Birthstones & Zodiac Stones

 

A GUIDE TO BIRTHSTONES & ZODIAC STONES




Birthstones:


January - Garnet   
LOVE & ENERGY

February - Amethyst
CALM & SERENITY

March - Aquamarine   
LUCK & PROTECTION

April - Diamond (or Rock CrystalPOWER & HEALING

May - Emerald   
INSPIRATION & WISDOM

June - Pearl
LOVE & LUCK

July - Ruby 
ENERGY & PASSION

August - Peridot
CLARITY & WELLBEING

September - Sapphire
LOVE & BALANCE

October - Opal 
LOVE & PEACE
(Alternative is Tourmaline)

November - Topaz
CREATIVITY & CONFIDENCE

December - Turquoise 
LUCK & HAPPINESS
(Alternative is Zircon)


Zodiac Stones:

Aquarius (January 22 - February 18) - Amethyst and Moonstone 

Pisces (February 19 - March 20) - Aquamarine 

Aries (March 21 - April 19) - Diamond 

Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - Emerald 

Gemini (May 21 - June 20) - Rock Crystal 

Cancer (June 21 - July 22) - Pearl 

Leo (July 23 - August 23) - Onyx 

Virgo (August 24 - September 22) - Sapphire

Libra (September 23 - October 23) - Zircon

Scorpio (October 24 - November 21) - Opal 

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) - Topaz 

Capricorn (December 22 - January 21) - Garnet 

Caring for your Gemstones

Gems are among the most durable of nature's creations. With a little care, they will be as beautiful for generations to come as they are today.

Gem Care Tips:
The best way to clean your gemstone jewellery is in a bowl of water with a few drops of ordinary dish detergent. Using an old toothbrush or other soft brush, scrub gently behind the stone where dust and soap can collect. Then just rinse and pat dry with a soft cloth.

A home ultrasonic cleaner should be used with extreme caution. It can be used to clean Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, Amethyst, Citrine, Garnets, Chrysoberyl, and unadorned gold jewellery but it may damage gems like Emerald, Tourmaline, Peridot, Pearls, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, and any gem that has many inclusions. When in doubt, don't use it.

Remove your jewellery before vigorous activities.  Every day household items can ruin your gemstone jewellery. Make sure you don't expose your gems to the chemicals in cleaning products, hair care products, fragrances and cosmetics.