Significance and Meaning of Birthstones
Birthstones are basically the gemstones that are associated with a birth month. Each Birthstone has 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.
It is very popular to gift gemstone jewelry to a loved one because of the beautiful and vivid colors of the gemstones and also it holds something of very personal significance.
Here are the Birthstones by Month:
January Birthstone - Garnet
Garnet, the birthstone of January, is mined in a rainbow of colors. From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet to the rich green of Tsavorite Garnet and to the most widely recognized color of Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.
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February Birthstone - Amethyst
Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple color that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.
March Birthstone - Aquamarine
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. A perfect birthstone for March, the Aquamarine creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.
April Birthstone - Diamond
May Birthstone - Emerald
June Birthstone - Pearl and Alexandrite
July Birthstone - Ruby
August Birthstone - Peridot and Spinel
September Birthstone - Sapphire
The sapphire was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. They symbolize dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith, purity and wisdom.
October Birthstone - Opal
The opal symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning "precious jewel." Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight. Opals also represent hope, creativity and innocence.
November Birthstone - Topaz & Citrine
November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz color but it is found in a variety of rich colors like blue, pink and yellow.
The topaz symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect. Yellow topaz stones are associated with strength and healing for both body and mind. They offer protection to travelers and support good mental health. Topaz is also linked with wisdom, strength, courage and serenity. It soothes physical pain, promotes peace and calms emotions. Topaz also promotes forgiveness and discourages negative emotions.