This month concludes the list of gemstones we love. At the risk of sounding monotonous — we stand by our view that all gemstones share the one commonality of being absolutely gorgeous! So without further ado, let’s hop right in to our remaining five stones.
What kind of gem enthusiasts would be if the ruby was not on our list of faves. For many years this stone has been treated as the queen of all gems. The ruby, also known as the July birthstone, represents passion, courage and love and is believed to bring good fortune to whoever chooses to wear it.
This September birthstone represents honesty, loyalty, purity and trust, making it a common choice for engagement rings. Most people immediately envision a jolting shade of blue when hearing the word Sapphire, and perhaps it is because its literal Greek to English translation is blue. The more pure the color blue, the greater the price of the stone. What many people do not know is that sapphires come in almost every color of the rainbow: orange, yellow, pink, peach, violet and, of course, blue.
In ancient Egypt and Rome this golden-hued gemstone was known for it’s protective and healing powers. It was believed that the Sun God was perpetually giving it powers. While topaz is best known for it’s orange and pink undertones, the stone has been seen in shades of yellow, brown, green, red, blue and sometimes without any color at all.
This October birthstone is available in an endless amount of color combinations, and is sure to fit your color expectations. Tourmaline means “mixed stone”, and with its display of pink, red, magenta, peach, yellow, mint, green, blue and violet, it sure does live up to its name.
Turquoise is an opaque blue-green gem that once adorned the necks of Egyptian Pharaohs and Native Americans. The stone has been credited to have healing powers and all-around protection from evil. Turquoise is one of the oldest known decorative stones and its popularity continues to grow throughout the world.
This completes our three-part Index of Stones. We hope you’ve all enjoyed learning about our fifteen favorite gemstones of all time. Like always, contact us to discuss anything jewelry/gemstone related. We absolutely love seeing our customers jewelry dreams come true, so don’t hesitate to call!