Sapphire – Birthstone for the month of September

The ‘gem of the heavens’, the name is derived from the Greek sappheiros meaning blue. It is the birthstone for September and the anniversary gemstone for the 5th and 45th years of marriage. Sapphires are available in a wide range of colour except red. Sapphire in colours other than blue are called fancy sapphires. Colours variations include […]

Peridot, birthstone for the month of August

Called the ‘evening emerald’ because it was said to glow at night. The name is derived from the Greek peridona meaning ‘giving plenty’. Peridot is the birthstone for August and the anniversary gemstone for the 16th year of marriage.  It is the best-known volcanic gem variety of the mineral olivine. Click here to read full article. Peridot – August […]

Ruby-the birthstone of July

Red – the colour of love, passion, and power! The name is derived from the Latin word ruber meaning red. Ruby is the birthstone for July and the anniversary stone for 15th and 40th year of marriage. Fine rubies are the most expensive of all gemstones (except for very rare diamonds). It has got all […]

Alexandrite-the birthstone for month of June

This rare gemstone is named after the Russian Tsar Alexander 2nd (1818 – 1881). The most sensational feature of alexandrite is its ability to change colour – green or bluish green in daylight, turning to a soft shade of red, purplish-red or raspberry red in artificial light. Click here to read full article, Alexandrite – […]

Emerald – birthstone for the month of May

‘Gem of the eternal spring’. The name emerald is derived from a Persian word, which later appeared as smaragdos in Greek. Emerald is the birthstone for May and the anniversary gem stone for 20th and 35th year of marriage. The magnificent green of the emerald conveys harmony and love of nature. Really good quality is […]

Diamond – the birthstone for the month of April

The most sought-after gem in the world and regarded as the gem for engagements and major family events. Diamond is the birthstone for April and the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th year of marriage. Click here to view full article. Diamond – April birthstone

Aquamarine:- The birthstone for the month of March

Latin for ‘Seawater’, with colours ranging from light to medium blue, sometimes with a greenish splash. Aquamarine is one of our most popular and well-known gemstones. Click here to read full article Aquamarine – March birthstone

Amethyst – The birthstone for the month of February

Throughout history, quartz has been the chameleon gemstone, imitating many expensive gemstones. A transparent purple quartz which is the most important quartz variety used in jewellery. Quartz has been an important crystal in history primarily because it is extremely useful in industrial and commercial applications. It was the first crystal used in radio transmission and […]

Gem Training International launches its new topic specific videos

Gem training international launches its new and comprehensive suite of topic specific videos to aid and assist students studying the courses on offer. These are supplementary to the existing course material and the practical learning interventions. Visual learning is always helpful, and an advantage The video’s cover the most important topics covered for each course. […]

Garnet- the birthstone for the month of January

Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January and is the anniversary gemstone for the second year of marriage.The name comes from the Latin word granatus, meaning ‘like a grain’. The rounded shape also refers to the seeds of the pomegranate. Click here to read full article. garnet complete -birthstone for the month of January