birthstones

Choosing jewelry for my wife: a man's perspective

“Wedding anniversary!!!” - my phone agenda thoughtfully reminded me less than 24 hours before the event. Oh man!, I thought. I really planned on scouting the internet and several jewelry stores to buy something memorable for my wife.
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Aquamarine – March’s Birthstone

The gemstone Aquamarine is March’s birthstone - as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. Being a gemstone associated with beauty, honesty, loyalty, and happiness, the aquamarine is recommended to be offered on the 16th as well as 19th wedding anniversaries.
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DIAMOND - The traditional birthstone of April

The April birthstone – diamond - symbolizes affection, strength, eternity and of course, everlasting love. For those who are born in the month of April, the diamond is certainly the most radiant and desired gemstone.
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Facts about the Ruby - The birthstone of July

July’s birthstone is among the most highly prized of gemstones. Large rubies are more difficult to find than large diamonds, emeralds and sapphires. Therefore, rubies’ value increases with size more than any other gemstone.
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Peridot – The Lovely Birthstone for August

In ancient times, Egypt was the main source of the Peridot, called the ‘Gem of the Sun’. A quite fascinating revelation is that the gemstones worn by the Queen Cleopatra were not Emeralds as it was commonly believed but its evening cousin - the Peridot.
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September Birthstone - Sapphire

The word Sapphire derives from the Greek word "sappheiros" that means "precious stone". Sapphires are the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly valued as a gem. Being a member of the Corundum family, the sapphire is one of the four precious gemstones - the other three are: diamonds, rubies, and emeralds.
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