August Birthstones

Hello – the August birthstone post is here!   Peridot is the birthstone for those born in August (Carnelian is an alternative natal stone), and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Virgo. And, there are…

The Folklore of Ruby

Happy birthday to all those born in July - off to the rubies!!!!! Composed of aluminum oxide, rubies come from the corundum family of minerals. We all know diamonds are the hardest stone, but did you know rubies also carry that hardness…
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The Birthstones of June

As I mentioned last month, we have four birthstones associated with this month - pearl, alexandrite, moonstone, and agate. Before we get into the 4 gemstones for month of June, let's start with the other basics. The astrological birthstone…

Go Green With Emeralds

Emerald is the birthstone for those born in May, and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Gemini.  There are also flowers associated with birth months - the flower for May is hawthorn. The name emerald…

Gemstones of April

Next up in the birthstone series - diamond - the birthstone for April and the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Taurus.   Derived from the Greek word 'adamastos' the word 'diamond'  means unbreakable. With…

Aquamarine for Aries

Happy Birthday to all those born in March! The next stone up in my birthstone series is  the gemstone Aquamarine. Aquamarine, the birthstone for March, is also the astrological birthstone for those born under the zodiac sign of Aries.   Derived…