Birthstones

Birthstones are often the subject of conversation between my customers whilst conducting my cash for gold business. Some are very knowledgable on thier own and that of there families birthstones, some havent a clue but are interested. Here we have some basic information on Birthstones which I hope you find useful.

Once birthstones related to signs of the zodiac. Over the years the signs of the zodiac have been replaced with months of the year. Colours have been allocated to each month (though they do not always relate to the gemstone) and many of the expensive stones have been replaced with cheaper stones.



MONTH

ORIGINAL STONE

MODERN SUBSTITUTE

COLOUR

JANUARY

GARNET

GARNET

DARK RED

FEBRUARY

AMETHYST

ONYX

PURPLE

MARCH

JASPER

AQUAMARINE OR BLOODSTONE

PALE BLUE

APRIL

SAPPHIRE

DIAMOND OR ROCK CRYSTAL

COLOURLESS

MAY

AGATE

EMERALD OR CHRYSOPRASE

BRIGHT GREEN

JUNE

EMERALD

PEARL OR MOONSTONE

CREAM

JULY

ONYX

RUBY OR CORNELIAN

RED

AUGUST

CORNELIAN

PERIDOT SARDONYX

PALE GREEN

SEPTEMBER

CHRYSOLITE

SAPPHIRE OR LAPIS LAZULI

DEEP BLUE

OCTOBER

MULTICOLOURED

AQUAMARINE OR TOURMALINE

MULTICOLOURED

NOVEMBER

TOPAZ

CITRINE

YELLOW

DECEMBER

RUBY

TURQUOISE OR ZIRCON OR LAPIS LAZULI

SKY BLUE

So there we are a quick guide to birthstones. For more indepth information take a search on the internet where more detail can be found on the stones and inparticular the fascinating history of this subject.

Remember if you wish to sell gold in herts or essex then do get in contact for a price on your unwanted gold and silver or maybe some advice perhaps!

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