Birthstones & Zodiac Stones
A GUIDE TO BIRTHSTONES & 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.