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The Secret Language of Antique & Modern Jewellery

 Plants and Flowers  Meanings
 Forget me not  True love. Love in separation.
 Daisy  Innocence.
 Ivy leaves  Fidelity and marriage.
 Laurel leaves  Triumph. Love conquers all.
 Ferns  Sincerity.
 Lily-of-the-valley  Sweetness.
 Sweet pea  Goodbye.
 Lilac  First love emotions.
 Violets  Modesty.
 Poppy  Health and success.
 Yellow Poppy  Wealth and success.
 Rosebuds  The growth of love.
 Acorns  Life and immortality.
 Pansies  Think of me. Thought. Thinking of you.
 Miscellaneous Items  Their Meanings
 A ring  A circle of love without end.
 Diamond  Forever. Forever love.
 Pearls  Innocence.
 Gold  Enduring love.
 Salamander  Fire. Passionate love.
 Butterflies  Psyche, the Greek goddess of the soul.
 Snowflake  Uniqueness.
 Fish  Wealth. Protection from evil.
 Clasped hands  Lasting love and friendship.
 Doves  The goddess Venus. Peace
 A bow  The Herculean knot. Strength.
 Rubies  Passion.
 Frog or lizard  Wedded bliss.
 Snake (when biting its tail)  Eternal love, forever recycling itself. Eternity.
 Anchor  Stability and balance.

 Month  Birthstones  Meanings
 January  Garnet.  Constancy.
 February  Amethyst.  Sincerity.
 March  Bloodstone. Aquamarine.  Courage.
 April  Diamond.  Lasting love. Innocence.
 May  Emerald.  Success. Love.
 June  Pearl. Moonstone.  Purity. Health, long life.
 July  Ruby.  Contentment. Passion.
 August  Peridot. Agate.  Married love. Happiness.
 September  Sapphire.  Wisdom. Clear thought.
 October  Opal.  Hope.
 November  Topaz.  Fidelity.
 December  Turquoise. Lapis Lazuli.  Harmony. Prosperity.

 Star sign  Date  Birthstones
 Capricorn  Dec 22 - Jan 19  Garnet, Malachite, Ruby, Agate.
 Aquarius  Jan 20 - Feb 18  Amethyst, Opal, Garnet.
 Pisces  Feb 19 - Mar 20  Amethyst, Aquamarine.
 Aries  Mar 21 - Apr 20  Diamond, bloodstone.
 Taurus  Apr 21 - May 20  Emerald, Sapphire, Coral.
 Gemini  May 21 - Jun 20  Emerald, Pearl, Agate.
 Cancer  Jun 21 - Jul 21  Emerald, Moonstone, Ruby.
 Leo  Jul 22 - Aug 21  Onyx, Amber, Peridot.
 Virgo  Aug 22 - Sep 22  Sapphire, Jade.
 Libra  Sep 23 - Oct 22  Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Opal.
 Scorpio  Oct 23 - Nov 21  Aquamarine, Topaz, Beryl.
 Sagittarius  Nov 22 - Dec 21  Turquoise, Sapphire, Topaz.

So now when someone gives you an item of jewellery, you'll know what they're really thinking.

Author: Phil Chave

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