Birthstones-What is your mom’s birthstones?

Birthstones are gemstones or semi-precious stones that represent a particular month of the year and are said to bring good luck and protection to those born in that month. It is a valuable gift for people born in any month of the calendar and is often given as a congratulatory gift on birthdays or anniversaries. Western birthstones are based on the birthstones for each month as determined by the American Federation of Jewelers in 1912. In 2002, the American Gem Trade Federation added tanzanite as the December birthstone for consumers to use in place of the expensive ruby.

Early Indian and Babylonian civilisations believed that gemstones had magical powers. Gradually, astrologers used gemstones of specific colors to match the signs of the zodiac to promote good luck for people of that sign. Another theory comes from the Old Testament, where the priest Aaron’s breastplate was set with twelve precious stones.

The birthstones are different for each month: garnet in January, amethyst and amethyst-citrine in February, aquamarine in March, diamond in April, emerald in May, pearl or moonstone, variolite in June, ruby in July, peridot and spinel in August, sapphire in September, tourmaline and opal in October, topaz and citrine in November and turquoise, zircon and tanzanite in December. And they all represent different meanings.

January Birthstones— Garnet

The mineral name of alabaster is garnet, or garnet for short, so called because it resembles a pomegranate seed.
Garnet is the birthstone of January and represents chastity, friendship and loyalty. It is also the gemstone of the second wedding anniversary.

Garnet stories

In the Bohemian Garnet Museum in Europe, there is a red garnet that has been lying dormant for centuries, quietly telling a beautiful and touching love story to every visitor.

Ulluliet is the owner of this garnet, who was the lover of Goethe, Europe’s greatest poet. When she first saw Goethe at the age of 19, she fell deeply in love with him. Her love was opposed by her family due to the large age difference between them.

But this headstrong girl’s burning love for Goethe was like her love for the family’s piece of garnet. Every time she goes on a date with Goethe, she wears the garnet because she is convinced of the garnet’s legend: it carries a message of love between lovers. She wanted the garnet to bear witness to her faithful love.

Perhaps the garnet was really a manifestation of the garnet, transmitting Uluria’s almost mad love to Goethe, who was deeply moved by Uluria’s love across the ages, and thus a great heirloom poem, “Lamentations of Marienbarto” was born.

For a long time, the mention of garnet has conjured up images of fire, and it was believed that she had the power to light up the night.

From the Princess of Abyssinia to Marie of France. Queen Antoinette (Queen Louis XVI) had garnets on their collars, as they have been used as a symbol of female beauty since ancient times.

February Birthstones — Amethyst, Amethyst Citrine

Amethyst is short for amethyst. The English name comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “wine”, all because of its color like wine. Modern research has shown that this is due to the formation of iron hydroxide in the “coloring centre” of the crystal. High quality amethyst is dark purple.

“The color is like grapes, the light is beautiful. The meaning of purple in Chinese and Western culture is relatively close, both have the meaning of noble and sacred, since ancient times it has been considered a noble colour. In ancient China, the star Ziwei was considered the emperor’s star, and the Forbidden City in Beijing was called the Forbidden City. In Western society, purple is also a symbol of nobility, with the high priest in Judaism and the bishop in Catholicism wearing purple.

In Greek teachings, amethyst is a symbol of the mystical “sexual energy” of Bacchus, the god of abundance, and is said to transform sexual energy into spiritual energy and to play an important role in solving sexual problems and finding the right partner. In many Western countries, amethyst is not only worn on men’s jewelry and clothing as a stone of sobriety, but is also favored as a lucky stone for performing artists. It was also customary for the ancient Romans to perform rituals to purge sins and honor the dead in February, and amethyst was used as a symbol of abstinence from sexual indulgence, the prevention of self-indulgence and the preservation of honesty and rationality.

Amethyst is the only purple crystal in the crystal family, and its mysterious and romantic color makes it the most noble and beautiful member of the crystal family. It has also been said that the most beautiful purple in nature is the purple light of amethyst. Amethyst is known as the “guardian stone of love”, symbolising good and faithful love. It is also the 17th wedding anniversary gemstone.

Natural amethyst combines the characteristics of amethyst and citrine and is a perfect blend of intelligence and wealth, and is a functional gemstone for balancing the strong and the weak in love, career and family.

March Birthstones— Aquamarine

Aquamarine: Aquamarine is named after the sky to sea blue color of beryl due to the presence of Fe2+ in beryl. The Chinese gemstone industry also called it blue crystal. Legend has it that this beautiful gemstone is formed at the bottom of the sea and is the essence of seawater. Therefore, sailors use it to pray to the God of the Sea to bless the safety of navigation, called the “God of Fortune Stone”. It is also used as a “March birthstone”, symbolising “serenity and courage”, “happiness and longevity”.

April Birthstones— Diamonds

Diamond, also known as diamond, mineral name diamond, ancient name “Kunshi stone”, the world collectively known as diamond.

Diamond is the birthstone of the month of April, symbolising chastity and purity, and is also the gemstone of the 75th wedding anniversary. Therefore, the 75th wedding anniversary is called Diamond Wedding.

Around 1642 AD, a 112-carat diamond found in India was set on a statue of a god to seek divine blessing. But perhaps it was the shock of the stone that caused the gods to close their eyes, and from then on a strange and tragic fate accompanied the ‘blue hope that anyone who possessed it could not escape the misfortune of money and wealth’.

A monk was caught stealing it and burned alive. It later changed hands several times and was acquired by the French Emperor Louis XIV, who had it cut into a 69.0 3 carat diamond, but only wore it once, dying shortly afterwards of smallpox. Later, the French royal family of Princess Lambourne, Louis XVI and the Empress were all killed over this jewelry.

After being stolen from the French treasury in 1792, it reappeared in 1830. But by then it had been cut into a 45.5 carat diamond. A Dutch lapidary went to great lengths to obtain the stone, only to have it stolen by his son, who killed himself in a fit of rage.

In 1911, US Postmaster General McClain of Washington, D.C., bought the stone for $151,000, and two years later his son was killed in a car accident, McClain died, and his daughter committed suicide by taking sleeping pills. Finally, in 1958, another rich man in the United States, the famous jewelry Mr. Winston bought this gem, he will be this gem as a precious gift, free to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. for visitors to see. Since entering the museum, the nightmare associated with the ‘Blue Hope’ has finally come to an end. It seems that beautiful things must be shared.

May Birthstones — Emerald

The emerald gemstone is used as a birthstone for the month of May, as a symbol of good fortune and as a gemstone gift for fifty-fifth wedding anniversaries. At the beginning of this century there was a touching story in England about a woman who loved the world more than she loved herself. The heroine of the story, Mrs Simpson, had a huge emerald ring. This ring was a token of love from the then King Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor, who gave up his throne for her.

Legend has it that the emerald belonged to a Mongolian prince and was of excellent quality. It passed through the hands of countless royalty before finally reaching the hands of a jeweler in New York. Due to the size of the original stone, no one could afford to buy it. The jeweler decided to cut the emerald in two, one of which was bought by Edward VIII. On 2 April 1987, the ring was sold at Sotheby’s in Geneva for $2.1 million, among the relics donated by the Duchess of Windsor, with the proceeds going to a medical research centre in France.

Throughout the history of Western jewelry culture, the emerald has been regarded as a symbol of love and life, representing springtime full of vitality. Legend has it that it is also the favourite gemstone of Venus, the goddess of love, so emeralds are also associated with success and guaranteed love, which can give the wearer honesty and good memories; and the mysterious light that it flashes makes it one of the most precious gemstones.

In the Middle Ages, various reports on jewelry show that the emerald was a gemstone of great therapeutic power, with detoxifying and antipyretic properties, and was considered by both Europeans and Asians to be effective in the treatment of dysentery. More amazingly, emeralds have the effect of calming the storm, so it can treat depression and madness; emerald women, can maintain a good married life; emerald under the tongue, can make practitioners have the ability to prophecy, holders of deception, the color of the emerald will change. Signalling danger.

June Birthstones— Pearls, Moonstones, Changing Stones

The international gemstone community lists pearls as the lucky stone for June birthdays and the stone for 13th and 30th wedding anniversaries. The Romans believed that moonstones were formed by moonlight and that the moon goddess Diana could be seen in them. The Greeks also believed it was a symbol of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, of which emeralds were a part.

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that looking at a moonstone would cause one to fall into a deep sleep and foretell the future in dreams. Even in some Arab countries, moonstones were often sewn into clothing as a symbol of wealth. In modern India, moonstones are still considered sacred symbols and are used as dream stones, as they are believed to give the wearer beautiful visions at night. In East Indian lore, moonstones are the symbol of the third eye and can purify spiritual understanding.

Moonstones were popular in Europe and America in the late 19th and 20th centuries, especially during the Art Deco period, and were often used by master goldsmiths in the creation of jewelry. Moonstone is also known as the “lover’s stone” because it is believed to evoke emotions and passions in a person, and in some places it is called the “traveller’s stone” because it is believed to protect during the night. In some Asian countries it is also used as a symbol of “no tears”.

July Birthstones— Ruby

Ruby, a type of corundum, is composed mainly of aluminum oxide, with the red color coming from chromium. Most natural rubies are found in Asia, Africa and Australia, with some in Montana and South Carolina in the United States. Natural rubies are very rare and valuable. In Europe, rubies are still used at royal weddings as witnesses to the marriage.

There is an old legend in Burma that the beautiful Princess Nadja was captured by an evil man-eating dragon. The dragon wanted to make Princess Nadja his wife and locked her in a tower full of thorns. When the princess’s lover, the Sun Prince, heard the news, he took his warriors to rescue his beloved princess. They went through a lot of hardship to the tower, and the ogre dragon to fight, although the ogre dragon has boundless magic power, but in the princess and the prince in front of the love of the steadfast, but also unable to resist, and finally by the Sun Prince of the divine arrow killed.

Later, the princess and the prince laid three eggs, one of which hatched to become the King of Burma, one to become the Emperor of China and one to become the Ruby. The king of Burma and the emperor of China symbolise the supreme power of the prince and princess, while the ruby is the token of their love. If a man owns a ruby, he can have the power he has always dreamed of, and if a woman owns a ruby, she can have the love that lasts forever.

August Birthstones— Peridot, Spinel

Peridot is named for its olive green color. In English, it is known as peridot or olivine, the former being directly derived from the French word peridot and the latter being a mineralogical term. Peridot was discovered around 3,500 years ago on the island of St John in ancient Egypt and is considered a sunstone.

Gem quality peridot is mainly classified as intense yellowish-green peridot, golden yellowish-green peridot, yellowish-green peridot, intense green peridot (also known as dusky emerald or western emerald, evening primrose emerald) and celestial gemstones (found in meteorites, which are very rare). A good quality peridot is a transparent olive green or yellowish green color, very pleasing to the eye and a symbol of peace, happiness and tranquillity. In ancient times, peridot was often given to tribes as a sign of peace in the event of war. Peridots from thousands of years ago are still set in some temples in Jerusalem.

September Birthstones— Sapphire

The sapphire symbolises loyalty, steadfastness, love and honesty. Also known as the “stone of destiny”, the star sapphire blesses the wearer with peace and good luck. Sapphire is a high-grade gemstone, one of the world’s four major gemstones (diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald), which is known as the “sister gemstone” with ruby.

Sapphire with its deep blue like the night sky, by the ancient people with a mysterious supernatural colour, is regarded as a good-luck thing. As early as in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, it was used to decorate mosques, churches and monasteries, and as tribute for religious ceremonies. It has also become an indispensable ornament on the crowns and gowns of the kings of the British Empire and the Russian tsars, together with diamonds and pearls.

The world gemmological community has designated the sapphire as the birthstone of September.

October Birthstones— Tourmaline, Opal

Tourmaline has a relatively short history of use as a gemstone, but its beauty, due to its vivid, rich colors and high transparency, has won over people since its introduction and it is known as a gemstone of great beauty. Today, Tourmaline is a popular mid-range gemstone and is known as the October birthstone. Tourmaline, also known as Tourmaline, is derived from the ancient Sinhalese word Turmali, which means ‘mixed gem’.

Legend has it that the origin of Tourmaline is in 1703 A.D., a few children in Amsterdam, Holland, playing with the stones brought back by the Dutch navigators, and found that these stones, in addition to the strange colors that appear in the sunlight, and even more surprised that these stones have a kind of attraction or repulsion of light objects such as dust or grass clippings of power, so the Dutch called him the ash-absorbing stone. In 1768 A.D., the famous Swedish scientist Lines discovered that tourmaline also has piezoelectricity and thermoelectricity, which is the origin of the name tourmaline.

November Birthstones— Topaz, Citrine

Topaz is the English translation of the name of the Red Sea island of Zabajad, also known as “Topaz”, which means “hard to find”. The name comes from the fact that the island is often shrouded in fog and is not easy to find. Topaz should be distinguished from the traditional name “Topaz” and “Topaz”, which is the “topaz” of “nephrite”. Topaz is separated from the traditional name “topaz”, which means “yellow jade” in “nephrite”. Topaz has been a precious stone since ancient times because of its hardness and beautiful color. The natural wine-yellow varieties, especially the sky-blue variety, are still the most valuable stones.

This is the best variety of topaz. It is the birthstone of November and the 16th wedding anniversary gemstone, and is worn as a symbol of friendship and happiness.

Topaz is mainly used to make a variety of faceted gemstones, with beautiful and intact crystals favored by collectors and museums.

December Birthstones— Turquoise, Zircon, Tanzanite

Turquoise, also known as turquoise, is named after the shape of a pine ball and the color of pine green. Turquoise in English means Turkish stone. Turkey does not produce turquoise, the legend says that ancient Persia produced turquoise is transported to Europe through Turkey and named.
The gemstone industry listed turquoise as the December birthstone, a symbol of victory, good luck, is a guarantee of success.
In 2002, the Gemological Institute of America listed Tanzanite as the birthstone for December.

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