A gift of garnet is thought to be symbolic of love and the desire for a loved one's safe travel and speedy homecoming. It is January's birthstone.
The gift of Amethyst is symbolic of protection and the power to overcome difficulty. It is said to strengthen the bond in a love relationship, so it is an ideal anniversary or engagement gem.
A gift of aquamarine symbolizes both safety and security, especially within long standing relationships. Some people even say that the Aquamarine reawakens love in a tired marriage, so if you want to bring back that spark in your partner's eyes, you might consider this gem as an anniversary gift!
Diamonds are not only a girl's bestfriend, but also the April birthstone.
The Emerald is a member of the beryl family of minerals. The green crystals grow slowly within metamorphic rocks and are restricted in size by the rock, making large Emeralds rare and costly. Emerald is the May birthstone.
The pearl is the oldest known gem. Unlike all gems, the pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature - oysters and mollusks. Pearl is the June birthstone.
Rubies were once laid beneath the foundation of buildings to secure good fortune to the structure. Today, ruby's and pink sapphire's are the July birthstone.
Two birthstones are available for August birthdays: Peridot and Sardonyx. Peridot. Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year.
The September birthstone, blue sapphire - these gemstones are prominent among the British Crown Jewels, and Prince Charles chose this as the engagement stone for his fiancé, Princess Diana.
The Opal derives its name from the Latin word "opalus", meaning precious jewel. It is the October birthstone.
The name Citrine comes from an old French word, "citrin", meaning lemon. A gift of Citrine is symbolic for hope and strength. Citrine is the November birthstone.
A gift of Blue Topaz is symbolic of love and fidelity. Blue Topaz is the December birthstone and is the official gemstone for the State of Texas.