From the deepest reds to the palest blues, you can find a colored gemstone for every mood, budget, wardrobe, and personality.
Birthstones are extremely popular for use in fine jewelry, but did you know there are several variations for each month? (Click here for the American Gem Trade Association guidelines http://www.agta.org/gemstones/).
Gemstones are found in every corner of the world, and many have a rich history dating back to ancient times. For example, ancient Greeks believed amethysts could ward off intoxication. And the aquamarine was long thought to have a soothing influence on married couples, making it a good anniversary gift.