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Alexandrite – June’s Birthstone

  • Hardness: 8.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to strengthen the wearer’s intuition in critical situations. Aids creativity, inspires imagination and brings good luck. Encourages regeneration, renewal, protection, joy, emotional maturity, purity, grace and elegance.

AmethystAmethyst (Pisces) – February’s Birthstone, 6th, 17thAnniversary

  • Hardness: 7.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. Renders people shrewd in business matters and protects soldiers from harm.


  • Hardness: 5.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Said to enhance ones insight, learning abilities, creativity and increase ones self confidence. It is also believed to help achieve deeper states of meditation.

Aquamarine – March’s Birthstone

  • Hardness: 7.5 – 8.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: The gemstone of great vision. Symbolizes power and wisdom. Traditionally used to soothe, calm and alleviate fears and phobias. It aids in cleansing, meditation and appreciation of nature. It brings serenity and peace to those who keep it near.
  • Wholesale Price = $1100/ct

Citrine – November’s Birthstone, 13th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 7.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: The gemstone of happiness and protects against evil thoughts. Believed to aid digestion and remove toxins from the body. Protects against bad skin and a whole host of other medical ailments. People have long believed golden yellow Citrine to be an energizer, furthering prosperity, generosity and creative power.

Diamond – April’s Birthstone, 10th, 75th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 10.0
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to possess broad magical powers over life’s troubles. Gives strength, invincibility, bravery and courage to the wearer. Brings luck and success. Widely held beliefs about the Diamond feature its ability in bonding relationships, protecting innocence and promoting hope. It encourages balance, clarity, profundity, discernment, love, abundance and courage.
  • Black Diamonds grant us the courage to look within without illusion.
  • Blue Diamonds inspire us to take better care of our health and strengthen will power.
  • Pink Diamonds foster creative expression.
  • Yellow Diamonds attract wealth and make us more thoughtful and considerate.

EmeraldEmerald (Cancer)– May’s Birthstone, 20th, 35th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 7.0 – 8.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: A symbol of personal development. Once thought to soothe the soul and sharpen the wit. Brings wisdom, growth and patience. The Emerald is traditionally thought of as a stone which strengthens memory and encourages all forms of love… romantic, spiritual and passionate. It is also a truth-promoting stone, inspiring deep knowing from within.
  • Wholesale Price = $1100/ct

Garnet (Aquarius) – January’s Birthstone, 2nd, 19th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 6.5 – 7.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Symbol of faith, truth and light. Draws out negativity, wards off harm and increases well being, chivalry, loyalty and honesty.
  • RED GARNET has been linked to romantic love and passion, augmenting the sensual within us. It is prized by lovers and those who wish to attract a lover. It grants us positive thoughts and inspiration as part of the general energizing effect. Red Garnet is also associated with career success, social popularity and self-confidence.
  • Green Garnet fosters peace, serenity, mediation and creativity. In green form, it is also associated with purification and patience.

Iolite – “Water Sapphire”, 21st Anniversary

  • Hardness: 7.0 – 7.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: The gemstone of “clear vision” which has the power to guide lost sailors safely home.

Jade – One of the toughest Gems

  • Hardness: 6.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Jade has been traditionally linked with serenity, wisdom, longevity, practicality and tranquility. Oriental cultures have long prized the Jade as a stone that can help unite the spiritual realm with the mundane world. It is seen as a stone of balance, peace and great knowing.
  • Black Jade offers protection from negativity and the wise use of power.
  • Blue Jade inspires meditation.
  • Butterfat Jade brings relaxation.
  • Lavender Jade inspires love, optimism and beauty.
  • Orange Jade enhances energy and protection.
  • White Jade fosters practical application of spirituality.
  • Yellow Jade is linked with assimilation, digestion, understanding and empathy.

Kyanite – Perfect Cleavage, Varying Hardness

  • Hardness: 4.5 – 7.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to inspire calmness, composure, serenity, loyalty and respect.
  • Morganite – Pink Variety of Beryl
  • Hardness: 7.5 – 8.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to possess potent metaphysical properties connected with love and compassion.
  • Wholesale Price = $350/ct

Opal – October’s Birthstone

  • Hardness: 5.5 – 6.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Considered to be a lucky charm that brings beauty, success and happiness to the wearer. Symbol of hope, purity and  intense love.

PeridotPeridot (Libra)– August’s Birthstone, 16th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 6.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Has the power to drive away evil spirits and is a powerful protector from harm. Peridot is traditionally said to inspire purification, growth, intuition, healing, renewal and rebirth. This regenerating stone is considered soothing to the nerves and is good for alleviating anger, jealousy and irritation. Stress reduction and relaxation are gifts of Peridot as well.
    Peridot is traditionally associated with recuperative ability, encouraging us to bounce back from physical, emotional and even spiritual traumas.

Pearl – June’s Birthstone, 3rd Anniversary

  • Hardness: 3.0 – 4.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to possess magical powers. Gives piece of mind and strengthens the body and mind.

Quartz – Ancient Gemstone

  • Hardness: 7.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Attracts positive energies such as peace and love. Balances the emotions giving inner peace, harmony and enhancing the bonds of relationships.

Ruby – July’s Birthstone

  • Hardness: 9.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Associated with love, passion and romance. Believed to bestow wisdom, health and luck in gambling. The Ruby is commonly accepted as the stone of happiness, healing, prosperity, devotion and courage. This passionate stone can also facilitate romance, enthusiasm and excitement. It is an energizer and is therefore considered generally stimulating. This stone also fosters generosity, prosperity and leadership ability.
  • Wholesale Price = $2200/ct

Sapphire (Taurus) – September’s Birthstone, 5th, 45th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 9.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Symbolizes truth, sincerity and faithfulness and is thought to bring peace, joy and wisdom to their owners. Sapphires increase hope, faith, intelligence, wisdom, prophecy and happiness. The Sapphire helps its wearers get in touch with the realm of spirit, allowing their faith to become stronger.
  • Dark Blue Sapphire inspires creative expression, intuition and meditation.
  • Green Sapphire brings luck and prosperity.
  • Orange Sapphire, also known as Padparadscha, augments wisdom, optimism, renewal, and attracts prosperity.
  • Pink Sapphire encourages generosity, love and loyalty.
  • Star Sapphire develops independence, centering, balance and psychic powers.
  • White Sapphire is associated with self appreciation and spiritual development.
  • Yellow Sapphire enhances intellect, study, knowledge, memory and when worn so the stone touches the skin, attracts wealth.
  • Wholesale Price = $2200/ct

Sphene – Brilliant fiery gem with higher dispersion (fire) than Diamonds

  • Hardness: 5.5 (Diamonds 10.0)

Spinel – Once confused with Ruby’s/Sapphires

  • Hardness: 8.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Due to its’ mistaken identify Spinel has few historical references but it was believed to ward off evil spirits.

Sunstone – Aventurescence

  • Hardness: 6.0 – 6.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to add personal insight and alleviate depression. Linked with benevolent gods, luck and good fortune.

Cranberry Pink TourmalineTanzanite – December’s Birthstone, 24th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 6.5 – 7.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to inspire a healthy, positive and successful life. The ideal gemstone to celebrate new life and new beginnings.
  • Wholesale Price = $1000/ct
  • AA Wholesale Price = $1500/ct
  • AAA Wholesale Price = $2000/ct

Topaz (Sagittarius)– November’s Birthstone, 4th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 8.0 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: Believed to make you invincible during danger, strengthens confidence, helps you make the correct decisions and gives you the courage to follow through on decisions

Tourmaline – October’s Birthstone, 8th Anniversary

  • Hardness: 7.0 7.5 (Diamonds 10.0)
  • Legends & Lore: When heated creates an electrical charge making it magnetic. The last Empress of China purchased almost a ton of Tourmaline because of its beauty.
  • Rubellite Wholesale Price = $700/ct