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Many people wonder which stone
represents which month for birthdays. Another question is which is the best anniversary gift. Below you will find a
list of birthstones for each month and the gemstone representing the anniversaries
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal
November - Citrine or Topaz
December - Blue Topaz
The 4 C's of Diamonds
Diamonds vary in value and
quality. Experts use the 4 C's to evaluate diamonds for their true value. CUT, COLOR, CLARITY, and CARAT WEIGHT is the determining
factor in a diamond's value, rarity, and beauty.
CUT - The cut of a diamond is not only the shape,
it is also the way it is cut from a rough diamond. The cut shows the facets which reflect light bringing more brilliance
to the stone.
COLOR - Aside from fancy colored diamonds, transparency is best in clear diamonds
(near colorless). The quality of a diamond based on color run drom D through Z. They are usually by range. D is colorless,
thereby the best in color. Moving closer toward Z the diamond picks up a yellow color.
- Clarity is based on the visibility of flaws or inclusions. Flaws unseen to the naked eye may be seem with a jeweler's loupe.
Flaws may affect the brilliance of the stone and the value. A scale exits for determining clarity. FL is flawless
Anniversary Stones by Year
or Mother of Pearl
4 Blue Topaz
5 Rose Quartz
9 Lapis Lazuli