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A gem of an idea

Rachel Horner

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Rachel Horner

A gem of an idea
YOU may want to look to the zodiac to choose an engagement ring set with your loved one's birthstone. JANUARY: Garnet Appearance – deep maroon Meaning – safeguard against illness, fidelity, constancy FEBRUARY: Amethyst Appearance – clear stone from pale to dark purple Meaning – virtue, sobriety and sincerity. MARCH: Aquamarine Appearance – pale, watery blue to clear blue-green Meaning – youth, courage and happiness. APRIL: Diamond Appearance – clear Meaning –purity and innocence MAY: Emerald Appearance – bright to middle green stone Meaning – fidelity and harmony JUNE: Pearl Appearance: varied shapes and colours including white, cream, pink, brown and black Meaning – purity and wisdom JULY: Ruby Appearance – rich red Meaning – wealth and desire AUGUST: Peridot Appearance – yellow, green or pale pink stone Meaning –contentment and fidelity SEPTEMBER: Sapphire Appearance: pale to inky blue or yellow Meaning – peace, wisdom and virtue OCTOBER: Opal Appearance – milky white stone with flecks Meaning – faith, good fortune, everlasting-love NOVEMBER: Topaz Appearance – yellow, luminous stone Meaning – beauty, intelligence and longevity DECEMBER: Turquoise Appearance – pale green-blue opaque stone Meaning – harmony, success and happiness.

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