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LAPIS Oval 10x8
LAPIS Oval 10x8
OPAL 'A' Oval 10x8
OPAL 'A' Oval 10x8
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
BEADS 36 inch Tumble PERIDOT
BEADS 36 inch Tumble PERIDOT
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
TIN OXIDE POLISH (100gms)
TIN OXIDE POLISH (100gms)
CITRINE Oval 8x6
CITRINE Oval 8x6

Gemstones and Beads

Birthstone List

Birthstone List

## JANUARY - GARNET
The word is thought to originate from the Latin and refers to a possible resemblance to Pomegranate Seeds.

## FEBRUARY - AMETHYST
From the Greek word meaning 'Not Drunken'. According to mythology it inspires fairness and a sense of duty.

## MARCH - AQUAMARINE
Derived from sea-water and said to engender a spirit of hope and a promise of better things to come.

## APRIL - DIAMOND
From the Greek 'Adamas' meaning indomitable. Thought to protect the wearer from evil and ill health.

## MAY - EMERALD
Dedicated to Venus (The Goddess of Love) and said to protect seafarers from drowning.

## JUNE - PEARL (or Moonstone)
Emblems of nobility and thought by some Scotsmen to ensure a faithful lover when worn next to the heart.

## JULY - RUBY
Thought - by the King of Siam in the 13th Century - to prolong youth: he died in his 90’s with the unwrinkled complexion of a young man.

## AUGUST - PERIDOT
From the Arabic 'Faridat' meaning precious stone. Thought to cure mental and physical timidity and strengthen the nerves.

## SEPTEMBER - SAPPHIRE
Represents the purity of the soul and mirrors the blue of heaven. Thought to protect it’s owner from captivity.

## OCTOBER - OPAL
A symbol of hope and good luck. Thought to protect against poisoned food and to promote a good memory.

## NOVEMBER - TOPAZ (or Citrine)
(or Citrine)
Derived from Sanskrit 'Tapas' meaning fire. Thought to ward off epilepsy and asthma and to cure insomnia.

## DECEMBER - TURQUOISE
Popularised by it’s use in Egypt nearly 5,000 years ago. Said to guarantee the fidelity of those in love.

Our stock range, of around 10,000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. July 2017