Gemstone Guide

Jewellery design AGATE

AGATE
No gemstone is more creatively colored and striped by nature than Agate.

Jewellery Designer Alexandrite

ALEXANDRITE
This beautiful gemstone is very rare and hardly ever used in modern jewellery its surprising ability to change its colour. Green or bluish-green in daylight, alexandrite turns a soft shade of red, purplish-red or raspberry red in incandescent light. This unique optical characteristic makes it one of the most valuable gemstones of all, especially in fine qualities.

AMAZONITE
Named after the amazon river this beautiful gem is Believed to bring prosperity to new businesses when hung over a doorway

AMETHYST
"Amethyst is a beautiful stone that is in the quartz family. Amethyst is the most precious quartz mineral and comes in a few distinct colors including violet, purple, rose, lavender and mauve. When it comes to value, the most valuable color is that of a deep purple with tinges of violet. There are many gemstones that are similar in consistency to Amethyst, one of them is Citrine. Citrine is Amethyst that is heated; it turns yellow orange in color. February 6th


AMBER

AMBER It is said to help draw sickness from the body and negativity from the emotional energy. For this reason, some say amber brings good luck

AQUAMARINE
From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. MARCH

AVENTURINE

You should never buy a lottery ticket without an aventurine in your left pocket. Lady Luck will be in your left pocket. This is the stone of opportunity. Aventurine is known as the stone of chance or luck. If you gamble or play the lotto, keep this stone in your left pocket.

CARNELIAN
Ancient Egyptians carried carnelian on their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality


CHRYSOPRASE
Chrysoprase is said to be the favorite gemstone of Alexander the Great.

CITRINE
Citrine is a happy stone. It can bring happiness to the person who carries or wears it. Because of its removal of negative energy and its own bring positivity, it can relieve depression, self-doubt, anger, and irrational mood swings.
NOVEMBER



CORAL

Once thought to be a plant, coral has been called the "garden of the sea".

DIAMOND

Composed of pure carbon. It is the hardest naturally occurring substance known; it is also the most popular gemstone. 

APRIL



EMERALD

Lucky for love, give your lover an emerald to stay faithful.
MAY


GARNET

The passion stone', garnet is available in every colour but blue
JANUARY



HEMATITE

Beneficial to wear when working around computers, it is thought to protect against unionized radiation



IOLITE

Pleochroism is very pronounced in iolite and is seen as three different color shades in the same stone. In the viewing an iolite stone, the colors violet blue, yellow gray and a light blue can be seen.



JADEITE

Known to the native Indians as chalchihuitil, it was regarded as more precious than gold

KUNZITE

Named after G.F Kunz, the American gemmologist who first described it in detail in 1902


KYANITE

The name Kyanite is derived from the Greek word Kyanos meaning blue, and the most popular varieties display the most intense cornflower blues that appear to be almost like sapphire, as well as the greenish blues that are reminiscent of the aquamarine.


LABRADORITE

Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It is extremely useful in the reduction of depression as well as stress. It is used to halt obsessive thoughts, and relieves despondency, as well as overcomes insomnia.


LAPIS LAZULI

Called the 'stone of rulers,' in some ancient kingdoms, lapis was forbidden to commoners, and worn only by royalty


MILKY QUARTZ

Considered to be an energy balancer


MOONSTONE

Moonstone owes its name to the white, almost magical shimmer that resembles moonshine


MORGANITE

Morganite was named in honor of the legendary financier and gem collector, J.P. Morgan


MOTHER OF PEARL

Around one in 10,000 oysters collected for mother-of-pearl contains a natural pearl


ONYX

In India, it is thought to help concentration levels in absentminded people and calm a chaotic life


OPAL

Precious opal displays rainbow-like hues that change with the angle of observation, especially in rounded cabochon
OCTOBER


PADPARADSCHA

Padparadscha derives  its  name  from the Sinhalese word “padmaradschen”, which is the name of the colour used to describe the Sri  Lankan lotus flower.

PEARL
Cartier's 5th Avenue store was bought in 1917 with $100 and a two-strand natural pearl necklace
JUNE


PRIDOT

Peridot is one of the few gemstones, which exist only in one color.
AUGUST


PREHNITE

Prehnite is said to encourages composure, forgiveness and acceptance and is excellent for meditation. Some people also believe that prehnite helps sufferers of claustrophobia.


ROSE QUARTZ

Ranging in colour from peach to milky pink to clear rose, this soft beautiful colour is completely unique


RUBGY

Ruby is one of the most expensive gems, large rubies being rarer than comparable diamonds. Many rubies are an essential part of royal insignia and other famous jewelry.
JULY


RHODOLITE

Part of the garnet family, Rhodolite is a beautiful mix of purple and red


SAPPHIRE

Sapphires contribute to mental clarity and perception. They can also promote financial rewards.
SEPTEMBER


SMOKY QUARTZ

One of the few brown gemstones to be used in jewellery


SPINEL

Until recently, spinel was an underappreciated gem with little consumer recognition. Increasing demand for ruby alternatives rekindled appreciation for spinel’s rich red color and history.


SUGILITE

Sugilite was named for its discoverer, Professor Ken-ichi Sugi, a Japanese petrologist. He first discovered tiny crystals of the mineral in 1944


TANZANITE

Found in just one place on earth, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery. This blue variety of zoisite was named for Tanzania, the country where it was found,


TIGERS EYE

Exhibits a stunning changeable silky luster as light is reflected within thin parallel fibrous bands


TOPAZ
Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
DECEMBER


TOURMALINE

As a gemstone, the tourmaline surpass all others with its range of colour

TURQUOISE
One of the oldest protection amulets, it is thought to provide strength and peace


ZIRCON

Many scholars think the stone’s name comes from the Arabic word zarkun, meaning “cinnabar” or “vermilion.” Others believe the source is the Persian word zargun, or “gold colored.” Considering zircon’s color range, either derivation seems possible.