Birthstones


According to http://www.astrostar.com/Birthstones.htm :

“Birthstones have been around since ancient times, and in those days were believed to possess some magical force that could protect the owner or wearer of the stone. These birthstones were traditionally linked to the Zodiac.”

January’s birth stone is a garnet – “Once thought to be connected with the blood, this stone is supposed to protect the wearer from nightmares and offer guidance through the dark.”

February’s is amethyst – “The folklore attached to this gem associates it with sobriety, tranquillity, protection and peace. This birthstone as also been linked to improving the skin and preventing baldness, as well as protection from deceit.”

March’s is aquamarine – “It is linked to the making of new friends as well as affection and love, hope and health. This stone was once also thought to protect those at sea.”

April’s is diamond – “These stones are linked to love, eternity and strength.”

May’s is emerald – “Once linked to health and the curing of ailments, as well as being associated with the ability to see in to the future, giving them an almost bewitching, magical reputation.”

June’s is pearl – “This gem has been linked with chastity and modesty, making it something of an angelic, pure birthstone. They are also linked to successful and happy marriages.”

July’s is ruby – “Stone traditionally linked with protection and harmony.”

August’s is peridot – “Commonly linked with protection against evil and night terrors, as well as a gem that enhanced the properties of healing drugs.”

September’s is sapphire – “This gem has been linked with faith and purity, as well as foresight. It was thought that the stronger the sparkle of the gem, the more faithful and honest the wearer.”

October’s is opal – “A stone that has been linked to purity, hope and innocence. This gem has also been linked to healing forces, friendship and emotion, so it has experienced its fair share of folklore over the years.”

November’s is topaz – “Once linked with sanity, healing, and life, as well as being connected to strength by the ancient Greeks. This stone has even been linked to an ability to make the wearer invisible in dangerous situations.”

December’s is turquiose – “This precious stone was once linked to happiness, fortune and luck.”

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