January - Garnet
Garnet comes from the Latin word granatus, meaning grain. Garnet is mostly mined in Southeast Asia, Brazil, and Africa. Occurring in every color 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 color 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 color. 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, Color, Clarity and Carat.
June - Pearls
When thinking of the Pearl, the color 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, color 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 word ruber, meaning red. The ruby is pink-red in color. The Ruby 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 diamond. Learn more about Ruby
September - Sapphire
Sapphire is from the Greek word sappheiros, meaning blue stone. Although blue is the most well-known color for sapphires, sapphires are made up of any color of corundum except for red, which are rubies. Learn more about Sapphire
October - Opal
97 percent of the world's Opal is from Australia. Opals fluctuate in color and are often multi-colored. The most valuable is black.