Birthstones

Birthstones

 

The first time when people discovered gemstones, they were amazed by their beauty and mystery. Some ancient people believed that the stones were a gift from gods and  priests used them to worship their gods. Others strongly believe the gems can cure illness and enhance a person’s abilities.

Recently, as gems are fairly expensive, scientists have been able to create gems stones in their laboratories. These man made stones are cheaper than those of the actual mined stones. Some of these created stones have better properties than the natural stones, for instance, hardness. In additional, it is difficult to tell them apart.

Birthstones were first introduced in the cultures of antiquity as a form of standardization to make it easier for the elite of that time to understand the importance and the role of each stone. They attributed to each of the twelve months of the year a certain precious stone.

There are a lot of choices in birthstone jewelry….there are pendants, earrings, and broaches…all with choices of silver, gold, white gold and platinum settings.

The most appropriate time to give someone a birthstone is on his/her Birthday:

January…….Garnet

February……Amethyst

March……….Aquamarine

April………….Diamond

May…………..Emerald

June…………..Pearl

July……………Ruby

August………..Peridot

September…..Sapphire

October………Opal

November…….Topaz

December…… Turquoise

 

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