October Birthstone – Tourmaline

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previous month zodiac signs next month > Tourmaline fact fileCrystal Structure: long and sub-triangular Chemical Composition: silicate of Boron and Aluminum Hardness: 7-7.5 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.620 and 1.640 Colors: black, red, pink, green, and blue “Watermelon” colors – red…

November Birthstone – Citrine

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previous month zodiac signs next month Citrine fact file Crystal Structure: hexagonal Chemical Composition: Transparent Quartz – Silicon Dioxide, SiO2 Hardness: 7 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.5 Colors: yellow to gold to orange brown Citrine, the November Birthstone, is a yellow…

December Birthstone – Blue Zircon

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previous month zodiac signs next month Zircon fact file Crystal Structure: tetragonal Chemical Composition: zirconium silicate Hardness: 7.5 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.92 to 2.02 Colors: colorless, yellow, brown, orange, red, violet, blue and green Those born in December have the…

Birthstone Lists

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This is the modern birthstone list drawn up by the US Jewelers Association in 1912 and now widely accepted as the “official” birthstone list for calendar months. click on the month of birth to get detailed information about the birthstones…

An Introduction to Birthstones

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The History of the birthstone is now well documented. The Birthstone List showing gemstones for different months put out by the American National Association of Jewelers is also now widely accepted. However,one has a lot of choice in the selection…

Virgo Birthstone – Emerald

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previous sign calendar months(Aug 23 – Sep 22) next sign Emerald fact file Crystal Structure: hexagonal Chemical Composition: Beryl – silicate of Beryllium and Aluminum Al2Be3(Si6O18) Hardness: 7.5 to 8 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.57 to 1.60 Colors: light to dark…

Taurus Birthstone – Diamond

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previous sign calendar months(Apr 21 – May 21) next sign These bulls are a Fixed sign and their element is Earth. A combination which makes these lovable bull-heads set on acquiring material possessions. They are also very sensual and like…

Scorpio Birthstone – Red Coral

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previous sign calendar months(Oct 24 – Nov 21) next sign Coral fact file Crystal Structure: Amorphus,Hexagonal micro crystals Chemical Composition: calcium carbonate with traces of carotene Hardness: 3.5 MOHs Refractive Index: 1.486-1.658 Colors: red, black,pink Although they can’t swim, their…

Sagittarius Birthstone – Yellow Sapphire

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previous sign calendar months(Nov 22 – Dec 21) next sign Sapphire fact file Crystal Structure: hexagonal Chemical Composition: Corundum ( Aluminum oxide- Al203 ) Hardness: 9 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.762 to 1.77 Colors: yellow, green, pink, clear, and blue A…

Pisces Birthstone – Yellow Sapphire

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previous sign calendar months(Feb 22 – Mar 21) next sign Sapphire fact file Crystal Structure: hexagonal Chemical Composition: Corundum ( Aluminum oxide- Al203 ) Hardness: 9 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.762 to 1.77 Colors: yellow, green, pink, clear, and blue A…

Libra Birthstone – Diamond

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previous sign calendar months(Sep 23 – Oct 23) next sign Diamond fact file Crystal Structure: isometric Chemical Composition: Carbon Hardness: 10 MOHS Refractive Index: 2.417 Colors: colorless, yellow, black, red, green, purple, blue, pink The scale is a Cardinal sign,…

Leo Birthstone – Ruby

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previous sign calendar months(July 23 – Aug 22) next sign Ruby fact file Crystal Structure: hexagonal Chemical Composition: corundum – aluminum oxide (Al2O3) Hardness: 9 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.762 to 1.77 Colors: shades of red, orange- red, or purple red…

Gemini Birthstone – Emerald

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previous sign calendar months(May 22 – June 21) next sign Emerald fact file Crystal Structure: hexagonal Chemical Composition: Beryl – silicate of Beryllium and Aluminum Al2Be3(Si6O18) Hardness: 7.5 to 8 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.57 to 1.60 Colors: light to dark…

Capricorn Birthstone – Blue Sapphire

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previous sign calendar months(Dec 22 – Jan 20) next sign Sapphire fact file Crystal Structure: hexagonal Chemical Composition: Corundum ( Aluminum oxide- Al203 ) Hardness: 9 MOHS Refractive Index: 1.762 to 1.77 Colors: yellow, green, pink, clear, and blue Capricorn,…

Cancer Birthstone – Pearl

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previous sign calendar months(June 22 – July 22) next sign Pearl fact file Crystal Structure: orthorhombic Chemical Composition: Aragonite ( calcium carbonate ) platelets held together by conchiolin Hardness: 2.4 – 4.5 MOHs Refractive Index: 1.53-1.69 Colors: white with pink…