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Aquamarine

aquamarineFrom the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost any skin or eye colour, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again. read more...

 

 


 Zodiac gemstone for pisces: amethyst

Ancient traditional birthstones:

Hebrew: bloodstone

Roman: bloodstone

Arabic: bloodstone

Hindu: gold-sivalinga (even the ICA can't help you with this one)

Polish: bloodstone

Russian: jasper

Guardian angel: malchediel

His talismanic stone: ruby


The custom of wearing birthstones probably first became popular in Poland in the fifteenth or sixteenth century. For more information about the history of birthstones, try The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz , a fascinating compendium of all the powers that have been associated with gemstones through the ages. For example, birthstones originally may have been worn each month by everyone, since the powers of the gemstone were heightened during its month. If that is true, to get the full effect, you need to go out and get a full set of twelve and rotate them each year!

 

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