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Birthstones: learn about the birthstone for each month!

About Birthstones

birthstones A birthstone is the "gemstone associated with the date of one's birth, the wearing of which is commonly thought to bring good luck or health. Supernatural powers have long been attributed by astrologers to certain gemstones."

- from Encyclopedia Britannica

Birthstones come in a colorful array of sparkling jewels and glowing gemstones, each one with its own place in history and myth. From folklore tales, Biblical texts, and the annals of history, these gems have had a special place in both the hearts and minds of humanity.

Discover historical facts, origins, trivia, fun facts, myths, and more about each month's birthstone by selecting the month of your choice from the menu at the left.

Birthstone List: A quick list of birthstones for each month and the birthstone colors for each month.

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