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What Birthstone Do You Give (January to June)?

Jun 17, 2008
Birthstones are a neat little trinket you can buy for anyone - friends, family, co-workers and bosses. They also serve as wedding anniversary presents due to their association with various anniversaries.

Usually, birthstones cost very little and can be found at most gift shops, usually near the counter. Of course, to know what birthstone to buy, you have to know the birthstone of the person you are buying for. This article looks at the first six months in a year.

The birthstone for January is garnet in the dark-red color. These gemstones are found in Russia, the United States and Turkey. They will vary greatly in color, even changing color in the daylight. It is the gemstone of the second wedding anniversary, the sate mineral of Connecticut and New York's gemstone.

Amethyst is the gemstone for February in the violet color. This mineral was originally used by the Greeks and Romans to make drinking vessels because they believed it prevented intoxication. This stone is usually pinkish or purple in color.

For March, the gemstone of choice is Aquamarine in the pale blue color. This stone is closely related to the emerald gemstone and comes in blue color. It is the gemstone for the state of Colorado and the gemstone for the 19th wedding anniversary.

Diamonds are the gemstone of choice for April. Diamond, the hardest substance in the world, is one of the most valuable gems in the world today. It is the gemstone for the 60th wedding anniversary. Diamonds are everywhere in our society, from being part of industrial machinery for their hardness, to showing love as the centerpiece of wedding and engagement rings.

May is the month for spring flowers and the emerald gemstone in the green color is the perfect fit. It is the stone for the 55th wedding anniversary. Emeralds can be found all over the world, including in Russia, the United States and Canada.

The Alexandrite gemstone in a red color is the gemstone for June. This gemstone was apparently discovered on the 16th birthday of Tsar Alexander by a Finnish miner on April 17, 1834. This is one of the most expensive gemstones currently available for purchase commercially.

When buying a gemstone, make sure you do not purchase a fake. There are many stones out there that look like emeralds and the one you buy could be a forgery. It may not matter, depending on your budget, but make sure you get your money's worth.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for flowers and gifts for every occasion. When shopping for flowers and gifts, we recommend you shop only at the best online stores that specialize in the perfect gem gift, the perfect flowers for each month, the perfect gem for each month.
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