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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Z I R C O N |::| Mohs' Hardness 6.5 to 7.5

Zircon is one of the most brilliant of all colored gems.  Colorless zircon was commonly used as an early diamond substitute, and zircon in all of its assorted natural colors has been used in jewelry since early times.

The natural colors of the stone are honey yellow, orange, red, and various shades of green and blue.  Less desired brownish colors are often heated to turn them colorless or blue, with some of these shades possibly reverting back to their natural color if exposed to strong UV light.

The stone is somewhat brittle, and the girdle edges of the stone are easily damaged.  Despite these drawbacks, zircon is a beautiful, brilliant gem, and makes wonderful jewelry.  Deposits of the stone are primarily in southern Asia