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01 January Birthstones

January is a month associated with new beginnings, New Year, new life, and resolutions. It has been constant in one gemstone for the birthstone for millennia, Garnet. Still, there are others that have been used in the past and that have been used in specific areas of...
02 February Birthstones

02 February Birthstones

February, once known as Februarius, gets it’s name from an old Roman purification festival that occurred on the 15th of the month. Now it’s known for different celebrations and holidays – Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and the many birthdays...
03 March Birthstones

03 March Birthstones

History shows March has had five birthstones. For a long time the color green was associated with March and it’s birthstones, but in the 20th century that changed when Aquamarine was made the modern birthstone. Here is a history of the March birthstones. ...
04 April Birthstones

04 April Birthstones

The ancient Romans called April “Aprilis” – to open, perhaps a reference to the blossoming of nature during this first full month of spring.  April has been traditionally represented by four birthstones. Today. we subscribe to the idea that...
05 May Birthstones

05 May Birthstones

May is named after a Greek goddess, Maia, one of the seven Pleiades and mother to Hermes. The Romans associated her with growth and with fertility. May has had six different birthstones over the centuries. While most of know emerald is the modern birthstone,...
06 June Birthstones

06 June Birthstones

June is the official start of summer, the month of weddings and new beginnings. Possibly named after the Roman goddess Juno, it is believed she made June a popular month of weddings because she is the protector of women in all aspects of life. Marrying in June was...
07 July Birthstones

07 July Birthstones

July was originally the fifth month in the calendar year. It shifted to seventh when January and February were added to the calendar around 450 B.C.. Originally called Quintilis, it was later named after Julius Caesar, who was born in the month of July. Over the...
08 August Birthstones

08 August Birthstones

Named after Caesar Augustus, the first emperor of Rome,  August was originally called Sextillus. August is a month known for meteor showers, prepping for back to school, and hot summer days in the Northern Hemisphere. More people in the U.S. are born in August...
09 September Birthstones

09 September Birthstones

In America the sapphire is the birthstone associated with September, but in truth, there are seven stones that have been and are used for this month of seasonal transition. Here’s a brief exploration of the birthstones for September. Modern birthstones...
10 October Birthstones

10 October Birthstones

Happy Birthday to our friends born in October. A month of apples, cider, trick or treats, and the welcoming of fall, there have been six birthstones over the centuries for October. Some stones date back thousands of years, others are the recent invention of...
11 November Birthstones

11 November Birthstones

November has four stones that have been used as birthstones over the centuries. The warmth of golden yellow is predominant in the history and lore of November birthstones. At one time in history the type of stone wasn’t as important as the color of the...
12 December Birthstones

12 December Birthstones

 Through the centuries December has had at least nine different birthstones.  Since the 15th century there has been a color dominance for the month of December, blue! At that time in history all people wore the color of the month to bring them good luck and...