Know your Stone


March’s unique and stunning birthstone can be a gift for anyone Aquamarine is a beautiful stone whose name comes from the Latin word ‘seawater’, what’s a better gift to someone who loves the ocean! This gemstone varies in colour from blue to blue-green and is a member of the beryl family. As Aquamarine is quite transparent in colour, such colours do vary depending on the cut. This gemstone was first used to calm waves and keep sailors safe out at sea, and it is now considered to be the best physical healing gemstone. Aquamarine has also been used as an apparatus to welcome wellness into every inch of the body. Historically, it has been said to be a talisman to bring fearlessness, good luck and the best protection to anyone who owns it.


February’s birthstone is the most popular gemstone, with its capturing violet variety of quartz. The Amethyst has been used as a personal endowment for over 2000 years, not surprising with how special and remarkable this gemstone is! It is also considered to be one of the most powerful gemstones of them all, helping relieve pain, stress and discomfort. The colours of the Amethyst range from light lilac to deep violet, and can even be seen as a more reddish-purple, depending on the saturation and cut. Its royal hues and vibrant colours are what has given it the popular nature it has become today.


The Diamond is a classy gemstone that is the most famed gemstone of them all.
No gemstone can compare with the classic Diamond, with the alluring and sophisticated look that makes it one of the most treasured gems of all time. Diamonds are thought to be colourless and flawless, when factually the Diamond can vary in colours from off-white to green and even black diamonds, too. The most common and most popular colour for the Diamond is colourless, but usually, there are faint yellow tints within the Diamond itself. This is perfectly normal! Each Diamond is special and unique, just like you. The Diamonds are assessed on the 4 C’s: colour, clarity, cut and carat.


The eye-capturing Emerald is May’s birthstone and is traditionally gifted on the 55th wedding anniversary! This gemstone varies in colour from light green to a darker, slightly more blue-green. It is a member of the beryl family, just like Aquamarine, and is highly valued. There have been fascinations with the Emerald gemstone in many cultures for over six thousand years. Over time, this gemstone has been thought of as a symbol of love and truth. Those who behold the Emerald gemstone are believed to benefit from it, becoming more knowledgeable, having good health, becoming wealthy and more creative.


This stunning red gemstone is the ideal gift to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. Rubies are thought to be a symbol of love and raw emotion, making them the perfect Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift! It is July’s birthstone and one of the most popular gemstones for those in love and for those in power. The reason for its popularity is because the varying tones of the Ruby can symbolise power, health and love. These tones can vary from deep red to light pink. It is thought to promote health, power and wealth, and is considered to be the gemstone that holds the most emotion. The Ruby, much like the Diamond, is valued on the 4 C’s: colour, clarity, cut and carat. It is also assessed on the hue, saturation and tone.


Tanzanite’s striking colours is what sets it apart from others! Tanzanite is part of the zoisite family but stands out from the rest because of its unique trichroic. This means that in its rough form, it radiates colours from red, blue and violet. Tanzanite can be found in only one place on earth, near Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and it got its name from the country in which it is found. Tanzanite is incredibly strong and is linked to various mystical and positive attributes, such as
turning negative thoughts into positive ones. It is also thought to bring awareness between how one is living and how one should be living to whoever wears it.


Opal is derived from the Sanskrit word Upala, which means ‘precious stone’. Perfect for someone precious! Opal is the birthstone for those born in October and is traditionally given on the 14th wedding anniversary. This gemstone is thought to regulate and balance your body’s emotions, bring good health and bring a deep feeling of joy. This gemstone is known for the remarkable shift kaleidoscope of colours it portrays when shown in the light. Because of this, an Opal can be found in a multitude of colours. They are also an amorphous form of silica, which is similar to quartz but has a higher amount of water, somewhere between 3% and 21%.


Discover more about the beauty of the Pink Sapphire. The catching colours of the Pink Sapphire can come with violet, orange, and light pink undertones. These beautiful gemstones are members of the corundum family. It contains chromium that helps determine the colour and hue of the gemstone. The vibrant colours of the Pink Sapphire have become a popular engagement symbol. Before the 1990s, when more Sapphires were discovered in Madagascar, this gemstone was considered to be a rarity. Now, the Pink Sapphire gemstone is still quite rare even though it can be found widely around the world.