Presentation on theme: "What Is Your Birthstone?. Garnet Garnet is the Birthstone for January There are six common types of Garnet, Pyrope, Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular,"— Presentation transcript:
Garnet Garnet is the Birthstone for January There are six common types of Garnet, Pyrope, Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular, Uvarovite and Andradite The word “Garnet” comes from the Middle English word “ Gernet” which means dark red which this stone is.
Amethyst Amethyst is the Birthstone for February Ancient Greeks believe that the Amethyst stops people from getting drunk. Amethyst is often used in jewellery and is sometimes mistaken for Quartz This gem is featured in the Deltora Quest Series by Emily Rodda, and symbolises truth This is my brother’s Birthstone
Aquamarine The Aquamarine is the Birthstone for March The blue of the Aquamarine symbolizes sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship. The Aquamarine is considered the sailors’ lucky charm According to Legend the Aquamarine stone promises a happy marriage
Diamond Diamond is the Birthstone for April Since the Ancient Times people have used diamonds for jewellery Diamonds are one of the hardest gemstones and the most expensive This gem is also in the Deltora Quest series and symbolizes strength and bravery This is my Birthstone and because of this IT IS THE MOST AWESOME GEMSTONE/BIRTHSTONE
Emerald The Emerald is the Birthstone for May This gem is another of the seven gems in the Deltora Quest series and it symbolises honour and dulls in the presence of evil. In Deltora Quest it is also a cure for poison This is my dad’s Birthstone
Pearl Pearl is the Birthstone for June Pearls are created when an oyster covers a foreign object with layers of nacre. Nacre is a composite material and is also produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer. This is my mum’s birthstone
Ruby Ruby is the Birthstone for July Rubies are the second hardest substance after diamonds A ruby is the 6 th gem in the Belt of Deltora from the Deltora series and symbolises happiness and wards off evil spirits. Ruby is named after the Latin word "ruber" for red.
Peridot Peridot is the Birthstone for August It is one of the only gems that only comes in one colour These days Peridot is mostly found in Arizona, China, Vietnam and Pakistan
Sapphire The Sapphire is the Birthstone for September In the ring that Prince William gave to Princess Kate had a giant Sapphire in it Is considered the blue sister of the ruby While blue is the classic Sapphire colour, Sapphire is actually found in a wide range of colours.
Opal The Opal is the Birthstone for October Opal is mostly found in limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl and bassalt This is one of the other gems of the Belt of Deltora and symbolises hope
Topaz The Topaz is the Birthstone for November The Topaz symbolises friendship and is the sate Utah’s national gemstone in the US In Deltora Quest the Topaz symbolises faithfulness and strengthens at the full moon
Turquoise The Turquoise is the Birthstone for December Turquoise, the blue cousin to Lapis Lazuli, has been known and valued for thousands of years Turquoise has been known as a holy stone, a good-luck-charm or a talisman It is believed to promote good fortune, happiness, and long life
Notes All the things that the gems symbolise in the Deltora Quest Series are not true, but they make the books really interesting I make references to this series because I have read it and I really enjoyed this series This background is called sapphire but I didn’t use it because a sapphire is made in many colours It took me two days (literally) to make this presentation so I hope you enjoyed it!