BIRTHSTONES

January

Garnet

Garnet will attract cheerfulness and good health

February

Amethyst

Believed to confer happiness on the newly married

March

Aquamarine

Worn by Mariners to protect them from sickness and danger at sea

April

Diamond

The hardest and possibly most beautiful mineral known to man

May

Emerald

Emeralds were once believed to possess great healing powers

June

Pearl

Pearls are associated with wisdom hence the saying “Pearl of wisdom”

July

Ruby

A variety of corundum, from Ruby to the same family as sapphire

August

Peridot

In ancient times the Peridot was revered more than the diamond

September

Sapphire

King Solomon’s seal was supposed to be a Sapphire

October

Opal

To the ancients the Opal was the stone of mystery

November

Topaz

Used by ancients as a charm against pestilence and chest complaints

December

Tanzanite

A rare and attractive mauve/blue stone from Tanzania.