Those born between 20th April and 21st May, fall under the zodiac sign of Taurus. It is a lucky sun sign because it has probably one of the best gemstones as the Taurus birthstone. The emerald belongs to the family of four stones believed to be the most precious gemstones in the world (diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire), and is considered to be a royal gemstone. Taurus Birthstone: Emerald Taurus Dates: April 20-May 21 Taurus Zodiac Symbol: The Bull Taurus Ruling Planet: Venus Taurus Ruling Element: Earth Taureans are said to be deeply influenced by Venus, therefore they have a fondness for beauty, jewellery and… View Post

The worldwide fascination with Zodiac birthstones has been on for at least a few millennia. The Indians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Persians are among the ancient civilisations that treasured these gems, these lucky Zodiac birthstones according to date of birth, even thousands of years ago. The tradition, of course, has continued, for a variety of reasons. Precious gems make for wonderful trinkets and Zodiac birthstone jewellery is as symbolic as it is beautiful. You may believe they bring you luck, or just love the way they look. It’s not uncommon to gift a birthstone necklace, a birthstone bracelet or other… View Post

Those born under the Cancer zodiac sign are known to be fiercely loyal and highly emotional, two traits often associated closely with the feeling of intense love. It’s no wonder then that the cancer birthstone representing these intuitive and imaginative beings is the ruby – the king of precious gems referred to as Ratna Raj in Sanskrit text. It’s intense hue and mesmerising sparkle a reflection of the embolden vibrancy and passion within a Cancerian’s soul. Cancer Zodiac Dates: June 21-July 22 Cancer Zodiac Symbol: Crab Cancer Birthstone: Ruby Cancer Ruling Planet: Moon Cancer Ruling Element: Water Cancer Birthstone Colour: Ruby Red The most precious… View Post

Sagittarius Zodiac Dates: November 22-December 21 Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol: Archer Sagittarius Birthstone: Zircon Sagittarius Ruling Planet: Jupiter Sagittarius Ruling Element: Fire Those born between November 22 to December 21 fall under the zodiac star sign of Sagittarius and have the beautiful Zircon as their zodiac birthstone. Zircon is one of the oldest minerals on earth and has been cherished as a gemstone for over two millennia. Found in a handful of locations, amidst the igneous rocks of the earth, zircon has a heart of fire. Its luminescence comes from a high refractive index, a light dispersion rate nearly as high as diamonds. The zircon plays… View Post

Scorpio Zodiac Dates: October 23-November 21 Scorpio Zodiac Symbol: Scorpion Scorpio Birthstone: Topaz Scorpio Ruling Planet: Mars, Pluto Scorpio Ruling Element: Water Although there are eleven birthstones listed for those who belong to Scorpio, the main gemstone that is said to represent the sign is topaz.Scorpios are passionate and always approach life with determination. Astrologists say that the stone that balances a Scorpio’s personality is topaz. It is believed that the blue shaded topaz keeps Scorpios calm and mentally strong, attracting negative energies away from them and bringing them a sense of joy and peace.As Scorpios are emotional, this encouragement of calm is said to… View Post

People who are born between May 23rd and June 20th come under the sun sign Gemini. Those who belong to the sun sign Gemini are said to be friendly, jovial and creative. They wear their emotions on their sleeve and are extremely expressive beings. GEMINI DATES: May 21-June 20 ZODIAC SYMBOL: THE TWIN GEMINI BIRTHSTONE: PEARL GEMINI RULING PLANET: MERCURY GEMINI RULING ELEMENT: AIR The gemstone assigned to the zodiac sign of Gemini is the pearl. It is considered to be the lucky gemstone for the sun sign and there are plenty of reasons why. One of the main reasons for this is that astrologers… View Post

Coloured stones make for meaningful and gorgeous rings, whether for yourself, a gift or an engagement. But the durability of certain gems for everyday use is often overlooked, or not known at all, too unassuming buyers. Not all precious stones are equal when it comes to resilience. Some, such as diamond, can withstand pressure and knocks without getting so much as a scratch – it is the hardest substance on earth, after all. Others, while looking exquisitely beautiful and being extraordinarily expensive, are surprisingly fragile and could crack or chip with an unsuspecting bump or careless fall. This is why… View Post