What is your birthstone?
July 3, 2007 4:47am CST
Do you believe in birthstone?If yes, then do you know your birthstone?Me, since i was born on the month of March my birthstone is aquamarine just coincide with my favorite color powder blue who happened to be my wedding motif.How about you guys out there?What is your birthstone?Share some.
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• Sao Paulo, Brazil
3 Jul 07
I don't believe in birthstone, and I've never heard about it. What is a birthstone? What influence do you think that it has on our life? Anyway, seems like a Zodiacal stuff, like the Horoscope. I don't believe in this kind of thing.
5 Jul 07
Hello saierchok. Glad to know you like blue, same with me, i like that color, anything that is accompanied with blue i like it. It so happened that my first baby is a boy so most of his things are with blue color..from his hotdog pillow, mat,toys and his cradled. Thanks for you post and have a blessed day.
6 Jul 07
Well i do agree with you Mirita. We have lots of beautiful scenery in the country...nice beaches, beautiful spots and a lot more. And you would enjoy here in the country. Im proud to say im a Pilipino in nature, not just we have a beautiful country but what makes it more beautiful are the people living on it.
30 Aug 07
I was born in May. As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia.
17 Jul 07
Hello jcverns!(",) I was born on May and my birthstone is emerald. Here is the meaning of my gemstone. Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They have the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green that can possibly be imagined: emerald green. Inclusions are tolerated. In top quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamonds. The name emerald comes from the Greek 'smaragdos' via the Old French 'esmeralde', and really just means 'green gemstone'. Innumerable fantastic stories have grown up around this magnificent gem. The Incas and Aztecs of South America, where the best emeralds are still found today, regarded the emerald as a holy gemstone. However, probably the oldest known finds were once made near the Red Sea in Egypt. Having said that, these gemstone mines, already exploited by Egyptian pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 B.C. and later referred to as 'Cleopatra's Mines', had already been exhausted by the time they were rediscovered in the early 19th century. The green of life and of love:The green of the emerald is the colour of life and of the springtime, which comes round again and again. But it has also, for centuries, been the colour of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. And today, this colour still occupies a special position in many cultures and religions. Green, for example, is the holy colour of Islam. Many of the states of the Arab League have green in their flags as a symbol of the unity of their faith. Yet this colour has a high status in the Catholic Church too, where green is regarded as the most natural and the most elemental of the liturgical colours. The magnificent green of the emerald is a colour which conveys harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre. The human eye can never see enough of this unique colour. Pliny commented that green gladdened the eye without tiring it. Green is perceived as fresh and vivid, never as monotonous. And in view of the fact that this colour always changes somewhat between the bright light of day and the artificial light of a lamp, emerald green retains its lively vigour in all its nuances. I love emerald but as of present I don't have one yet.(",)