineral. Its purple tone can be a cool blue or a reddish purple that’s been nicknamed raspberry.

MARCH: AQUAMARINE

Beach babes, put yo hands up! March birthstone Aquamarine originated from ‘aqua marina’ in Latin which means ‘water of the sea’. Aquamarine comes in calming blue and green tones that have a beautiful way of interacting with light.

APRIL: DIAMOND

Oh, we can tell you alllll about diamonds. April babies, head on over to our diamond page here. Diamonds are obvs the top pick for engagement rings and are also used to celebrate a decade of love.

MAY: EMERALD

Emerald is the rich green variety of the beryl mineral family and can be found in mid to deep greens. Emerald is one of the few gems where visible inclusions (any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation) are celebrated, so you truly can have a one-of-a-kind piece.

JUNE: PEARL

Pearl is the birthstone for June and the gem of the big 3-0 anniversary. Natural pearls are extremely rare.

JULY: RUBY

Rubies are red, sapphires are blue, rubies are the gems forty years after ‘I do’. Rubies have been a big hit for years and years and years. Fine quality ruby is harder than ever to find and due to the shape of the crystal, rubies are usually cut in oval and cushion shapes. If you get your hands on a large round, square or emerald cut, don’t ever let it go!

AUGUST: PERIDOT

Unlike emeralds which are a deep green, peridots are a bright green gemstone that come in light and mid tones. Its chemical composition has iron and magnesium which can give it an ah-mazing yellowish hue.

Polished Sapphire Gemstone

SEPTEMBER: SAPPHIRE

Ba de ya, say do you remember? Ba de ya, dancing in September… (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves).
Sapphires are for September. You’ll typically find them in blue, but depending on their trace element, some varieties can be yellow, green, orange, pink or purple. Sapphires are known for being a durable, hard gem, so they’re perfect for engagement rings or other jewellery you
never want to take off.

OCTOBER: TOURMALINE

Tourmaline is like the popular kid in gem class. I mean, look at it. It comes in all shapes, sizes and colours like red, pink, green, blue and brown. Fun fact for all the gemstone nerds: traces of iron and titanium bring out the green and blue colours, manganese creates the reds, while pink and yellow tourmalines have radiation to thank for their hues.

NOVEMBER: CITRINE AND TOPAZ

Citrine’s colour comes from traces of iron. We’d say it’s the most popular yellow gemstone and a nice alternative to its pal topaz. Topaz is allochromatic, which is a fancy-pants way of saying that we love it for its imperfections. Its colour is caused by impurity elements or defects in its crystal structure rather than by an element of its basic chemical makeup.

Thanks to that cute hiccup, topaz can be found in a huge variety of colours like pink, red, purple, yellow, brown and blue.

DECEMBER: TANZANITE AND TURQUOISE

Tanzanite is mined in only one area in the world! It comes from the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, hence it’s cool name. Tanzanite is the blue to violet variety of purple and has the magical ability to show different colours if you look at it from different angles.

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