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Garnet, January's Birthstone

You’d think that garnet, January’s birthstone would be something white or colourless, to reflect the wintery, snowy weather, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Those with a New Year birthday are blessed with garnet as their stone; its name is derived from the Latin ‘granatum’, meaning pomegranate, because the stone represents the deep red seeds of the fruit.

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Turquoise - December's Birthstone

Turquoise - December's Birthstone

Not only is Turquoise the traditional birthstone for December, but it is also regarded as a lucky gemstone and a stone of prosperity. It is also believed that if Turquoise is given as a gift it bestows wealth and happiness upon its receiver, and brings happiness and good fortune – therefore making it an ideal Christmas present!

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Sapphire - September's Birthstone

Sapphire - September's Birthstone. The gem of all gems – the heavenly blue sapphire

The sapphire – well what can I say! It’s considered to be the gem of royalty (think of Diana, and now Kate’s engagement ring) associated with anything sacred and divine. It’s a stone which is mentioned throughout history associated with nobility and religion, for example, Christians used sapphire in ecclesiastical rings and it was cherished by kings for its power to protect.

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