guide in the world of birthstones and precious gems

Find out all information about birthstones – the precious gems for each month. Many interesting historical facts about them are also available here.

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Before 1912, birthstones weren’t standardized. People might be surprised to learn that in that year the National Association of Jewelers held a meeting to do so. The list of official birthstones has obtained since then, though in 1952 it was updated a bit by the Jewelry Industry Council of America. Garnet has been the official […]


Sardonyx is a stone which has been highly valued since ancient times. Sardonyx is a very inexpensive stone but its unique banding and smooth finish gives it quite a luxurious look. This makes it one of the most popular stones used in jewelry. It is also cut in cabochon and worn in strings of beads […]