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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Ancestors' Love Lives - Engagement Rings


My Ancestor's Valentine

Does your great-grandmother's engagement ring tell you the month that she was born or the month she got engaged?

January - Garnet, February  - Amethyst, March - Aquamarine, April - Diamond, May - Emerald, June - Pearl, July - Ruby, August - Peridot, September - Sapphire, October - Opal, November  -Topaz,  December – Turquoise (National Association of Goldsmiths, UK, 1937)

Early-Twentieth Century Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring

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