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Gemstones And The Birthstones For Each Month

Regardless if you’re male or female, birthstones are often worn as jewelries even during the ancient times. However, the gemstones of today are much more colorful, beautiful, and rare. Usually, the gemstones are set in a metallic background for ornamentation. Gemstones can be semi precious or precious. You can find some useful information about gemstones and birthstones for each month in this article. For the month of January, the zodiac sign is Capricorn and the birthstone is Garnet. It........ Read More

Birthstone Lists

There are few gifts as interesting as birth stone gems. The best way to shop for these items begins with a list of birthstone colors. There are many resources available for this information and the list can be used in a number of different ways. This is true if there is a special birthday party in the works. People love to use themes for birthday celebrations. Whether it is a child’s first birthday or a milestone “over-the-hill” event, a general theme is ideal. Why not opt for somethi........ Read More

Milestone Birthday Ideas, A Roast

Milestone Birthdays can be a lot of fun. One idea for celebrating a milestone is a roast. One of my favorite themes for a birthday roast is a memorial. The first thing you will want to do is send out the birthday invitations formatted like an obituary. A cheesy black and white picture of a younger version of the decedent adds a touch of legitimacy to the document. If you or any of your cronies have a flair for creative writing this can be a very warm and funny tribute, as well as a keepsake ........ Read More

Milestone Birthday Gift Ideas

Milestone birthdays come in many flavors. I won’t list them all but the 16th and the 30th are two of the best known. When someone hits upon a milestone it is customary to make a big deal of it. You have no doubt heard of folks receiving black roses for their 30th or some other birthday that is supposed to mark being old. The Bicentennial birthday of the United States is probably the best known and probably the most celebrated birthday ever observed at least in the U.S. and it gives us some........ Read More

Making Jewelry Wholesale - How To Find Birthstones

Many of the jewelry wholesale pieces that you make will include birthstones, and purchasing birthstones is not always cheap. Therefore, you will need to find jewelry wholesale sources for birthstones that you can afford. Everyone loves jewelry with their birthstones in it. This type of jewelry makes perfect birthday gifts, as well as Christmas gifts. Some birthstones, such as opals, are quite inexpensive, while others, such as emeralds, rubies, and diamonds are very expens........ Read More

Antique Birthday Gemstone History

Every gemstone has its own story. Some fascinating enough to be heard, others are just the same old story. But it wouldn’t matter how old the story is for as long as it’s important enough to be heard. To know the history of an antique gemstone is all worthwhile especially when you’re dealing with the birthstones. Every gemstone is antique in its own place and story. Mind you, because these antiques that were buried long before mankind multiplied is more priceless than that done in la........ Read More

Birthstones: Identifying Your Birthday Gemstones

Garnet January’s gemstone. Garnet has colors that go from dark red to lavender to rose. This is often mistaken for a ruby but when compared, garnet has its deeper effect than that of the latter. It is said that when worn, it has calming, self-rejuvenating effects. Amethyst February’s gemstone. This gemstone is known for its elegant violet color that comes in different shades. Amethyst belongs to the quartz family, which is considered as the most valuable gemstone within the group........ Read More

Birthstone Jewelry Makes A Great Gift

What is birthstone jewelry? Each month of the year has a specific gemstone associated with it that is considered the "birthstone" for that month. Your birthstone is the gemstone that the month you are born is assigned to. Since the custom of wearing birthstone jewelry began, it has been thought to provide the wearer with luck and other virtues specific to their month of birth. It also was rumored to provide the wearer with protection from evil forces. In modern times,birthstone jewelry makes a........ Read More

Birthstones And Their Meanings

There are a lot of legends and lore surrounding the practice of wearing birthstones. Many people believe that the idea of wearing birthstones started out as a marketing ploy by companies selling jewelry, but the reason behind the practice is much, much deeper than that. The practice of wearing birthstones has deep roots in religion and astrology. The Myths Behind the Practice One of the earliest stories connected to the practice of wearing birthstones comes from the Christian Bible. In ........ Read More

Birthstone Meaning

January - Garnet
The Romans named this deep-red stone granatum, or pomegranate, because of its resemblance to the fruit's rare, jewel-like seeds. Symbolizing faith and courage, garnets are believed to intensify affection and nurture the imagination.

February - Amethyst
A symbol of peace since ancient times, amethyst was once used to decorate the British crown jewels. Believed to promote tranquility, the stones are revered for their soothing characteristics.

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Aquamarine Gemstones - March Birthstone

What month were you born? If you’re quite interested in gemstones, then you probably know your gemstone. The birthstone of those people born in the month of March is aquamarine. Aquamarine gemstones are available in greenish blue or blue green shade. If you translate the word ‘aquamarine’, it literally means sea water. Many years ago, people believed that you can call the great spirits by simply holding an aquamarine gemstone in your mouth. By doing so, the spirits will provide you w........ Read More

Birthstone Jewelry Beliefs And Celebrity Birthdays

Wearing birthstone jewelry is very popular today. Not only is it fashionable; somehow, it also makes the item feel more personal and part of the wearer’s personality. Almost all gems are believed to be imbued with some special sort of power and this is one of the reasons why it is considered lucky to wear birthstone jewelry. Let’s look at some of the mystical properties and beliefs about these special gems and some famous people who would wear them. January’s birthstone, the garnet, is be........ Read More

Birthstone Gemstones Are Filled With Symbolism

The argument that we have a predestined fate, and that we make our destiny is an age old one, being the object of discussion in many a philosophical conversation. It is also an argument that can never have a proven conclusion, only believers in either, by choice as a result of experience. Birthstone gemstones are closely related to the astral powers that be, according to the believers. Every sun sign has a birthstone gemstone associated with it, which is supposed to be lucky for the person born........ Read More

April Celebrities Share The Diamond Birthstone With You

If you are still young enough to admit you have birthdays and your birthday falls in April then you already know the diamond is April’s birthstones. Celebrities who already have a love affair with diamonds are even more apt to be seen wearing diamonds if their birthday is in April. There are many April celebrities that share the diamond birthstone with you. But did you know that the diamond is also deep in mystical powers from ancient times? It is said to enhance ones competence, trust and ........ Read More


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