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Birthstones History and Symbolism From the first time people discovered gemstones, they were amazed by their beauty and grace. They understood right from the start that they were unlike any other rocks they could see every day.
Birthstone Meanings A gift that incorporates birthstones is a thoughtful one for a mother or grandmother, especially when a new baby has come into the family.
Birthstone Origins In the Old Testament, the book of Exodus tells the story of the Breastplate of Aaron, used in religious ceremonies.
Birthstone Beliefs Almost all gems are believed to be imbued with some special sort of power and this is one of the reasons why it is considered lucky to wear birthstone jewelry.
Birthstones Lists Just about everyone knows what his or her birthstone is. Why is that? Because people still enjoy the folklore associated with the tradition of the birthstone.
Garnet is January's Birthstone Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January and the traditional anniversary gemstone for the second year of marriage.
Amethyst is February's Birthstone Bloodstone Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and the traditional anniversary gemstone for the sixth of marriage.
Aquamarine is March's Birthstone Bloodstone Aquamarine is the traditional birthstones for March. It is also the accepted anniversary gem for the 19th year of marriage.
Diamond is April's Birthstone April's birthstone is the perennial first choice for engagement rings, but is it also the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th years of marriage when eternity bands and other diamond-detailed rings replace original wedding bands.
Emerald is May's Birthstone Sapphire Emerald is the birthstone for May and also the anniversary gemstone for the 20th and 35th years of marriage.

Pearl is June's Birthstone  

Moonstone and Alexandrite Pearl is the official birthstone of the month of June. It is also the accepted anniversary gemstone for the 3rd and 30th years of marriage.

Ruby is July's Birthstone

Sapphire Ruby is the birthstone for July and also the anniversary gemstone for the 15th and 40th years of marriage.
Peridot is August's Birthstone   Sardonyx Peridot is the birthstone for August and 16th anniversary gemstone. Its name comes from the Arabic word "faridat," meaning gem.
Sapphire is September's Birthstone Agate Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gemstone given for anniversaries of the 5th and 45th years of marriage.
Opal is October's Birthstone Tourmaline Opal is the birthstone for October and the gemstone given to commemorate a 14th wedding anniversary.
Citrine is November's Birthstone Yellow Topaz Citrine is the birthstone for November and the traditional anniversary gemstone for the 13th year of marriage.



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