Category Archives: Birthstone

February and the Amethyst….

Amethyst; the birthstone of February and the gemstone associated with the 6th wedding anniversary, it occurs in hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple and it is the most valued of the quartz family.

Goshwara 18K yellow gold ring with an emerald-cut Amethyst. 

Fun Myth: amethyst is believed to prevent intoxication—amethystos means “not drunk” in ancient Greek.

Topaz….

Topaz the other birthstone for the month of November, the Greeks believed it had power to increase strength and to make its wearer invisible while the Romans believed it had power to improve eyesight. The Egyptians wore it as an amulet to protect them from injury

18K white gold emerald-cut blue topaz earrings. 

Opals….

Opals the birthstone of October, belongs to the semi precious group of gemstones they are most commonly found in ‘white,’ however within these white opals there is a rainbow-like iridescence which changes the colors that appear in the stone depending on angle. 

De Grisogono 18K pink gold ring with pink opals and diamonds. 

Sapphire….

Sapphires the birthstone of September, belongs to that precious group of gemstones, the special club, where only four was invited! 

Emerald cut sapphire set in a white gold ring. 

Fun myth: Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.

Fun fact: Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world, sapphires score a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness.