BIRTHSTONES AUGUST Gemstone Swarovski Silver Coin 5$ Canada 2016

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This beautiful Silver coin offers a cross-cultural celebration of the powerful and symbolic beauty of birthstones. The coin is embedded with a genuine, gem-toned Swarovski crystal embellishment that replicates the colours of the month’s birthstone. Limited mintage to 3.000 pieces!

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year 2016
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 7.96
Diameter (mm) 27
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 3.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Birthstones
Birthstones are gemstones that accompany a birth month, each having a unique meaning and historical significance. The popularity of birthstones dates back to ancient times when civilizations believed that gemstones had incredible powers such as luck, health and prosperity. Traditionally, each month is associated with a single gemstone, but as you’ll find below there are a few months with multiple  birthstones. The birthstones associated with birth months today are not necessarily the same ones that were used in ancient times. In those days, color was the most important feature of a gemstone so they did not distinguish between gems the way we do today. For instance, they did not distinguish between a Ruby and a Garnet. Our list represents the modern birthstone list endorsed by the American Gem Society.

Gifts of gemstone jewelry with a loved one’s birthstone are very popular because of the desire to wear beautiful color as well as something which has personal significance. You don’t need to become a gemstone or birthstone expert to find the perfect gift. Whether you’re looking for a gemstone ring adorned with the birthstone of a child, or a beautiful set of birthstone earrings, we’re here to help!

 
Design

The reverse design by Three Degrees Creative Group is both visually compelling and richly symbolic, with a thoughtful melding of traditional and contemporary design elements. In the background, a beautifully engraved lotus pattern fills the reverse in a modern take on the blooms that traditionally symbolize purity of the heart and mind. A majestic, mid-relief dragon is brought to life through intricate engraving that recreates it in extraordinary detail; its presence also carries a strong meaning, as the dragon is a time-honoured symbol of power, strength and good luck in Asian mythology. Above it, a traditional circular motif bears a Swarovski crystal embellishment that replicates the colour of the month's birthstone, August, which is said to bring nobility and beauty to those born in the month. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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