Iolite is originated from the Greek word “ios,” or violet. Iolite at its best is a rich, violet-blue coloured stone.
Apatite is actually the mineral that makes up the teeth and bones of all vertebrate animals. The name comes from the Greek word apate, which means, "to deceive." Apatite was often confused, therefore "deceiving" many, with some of the more valuable gems such as tourmaline, olivine, peridot, topaz and beryl.
The three birthstones associated with December are Turquoise, Zircon, and Tanzanit.
Two gems are appropriate for November birthdays - Topaz and Citrine.
October is another month with two birthstone choices – Tourmaline and Opal.
Since medieval times, sapphire has been associated with the majesty and tranquility of the heavens.
Shimmering, pale green peridot, often called the evening emerald, is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression.
There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday.
June counts three gems as birthstones, pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone.
As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
Adopted from the Greek work "adamas," meaning invincible, diamonds come in a wide range of colors such as black, blue, green, pink, red, purple, orange and yellow.
The two birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone.
Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.
Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.