garnet

Garnet | January Birthstone

January’s birthstone is the beautiful Garnet. Overview The name ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin word ‘Granatus’ meaning seedlike, in reference to a pomegranate.  Small garnets are said to look like the bright red seeds you find inside the fruit.  Red garnets have a long history but these days you can choose from a rich palette…

Emerald

Emeralds – The Birthstone of May

While green may not be everyone’s favourite colour, you can’t deny the alluring hue of the Emerald. They are truly in a class of their own, and this month’s birthstone.  It has consistently surpassed other green gems like Peridot and Tourmaline to become one of the most sought-after gemstones on the market with its lush…

Amethyst

Amethyst is one of my favourite gemstones, not only is it Roseanna’s birthstone but it is also my daughter’s. From pale lilac to rich deep purple, February’s birthstone is associated with balance, sincerity, inner strength and a calm disposition.  It’s thought by some that wearing your birthstone can be good luck for the bearer and…