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The custom of wearing a particular gem for the month in which one is born apparently originated in the sixteenth century in Germany or Poland. Several different lists of birthstones have appeared over time. This one was sponsored by the Jewelry Industry Council in 1952.


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January—Garnet

 

February—Amethyst

 

March—Aquamarine

 
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April—Diamond

 

May—Emerald

 

June—Alexandrite

 
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July—Ruby

 

August—Peridot

 

September—Sapphire

 
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October—Opal

 

November—Topaz

 

December—Turquoise

 
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