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Turquoise is a semi-precious stone & is greenish-blue in color. The shining sky blue color of the gem
is very popular in artistic jewelry. Turquoise is copper aluminum phosphate & it often has blotches
running through in a vein pattern called as ‘Turquoise Matrix’ which can be brown, light grey or black.
Ruby is the red variety from the family corundum & its beautiful red color can be accredited to the
chrome present in it. Owing to its beauty, bright color & extreme hardness, Ruby commands an
important position in the world of gemstones. It is the birthstone for the month of July &
symbolizes love, passion & self esteem.
All varieties of the corundum family, other than Ruby red, are Sapphires. The Sapphire color
chart comprises of the famous velvety deep blue to pink, yellow, orange, green, purple &
white. It is widely popular due to its beauty, magnificent color, transparency and hardness.
This September birthstone symbolizes harmony, beauty and prosperity.
Tourmalines have the most glorious & incomparable color spectrum offering a wide variety of
colors & multi-toned stones. Due to such extensive variations, it is a favorite of jewelry designers.
It’s excellent wear & tear qualities & hardness makes Tourmaline an easy to
Citrine is a form of quartz with color ranging from yellow to orange to brownish orange. Citrine
assists in mental awakening & increasing flexibility in the body. Citrine is the birthstone for the
month of November & is also know as the thirteenth anniversary gemstone.
Aquamarine is a member of the beryl group of minerals, available from transparent light blue to
slightly greenish-blue color & displays eye clean clarity. Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month
of March & assists in connecting with the ocean of awareness, creativity & youthfulness.
The term Garnet is used for a group of closely related minerals. Garnets can be found in a wide
array of colors like pink, red, purple, yellow, green, etc. Due to the rich color spectrum of Garnets,
they keep pace with changing styles & color trends. It is the birthstone for January & symbolizes
passion & exuberance.
Emerald is a member of the beryl species of minerals & has a vivid green hue attributed to the
amount of chromium in its atomic structure. Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May &
enhances one’s fertility & brilliance. It is also the traditional gemstone for twentieth & thirty-fifth
This member of the quartz family is found in shades of purple ranging from light lavender to deep
purple. A subtle flash of red helps draw attention beyond the conscious mind, to the realm of pure
spiritual knowledge. Amethyst is the birthstone for February & the sixth anniversary gemstone.
Peridot is a transparent gemstone ranging from yellowish green to green in color. The deep colored
variety of Peridot is often used as a substitute for Emeralds. Owing to its resemblance to Emerald
& considerable hardness of the stone it holds a strong position in the jewelry industry. Peridot is
the birthstone for August.
It is brown transparent quartz that is sometimes used for its unusual faceted cuts. The commercial
market is limited, because there is a rather limited demand for brown gemstones. This variety was
sometimes known as Smoky Topaz in the past, though the term is incorrect & misleading.
Topaz is fluorine aluminum silicate occurring in yellow, yellow-brown, honey-yellow, flax, brown,
green, blue, light blue, red & pink, or even colorless at times. Topaz is very commonly used in
jewelry designing. Blue Topaz is the birthstone for December & stands for love & success.