January....Garnet Garnet is also the birthstone for January, and is believed to have a variety of metaphysical properties, such as promoting creativity, strength, and balance.
February...Amethyst helps you concentrate and feel less scattered. It's a great gift for anyone suffering from anxiety, mood disorders, and addictions. Wear it anywhere to promote spiritual and physical health.
March...Aquamarine is one of the most beautiful gemstones you can buy. The stone is said to be a positive force that can bring happiness to its wearer and help cope with the grieving process. Some people believe the aquamarine promotes healing energy, reduces the fear of water, and can even bring a wayward lover back.
April...Diamond is the hardest gemstone and one of the most valued. It does come in yellowish colors, green and blue, but the clear or white is the most used in jewelry. It is said diamonds are good for coughs and mucus problems.
May...Emerald The emerald has long been the symbol of hope.Its a symbol of love .In the Christian faith it is the symbol of faith and hope.
June..Pearl Promotes happiness and less stress .Amplifies focus, meditation skills and wisdom Helps balance the solar chakra
July...Ruby The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe. Ruby works with the flow of blood as an aid to circulation and is a passionate stone.Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams.
August...Peridot Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions. Peridot has been known to have healing effect on the gall bladder and liver.
September...Sapphire The sapphire was called the "Stone of Destiny". Sapphires contribute to mental clarity and perception. They can promote financial rewards.
October...Opal The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the "stone of the Gods".
November....Citrine Citrine is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone". If you are in any type of sales, just put a citrine in the cash drawer and watch what happens. it is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system - cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up.Good for depression
December....Topaz Helps you keep on the right path.
Moissanite Moissanite is regarded as a diamond alternative, with some optical properties exceeding those of diamond. Its lower price and less exploitative mining practices necessary to obtain it make it a popular alternative to diamonds Because of its hardness, it can be used in high-pressure experiments, as a replacement for diamond and is very hard to detect if its a real diamond . Moissanite disperses light very well and is actually more brilliant than a diamond. Additionally, Moissanite is less likely to attract grease or dirt than a diamond and should keep the ‘sparkle’ longer in between cleanings. Overall, Moissanite is a fraction of the cost of a diamond. While a diamond’s price varies based on cut, clarity, and other individual characteristics, moissanite stones are usually the same price and vary only with size and type of moissanite (enhanced or non-enhanced).
PROPER PEARL CARE Pearls are very durable, but proper care is necessary to keep them beautiful and lustrous. Here are important tips to care for your pearls.
Gently wipe pearls with a soft cloth to remove body oils or dirt before putting them away.
Pearls should be stored away from other objects or jewelry that may scratch the pearls’ surface. Wrap the pearls in linen, soft cloth, or place in a soft pouch. Do NOT store pearls in an airtight package such as a plastic bag because pearls need moisture.
If the environment is too dry, the pearls may crack.
If placing the pearls in a safety deposit box or in a hot environment, leave a damp cloth nearby.
Keep pearls away from chlorine bleach, vinegar, ammonia, hairspray, perfume, and cosmetics, as these substances will damage the pearl surface. Make sure to put pearls on after finished spraying perfume or hairspray and putting on makeup. Also, remove pearls before exercising to keep them away from perspiration. Be very careful with substances as they will eat holes in the pearl nacre.
Restring pearls once a year if worn often. Be sure to have each pearl knotted separately, preferably with silk, so they do not rub together and wear on the pearl nacre.