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January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. It is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem.
March - Aquamarine
Aquamarine, The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Its pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes. Aquamarine was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking.
April - Diamond
Diamonds are the ideal gift for a loved one. In hues of yellow, red, pink, blue, and green range in intensity from faint to vivid and generally the more saturated the color, the higher the value. April’s birthstone, the diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage. In Sanskrit, the diamond is called “vajra,” which also means lightning; in Hindu mythology, vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of gods.
May - Emerald
The emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience.
June - Pearl, Alexandrite, & Moonstone
June counts three gems as birthstones, pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone.
Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty.
Alexandrite is extremely rare . Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light.
Considered a sacred stone in India, moonstones often are displayed on a background of yellow (a sacred color) and are believed to encapsulate within the stone a spirit whose purpose is to bring good fortune.
July - Ruby
Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. It is harder than any natural gemstone except diamond, which means a ruby is durable enough for everyday wear. It is believed to protect its wearer from evil. Today, the ruby’s deep-red color signifies love and passion.
Flower: Water Lily
August - Peridot & Sardonyx
Two birthstones are available for August birthdays: Peridot and Sardonyx.
Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color
Sardonyx is a form of onyx and is recognized by its layers of reddish brown and white banding.
September - Sapphire
Sapphire has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm. Blue sapphires range from very light to very dark greenish or violetish blue, as well as various shades of pure blue. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom.
October - Opal & Tourmaline
Tourmaline is a bi-color or tri-color gems formed in many combinations; gemstones with clear color distinctions are highly prized. One multi-color variety is known as watermelon tourmaline, and features green, pink, and white colors bands; to resemble its namesake, the gemstone is cut into thin slices having a pink center, white ring, and green edge.
Opals range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal’s beauty is the product of contrast between its color play and its background. Symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight.
November - Topaz & Citrine
Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones. Topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect.
Citrine is known as the “healing quartz”. This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer. Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange.
December - Tanzanite, Zircon, & Turquoise
The three birthstones associated with December are Tanzanite, Zircon, andTurquoise
Tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color for which the gemstone is treasured; often it is heat-treated to achieve this color. Colors range from blue to purple.
Zircon is found in a wide range of colors such as: blue, yellow, orange, brown, green, colorless, and red (the most prized color). Folk wisdom grants zircon the power to relieve pain, whet the appetite, protect travelers from disease and injury, to ensure a warm welcome, and to prevent nightmares guaranteeing a deep, tranquil sleep.
Turquoise is plentiful and is available in a wide range of sizes. Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, through robin’s egg-blue, to sky blue shades and its transparency ranges from translucent to opaque.