Other Gemstones

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Amethyst

Color Range: Pale to deep purple
Family: Quartz
Hardness: 7.0
Origin: Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, India, United States
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water, no harsh chemicals

For centuries, amethyst has been thought to have healing properties. It's also said to bring peaceful dreams. Amethyst is February's birthstone.

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Aquamarine

Color Range: Light blue to blue
Family: Beryl
Hardness: 7.5-8.0
Origin: Brazil, China, India, United States
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water, no harsh chemicals

According to ancient lore, aquamarine is able to rekindle the flames of love for married couples. Aquamarine is March's birthstone.

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Blue Topaz

Color Range: Light blue to dark blue, including Swiss, London and sky blue
Family: Silicate
Hardness: 8.0
Origin: United States, South America and More
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water, no harsh chemicals

According to ancient lore, blue topaz will heighten your ability to express yourself in a meaningful way. Its wintry blue hue is appropriate, as it is December's birthstone.

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Citrine

Color Range: Yellow, greenish yellow, brownish yellow, orange
Family: Quartz
Hardness: 7.0
Origin: Russia, Colombia, Congo, Madagascar, Europe
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water, no harsh chemicals, heat or ultrasonic

Citrine is believed to be a healing crystal, as it cannot hold negative energy. It's also said to attract prosperity and success, as it stimulates mental focus. Citrine is November's birthstone.

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Green Quartz

Color Range: Pale Green
Family: Quartz
Hardness: 7.0
Origin: Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, India, United States
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water, no harsh chemicals. Keep out of long-term direct sunlight.

Natural green quartz is considered very spiritual, encouraging wearers to be more in tune with nature and their inner selves.

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Morganite

Color Range: Pale Pink
Family: Beryl
Hardness: 7.5-8.0
Origin: Brazil, Madagascar, Afghanistan, California
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water, no harsh chemicals. Keep out of long-term direct sunlight.

This stone of unconditional love is coveted by women the world over for its fine pink tones and radiant charm.

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Peridot

Color Range: Green
Family: Silicate
Hardness: 6.5-7.0
Origin: Pakistan, Vietnam, Kenya, Mexico
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water only; no harsh chemicals, heat or ultrasonic

Known as one of Cleopatra's favorite gemstones, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes. Peridot is August's birthstone.

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Pink Quartz

Color Range: Pale to deep rose
Family: Quartz
Hardness: 6.5-7.0
Origin: All over the world
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water only; no harsh chemicals, heat or ultrasonic

Called the Heart Stone, pink quartz has been used as a token of love since 600 BC.

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Red Garnet

Color Range: Light red to red
Family: Beryl
Hardness: 7.0-7.5
Origin: Brazil, China, India, United States
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water, no harsh chemicals

Often worn for protection, garnet was believed to illuminate the night and prevent the wearer from danger. From the Middle English word "gernet," meaning "dark red."

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Smoky Quartz

Color Range: Brown to black, smoky gray
Family: Quartz
Hardness: 7.0
Origin: Scotland, Brazil, Africa, Switzerland, United States
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water only; no harsh chemicals, heat or ultrasonic

Smoky quartz is thought to elevate moods, overcome negativity and relieve depression.

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Sunstone

Color Range: Red-brown to peach, all with metallic glitter
Family: Feldspar
Hardness: 6.5-7.0
Origin: India, Canada, Russia, United States
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water only; no harsh chemicals, heat or ultrasonic

Sunstone is thought to increase abundance and prosperity as well as good luck. It is also the official gemstone of the state of Oregon.

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Tanzanite

Color Range: Brown to black, smoky gray
Family: Quartz
Hardness: 7.0
Origin: Scotland, Brazil, Africa, Switzerland, United States
Care & Cleaning: Soapy water only; no harsh chemicals, heat or ultrasonic

Smoky quartz is thought to elevate moods, overcome negativity and relieve depression.

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