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Citrine November Birthstone

Citrine November Birthstone The Citrine November Birthstone is completely opposite to its November cousin, Topaz, in quality and disposition. While the Topaz is associated with passion, intensity and determination, the Citrine has taken on the more gentle qualities of men; peace, prosperity, loyalty, healing and creativity. The stone is also known as the “Healing Quartz”.…

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Opal – October Birthstone

Opal October Birthstone Opal is the birthstone for October and traditionally it is also the gift given for a 14th wedding anniversary. Also, Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. The name Opal derives from the Greek Opallos, meaning “to see a change (of colour)”. Opals form as colourless, white, yellow, red, orange, green, brown, black or…

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Lapis Lazuli – September Birthstone

Lapis Lazuli – September Birthstone Lapis Lazuli is another birthstone for September along with the precious gemstone Sapphire. It is one of the most sought after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honour, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol…

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Pearls – June Birthstone

Pearls – June Birthstone From one of the humblest of life forms, the mollusc, comes the pearl – a gem of supreme beauty and elegance and the birthstone for June along with Moonstone. Unlike most gemstones that are found within the Earth, pearls have an organic origin. They are created inside the shells of certain…

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Garnet – January Birthstone

Garnet January birthstone suggests eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. It is derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colours, from…

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Turquoise December Birthstone

Turquoise December Birthstone The gemstone that marks the end of the year and is the birthstone for December is Turquoise. Turquoise is believed to bring happiness and good luck to the wearer and it signifies success. Turquoise is among the oldest known gemstones and its popularity has crossed the globe for centuries. It graced the…

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Topaz November Birthstone

Topaz – November Birthstone November has two birthstones of which Topaz is one. This gemstone is available in a rich rainbow of colours. Often confused with Citrine Quartz (yellow) and Smoky Quartz (brown) Quartz and Topaz are different and unrelated mineral species. The most prized colour of Topaz is called Imperial Topaz after the Russian…

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Tourmaline October Birthstone

Tourmaline October Birthstone Pink Tourmaline has one of the widest colour ranges of any gem species. Pink Tourmaline may vary in colour from pale pink to deep red, and in clarity from flawless transparent gems to opaque rough crystals. People have probably used Tourmaline as a gemstone for centuries, but until the development of modern…

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Sapphire – September Birthstone

Sapphire – September Birthstone Sapphire  September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm. Sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum and occurs in all colours of the rainbow. Red corundum is called the Ruby, while all other forms of corundum…

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Peridot August Birthstone

Peridot  August Birthstone Peridot is the birthstone for August. It is a variety of olivine, is a yellowish-green, lustrous stone, also called Chrysolite. The stone is formed due to volcanic activity and is found in shades of pale green, olive-green and lime. As Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and is…

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