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Gemstones and the Birthstones for Each Month

Regardless if you’re male or female, birthstones are often worn as jewellery even during ancient times. However, the gemstones of today are much more colourful, beautiful, and rare. Usually, the gemstones are set on a metallic background for ornamentation. Gemstones can be semi-precious or precious. You can find some useful information about gemstones and birthstones for each month in this article.

For the month of January, the zodiac sign is Capricorn and the birthstone is Garnet. It is available in a variety of colours except for blue. If you were born in January, you should get garnet jewellery as an addition to your get-up.

February is considered the love month. The zodiac sign is Aquarius and the birthstone is amethyst. The colour of this gemstone is purple and it originated from the myths of the Greeks. Amethyst is said to be of quartz variety and the expensive stones are much darker in colour. The lavender shades of amethyst or the smoky light shades are cheaper.

Pisces is the zodiac sign for the month of March and the birthstone is aquamarine. By wearing a piece of aquamarine jewellery, you can be endowed with happiness, courage, and foresight. It can promote your youthful glow and increase your intelligence. Ancient people believed that the stone can be used to reduce poison effects and it can also treat anxieties.

Diamond is the birthstone for April. It was only in 500 BC that the diamond was discovered. Adamas is a Greek word from wherein the word ‘diamond’ is derived. It means unconquerable. This stone is very unique because it reflects light and is the hardest ever known substance on earth. It is also composed of only one element and therefore it is considered the purest.

Emerald is May’s birthstone. For the Gemini people, emerald is a talismanic stone and for the Taurus people, it is a planetary stone. You can find this gemstone even in the ancient tables of birthstones.

In the month of June, the pearl is the birthstone. For many years, the pearl necklace has been the best piece of jewellery for brides. Many people believed that wearing a pearl necklace during the wedding will help prevent women from crying and uphold marital bliss. The knights of long ago also gave pearls as gifts to their beloved.

Ruby is July’s birthstone. By wearing a piece of ruby jewellery, you can be endowed with good health, happiness, wisdom, and good luck.

The birthstone of August is peridot. This is a volcanic gem and it is available in yellow-green shades.

Sapphire is for September and for October is opal. Sapphire is a great gift to give especially on the 65th wedding anniversary. Opal is available in two types, the common and the precious opal stones.

Topaz and citrine are the birthstones for November. You can find topaz in different colours such as red, brown, pink, orange, yellow, sherry, and colourless. You have different choices when it comes to the colour of your November birthstone.

Tanzanite is December’s birthstone. Others say that turquoise is the birthstone but tanzanite is now the official stone of December according to the American Gem Trade Association.

So there you have it, the twelve gemstones and birthstones for each month. Know your birthstone and get the appropriate piece of jewellery that will suit your zodiac sign and gemstone.

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