January – Garnet
- Garnet gemstones are regarded as the stone of passionate devotion; toward family, friends, the self and purpose in life. Garnet is believed to stimulate the senses, increase vitality and stamina, as well as attract good luck in business ventures. Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones of almost every colour.
- Garnet rates at 6.5-7.5 on the MOHs hardness scale.
- It is majorly sourced in Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.
February – Amethyst
- Amethyst is known to calm emotions, encourage clarity of thought, and assist in attaining wisdom. It has long been regarded as useful for combating addictions and is thought to ease obsessive-compulsive behaviour.
- Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz, it can be a cool purple, blueish or even reddish purple.
- It rates at a 7 on the MOHs hardness scale.
- Can be majorly sources in Brazil, United States, Uruguay, and Zambia.
March – Aquamarine
- Aquamarine is associated with courage and the release of anxiety and fear. Many believe that it prevents seasickness, gives insight, and promotes mental clarity.
- Aquamarine is the light green blue to blue variety of the mineral beryl. It is generally light to medium in tone.
- It rates at a 7.5-8 on the MOHs hardness scale.
- Can be majorly sources in Brazil, Pakistan, United States, Uruguay, and Zambia.
April – Diamond
- Diamonds are believed to absorb and amplify the thoughts of its user. The ancients also used diamond for detoxification as it is said to protect from poison. Although many people think of gem quality diamonds as colourless, many diamonds used in jewellery are nearly colourless with tints of yellow.
- Fancy diamonds can come in a variety of colours such as red, pink, blue, and green.
- Diamonds rate at a 10 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- Are majorly sourced in Angola, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Lesotho, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
May – Emerald
- Emerald is a traditional stone, and it is stated that emerald aids fertility, improves eyesight, encourages balance and patience, and gives the wearer psychic powers. It is also believed to lift depression and relieve insomnia.
- Emerald is a green to bluish green variety of the mineral beryl, coloured by the trace elements of chromium and vanadium.
- It rates at a 7.5-8 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- Is majorly sourced in Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
June – Alexandrite
- Alexandrite helps you develop your own source of joy within yourself. It facilitates an awareness of the beauty of every moment, and your power to choose and make the most of your life.
- Alexandrite is a member of the chrysoberyl family of stone, some of the rarest stones on earth.
- Alexandrite ranks 8.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
- Can be majorly sourced in Brazil, Sri Lanka, and East Africa.
June – Pearl
- Pearls represent wisdom gained through experience. The gems of the sea are believed to offer protection to the wearer, as well as attract good luck and wealth. Moreover, pearls speak of the wearer's purity and integrity.
- Pearl bodycolour varies by the type of mollusk it is formed in. Although white pearls are the most traditional, other colours are very popular. The main bodycolour of a pearl is often modified by additional colours called overtones, which are typically pink, green, purple, or blue.
- Pearls rate at a 2.5-3 on MOHs scale of hardness.
- Can be majorly sourced in Australia, China, French Polynesia, Gulf of Mannar, Indonesia, Japan, Panama, Persian Gulf, Philippines, United States, and Venezuela.
July – Ruby
- Ruby is a stone of divine creativity. It boosts your energy levels and promotes high self-esteem, intuition, and spiritual wisdom. Ruby is a symbol of good fortune, pure love, and loyalty.
- It’s colour is caused by traces of chromium and is available in rich-to-dark to orangy purplish red.
- It rates a 9 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- Can be majorly sourced in Afghanistan, Greenland, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam.
August – Peridot
- Known as the stone of compassion, peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep, and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. It has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity; it also brings delight and good cheer.
- Peridot's colour ranges from yellowish green to greenish yellow.
- It rates at a 6.5-7 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- Can be majorly sourced in China, Egypt, Finland, Myanmar, Pakistan, Tanzania, United States, and Vietnam.
September – Sapphire
- The sapphire has been used for centuries, most commonly to provide mental acuity and to promote good health.
- The rich hues of blue sapphire are universally known but fancy sapphires come in many colours, including pink, yellow, purple, colourless, black, green and the rare pinkish-orange sapphire referred to as Padparadscha. Nevertheless, the most preferred and most valuable sapphires are deep colour saturations known in the trade as “Royal Blue” and the soft velvety blue called “Cornflower Blue”.
- Sapphire falls under the corundum mineral family.
- Rates at a 9 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- It is majorly sourced out of Australia, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Kashmir, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United States, and Vietnam.
October – Tourmaline
- Known as The Grounding Stone, Tourmaline Crystal is a strongly protective stone, balancing the bridge between mind and body. Tourmaline also grounds energy, making it ideal for healing and meditating.
- Tourmaline’s wide range of colours vary in intensity and tone. The most popular and expensive tourmalines are the green to violet colours that are often called “electric” or “neon” by the trade.
- Tourmaline is rated 7-7.5 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- Lies within the tourmaline mineral group. It is majorly sourced in Afghanistan, Brazil, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
November – Topaz
- Topaz is believed to warm the body, speed the healing of broken bones, ease the pain and swelling of arthritis and rheumatism, improve one’s eyesight, and calm nerves. It also has many other benefits and was used by ancient Egyptians and Romans for its healing properties.
- This gemstone features a variety of colours, ranging from colourless, light blue, yellow, orange, pink, violet and brown. Imperfections at the atomic level in topaz crystal structure can cause yellow, brown, and blue colours.
- Topaz falls under the topaz mineral family.
- Rates an 8 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- Is majorly sourced in Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
December – Tanzanite
- Tanzanite is known as a stone of soul transformation. It also represents the transmutation of desires into reality, making it popular for those who embrace the Law of Attraction. It also holds psychic powers and reflects one’s ability to develop their powers of perception and intuition.
- Tanzanite is the blue to bluish purple variety of the mineral zoisite. The most popular is a pure blue colour, like the fine sapphire or an intense violet blue.
- Tanzanite falls under the zoisite mineral family.
- Rates at a 6-7 on the MOHs scale of hardness.
- It is majorly sourced in Tanzania.
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