Birthstones

June’s Birthstone — Pearl

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June’s birthstone is the pearl. Its name comes from the Old French word, “perle” which, oddly, is derived from the Latin word for “leg”—as in “leg-of-lamb.” It is believed that this was a reference to the shape of mollusk shells, where pearls form. Interestingly, pearl is the only birthstone that is not mined from the

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May’s Birthstone — Emerald

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The emerald is May's birthstone. Its name comes from the Greek word for green—a color classically associated with spring and fertility. Likewise, this rare gemstone signifies rebirth, but it also symbolizes: truth, wisdom, and intuition. Learn fascinating emerald facts, folklore, and healing properties believed by ancient cultures around the world! Read on.

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April’s Birthstone – Diamond

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The diamond is April's birthstone. Its name comes from the Greek word, “adamas,” meaning unconquerable and indestructible. What makes it so special? Learn about its legendary hardness, unmatched sparkle, and mysterious folklore. We explain why ancient Egyptians wore diamonds on their ring fingers and other surprising facts about this rare gem. Read on.

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March’s Birthstone – Aquamarine

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Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Its name is Latin for “seawater,” which describes its blue-green color and relates to its ancient oceanic mythology. Coined by the ancient Greeks as “the sailor’s gem,” its presence on a ship was believed to appease the mighty sea god, Poseidon, who in turn would calm rough waters and

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February’s Birthstone – Amethyst

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February's birthstone, the amethyst, has a long and interesting history including some folklore about being associated with the “god of wine.” Learn more about February’s stone, which many believe promote courage, inner strength, peace and balance.

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