February's birth stone, amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give courage to the wearer. There was a time when only kings could wear precious stones. The ancient Greeks believed that amethyst protects against poisoning. In fact, the word "amethyst" comes from the word amethyst, a Greek word that means "sober."
March - Peridot, BloodStone
March's birthstone, peridot, was believed to cure ailments of the heart, liver, and stomach; all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem was soaked. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, engraved in the shape of the sea god Neptune, protected them from the dangers of the ocean.
Another March birthstone is the bloodstone, which is dark green with red flecks.
April - Diamond
April's birthstone, the diamond, in addition to being a symbol of eternal love, was once believed to bring courage. In Sanskrit, diamonds are called vajra, which also means lightning; In Hindu mythology, the vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of the gods.
May - Emerald
One of Cleopatra's favorite gemstones, the emerald was the May birthstone. It has always been associated with fertility, childbirth and love. The ancient Romans came to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, the emerald is believed to signify wisdom,growth, and patience.
June - Pearl
June's birthstone, the pearl, has long been a symbol of purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the cruel tears of joy of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
July - Ruby
Ancient Hindus considered July's birthstone, the sapphire, the "king of gems." It was believed that it protects the wearer from evil. Today, the deep ruby red color signifies love and passion.
August - Peridot
The August birthstone, peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called "evening emerald" because of its bright green color. Green aquamarine crystals found in volcanic ash were once believed to be the tears of the volcano goddess Pele. When embedded in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.
September - Sapphire
September's birth stone, the sapphire, was believed to ward off evil and poisoning. It was believed that a poisonous snake would die if placed in a sapphire vase. Traditionally the favorite stone of priests and royalty, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom.
October - Opal
The October birthstone, opal, symbolizes fidelity and trust. The word comes from the Latin word opalos meaning "precious gem". Opal necklaces were worn to ward off evil and protect the eyes.
November - Topaz
November's birthstone, topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the people increased strength and intellect.
December - Turquoise
December's birth stone, turquoise, is considered a love charm. It is also a symbol of luck and success, and is believed to relax the mind and protect the wearer from harm. Turquoise rings, in particular, are believed to ward off evil spirits.
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