Monday, December 7, 2009

Your Guide to Birthstones and Their Origin and Meaning

Birthstone jewellery dates back to the ancient times and symbolized protection for the wearer.

Today, each stone is associated with the modern calender with each month symbolizing a particular gemstone. Some months have two gemstones because one of the gemstones might be more expensive and the second gemstone would be more affordable.

A new born baby might receive their first piece of gemstone jewellery, as well as a bride or groom may choose to have their wedding bands set with the gemstone of the month they choose to getting married in. Many mothers are give birthstone jewellery to signify the months that represent their children's birthdays.

Birthstone jewellery is a very personalized gift and has personal meeting to the wearer. These stones are also associated with protecting people when they are in trouble and bringing them good fortune--we should all be so lucky :)


January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl or Alexandrite
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Tourmaline and Opal
November Topaz and Citrine
December - Turquoise and Blue Topaz Digg Technorati Delicious StumbleUpon Reddit BlinkList Furl Mixx Facebook Google Bookmark Yahoo

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