GARNET - JANUARY
Garnet is the birthstone for January and it has a deep red colour. Garnet is said to be useful in attracting thoughtfulness and commitment. It is a giver of happiness and an energy enhancer, it lights up the night and protect their owners from nightmares. This gem is available from the deep red Bohemian Garnet to the vibrant greens of the Russian Demantoid and African Tsavorite.
AMETHYST – FEBRUARY
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and is a vibrant violet purple colour. Amethyst belongs to the quartz group of minerals and is very valuable and precious. It allows the logic of sobriety and restraint but conveys the energy of passion and fire, spirituality and resourcefulness.
AQUAMARINE - MARCH
It is also the birthstone for March and it is in the same family as emerald and is most well-known for its incredible range of beautiful blue colours. Aquamarine was used traditionally to purify water by the Romans. It’s a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. It is said to embody eternal life and it was long thought that Aquamarine has a soothing influence on married couples, making it a good anniversary gift.
DIAMOND - APRIL
Diamonds are the hardest gem of all and are the birthstone for April. The diamond is a gemstone with an inextinguishable brilliance and has been revered over many years as a symbol of eternity. At RUIFIER, we will only purchase rough diamonds that can be proven to have been produced by countries at peace.
EMERALD - MAY
Green is the colour of Spring and has long symbolized love and rebirth. As the gem of Venus, it was also considered to aid in fertility. Ancient Egyptian believed they symbolize eternal youth. The deeper and more vivid the colour of green, the more valuable the gemstone. Emeralds, among the rarest of gems, are almost always found with birthmarks, known as inclusions.
PEARL - JUNE
Pearls are the birthstones for June and they are the only gem grown in a living organism, real pearls can occur naturally or cultured with human assistance. Since natural pearls are rare and difficult to recover from the ocean’s depths, man invented the technique of culturing salt and freshwater pearls. Cultured pearls come in many beautiful colours, from pale cream and white to rose, lilac, green, gold, grey, and black. It is more often than not worn by brides and sown into their gowns for their special day and it’s the gemstone for the 30th years anniversary. They represent the virtuousness and the pureness.
- AKOYA PEARLS: Akoya pearls are produced in Japan from the Akoya pearl mollusc, which forms the mother shell and live in calm inner bay waters with a water temperature ranging between 15-25℃. They are known for their stunning and elegant luster created by the delicate colours of the multi-layered nacre and come in colours ranging from silver, gold, cream, pink, green and blue etc. Their shape is generally round and come in a standard size of 6-8mm.
- FRESHWATER PEARLS: Today, nearly all of the freshwater mussels used to produce freshwater pearls are farmed in China. Freshwater pearls have a good nacre layer and can be found in a large variety of shapes, including oval, tear drop, button and round etc. Freshwater pearls have gained in popularity as they are relatively reasonably priced and can be used in a variety of jewellery designs.
TAHITIAN PEARLS: Highly valued due to their rarity, Tahitian pearls are never massed produced as each oyster can only produce one pearl at a time. Captivating and elusive overtones blend with deep colours making them one of the most sought-after pearls.
RUBY – JULY
The Ruby represents love, passion, courage and emotion and it’s the birthstone for July. It is believed that wearing a fine red Ruby bestow good fortune on its owner. Rubies have been the prized possession of emperors and kings throughout the ages. To this day the Ruby is the most valued gemstone. Rubies are available in a range of red hues from purplish and bluish red to orange-red.
SPINEL – AUGUST
Spinel is considered the daughter of ruby. The bright red colour of Spinel is so closely related to the Ruby the two of them are often confused with one another. Spinels are actually more rare than ruby but, unlike ruby, they sometimes can be found in very large sizes. In addition to beautiful rich reds, Spinel can be found in shades of orange and beautiful pastel pink, as well as purple.
SAPPHIRE – SEPTEMBER
Sapphire is the birthstone of September and represents a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity and trust. Sapphires are one of the most popular engagement gemstones today. Sapphires are not only blue, they come in almost every colour of the rainbow: pink, yellow, orange, peach, and violet colours.
TOURMALINE – OCTOBER
Tourmaline lives up to its name, which means “mixed stone’ because of its very exclusive spectrum of colours. It is one of the birthstone for October. Tourmaline is used in exertions to secure a sound monetary future and to develop physical strength.
OPAL - OCTOBER
It is the birthstone for October and each Opal is truly one-of-a-kind; as unique as our fingerprints. Opal is a gemstone of legend and wisdom and it is known as a healing stone and is associated specifically with the eyes and it has a calming energy and vivid colours.
TOPAZ - NOVEMBER
Topaz is the birthstone for November and it has a wide arrays of colours that topaz comes in. They are orange, red, yellow, brown, clear, pink, and blue. Topaz surges your mindfulness of actions and judgments and their karmic properties. It cleanses engagements as well as feelings. It starts cosmic consciousness and eliminates motionless energy as well. It is a sympathetic and comforting stone.
TANZANITE - DECEMBER
Tanzanite is a significant communication stone, giving a person the capability to express the truth. It also increases awareness in meditation, endorses consideration, enlightening a person so they understand their own heart, and also soothes an overcharged mind. Tanzanite is a one-of-a-kind gemstone unlike any other and can only be found in one place on Earth: the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Moonstone is known as the traveller’s stone. It is particularly protective of those who travel when the moon is out at night time. Moonstone aids with the recognition of love and belonging. It is often used for new love. Ancient Romans believed that this shimmering rock was formed from frozen moonlight, giving it the name Moonstone. Fine Moonstone is quite rare and becoming rarer.
Rose quartz is thought to have derivatives from small traces of titanium impurities. It is a unique soft pink colour and they tend to have the colour deepened by cloudiness. Rose Quartz is mainly a crystal of dedication and love. It is a stone to bring new romance, love and relationships to your life.
FANCY COLOUR DIAMOND
Fancy colour diamonds are true miracles of nature. The geological conditions needed to create these colours are rare, making them scarce and highly prized. They come in pale pinks and blues, bright yellows, oranges, greens, reds, and brown colours like cognac and champagne. Today, yellow diamonds are thought of as “traditional” and are among the most abundant of all “fancy coloured” diamonds. Red, green, purple, and orange diamonds are generally the rarest, followed by blue and pink.
Citrine is a very popular gemstone that comes from a large family of quartz gemstones. “Citrine” derives from the French word, “Citron,” which means “lemon,”. Citrine carries the power of the sun. It is heartening and warm, life giving and invigorating. This bright shining gem has said to be a gift from the sun. In ancient times, Citrine was carried as a protection against evil thoughts. Today, Citrine is associated with success and prosperity. Citrine is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. It is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, including very large sizes.
Olivine is the mineral of the gemstone known as "peridot." Although usually green in colour, they can range from greenish yellow, or brown with an ethereal translucent lustre. Brought to earth’s surface by the forces of earthquakes and volcanoes, the Olivine stone embodies inner strength and radiance. Olivine’s are not exclusive to earth and have been found in stony meteorites that orbit near Mars and Jupiter, as well as asteroids and dust disks around young stars.
Diopside originates from the Greek meaning dis “twice”, and òpsè “face” and is abundant in the Earth’s mantle. Bold in colour yet soft in nature, the Diopside stone reminds us of our longing for deep affection and solace. It’s deep forest green colour is natural and not enhanced, and compares to that of an emerald.
Rubellite is a transparent gemstone from the Tourmaline family that ranges from dark pink tones to red shades. As with all Tourmalines, Rubellites have primary and secondary colours meaning their vibrant colour varies when viewed from different angles. Their unique beauty and rarity results in them being highly sought after and admired.