What stone is for February?
Amethyst. Amethyst is purple quartz and is a beautiful blend of violet and red that can be found in every corner of the world. The name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word methustos, which means “intoxicated.” Ancient wearers believed the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness.
Does February have more than one birthstone?
There is one gemstone that is on the modern birthstone list that connects with February, and it’s Amethyst.
What is the least popular birth stone?
Rarest Birthstones Ever Found
- May – Emerald.
- June – Alexandrite.
- July – Ruby.
- August – Peridot.
- September – Sapphire.
- October – Opal / Tourmaline.
- November – Topaz. Topaz symbolizes wealth and abundance.
- December – Blue Topaz. The blue topaz is December’s birthstone and is a byproduct of a coloration process done by jewelers.
Why are there 2 birthstones for each month?
Traditionally each month is associated with one birthstone but you will find some months have multiple birthstones. This fact does create some confusion but the multiple options for some months was created in order to allow more affordable options in addition to the traditional more expensive stones.
Which is the most precious semi precious stone?
The traditional list of gemstones that are considered precious stones are: Diamond; Ruby; Sapphire; Emerald; All other gemstones are considered as being semi precious stones. These are old terms and not necessarily true these days. To view the treatments associated with each of these stones, visit our Technical Information On Gemstones page.
How is the value of a precious stone determined?
Value is determined for a precious stone by an experienced professional using only a magnifying tool and a trained eye. To help consumers understand what these professionals are looking for and how they come about each value, the “four Cs” were developed; cut, color, clarity, and carats.
What kind of stone is used as a gemstone?
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass which lends itself to use as a gemstone. Obsidian has been used to make arrowheads, and blades, as well as ornaments for thousands of years by people such as the pre-Columbian Mesoamericans and the ancient Egyptians.
What kind of gemstones are good for Pisces?
Black star diopside gemstones earn a 5.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale meaning one should wear them with care if their intended purpose is to create jewelry with them. Black star diopside gemstones are a birthstone for March, and they are also the gemstone for the Pisces zodiac sign.