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What are Birthstones?. Are they minerals?. Study these gemstones, for you may see a few of these on Monday’s Mineral I.D. test for EXTRA CREDIT!!!. A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolizes a month of birth. They are often used in personal jewelry like rings or pendants. OR

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what are birthstones

What are Birthstones?

Are they minerals?

Study these gemstones, for you may see a few of these on Monday’s Mineral I.D. test for EXTRA CREDIT!!!

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A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolizes a month of birth. They are often used in personal jewelry like rings or pendants.

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a gemstones are popularly associated with the month or astrological sign of one's birth.

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Birthstone Facts and Information about GarnetsThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Garnet:

The Garnet is the birthstone of the month of January

Garnets also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 2nd year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Capricorn dates: December 22 - January 20

Capricorn - The Tenth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Goat

Ruling Planet of Capricorn: Saturn

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Birthstone Facts and Information about AmethystThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Amethyst:

The Amethyst is the birthstone of the month of February

It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 6th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Aquarius dates: January 21 - February 19

Aquarius - The Eleventh Sign of the Zodiac: The Water Bearer

Ruling Planet of Aquarius: Uranus

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Birthstone Facts and Information about AquamarineThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Aquamarine:

The Aquamarine is the birthstone of the month of March. It is also the gemstone for the 19th Wedding Anniversary

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Pisces dates: February 20 - March 20

Pisces - The Twelth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Fish

Ruling Planet of Pisces: Neptune

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Birthstone Facts and Information about DiamondsThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Diamond:

The Diamond is the birthstone of the month of April

Diamonds are also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 60th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Aries dates: March 21 - April 20

Aries - The first Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Ram

Ruling Planet of Aries: Mars

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Birthstone Facts and Information about EmeraldsThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Emerald:

The Emerald is the birthstone of the month of May

It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 20th, 35th and 55th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Taurus dates: April 21 - May 20

Taurus - The Second Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Bull

Ruling Planet of Taurus: Venus

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Birthstone Facts and Information about PearlsThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Pearl:

The Pearl is the birthstone of the month of June

Pearls are also the anniversary gemstone for the 1st, 12th and 30th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Gemini dates: May 21 - June 21

Gemini - The Third Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Twins

Ruling Planet of Gemini: Mercury

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Birthstone Facts and Information about RubiesThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Ruby:

The Ruby is the birthstone of the month of July

It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 40th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Cancer dates: June 22 - July 22

Cancer - The Third Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Crab

Ruling Planet of Cancer: Mercury

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Birthstone Facts and Information about PeridotsThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Peridot:

The Peridot is the birthstone of the month of August

Peridots are also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 16th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Leo dates: July 23 - August 23

Leo - The Fifth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Lion

Ruling Planet of Leo: The Sun

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Birthstone Facts and Information about SapphiresThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Sapphire:

The Sapphire is the birthstone of the month of September

Sapphires are also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 45th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Virgo  dates: August 23 - September 22

Virgo  - The Sixth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Virgin

Ruling Planet of Virgo: Mercury

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Birthstone Facts and Information about OpalsThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Opal:

The Opal is the birthstone of the month of October

Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 14th and 18th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Libra dates: September 24 - October 23

Libra - The Seventh Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Scales

Ruling Planet of Libra: Venus

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Birthstone Facts and Information about TopazThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Topaz:

The Topaz is the birthstone of the month of November

It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 19th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Scorpio dates: October 24 - November 22

Scorpio - The Eighth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Scorpion

Ruling Planet of Scorpio: Pluto

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Birthstone Facts and Information about TurquoiseThe following list provides Birthstone facts and information about the Turquoise:

The Turquoise is the birthstone of the month of December

It is also the Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 5th and 11th year of marriage

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Sagittarius dates: November 23 - December 21

Sagittarius - The Ninth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Archer

Ruling Planet of Sagittarius: Jupiter