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The origin of birthstones and the meaning of fall’s gems

We all love hearing about our special birthday month’s birthstone. But did you ever wonder how the stone became associated with the month? And why they have special traits and healing qualities? Here’s some backstory on birthstones. Origin of monthly birthstones The origin of birthstones seems to stem from the bible, namely the twelve stones […]

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Aquamarine: The magic and serenity of March’s birthstone

March’s birthstone, the aquamarine, gets its name from the sea. From early days, its light-blue, dark-blue, and blue-green tones have reminded people of waves rolling to shore. What makes an aquamarine so special Aquamarine is a form of the mineral beryl. Beryl itself is colorless, but the imperfections within it lend color to jewels. One […]

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