The Beauty and Meaning of Birthstones

Written by Reno Charlton

Birthstones have been around since ancient times, and in those days were believed to possess some magical force that could protectrepparttar owner or wearer ofrepparttar 146012 stone. These birthstones were traditionally linked torepparttar 146013 Zodiac.

However, modern birthstones are linked to calendar months, and each month has its own unique birthstone, with its own fabled properties. Many people love to wear jewellery set with their birthstone, asrepparttar 146014 ancient meanings and associations with these stones still intrigue them.

You can get many types of jewellery containing birthstones, such as birthstone rings, a birthstone pendant and birthstone earrings. Giving someone an item of jewellery set with their birthstone is a touching and wonderful gift, and whether you give them a birthstone ring, a birthstone pendant or a birthstone brooch, it is something that they are likely to treasure forever because it has real meaning and significance.

Below you will find a listing of each ofrepparttar 146015 birthstones used today.


The birthstone for this month isrepparttar 146016 garnet, which was once thought to be connected withrepparttar 146017 blood. This stone is supposed to protectrepparttar 146018 wearer from nightmares and offer guidance throughrepparttar 146019 dark.

Garnets are long lasting and durable gems, with a fiery, ravishing beauty. This is type of gem thatrepparttar 146020 wearer will treasure forever, no matter what item of jewellery it is set into. Garnets are traditionally thought of as deep red, but actually come in a wide range of colours, so there is something to suit every taste for this month.


The birthstone for this month isrepparttar 146021 amethyst, andrepparttar 146022 folklore attached to this gem associates it with sobriety, tranquillity, protection and peace. This birthstone as also been linked to improvingrepparttar 146023 skin and preventing baldness, as well as protection from deceit, so it has a lot to live up to!

The amethyst birthstone comes in varying shades of purple, and can be a pale lilac in colour. Onrepparttar 146024 other end ofrepparttar 146025 scale, you can also get deep violet amethysts, which means that you can enjoy a birthstone that is as subtle or as rich as you like. This birthstone is very hardwearing, and its strength and durability will ensure that it lasts for a very long time.


This month's birthstone is aquamarine, which has been linked torepparttar 146026 making of new friends as well as affection and love, hope and health. This stone was once also thought to protect those at sea.

Asrepparttar 146027 name of this birthstone suggests, it is a green-blue in colour and has a rich, sparkling look. You can get aquamarine birthstones in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you can also get this stone in varying shades of green-blue.


One ofrepparttar 146028 most popular gems throughout history, diamonds arerepparttar 146029 birthstone for this month, and these stones are linked to love, eternity and strength. This has contributed towards diamonds beingrepparttar 146030 most popular gems of all time when it comes to romance, such as engagement rings and wedding bands.

Diamonds are very strong and hardwearing, making themrepparttar 146031 perfect birthstone to wear on a daily basis. You can enjoy many different cuts of this stone, andrepparttar 146032 fiery, glamorous sparkle given off by diamonds is positively captivating.


This month's birthstone isrepparttar 146033 beautiful emerald, once linked to health andrepparttar 146034 curing of ailments, as well as being associated withrepparttar 146035 ability to see in torepparttar 146036 future, giving them an almost bewitching, magical reputation.

These fiery green gems are amazing to look at, and can be found in a variety of shapes and cuts. The beauty and richness of this stone makes itrepparttar 146037 perfect gem for birthstone jewellery, and is something thatrepparttar 146038 wearer can show off and take pride in for a long time.


The elegant pearl isrepparttar 146039 birthstone forrepparttar 146040 month of June, and this gem has been linked with chastity and modesty, making it something of an angelic, pure birthstone. They are also linked to successful and happy marriages.

The Benefits of Buying Jewellery Online

Written by Reno Charlton

Jewellery is a gift that is truly universal - something that can be given for just about any occasion, and something that has real meaning to it. If someone gives you jewellery as a gift, you feel touched, emotional, sometimes even overwhelmed. It's amazing to think that such small items can stir such powerful emotions, but this is something that happens allrepparttar time. You can bet that during every hour of every day, someone somewhere inrepparttar 146011 world is gazing open-mouthed at a beautiful piece of jewellery that has been given to them by someone special - perhaps an engagement ring, an elegant necklace orrepparttar 146012 perfect pair of earrings.

Of course, it's not just men that buy jewellery for women any longer as it was in years long gone by. These days, jewellery makes a popular gift for men as well, and many women choose to give rings, cufflinks, watches and other popular items of jewellery torepparttar 146013 beloved men in their lives. Giving jewellery means that you can give a gift that actually speaks without words, and this is probably why jewels have been a hugely popular form of gift since ancient times.

Why buy jewellery online?

Sincerepparttar 146014 explosion ofrepparttar 146015 Internet, most products have become available to customers online, and jewellery is no exception. Modern technological advancements mean that it is no longer necessary for us to go scouring through every jewellery shop onrepparttar 146016 high street to findrepparttar 146017 perfect gift. We can now enjoy doing this fromrepparttar 146018 comfort of our own homes, giving us more time to browse and comparerepparttar 146019 options open to us. Buying jewellery online offers many benefits, such as:

  • Choice: There is certainly no shortage of choice onrepparttar 146020 Internet, and you will find a wide range of jewellery at your disposal. This means that you can browse a wide selection of jewels until you findrepparttar 146021 perfect gift with which to surprise a loved one.
  • Convenience: Gone arerepparttar 146022 days whenrepparttar 146023 local High Street jewellers wasrepparttar 146024 only viable option if we wanted to getrepparttar 146025 perfect piece of jewellery in a short space of time. When you buy jewellery online, you can browse, order and pay fromrepparttar 146026 comfort of your own home, and your chosen piece will then be shipped out to you safely and quickly. This means that you still have choice, however short of time you are. And, you don't even have to leave your home to getrepparttar 146027 perfect gift.
  • Saving time: We all lead busy lifestyles these days, and you simply may not haverepparttar 146028 time to troop from shop to shop looking forrepparttar 146029 perfect piece of jewellery. When you buy jewellery online you can benefit from speed and ease, and you aren't restricted to looking within certain times, as you would be with a bricks-and-mortar shop.
  • Affordability: When you buy jewellery online, you will benefit from far more choice, which in turn means that you are far more likely to find something within your budget. There are some really good quality jewellery products available online, and you can get these at a huge reduction compared to High Street prices. Online jewellers don't haverepparttar 146030 same overheads and running costs as their bricks-and-mortar counterparts, which means that they can afford to offer a bigger saving to their customers.
What sort of jewellery can you buy online?

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