Birthstones

Traditionally, a special stone, a birthstone, has been selected to celebrate each month of the calendar year.  Please click on the months below to view information on each of the months' birthstones.  The birthstones described here are for the stones most commonly accepted in the United States as the birthstone of the month.

If you are interested in purchasing a gem, feel free to e-mail us or call us on our toll free number, 800-659-4367.  We will gladly describe and quote price on a specific gemstone.  Our sales staff and goldsmiths can assist you in designing and constructing a custom piece, and turn your gem into a treasured family heirloom.

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G A R N E T S |::| Mohs' Hardness 7 - 7.5

The garnet family of gems is comprised of a variety of stones which share enough common characteristics so that gemologists group them together as the garnet family.  This family of stones is suitable for a wide variety of jewelry applications, and garnets are durable enough to be worn on an everyday basis.  Garnets are often found in antique jewelry, and they were frequently used in men's rings from the mid-1800's to the current date.

Colors can range from colorless to a near black deep burgundy, and from bright red to deep green.  Rare, green colored demantoid garnets are quite costly, while brownish-red almandine garnets are very affordable.  Garnets are found throughout the world, with significant U.S. deposits in Idaho and North Carolina.