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Top 10 July Birthstones: Discover the Ruby, King of Precious Red Gems

Among the modern and traditional July birthstones is the king of gems, the Ruby, named from the Latin word ruber, meaning “red” – the color of love. July birthstones are associated with contentment, passion, and warm energies.

July’s name comes from—you guessed it—Julius Caesar. It was the month he was born in. It is the month of Canada Day, Independence Day (U.S.), Bastille Day, and in the U.S. National Ice Cream month.

Celebrities born in July include Lindsey Lohan, Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, and Eva Green, to name only a few.

Now, these days most months have many birthstones to choose from, and that’s true for July. The birthstones for the calendar month are: Sardonyx, Ruby, Sapphire, Onyx and Carnelian

Zodiac signs that touch on days in July are Leo and Cancer. The gemstones for these are: Moonstone, Emerald, Tourmaline, Pearl and Diamond.
by Hiuyan Lam
What Is The Birthstone For August?

What Is The Birthstone For August?

Peridot is the most recognized August birthstone (pronounced ("pair-eh-doug").

This pretty green thing is a type of Chrysolite. It is found in meteorite and lava.  

Always associated with the Sun and light, the peridot was mined by the ancient Egyptians. They used the peridot as a talisman to drive snakes into the sea; and some feel that Cleopatra’s collection of emeralds may have actually been ... peridot!

Were you born in August?  Are you looking for the right August birthstone for your month?  Do you need an excuse to buy an expensive, fancy stone for your jewelry collection?  Well, those things will work well together. There are thirteen options for August birthstones that will give you just the look you want.

Here are the birthstones for the calendar month of August: Carnelian, Peridot, Alexandrite, Sardonyx, Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby

The Zodiac signs that cover the end of July/beginning of August and end of August/beginning September are Leo and Virgo.  Stones for these are: Jasper, Jade, Tourmaline, Zircon, Citrine, Onyx

by Jennifer N.
11 Of The Best September Birthstones

11 Of The Best September Birthstones

Sapphire, the most recognized September birthstone represents wisdom, virtue, good fortune, but also faithfulness and sincerity. Known for its blue color, sapphire does come in many hues. It is believed that the tablets the Ten Commandments were carved in were sapphire.

As for September birthstones, there are 11 of them! What’s up with that?

September can be wistful—the end of Summer—yet exciting.  Relief from the heat comes and it’s time to wear new Fall fashions.  It can be a lot easier to find a really nice outfit for cooler weather. You can accessorize it with a gorgeous September birthstone.

If your birthday is in September, then it’s really exciting! Gift time!

For anyone who doesn’t know, September birthstones work in two ways: the actual month, and the zodiac month.

Birthstones for the calendar month of Septembers are peridot, zircon, sapphire, agate, moonstone, and sardonyx.

September birthstones for the zodiac sign Virgo (Aug. 24 – Sept. 22) and for Libra (Sept 23- Oct. 23) are lapiz lazuli, jasper, citrine, carnelian, and opal.



by Jennifer N.