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The alternative birthstone for May is Chrysoprase

Every month has its birthstone, and most have two.  For May, the birthstone most commonly accepted is the emerald, but there is a second birthstone for May – Chrysoprase. Chrsyoprase is very much a lesser known gemstone, but it’s no ugly sister.  Usually apple green in colour, it can be found in deep dark green […]

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Garnet is the birthstone for Capricorn

Garnet: birthstone for Capricorns

My sister was born in January and the birthstone for Capricorns is the garnet.  The first time I heard of the gemstone garnet was when I asked my grandmother if her engagement ring had a ruby in it. “No, love,” she replied. “It’s just a garnet.” From then on, I thought of garnets as being […]

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