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The Most Popular Birthstones

Gemstones are one of the most beautiful and attractive stones, but they also  carry a lot of history.  Some of them are believed to have special powers, while others are believed to have special value - usually because of someone who was seen wearing them.  Gemstones are also distinguished because unlike other stones, they are usually quite colorful!  They can come in almost every single color of the rainbow, ranging from reds and oranges to greens and blues, and every color in between.

If you want to purchase a gemstone for someone's birthday or want to purchase one for a holiday such as Christmas, you need to know the proper birth month associated with the gemstone.  Below, you will see the most popular birthstones and a little history behind these precious stones.


The official precious gemstone for January is the Garnet.  When a lot of people think of a garnet, they automatically think of the African Tsavorite or Russian Demantoid which have a very vibrant green to them.  But garnets come in other colors as well such as deep red, orange and even brown.


Amethysts are precious stones that Ancient Greeks and Romans believed to ward off the powers of Bacchus.  The wearer of this gem was supposed to keep them clear-headed.  While the amethyst has many legends, it's also used in many religious cultures.  The Amethyst is one of the best precious gemstones because it comes in different shapes and sizes - which allows it to meet the price point of anyone looking to own or purchase one.  


When you first glance at the Aquamarine gem you will think of one thing; water.  Which makes sense considering  Pisces have birthdays in March, and Pisces is a water sign!  For centuries the Aquamarine has symbolized health, youthfulness, and hope.  Since this gemstone signifies both the sky and water, it's said to bring eternal life to the owner.


The emerald gemstone has many different symbols, such as love and rebirth.  But, it is also said that this is the gem of Venus which means it aids in fertility.  Cleopatra was known for wearing emeralds.  


When people think of Sapphires they mostly think of the  blue sapphires.  But, these precious stones come in every color you can imagine; pinks, yellows, reds, even purples.  Sapphires symbolize honesty, loyalty, and trust. Today, they are one of the most popular precious stones around.


December has three birthstones; Zircon, Turquoise, and Tanzanite.  

Tanzanite's, for example, are precious stones, so precious that its considered to be incredibly rare and can only be found in one specific place on earth - at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro! 

Zircon, not to be confused with Zirconia, looks very much like Aquamarine in that it has a soothing blue tone to it.  But, unlike Aquamarine, Zircon comes in other colors besides blue, such as yellows, reds, greens, and oranges. 

Turquoise is known for being one of the oldest gems.  Its popularity has spanned centuries across the globe.  While Egyptians loved to wear emeralds, they also adorned themselves with Turquoise as well.  Native Americans are also known to have worn Turquoise.  While this stone tends to be blue in color, its nothing compared to the Zircon.  It has an almost robin's egg blue tone to it and according to legend, it promotes the wearers status in terms of popularity and wealth. 

If you are interested in purchasing precious stones for yourself or as a gift to someone else or you want to sell your jewelry, you can do so by visiting Ralph Mueller & Associates or call 480.949.9229