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Certain gemstones are associated with particular months of the year and considered lucky to people born in those months. Some attribute the origin of the tradition of birthstones to the 12-jewelled breastplate, a vestment worn in acient times, of Aaron, the brother of Moses. Myths and superstitions gradually grew around the stones and symbolic meanings or virtures were eventually ascribed to them.



Due to the hight cost and unavailability of the traditional birthstones for April, May, July September and November, Olde Towne Gemstones has chosen alternative gemstones for these months. April-clear quartz for diamonds, May-green aventurine for emeralb, July-red aventurine for ruby, September-sodalite for sapphire, November-citrine for topaz.

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