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January
By her who in this month is born,
No gems save Garnets should be worn;
They will insure her constancy,
True friendship and fidelity.

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February
The February born will find
Sincerity and peace of mind;
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they the Pearl (also green amethyst) will wear.

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March
Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise;
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a Bloodstone to their grave.

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April
She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds should wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence is known.

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May
Who first beholds the light of day
In Spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life,
Shall be a loved and happy wife.

emeraldJune
Who comes with Summer to this earth
And owes to June her day of birth,
With ring of Agate on her hand,
Can health, wealth, and long life command.

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July
The glowing Ruby should adorn
Those who in warm July are born,
Then will they be exempt and free
From love’s doubt and anxiety.

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August
Wear a Sardonyx or for thee
No conjugal felicity.
The August-born without this stone
’Tis said must live unloved and lone.

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September
A maiden born when Autumn leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind,
’Twill cure diseases of the mind.

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October
October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know;
But lay an Opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.

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November
Who first comes to this world below
With drear November’s fog and snow
Should prize the Topaz’ amber hue—
Emblem of friends and lovers true.

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December
If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a Turquoise blue,
Success will bless whate’er you do.

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In Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889. P. 371

Source: Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922)

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