Radiant Gemstones

Garnet, the birthstone for January, is often a deep red stone, but can come in many other colors such as the rich pink of raspberry rhodolite, the orange-brown of hessonite, or the vibrant green of tsavorite.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February, but everyone loves the purple hues of this stone.

Aquamarine is usually a pale blue or blue-green. Our custom-faceted stones are mostly from Nigerian material and demonstrate the very finest colors of this March birthstone.

Silver sapphire and silver topaz are beautiful and affordable alternatives to the traditional April birthstone of diamond.

Emerald is the exquisite deep green birthstone for May, and is one of my favorites.

The birthstones for June are pearl or alexandrite. Natural alexandrite is very difficult to obtain, but see our new Zandrite, described above. We also have rings and earrings featuring pearls.

July's birthstone is ruby, a beautiful deep red. Larger sizes are available by special order.

Peridot is the August birthstone. Its lovely yellowish-green color is subtle but striking. Peridot is also found here in New Mexico.

Blue sapphire is the birthstone for September, but ceylon sapphires from Sri Lanka are available in pink and yellow. Again, larger sizes are available by special order.

October's stone is pink tourmaline. Tourmaline comes in a multitude of other colors, including pink, red,green and blue and is probably my very favorite stone. An alternate birthstone is opal.

For November, we have citrine. This variety of quartz comes in several shades from pale yellow to deep golden (also called Madeira citrine.)

Zircon and blue topaz are the birthstones for December, with blue topaz being available in many more sizes and shapes. It can vary in color from light "sky" blue to a medium "Swiss blue" to a very rich, dark "London blue." We have selections in all these colors.

Chrome diopside is a marvelous deep green gem from Russia. Many people think the color is better than that of emerald.

Tanzanite is a beautiful blue-purple stone from Africa, and one of the hottest sellers on the market.

Spinel comes in colors from pink to red, and is very bright and beautiful.

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