Whats your birth stone?

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Birthstones are stones which correspond to the month that you were born in (in the western world) and a piece of jewellery with a birthstone can make a special personalised gift.

Birth stones date as far back as the bible when they related to the signs of the Zodiac.  A modern version was created in the 20th century in America.  There are also birthstones which relate to Ayurvedic medicine in India and there is  a mythical list of birthstones from Tibet.

Here’s a list of Birthstones:

January: Garnet, Hyacinth

February: Amethyst, Hyacinth, Pearl

March: Bloodstone, Jasper

April: Diamond, Sapphire

May: Agate, Emerald, Chaledony, Carnelian

June: Emerald, Agate, Pearl, Chaledony, Turquoise

July: Ruby, Carnelian, Onyx, Sardonyx, Turquoise

August: Carnelian, Moonstone, Topaz, Alexandrite, Sardonyx

September: Sapphire, Lapiz Lazuli, Coral

October: Opal, Aquamarine, Beryl

November: Topaz, Pearl

December: Turquoise, Ruby, Bloodstone

(The list is from the complete metalsmith and the historical references are from the internet.)