Birthstones – Ancient Times

As far back as the 15th century, we have been wearing birthstones.  A more traditional list by month:

January – Garnet

February – Hyacinth

March – Heliotrope

April – Diamond

May – Emerald

June – Chrysoberyl

July – Onyx

August – Carnelian

September – Chrysolite

October – Aquamarine

November – Topaz

December – Ruby

I love that we had gemstones called heliotrope and hyacinth!

Credit to my fellow Etsians KK Gemstones, rubytrail, gemsforjewels, jenniferlovebeads, gemsbynehaABeadConnectionand PureSpiritCrystals for their beautiful gemstone photos.  Be sure to check out their Etsy shops!

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