Birthstones are a part of modern society and since ancient times it is widely believed that wearing your birthstone is a symbol of wellness and good fortune.
The fascination with birthstone seems endless, especially because there are so many ways you can define one’s birthstone!
Even if you just look at the month, you will see that there is more than one birthstone assigned, because in the world of crystals and stones energies are shared freely, so you can find many similarities in color and overall energy signature between different gemstones.
So how can you decide on just one birthstone when you can actually have five or seven of them?
The best way to go is to first understand the qualities of your birthstones and see what they all have in common.
Next, pay attention to the look and feel of your birthstones.
Is there a specific gemstone that feels really attractive to you?
Hopefully, the one you really like also fits in your budget!
There’re really no strict rules when it comes to choosing yours or someone else’s birthstone because we are very complex beings defined by many more factors than just our birth info.
So, approach the information below with a playful, open attitude and allow it to be the beginning of a fascinating exploration of the world of crystals and stones!
Let’s take a look at some of the various gemstones and see which birthstone is meant for you.
1. January Birthstone: Garnet – Gem of light and guidance.
Garnet is a lucky stone that brings love and success in people’s life.
If you’re feeling scattered and anxious, this stone will help you to start new beginnings, build self-confidence and clarify one’s life purpose.
Garnet can also bring calm to one’s spirit by redirecting negative and chaotic energy into a more harmonious and clear one.
They also provide helpful guidance when we feel as though we are meandering in darkness.
The stone can increase power and energy levels, and help nervous folks feel calmer.
They can also help to stabilize challenging situations and help travelers feel safer. It is also referred as the ‘travellers’ stone’.
We do think the gift of a garnet is a great way to let a loved one know you want them to be safe on all of their future journeys.
2. February Birthstone: Amethyst – The symbol of peace, protection and tranquillity.
Amethyst is a very powerful stone because it is supposed to help you make good decisions and strengthens your gut feelings.
It is a peaceful stone that will heal and protect you from negativity.
The gemstone amethyst is known to be a stone that brings contentment, happiness and peacefulness.
Amethyst is also a beneficial stone when dealing with matters related to money or any legal issues. It is also held to be a gemstone for abundance and prosperity.
Amethyst is used as an intuitive stone that enhances clarity and helps develop one’s psychic abilities.
Are you feeling down on yourself?
This stone has been used to increase one’s self-esteem and decrease anger.
3. March Birthstone: Aquamarine and Bloodstone.
About Aquamarine Birthstone
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope.
Symbolising hope and with its delicate blue tones, aquamarine is the ideal birthstone for March, a month that brings about the start of spring and the promise of renewal.
Also known as the gem of eternal youth, it is considered a lucky gem which makes March birthstone jewellery a welcomed gift!
The light blue tone of this gemstone instils the feelings of harmony, love, trust and friendship.
Aquamarine has been used for centuries to protect sailors at sea, so it will help to protect you during rough times.
It is all about healing, relationships, and helps you to be brave. So the wearer of this stone will gather courage to make positive changes in his/her life.
Wearing this lovely gemstone is thought to reawaken marriage, makes an aquamarine a great gift for new brides, moms, and especially your “eccentric” friend who is planning to sail around the world.
These stones are usually given as a gift for a 19th Wedding Anniversary gift.
You’ll find a fabulous selection of aquamarine rings, pendants, and earrings at Fraser Hart in our March birthstone jewellery collection.
About Bloodstone Birthstone
This powerful stone is considered to bestow the wearer with good health and long life. It’s also a stone that can inspire and strengthen the energy of courage—be it in simple everyday actions or for a greater cause in life.
Bloodstone is generally a green colored gemstone with a splatter of red color all around.
Bloodstone protects against bullying and gives you courage and strength. It is even used on children.
Like Aquamarine, it’s a great stone for increasing mental clarity that results in better decision making.
It revitalizes the mind and body both.
Wearing this stone attracts prosperity and well-being.
It also stimulates creativity and helps you to be more intuitive or understanding.
Bloodstone invites the wisdom to know when to withdraw from specific situations, and when to keep persevering. It teaches one to welcome chaos as a necessary stage in life that leads to new beginnings.
4. April Birthstone: Diamond – Gem of courage and true love.
Diamonds, the birthstone of April, are commonly associated with love which make it the perfect gift for a loved one.
While white diamonds are most common, fancy colored diamonds can be found in various colors including yellow, blue, pink and a variety of others as well.
Though colorless diamonds are the most popular jewelry choices, other colors, such as yellow, champagne, and brown are gaining ground.
April’s stone the diamond is also believed to heal and are traditionally linked to love, marriage, and courage.
And, the good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a beautiful piece of diamond jewellery.
Although Diamond is the official birthstone of April, many jewelers use white topaz as an affordable alternative.
The Diamond is traditionally given as a gift on the 10th Wedding Anniversary and 60th Wedding Anniversary as a gift.
5. May Birthstone: Emerald – Gem of love and life.
Emerald, the birthstone of May, its beautiful green color that inspires thoughts of springtime and renewal. This association makes emeralds a great gift for someone who needs a reminder that winter doesn’t last forever or is starting a new chapter in their life.
Some people believe wearing an emerald brings wisdom, growth and patience. It is also prized for its ability to reveal true love.
The greenest of green gems, emerald is one of the most treasured precious stones.
So show your May birthday girl how much you treasure her with a gift of May birthstone jewellery.
You can substitute emerald for a green agate, they are both rare and will help you with the same battles.
The Emerald is given on the 20th and 35th Wedding Anniversary as a gift.
6. June Birthstones: Pearl, Alexandrite & Moonstone.
June birthdays claim two birthstones: Pearl and Alexandrite.
What is Pearl’s meaning?
Pearls have been recognized as the emblem of modesty, chastity and purity. The epitome of style and grace June’s birthstone jewellery is the ultimate gift from the sea.
Pearl is worn to calm a restless mind and to control anger. It is believed that people who wear pearls feel more connected to their creativity and the eternal muse.
This glistening stone is also linked with being able to maintain a successful married life.
Pearls vary in colour from white and cream to pink, brown and black, depending on the mollusc and the water.
Today, pearl jewellery is favoured in wedding jewellery and has also made a huge comeback in everyday jewellery.
The Pearl is given on the 3rd or 30th Wedding Anniversary as a gift.
What’s Alexandrite’s meaning? – Love
Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rare and desirable since they change color based on the lighting.
The gift of an alexandrite stone is a wonderful way to express your love with all your loved ones because just like there is more than just yellow-green alexandrite, there is more to love than just romantic love.
Other Stone for June: Moonstone.
Moonstone is a natural crystal mineral that is thought to harvest the energy of the moon, which promotes healing and balance, and enhances your intuition.
The creative and intuitive power of feminine energy is activated by the moonstone. It can help us balance and cool down emotions and stress. It can also put us in tune with our feminine and feeling side.
The serene and tranquil energy of the moonstone also invites creativity, healing and motherly protection. It also acts like a mirror so we can see clearly our reflection.
Pearls ease anxiety and stress and help you to keep secure relationships and stay calm when you are angry or frustrated. Moonstone will do the same job at a fraction of the price.
7. July Birthstone: Ruby – The king of gems.
Rubies will bring harmony of life to the wearer, so one can expect a peaceful life when wearing this stone.
Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered to be a gem of passion and promotes balance in love, health and courage.
Wearing a Ruby will also protect you from negative energy and help you to feel grounded.
Ruby is linked to your sex drive, and will also help to heal the body. If you feel lacking in ambition or passion, a ruby will help.
That is a lot of power for one stone, isn’t it?
A ruby makes a great gift for someone who could use a reminder that they are full of energy and life and have a lot to offer the world around them.
The Ruby is given on the 15th, 40th and 80th Wedding Anniversary.
8. August – Peridot: Gem of spirit and expression.
Peridot brings the gentle energy of kindness and compassion in a joyful and harmonious kind of way. It helps let go of the old by promoting a sense of renewal and regeneration. This is a stone that is often recommended for times of conflict in romantic relationships, as it helps soothe the energy and bring harmonious resolution to difficult situations.
The yellow color in peridot will promote a more cheerful disposition for the wearer and inspire more optimism and belief in a brighter future.
Color green has always been associated with the energy of the heart, and an open heart responds only with kindness and a joyful, wise acceptance.
The abundant energy of the green color peridot is excellent for the purpose of attracting more abundance into one’s life. Green is the color associated with abundance, so peridot helps attract abundance while keeping one’s heart open and joyful. The wisdom of peridot is about attracting wealth with joy and by following one’s true calling, rather than with hard work and persistence.
You can benefit from the energy of peridot in many ways. If you need help with boosting your self-esteem, go for a long beaded necklace or a pendant with a yellow-green color peridot.
If you are going through a trying time with many conflicts in your relationships, a bracelet or a ring with peridot can serve you well.
And, if you feel you need more gentle, kind energy toward yourself and others, a peridot pendant placed over your heart can help bring the energy you seek.
Today, the gift of a peridot can tell the recipient that they light up a room regardless of the circumstances they are in.
9. September Birthstone: The Royal Sapphire – A Symbol of Integrity and Wisdom.
Women born in this month can be treated like royalty with a gift from our spectacular collection of September birthstone jewellery.
While sapphire is most often admired for its distinct blue colour, it is actually found in a whole range of colours including pink, white, purple, green, orange and yellow.
Sapphire brings wisdom and helps you to speak your mind.It’s also thought to bring peace and contentment to one’s soul, as well as trust in the fulfillment of his or her destiny.
Because it evokes the energy of loyalty, honesty, and devotion, the sapphire is often used in the design of engagement rings and romantic jewelry.
Durable sapphires make great gems for daily wear jewelry.
Sapphires are really expensive and rare, but a lapis lazuli will do the same trick.
The Sapphire gem is given on the 5th, 45th, and 70th Wedding Anniversary as a gift.
10. October Birthstone: Opal and Tourmaline.
What is Opal’s meaning?
Opal was believed to be the stone of good luck, because the rainbow seen within each gem was considered as a symbol of hope.
In Roman times, This magical gemstone is also thought to help its wearer find true love!
Distinctive by its vivid play of light, the colourful opal makes an exquisite gift for those born in October.
Opal necklaces can be worn to inspire a deeper connection to others and open the heart. Opals can also represent hopefulness.
Opals strengthen memory and the will to live.
Take a look at our collection of October birthstone jewellery and choose the piece that captures your heart.
What’s Tourmaline’s meaning?
Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.
Black tourmaline is supposed to help people find a sense of self-confidence, see the world more clearly, and feel empowered during difficult circumstances.
Pink tourmaline is supposed to encourage compassion and gentleness, as well as link love and spirituality.
Purple tourmaline helps you deeply relax and releases emotional attachments, so you can look at the world with a nonjudgmental view.
Blue tourmaline is meant to represent clear, honest communication and the ability to speak from the heart. It also is supposed to encourage an open mind and embrace of truth and ethics.
Green tourmaline is meant to boost courage, strength, stamina, and vitality.
Brown tourmaline restores emotional balance and promotes understanding while relieving worrying and creating a feeling of calm. In general, dravite is supposed to transform negative energy into positive.
Multicolored is believed to align mental processes, encourage self-confidence, promote understanding.
11. November Birthstones: Citrine and Topaz.
What Is the Meaning of Topaz?
True to its essence, topaz is highly prized for its “sunny” abilities such as to make good friends, enjoy a confident attitude in life and strive for excellence in all actions.
Topaz is also considered to help one attune to higher wisdom, clarify one’s vision for life, as well as live with openness and integrity.
It helps one become aware of repeated thought patterns and outdated behaviors, thus helping bring change in an empowered way.
Topaz promotes feelings of love and helps you to be open-minded. It’s a very peaceful stone and will help you to accept things that have happened and move on.
As the symbol of true friendship, the ever-popular topaz is the ideal birthday gift.
Because it is so expensive, you can supplement with citrine.
What’s Citrine’s meaning?
Throughout history and in many cultures citrine was known as the merchant’s stone. This sure explains its associations with the energy of money. This also explains why citrine is considered a wealth attracting stone.
A great way to benefit from the energy of citrine is to wear the crystal as jewelry. Because citrine works on self-esteem and power issues, a long necklace with a citrine pendant can be an excellent piece of jewelry.
Citrines are believed to improve your mood and appreciate your surroundings, which is quite appropriate for the month that includes Thanksgiving. Giving a citrine as a gift is a great way to tell someone that they radiate joy and make you experience their joy.
The Citrine gem is given on the 13th Wedding Anniversary as a gift.
12. December Birthstone: Turquoise – The symbol of prosperity, good fortune and happiness.
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is supposed to bring good fortune, good luck, and a happy life—All things everybody wants!
It is believed that the wearer of this gemstone gets happiness and good fortune.
Turquoise can also help one receive higher guidance and direction, as well as live life with more joy and happiness. The calming and uplifting color of turquoise can bring peace and higher energy to any relationship.
With its bright, happy colour, turquoise has been said to cure depression and instil confidence. Known as the lover’s stone, it was also considered to guarantee the fidelity of those in love.
The Turquoise gem is given on the 11th Anniversary as a gift.
At Maral Kunst, we have an exquisite range of Turquoise rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and charms so, whatever her style, you’re sure to find something she’ll love in our Turquoise birthstone jewellery collection.
Now that you know a bit more about how you can find someone’s birthstone by looking at his or her month of birth and the meaning behind each stone.
Let us know in the comments below if you have any further questions about your birthstone, and what topic you would like us to write next.