Lovely Gems for Your Loved Ones
| ||Amethyst |
This pale purple crystalline quartz symbolizes celibacy and piety in both eastern and western cultures.
| ||Coral |
These stones, occurring in pink, white or red, are cut and polished from the coral marine animal, which forms skeletal reefs in ocean waters. They're typically fashioned into beads, broaches and cameos.
| ||Red Jasper |
This opaque from of chalcedony quartz grows in reddish-colored bands resembling a desert landscape.
| ||Aquamarine |
Occurring from the same mineral family as the emerald, the stone has a pale blue color.
| ||Garnet |
Found in all colors but blue, these gems have long been associated with both protective and destructive warriors.
| ||Ruby |
One of the most durable of gems, the ruby's deep red color has made it a symbol of strong passion.
| ||Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye |
Occurring in translucent honey brown or apple green, this gem bears a striking resemblance to the eye of a cat.
| ||Jade |
This popular gem occurs in a variety of colors and patterns, although the vivid, emerald-green colors, known as "Imperial Jade," are the rarest and most valuable.
| ||Sapphire |
Occurring in a variety of colors, this hard stone is linked with celestial forces and also considered a symbol for peace and
| ||Chrysoprase |
A bright green chalcedony quartz resembling jadeite, this gem is often used in carvings and cut into cabochons.
| ||Moonstone |
Indian lore holds that this silvery, milky gem arouses the passion of lovers. More rare are the dusky blue-sheen stones.
| ||Spinel |
Occurring mainly in a deep red, this gem has often been confused with the ruby throughout history. Blue is the rarest shade, and is known as "cobalt spinal."
| ||Topaz/Citrine |
This variety of crystalline quartz occurs in a pleasant, sunny yellow color.
| ||Onyx |
A variety of chalcedony quartz, it comes in numerous colors and is often carved into cameos or polished into beads.
| ||Turquoise |
A turquoise color variety of crystalline quartz, this smooth, solid-color stone is often polished into beads and carved into cameos.
| ||Diamond |
Cut from crystallized carbon, the hardest substance in nature, it has most recently been associated with love. But in ancient times, it symbolized purity and fearlessness.
| ||Opal |
Inspiration for the word "opalescence" stemmed from this stone's iridescent play of color. It is the most dramatically varied of all gemstones.
| ||Tourmaline |
Known as the "muse's stone," this gem, occurring in all colors of the rainbow and everything in between, is said to stimulate the imagination.
| ||Emerald |
This precious stone occurs in a brilliant grassy green and is one of the most beloved of gems. It has long been considered a symbol of renewal.
| ||Peridot |
This lovely lime green stone is often confused with emerald. It is clearer, but not as hard.
| ||Zircon |
This fiery gem can be colorless, yellow, cognac brown, red, green or blue. In ancient times it was believed to have curative powers.
Birthstones by Month
Certain stones can bring you good luck according to your month of birth.
|January ||Garnet ||February ||Amethyst |
|March ||Red Jasper, Blood Stone ||April ||Diamond, Sapphire |
|May ||Emerald, Jade, Green Tourmaline ||June ||Emerald, Pearl, Moonstone |
|July ||Turquoise, Onyx, Ruby ||August ||Peridot, Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye |
|September ||Chrysoprase, Sapphire ||October ||Opal, Aquamarine |
|November ||Topaz, Yellow Sapphire, Citrine, Yellow Zircon ||December ||Ruby, Turguoise |
Birthstones by Thai Year Horoscope
These stones correspond with the year of the Thai Horoscope.
|The Rat ||Garnet ||The Cow ||Moonstone |
|The Tiger ||Blue Zircon ||The Rabbit ||Emerald |
|The Big Snake ||Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye ||The Snake ||Diamond |
|The Horse ||Blue Sapphire, Onyx ||The Goat ||Moonstone |
|The Monkey ||Yellow Sapphire ||The Hen ||Garnet |
|The Dog ||Emerald ||The Pig ||Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye |
Birthstones by Zodiac Horoscope
Wear these stones for good luck based on the international zodiac of your birth.
|Aries (21 Mar-19Apr) ||Blood Stone, Diamond ||Taurus (20 Apr-20 May) ||Sapphire, Emerald |
|Gemini (21 May-21 Jun) ||Chrysoprose, Pearl, Moonstone ||Cancer (22 Jun-22 July) ||Emerald, Moonstone, Ruby, Spinel |
|Leo (23 July-22 Aug) ||Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye, Peridot ||Virgo (23 Aug-22 Sept) ||Blue Sapphire, Green Sapphire |
|Libra (23 Sept-22 Oct) ||Opal, Red Tourmaline ||Jade Scorpio (23 Oct-21 Nov) ||Aquamarine, Blue Zircon |
|Sagittarius (22 Nov-21 Dec) ||Topaz, Turquoise ||Capricorn (22 Dec-19 Jan) ||Ruby, Garnet |
|Aquarius (20 Jan-18 Feb) ||Garnet, Zircon, Amethyst ||Pisces (19 Feb-20 Mar) ||Amethyst, Aquamarine |
Stones for Days of the Week
If you're the type that must wear a different gem each day, make sure you follow this weekly schedule for good luck!
|Sunday ||Ruby ||Monday ||Moonstone |
|Tuesday ||Coral ||Wednesday ||Emerald |
|Thursday ||Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye ||Friday ||Diamond |
|Saturday ||Blue Sapphire, Black Pearl ||