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Birthstones


Birthstone is gem that represent person’s period of birth according to month or zodiac sign. The origin of the birthstones dates back to the Breastplate of Aaron.

In the western culture the birthstone is worn according to the month. In the early days the gem stones used as birthstones were all society based but 1912 National Association of Jewelers (Jewelers of America) officially published a list of gemstones to be used as birthstones. With the time there has been several changes. In 1937 Britain’s National Association of Goldsmiths created their own list of birthstones.

In eastern culture the gemstone connects to the astrology which decides the zodiac sign and the birthstones. It is believed that wearing some gemstones could bring fortune while wearing some could harm to the wearer and some gemstones could be worn to avoid any kind of bad luck or misfortune.

Let’s see the birthstones by month as per 2019.

January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March – Aquamarine and Blood stones

April – Diamond and Rock crystal

May – Emerald and Chrysoprase

June – Pearl and Moonstones

July – Ruby and Carnelian

August – Peridot and Sardonyx

September – Sapphire and Lapis lazuli

October – Opal

November – Topaz and Citrine

December – Tanzanite and Turquoise

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