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Birthstone Jewelry Gift Guide

Welcome to No Roses Jewelry's guide to choosing your birthstone jewelry.

Modern birthstones are gemstones with a unique meaning and historical significance to the month you were born. Even though *our* list below is strictly modern, the fascination with birthstones is centuries old. Generations of gemstone lovers believe that the stones associated with their birthday month hold incredible powers such as prosperity, good fortune (luck) and health benefits.

BIRTHSTONE SIGNIFICANCE AND MEANING

Choosing a birthstone jewelry gift is beautiful to wear and holds very personal significance. You don't need to be a gemstone expert to choose a gemstone gift for your special someone. No Roses is delighted to be your birthstone expert.

JANUARY : GarnetGarnet Birthstone Pendant
Garnet, the birthstone of January, is found in a virtual rainbow of colors. From spicy Mandarin Garnet to rich green of Tsavorite, Garnet is considered the perfect gift to symbolize friendship and trust.  Legends say Garnets light up the night sky and protect their owners from dark dreams. Travelers carry Garnets to protect them far from home. Garnet may be January's birthstone, but its stunning array of colors and mystical powers, its a fitting gift for any month.
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Amethyst Birthstone EarringsFEBRUARY : Amethyst
Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that ranges in purple hues from deep violet and red to lilac. Ancient Greeks believed that Amethyst protected the wearer from intoxication and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset, and that the purple birthstone would keep the wearer clear headed and quick-witted. Amethyst looks amazing set into both white and yellow metals. This gem is also widely available in many shapes and sizes and can be quite affordable.
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Aquamarine Birthstone RingMARCH : Aquamarine
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, is one of the most popular gemstones at No Roses Jewelry in Los Angeles. The clear blue gemstone has a rich color and is held as a symbol of youth, health and hope. For centuries, this semi-precious gemstone has been a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. Aquamarine is said to embody eternal life, and it is also sought out as a soothing influence for squabbling married couples - the perfect anniversary gift!
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diamond birthstone PendantAPRIL : Diamond
Diamonds stand the test of time as objects of desire. Formed one hundred miles beneath the Earth’s surface over a billion years ago, diamonds are the hardest gemstone in all creation. Some say diamonds were created when bolts of lightning struck rocks, and some swear by the gemstones healing powers. For centuries, diamonds have been regarded a symbol of eternal love. In addition to being a perfect engagement, wedding, commitment or Valentines gift, diamond jewelry is a sure hit for any occasion.

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Emerald Birtthstone EarringsMAY : Emerald
The deep green color of Emerald is the gemstone of Spring, symbolizing love and rebirth. Egypt's Cleopatra was as famous for wearing Emeralds in her time as Elizabeth Taylor is for wearing diamonds in our time. Ancient Egyptian mummies were often buried with an Emerald carved on their necks to symbolize eternal youth. Most emeralds are prized for their deep green color, though the most valued Emeralds boast a bluish hue. Emeralds are among the rarest of gems.

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Pearl Birthstone JewelryMoonstone Birthstone JewelryJUNE : Pearl or Moonstone 
Diamonds stand the test of time as objects of desire. Formed one hundred miles beneath the Earth’s surface over a billion years ago, diamonds are the hardest gemstone in all creation. Some say diamonds were created when bolts of lightning struck rocks, and some swear by the gemstones healing powers. For centuries, diamonds have been regarded a symbol of eternal love. In addition to being a perfect engagement, wedding, commitment or Valentines gift, diamond jewelry is a sure hit for any occasion.

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Ruby Birthstone Pendant NecklaceJULY : Ruby
The Ruby! Red as blood and a symbol for love, passion, courage and emotion. For centuries Rubies are believed to bestow good fortune on anyone who wears it. Rubies have been the prized possession of emperors, kings, celebrities and gemstone lovers throughout the ages. To this day the Ruby is the most valued gemstone.

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Peridot Birthstone EarringsAUGUST : Peridot (prounounced "Pehr-ih-dow")
Peridot is extraordinary in it's lime-green color for one reason - it's the only gemstone that comes in only one color. There are no other variations. When presented as a gift, Peridot is said to bring the wearer powers of healing and is believed to protect against nightmares. It is also said to instill power and influence on anyone who wears this very unique green birthstone

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SEPTEMBER : Gemstone
The Greek word “Sapphire” means blue. Though Sapphires come in many colors, most people envision a blue stone when they think of sapphires. The Blue Sapphire carries an ancient promise of honesty, loyalty, purity and trust. The blue birthstone is found everywhere, but mostly in  Myanmar, Kashmir and Sri Lanka. The purer the blue of the Sapphire, the greater the price. However, many people find that the darker hues of Sapphire can be just as appealing.
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Opal Birthstone PendantOCTOBER : Opal or Tourmaline tourmaline birthstone pendant
In ancient times, Opal was known as the Queen of Gems because it encompassed the colors of all other gems. Each Opal is truly one-of-a-kind; as unique as our fingerprints, ranging in colors from calming blues and greens to bright reds and yellows. Tourmaline is also known for displaying several colors in one gemstone. These multi-colored gems  are highly prized. One multi-color variety is known as Watermelon Tourmaline and features green, pink, and white color bands. To resemble its namesake, the gemstone is often sliced thin, to reveal pink center, white ring, and green edge.
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Citrine Birthstone EarringsNOVEMBER : Citrine
Citrine is a bright yellow gemstone that has said to be a gift from the sun. The name Citrine is French for “lemon” yet ranges in color from bright yellow to a deep orange brown. In ancient times, Citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Today, Citrine is known as the merchant’s stone and is associated with success and prosperity. The most sought-after Citrine stones have a clear, radiant yellow color.
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Blue Topaz Birthstone BraceletDECEMBER : Blue Topaz
The ancient Egyptians and Romans associated Topaz with the sun god and trusted the gemstone had the power to heal and dispel enchantment. Topaz ranges in hues from clear to warm honey and pink to blues of all shades, including Sky Blue Topaz and the more saturated London Blue Topaz. Blue was once the rarest shade of Topaz, but is easily found today and is one of the most popular versions of this mystical gemstone.
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