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Birthstones 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 birthday presents!

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 reputation.

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 the years.

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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