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January Garnet Birthstone
Some believe that garnets are a protective stone, shielding the wearer from injury. This made them particularly popular among warriors and royalty. Occasionally associated with life-giving blood, red-variety garnets are also connected to vitality, love, and light.
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February Amethyst Birthstone
As the color purple has long been connected with royalty, amethysts were favored by the ruling class. Over time, amethysts have also come to be associated with spirituality, mental clarity, and healing.
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March Aquamarine Birthstone
The name "aquamarine" comes from the Latin for "seawater", and the stones were thought to protect seafarers. Some associate aquamarines with marital happiness and superior intellect.
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April Diamond Birthstone
Due to their extreme hardness, overall durability, and undeniable beauty, diamonds are associated with strength and eternal love. It is no wonder that they are commonly used in both engagement and wedding ring designs.
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May Emerald Birthstone
Emerald has been synonymous with the color green since ancient times. A fine emerald is a truly breathtaking sight, and this member of the beryl family deserves its placement among the traditional "Big Four" gems, along with diamond,ruby, and sapphire.
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June Alexandrite Birthstones
Alexandrite is believed to bring good luck, fortune, and love to those who wear it. It is also said to have healing properties and can help balance emotions and promote spiritual growth.
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July Ruby Birthstone
Rubies have long been connected with physicality and strength. Favored by warriors, rubies were thought to be intimately connected with the human body. They were credited with increasing the strength and stamina of the wearer. Rubies were also thought to calm anger and help the wearer navigate passionate social situations.
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August Peridot Birthstone
Peridots have been credited with protecting their wearer during the night.This is due to the fact that the lively appearance of peridot fostered ancient associations between the gemstone and the sun. It was thought that keeping the stone close during dark hours repelled nighttime evil spirits.
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September Sapphire Birthstone
Sapphires are considered a protective gemstone.They may shield the wearer from physical harm as well as bad intentions and envy. It was also thought that sapphires had medicinal properties. Blue sapphires are considered a highly spiritual stone worn by priests. Lastly, sapphires are among the few gemstones that can exhibit natural asterism in the form of a six-rayed star.
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October Tourmaline Birthstones
Tourmaline is said to represent balance, compassion, and healing. The stone is also believed to promote emotional stability and provide protection against negative energy.
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November Citrine Birthstone
A cousin of amethyst, citrine is also part of the quartz family. Citrine is predominantly associated with healing and happiness. Whether you're having a stomach ache, suffering from insomnia,or just feeling stressed, citrines are thought to bring relief.
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December Blue Topaz Birthstone
Through the ages, topaz has been popularly associated with wealth. This is likely due to its more common yellow color, which led some to believe that topaz had the mystical ability to attract gold.