Birth Stone

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CODE: D001

Diamond Rough
0.3 - 1.5 carat
USD $ 190/Crt
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CODE: Z001

Emerald Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE: R001

Ruby Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE: S001

Sapphire Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE: Y001

Yellow Sapphire Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 40/Crt
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CODE:  C001

Cat Eyes Rough
1.5 - 10 carat
USD $ 30/Crt
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Birth Stone

Over the centuries, many cultures have contributed to the legends and lore surrounding gemstones. These rare products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual powers to these special minerals.
The best compendium of gemstone lore is undoubtedly that found in George Frederick Kunz’s book The Curious Lore of Precious Stones published in 1913. But Kunz was no mystic crystal-gazer. Rather he was the leading gemologist of his time and, in his role as the resident gem expert at Tiffany & Co. in New York, helped create the modern market for colored stones. He was also instrumental in putting together some of the greatest collections of rare gemstones, including the famous J.P. Morgan-Tiffany collection, now in the American Museum of Natural History.
Kunz believed that we can learn a great deal by studying the ways in which gemstones were used by different cultures and the beliefs that people at different times formed about rare gems. But for Kunz this study wasn’t just sociological curiosity, it was a way of learning about gemstones themselves: “Many of these ideas may seem strange enough to us now, and yet when we analyze them we find that they have their roots either in some intrinsic quality of the stones or else in an instinctive appreciation of their symbolical significance.”

A birthstone is a gift of a precious material (jewelry, mainly gemstones; themselves traditionally associated with various qualities) that symbolizes the month of birth in the Gregorian calendar. It is sometimes also called birthday stone (cf. infra; but that word is, confusingly, sometimes used as a synonym for an anniversary gift, which is related to the recipient’s age, that is, year of birth).

Traditional birthstones
Often combined with modern birthstone lists, traditional birthstones are older society-based birthstones. Since many different cultures had their own list, jewelers’ lists are often inconsistent over what constitutes a traditional birthstone. The table below contains many stones which are popular choices, often reflecting Polish tradition. That of December is turquoise.
The Gregorian calendar has poems matching each month with its birthstone. These are traditionally the stones in English-speaking societies. It is not known whether these verses below are of the originally Gregorian calendar or not. In fact Tiffany & Co. published these poems “of unknown author” for the first time in a pamphlet in 1870.

Aquarius
January 21 - February 19    Garnet

Pisces
February 20 - March 20    Amethyst

Aries
March 21 - April 19    Bloodstone

Taurus
April 20 - May 20    Sapphire

Gemini
May 21 - June 21    Agate

Cancer
June 22 - July 22    Emerald

Leo
July 23 - August 23    Onyx

Virgo
August 24 - September 22    Carnelian

Libra
September 23 - October 22     Peridot

Scorpio
October 23 - November 22      Beryl

Sagittarius
November 23 - December 21    Topaz

Capricorn
December 22 - January 20    Ruby
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January
Emerald
Garnet

February   
Amethyst, Hyacinth, Pearl
Amethyst    Bloodstone
Amethyst

March   
Bloodstone, black Jasper
Aquamarine
Jade
Bloodstone

April   
Diamond, black Sapphire
Diamond    Opal
Diamond and sapphire

May   
Emerald, Agate
Emerald    Sapphire    Agate

June   
Cat’s Eye, Turquoise, Agate, Alexandrite
Moonstone, Pearl
Moonstone
Pearl

July   
Ruby, Onyx

August   
Sardonyx, Carnelian, Moonstone, Topaz
Peridot
Diamond   Sapphire

September   
Chrysolite
Sapphire    Agate
Moonstone

October   
Opal, Aquamarine
Opal, Tourmaline
Jasper

November   
Topaz, Pearl
Topaz, Citrine
Pearl

December   
Bloodstone, Ruby
Turquoise, Blue Topaz
Onyx
Ruby


Birthday stones
While this word has also been used as synonym of Birth stone (see above), there is a separate list of assignment according to the day of the week of the recipient’s birth:
•    Monday: Pearl
•    Tuesday: Garnet
•    Wednesday: Emerald
•    Thursday: Topaz
•    Friday: Diamond
•    Saturday: Blue Sapphire
•    Sunday: Ruby

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