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What Is Your Birthstone?

Birthstones are gemstones that are traditionally associated with each month of the year.

Here is a list of birthstones for each month:

  1. January – Garnet: Garnet is typically deep red in colour, although it can also be found in various shades including orange, green, and purple.
  2. February – Amethyst: Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz, ranging from light lavender to deep violet in colour.
  3. March – Aquamarine: Aquamarine is a pale blue to blue-green gemstone that is reminiscent of the sea, symbolizing tranquillity and harmony.
  4. April – Diamond: Diamonds are renowned for their brilliance, clarity, and durability, and are often associated with eternal love and strength.
  5. May – Emerald: Emeralds are vibrant green gemstones known for their rich colour and beauty, symbolizing renewal and growth.
  6. June – Pearl or Alexandrite: Pearls are organic gemstones formed inside the shells of certain molluscs, while alexandrite is a rare colour-changing gemstone that shifts between green and red under different lighting conditions.
  7. July – Ruby: Rubies are prized for their rich red colour and exceptional hardness, symbolizing passion, love, and vitality.
  8. August – Peridot or Spinel: Peridot is a vibrant green gemstone with a unique yellowish-green hue, while spinel comes in a variety of colours including red, blue, and pink.
  9. September – Sapphire: Sapphires are most commonly associated with deep blue colour, although they can also be found in various other colours such as pink, yellow, and green.
  10. October – Opal or Tourmaline: Opals are known for their iridescent play-of-colour, while tourmaline comes in a wide range of colours including pink, green, blue, and black.
  11. November – Citrine or Topaz: Citrine is a yellow to amber-coloured gemstone known for its warm tones, while topaz comes in various colours including blue, pink, and orange.
  12. December – Turquoise or Tanzanite: Turquoise is a blue to greenish-blue gemstone with a unique matrix pattern, while tanzanite is a bluish-purple gemstone found only in Tanzania.

These birthstones are often used in jewellery to celebrate birthdays and commemorate special occasions throughout the year.

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