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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Precious Stones.
 
(1) Each month, according to the Poles, is under the influence of a precious stone:—   1
JanuaryGarnetConstancy.
FebruaryAmethystSincerity.
MarchBloodstoneCourage.
AprilDiamondInnocence.
MayEmeraldSuccess in love.
JuneAgateHealth and long life.
JulyCornelianContent.
AugustSardonyxConjugal felicity.
SeptemberChrysoliteAntidote to madness.
OctoberOpalHope.
NovemberTopazFidelity.
DecemberTurquoiseProsperity.
   (2) In relation to the signs of the Zodiac:   2
AriesRuby.
TaurusTopaz.
GeminiCarbuncle.
CancerEmerald.
LeoSapphirc.
VirgoDiamond.
LibraJacinth.
Scorpio Agate.
SagittariusAmethyst.
CapricornusBeryl.
AquariusOnyx.
PiscesJasper.
   (3) In relation to the planets:   3
SaturnTurquoiseLead.
JupiterCornelianTim.
MarsEmeraldIron.
SunDiamondGold.
VenusAmethystCopper.
MercuryLoadstoneQuicksilver.
MoonCrystalSilver.
   The ancients divided precious stones into male and female. The darker stones were called the male, and the light ones were called the females. Male sapphires approach indigo in colour, but the female ones are sky-blue. Theophartos mentions the distinctio.   4
 


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