JANUARY BIRTHSTONE IS GARNET
Garnet is associated with fire, passion and blood, and as well as January's birthstone is it also a recommended gift for both the 2nd and 6th Wedding Annivesaries.
Garnet is mainly thought of as a deep red colour, but natural colours include orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, black, pink and colourless. The stone is steeped in history - it can be dated as far back as 3500BC when it was found in Egypt round the neck of a mummified body.
FEBRUARY - AMETHYST
MARCH - AQUAMARINE
APRIL - DIAMOND
MAY - EMERALD
JUNE - ALEXANDRITE - MOONSTONE - PEARL
JULY - RUBY
AUGUST - PERIDOT
SEPTEMBER - SAPPHIRE
OCTOBER - OPAL - TOURMALINE
NOVEMBER - TOPAZ - CITRINE
DECEMBER - TURQUOISE - TANZANINTE - ZIRCON
NB: Information used from Jewellery Maker and web
I hope to make the beady box a source of information in the same way as the cupboard. It will take time to list the many things that are going round my head - but to make a start I thought I would start with Birthstones. Just made January with a few interesting facts about Garnet! Must get busy now checking out February.