Emerald

Emerald is the May Birthstone and also the gemstone for the 20th Wedding Anniversary.

Emeralds are believed to symbolise love, rebirth, youth and good fortune.

Emeralds are a beautiful, rich green colour.

The word emerald comes from the Greek word “smaragdus” which means green in Greek.

20th Wedding Anniversary Gift Idea from Amazon:

Emerald necklace

Emerald Pendant Necklace

 

May Birthday Gift Idea from Amazon:

Emerald Birthday Necklace

Emerald Heart Moon Necklace

 

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Diamonds

Diamonds are the April Birthstone and also the gem for the 10th Wedding Anniversary.

Diamonds symbolise everlasting love, faith and purity and is believed to enhance happiness, prosperity and strength.

The diamond is usually transparent or clear in color but can occur in a variety of other colors also.

The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas” which means Invincible or Indestructible.

10th Wedding Anniversary Party Idea from Amazon:

Diamond Party Confetti

Diamond Wedding Confetti

April Birthday Gift Idea from Amazon for the man in your life:

Armani Diamonds

Armani Diamonds, Eau de Toilette for Men

 

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Aquamarine and Bloodstone

The March Birthstone is in fact two gems, Aquamarine and Bloodstone.

Bloodstone is the gemstone of the 14th Wedding Anniversary and Aquamarine is the gemstone of the 19th Wedding Anniversary.

These gems are very different from each other in appearance but share similar meaning.

Aquamarine is blue-green in color and Bloodstone is a dark green gem with red speckles.

The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin words aqua which means water and marina which means the sea.

The name Bloodstone comes about from the red speckles in the gem.

The shared meaning of the Aquamarine and Bloodstone refers to preserving and enhancing health. Aquamarine is also linked to good luck charms for travellers.

Some Aquamarine gift ideas from Amazon include:

Aquamarine Necklace

Gorgeous “Infinity Endless Love” Necklace

Some Bloodstone gift ideas from Amazon include:

Bloodstone Worry Stone

Heart-shaped Worry Stone

 

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Amethyst

The Amethyst is the February Birthstone and also the gemstone of the 6th Wedding Anniversary.

It is purple in color and the name comes from the Greek word amethustos which means sober.

The Amethyst symbolises soberness and self control, it inspires calmness, bravery and reflection.

Some Amethyst gift ideas from Amazon include:

Amethyst Necklace

Fabulous 6th Wedding Anniversary Gift

 

Amethyst bracelet

Stunning February  Birthday Gift

 

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Garnet

The Garnet is the January Birthstone and also the gemstone of the 2nd Wedding Anniversary.

The Garnet gem is usually dark red in color. The name is comes from the Latin word “granatum” which means seed. It is believed this refers to the red pomegranate seeds.

The Garnet symbolises good health, prosperity and peace.

Some Garnet gift ideas from Amazon include:

Gorgeous 21st Birthday Gift – Garnet Sterling Silver Heart Key Ring

Beautiful 2nd Wedding Anniversary Gift – Heart Garnet Pendant

Oval Garnet Pendant

Butterfly Garnet Pendant

 

 

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Birthstones

Birthstones are gems linked to each month. There is a different birthstone for each month and some months have more than one Birthstone. Some people believe that Birthstones have significant healing powers and each Birthstone is believed to possess special symbolic meanings. Birthstones are often worn as jewelry as a means of transmitting this power to the wearer, bringing them good luck and good health.

January Birthstone – Garnet

February Birthstone – Amethyst

March Birthstone – Aquamarine and Bloodstone

April Birthstone – Diamond

May Birthstone – Emerald

June Birthstone – Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone

July Birthstone – Ruby

August Birthstone – Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel

September Birthstone – Sapphire

October Birthstone – Opal and Tourmaline

November – Topaz and Citrine

December – Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite

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