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Lovely Gems for Your Loved Ones

Amethyst Amethyst
This pale purple crystalline quartz symbolizes celibacy and piety in both eastern and western cultures.
Coral 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 Red Jasper
This opaque from of chalcedony quartz grows in reddish-colored bands resembling a desert landscape.
Aquamarine Aquamarine
Occurring from the same mineral family as the emerald, the stone has a pale blue color.
Garnet Garnet
Found in all colors but blue, these gems have long been associated with both protective and destructive warriors.
Ruby 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 Eys 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 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 Sapphire
Occurring in a variety of colors, this hard stone is linked with celestial forces and also considered a symbol for peace and
Chrysoprase Chrysoprase
A bright green chalcedony quartz resembling jadeite, this gem is often used in carvings and cut into cabochons.
Moonstone Moonstone
Indian lore holds that this silvery, milky gem arouses the passion of lovers. More rare are the dusky blue-sheen stones.
Spinel 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 Topaz/Citrine
This variety of crystalline quartz occurs in a pleasant, sunny yellow color.
Onyx Onyx
A variety of chalcedony quartz, it comes in numerous colors and is often carved into cameos or polished into beads.
Turquoise Turquoise
A turquoise color variety of crystalline quartz, this smooth, solid-color stone is often polished into beads and carved into cameos.
Diamond 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 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 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 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 Peridot
This lovely lime green stone is often confused with emerald. It is clearer, but not as hard.
Zircon 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

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