tourmaline gemstone of the month blog post by peacock & lime

birthstones of the month – October, November & December

What’s October’s Birthstone? – Tourmaline or Opal What’s Tourmaline’s meaning? – Healing Color – Multi color often with pink and green or multi-color “Tourmaline is the technicolored dream coat of gems, there isn’t another stone with a greater range of colors found in nature. Because no two tourmaline’s look alike, they were mistaken for other gems until the 1800’s when they were reclassified as a … Continue reading birthstones of the month – October, November & December

ruby - gemstone of the month blog post by peacock & lime

birthstones of the month – July, August & September

What’s July’s Birthstone? – Ruby What’s Ruby’s meaning – Vitality Color – Red “Rubies are a special form of the mineral corundum that would be considered a sapphire if it weren’t for their characteristic dark red color. This red color comes from the chromium present in the ruby. Rubies with an insufficient amount of chromium are labelled ‘pink sapphires’ and aren’t allowed to play in … Continue reading birthstones of the month – July, August & September

quartz - gemstone of the month blog post by peacock & lime

birthstones of the month – April, May & June

What’s April’s Birthstone? – Quartz What’s Quartz’s meaning? – Strength Color – Clear “Quartz is the second most common family of gemstones on the planet and are found in a variety of colors due to impurities (similar to the Beryl family). Quartz’s natural color is clear. Quartz is found all over the world in every kind of rock formation. Frequently they can be found inside … Continue reading birthstones of the month – April, May & June

garnet - gemstone of the month blog post by peacock & lime

birthstones of the month – January, February & March

What’s January’s Birthstone – Garnet What’s the meaning of garnets? – Protection Color: Dark Red  “Red garnets were the most popular gemstone in the later years of the Roman Empire. The word ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin word for seedlike, ‘granatus.’ This was a reference to their similar appearance to pomegranate seeds. Another characteristic of garnets is their high refractive index which gives onlookers the … Continue reading birthstones of the month – January, February & March

monthly birthstones blog post by peacock and lime

birthstone meanings

What is a birthstone? “Birthstones are gems that are associated with a birth month, each stone has a unique meaning and significance. Like horoscope signs, when you ask someone “what is your birthstone?” they almost always know the answer. Today you’ll commonly see birthstones in jewelry pieces, like necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings as reminders to celebrate your birth month all year long.” ~ uncommongoods.com … Continue reading birthstone meanings