Rainbow Moonstone – June Birthstone

Rainbow Moonstone is June’s birthstone. The most common moonstone comes from the mineral adularia, named for an early mining site. The finest classical moonstones, colorlessly transparent with a blue shimmer, come from Sri Lanka. Since these sources of high-quality blue moonstones have essentially been mined out, prices have risen sharply. The finest moonstones show a … Read more

Blue Topaz – December Birthstones

December’s birthstones offer three ways to fight the winter blues: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise – all of them, appropriately, best known for beautiful shades of blue Tanzanite and zircon are also considered December birthstones. Zircon is commonly heat treated to produce blue and colorless varieties, as well as orange, yellow and red. Browse our assortment … Read more

Opal and Tourmaline October Birthstones

Opal and Tourmaline are both some of the most beautiful and untraditional of all gemstones. opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opal us, meaning “precious jewel.”  Precious opal can flash a number of colors such as bright yellow, orange, green, blue, red or purple. Opal has always been associated with love … Read more

September Birthstone – Blue Sapphire

Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue color but is present in almost every color including pink, yellow and green. The Zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra include six additional stones:citrine, carnelian, jade, jasper, opal, and lapis lazuli. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom