and their 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. And of course, they make great
January Traditional Gem(s): Garnet,
Rose Quartz Modern Gem(s): Garnet The garnet
was once thought to be connected with the
blood. This stone is supposed to protect
the wearer from nightmares and offer guidance
through the dark.
February Traditional Gem(s): Amethyst,
Onyx Modern Gem(s): Amethyst The folklore
attached to he amethyst associates it with
sobriety, tranquility, protection and peace.
This birthstone as also been linked to improving
the skin and preventing baldness, as well
as protection from deceit.
March Traditional Gem(s): Bloodstone
Modern Gem(s): Aquamarine The aquamarine
has been linked to the making of new friends
as well as affection and love, hope and
health. This stone was once also thought
to protect those at sea.
April Traditional Gem(s): Diamond
Modern Gem(s): Diamond One of the most popular
gems throughout history, diamonds are linked
to love, eternity, and strength.
May Traditional Gem(s): Emerald,
Chrysoprase Modern Gem(s): Emerald The emerald
was once linked to health and the curing
of ailments, as well as being associated
with the ability to see in to the future,
giving them an almost bewitching, magical
June Traditional Gem(s): Alexandrite
Modern Gem(s): Pearl, Moonstone The pearl
has been linked with chastity and modesty,
making it something of an angelic, pure
birthstone. It is also linked to successful
and happy marriages.
July Traditional Gem(s): Ruby Modern
Gem(s): Ruby, Carnelian The ruby is traditionally
linked with protection and harmony. This
birthstone has been mined since ancient
times, and boasts a spectacular beauty.
August Traditional Gem(s): Sardonyx
Modern Gem(s): Peridot Peridot was commonly
linked with protection against evil and
night terrors, as well as a gem that enhanced
the properties of healing drugs.
September Traditional Gem(s): Sapphire,
Lapis Modern Gem(s): Sapphire The sapphire
has been linked with faith and purity, as
well as foresight. It was thought that the
stronger the sparkle of the gem, the more
faithful and honest the wearer.
October Traditional Gem(s): Tourmaline
Modern Gem(s): Opal, Tourmaline The opal
has been linked to purity, hope and innocence.
This gem has also been linked to healing
forces, friendship and emotion, so it has
experienced its fair share of folklore over
November Traditional Gem(s): Citrine
Modern Gem(s): Yellow Topaz, Citrine Topaz
was once linked with sanity, healing, and
life, as well as being connected to strength
by the ancient Greeks. This stone has even
been linked to an ability to make the wearer
invisible in dangerous situations.
December Traditional Gem(s): Zircon,
Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli Modern Gem(s): Blue
Topaz, Turquoise Turquoise was once linked
to happiness, fortune and luck, making it
a very popular gem in centuries gone by.
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