What Birthstone Do You Buy July to December?
Gemstones are a great gift for anyone in your family or circle of friends. They are easy to find, and usually not too expensive They also serve meaning as birthstones for each month of the year, as well as anniversary stones. The article looks at the last six months of the year.
July is the month of the ruby. The ruby is a bright red stone that is one of the more famous gemstones in the world. Often used in jewelry, this stone is the gem stone for the 40th wedding anniversary and is held in high esteem in Asian countries because of the feeling that red is a lucky color.
The peridot is the gemstone for August. This gemstone, minded commercial in Saudi Arabia, and it comes in a green color, which is usually might lighter than an emerald gemstone.
The beautiful sapphire, which comes in every color but red, which is a ruby, is the gemstone for September. The sapphire is mostly mined in southeast Asia, with some mines in Australia. It is the wedding anniversary gemstone for the 45th anniversary.
The opal, which is a gemstone that has a high variety of colors and is often never a single color, It is the gemstone for October. It is Australia's national gemstone, and was considered good luck for centuries in many countries. However, in modern times it was considered bad luck and represented the evil eye. It is also the official gemstone of Nevada.
For November, the topaz takes up residence as the gemstone for the month. This gemstone is clear, with no color in it. It is mined in many countries in Eastern Europe, as well as Brazil and Japan. This is the official gemstone for the state of Utah.
The turquoise gemstone is the official gemstone of December. The blue-green stone is mined in Iran, the United States, China, Australia and some South American countries. This gemstone was used throughout history by many different civilizations for ornamental dress, including the Egyptians, Chinese and others.
You do not have to limit yourself to buying a gemstone meant for a specific month. If your wife's gemstone is ruby but her favorite is emerald, then don't trouble yourself with buying a ruby. Buy what you think will be best for the recipient, that is all that really matters. Birthstones are just a guide in case you did want to go with a gift that had more significance.