Exploring Birthstones with DealDash

Are you interested in jewelry, or have a family member who is? Most women (and some men!) enjoy getting jewelry with their birthstones incorporated into the designs.

However, as someone who likes jewelry but doesn’t know a while lot about it, whenever I decide to give someone a gift of birthstone I either have to look up a chart to see which stone goes with which month, or I just ask the jeweler when I’m shopping. I find it very interesting that each month’s stones are so different from each other, and in my experience each person’s stone seems to complement them. For example, I am a February birthday, and my stone is amethyst, which is great for me, because purple is my second favorite color. If you look below, there is a simple chart of birth months and the birthstones that go with them.

 

You might be interested to know that the basic birthstone list that we currently use today was established in 1912 by the National Association of Jewelers to promote the sale of gemstones. Not all months had just one birthstone, either. For example, the March birthstone was bloodstone with an alternate listed as aquamarine. June had both pearl and moonstone listed; August named sardonyx and peridot; October had opal and tourmaline; and December was turquoise with the alternate being lapis. However, not all months have an alternate stone – as with February, why mess with perfection?!

Since we’re in the month of March, though, let’s talk about March’s birthstone, the aquamarine. Aquamarine has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. A perfect birthstone for March, the Aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes. In ancient times, the aquamarine was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers. Nowadays most people would think that’s silly, of course, but no matter how silly it is, it doesn’t take away from the beauty of March’s birthstone, the aquamarine.

 

If you’re in the market to do a little jewelry shopping, why not see what DealDash has to offer? DealDash often has ear rings, necklaces, bracelets, and jewelry boxes available for auction. And don’t forget, if you are bidding on an item and you don’t end up winning, you can always Buy It Now (BIN) and get all of your bids back. This is especially useful in the case of gift cards, since DealDash even provides free shipping! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

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dawnblogtopus

http://www.dawnblogtopus.com - Mom of 3 small kids living the dream in Massachusetts. Fan of sewing, crafting, cooking, reading, and blogging.

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