January - Garnet
Garnet comes from the Latin word granatus, meaning grain. Garnet is mostly mined in Southeast Asia, Brazil, and Africa. Occurring in every colour except blue, the garnet is a versatile stone, appropriate for a multitude of applications an occasions. Learn more about Garnet
February - Amethyst
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family, and ranges in colour from light to deep purple. Amethyst is derived from the Greek word emthystos meaning not drunk. The ancient Greeks and Romans made drinking cups out of Amethyst believing that it would prevent intoxication. Learn more about Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, "water of the sea" was named because of its blue or turquoise colour. In the U.S. Aquamarine can be found in Central Colorado, and Wyoming.
April - Diamond
The word Diamond comes from the Greek word adamas, meaning (unbreakable, or unalterable). Diamonds are composed of a single element, and are the purest of all the gemstones. The Diamond is the ultimate symbol of love, and is said to symbolize strength, and enhance relationships. When buying a Diamond one should always consider the 4 Cs: Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat.
June - Pearls
When thinking of the Pearl the colour white usually comes to mind, but you can find pearls in black, gray, blue, yellow cream, lavender and mauve. When purchasing a Pearl you want to consider the surface, luster, colour, and shape. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but there are many of shapes of pearl.
July - Ruby
The word Ruby is from the Latin ruber, meaning red. The ruby is pink-red in colour. The Ruby is is extremely hard, and second only to the diamond in hardness. The ruby is one of the four precious stones, along with sapphire, emerald, and the diamond. Learn more about Ruby
September - Sapphire
Sapphire is from the Greek word sappheiros, meaning blue stone. Although blue is the most well-known colour for sapphires, sapphires are made up of any colour of corundum except for red, which are rubies. Learn more about Sapphire
October - Opal
97% of the world's Opal is from Australia. Opals fluctuate in colour and are often multi-coloured. The most valuable is black.