The Meaning of Birthstones

DECEMBER 17, 2022 • BEGONIA JEWELRY

Birthstones are gemstones that carry unique attributes representing a person's birth month or zodiac sign. In the modern tradition, there are one to three gemstones representing every birth month.
Since ancient times, birthstones have been thought to possess a magical force that could shield the stone's wearer and bring good luck, health, and protection. In some cultures, wearing a gemstone during the month when it is the birthstone heightens its healing powers.
Picking a gemstone doesn’t have to be limited to one stone representing the birth month. Instead, one can choose a birthstone according to zodiac signs or its mythical powers that benefit the wearer.
Have you ever wondered what stone is associated with your birthday?

MONTH BIRTHSTONE
January Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Tourmaline
November Citrine
December Blue Topaz

Birthstones by Month

Garnet Gemstone January Birthstone

January Birthstone - Garnet

Garnet, best known for its deep red hue, reminiscent of the shape and color of a pomegranate seed, originates from the Latin word 'granatus,' meaning "pomegranate." The gemstone varieties occur in shades of green, red, yellow, and orange. Garnets are believed to stimulate energy and promote true love. This precious gemstone is touted as a gift of love representing commitment, friendship, loyalty, courage, and creativity.

Amethyst Gemstone February Birthstone

February Birthstone - Amethyst

Amethyst, the February birthstone, is the purple variety of quartz, and its lilac-to-deep purple hues were once reserved for royalty or religious figures. The Amethyst symbolizes serenity, chastity, temperance, and bravery. Wearing an Amethyst brings balance, calmness, wisdom, and restraint. The gemstone is also believed to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in business affairs.

Aquamarine Gemstone March Birthstone

March Birthstone - Aquamarine

The clear blue to the mesmerizing greenish-blue color of the Aquamarine that similar to that of the sea, hence its name. In ancient Greece, sailors claimed the gemstone calm waves and wore Aquamarine stones to ensure safe destination passage. The stone represents youth, love, happiness, and hope, symbolizing the purity of spirit and soul. It is also said that Aquamarine brings calmness and protection to the wearer.

Diamond April Birthstone

April Birthstone - Diamond

The diamond is a symbol of clarity and strength. Natural diamonds were formed by the heat and pressure of the earth from 1 to 3.5 billion years ago and blasted toward the surface by ancient volcanoes that trapped them in their molten rock as it exploded to the surface - making them the oldest things we will ever touch. The April birthstone was believed to have healing powers and a boon for longevity, strength, eternal love, beauty, and happiness.

Emerald Gemstone May Birthstone

May Birthstone - Emerald

The Emerald came from the word 'smaragdos,' ancient Greek for a green gem, and is regarded as the traditional birthstone for May. These majestic stones symbolize truth, faithfulness, wisdom, growth, and patience. They are also believed to promote a comforted and soothed mindset, happy new beginnings, and eternal relationships. In addition, some believe wearing an Emerald improves memory and intelligence and makes one an eloquent speaker.

Alexandrite Gemstone June Birthstone

June Birthstone - Alexandrite/Pearl

Alexandrite, one of the birthstones of June, is a marvel of nature and, like a chameleon, appears bluish-green in daylight or purplish red under incandescent light. Alexandrite is a stone of joy, grace, and glory worn to enhance the intellect, cleanse energy, shift self-esteem, and invite good fortune. Alexandrite is also known as the "Dream Stone," because of its ability to bring insightful dreams to the wearer and aid in the emotional release of irritability.

Ruby Gemstone July Birthstone

July Birthstone - Ruby

Ruby is a pinkish-red to deep blood-red colored gemstone known as the "king of precious stones," derived from the Latin word "ruber," meaning red – the color of passion. For thousands of years, Ruby has been one of the most coveted gems associated with love, passion, energy, and power. The gemstone boosts all energy levels and promotes high self-esteem, spiritual wisdom, intuition, good fortune, loyalty, pure love, and passion. Also, Ruby is a significant source of wealth, prosperity, nobility, purity, and leadership.

Peridot Gemstone August Birthstone

August Birthstone - Peridot

Peridots are deep yellowish-green transparent gemstones found in volcanic mountain rocks and meteorites that have fallen to earth. Once, they were believed to contain rays of sunshine and were thought to protect wearers from evil spirits. Peridot's natural bright green color is associated with harmony, good health, and compassion. The stone brings emotional balance, restful sleep, peace, and relationship conformity. Also, Peridot opens the heart, attracting abundance and good luck.

Sapphire Gemstone September Birthstone

September Birthstone - Sapphire

This precious royal blue gemstone symbolizes integrity, wisdom, hope, faith, spiritual protection, good fortune, strength, kindness, and wise judgment. The stone is found in various colors, including yellow, green, orange, pink, and purple. As a talisman, Sapphire gemstone preserves chastity, discovers fraud and treason, protects its wearer, and has great power in resisting negative energy. Also, the Blue Sapphire is known as a gemstone of eternal love, commitment, and fidelity.

Pink Tourmaline Gemstone October Birthstone

October Birthstone - Tourmaline

Tourmaline, one of the modern October birthstones, can be found in almost every rainbow color, while the most popular tourmaline varieties range from rich reds, pinks, and peach colors. The meaning of Tourmaline is protection, grounding, and heart healing. Pink Tourmaline brings joy, encourages self-love, opens the heart, clears the mind, boosts creativity, and reduces stress, worries, depression, and anxiety.

Citrine Gemstone November Birthstone

November Birthstone - Citrine

Citrine is the popular yellow variety of quartz whose color ranges from pale yellow to brown-orange color that known to have calming energies while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity, good luck, and success. It imparts joy, raises self-confidence, stimulates logical thinking, and strengthens the intellect. Citrine is the premier stone of courage and represents manifestation, imagination, and personal will.

Blue Topaz Gemstone December Birthstone

December Birthstone - Blue Topaz

Although Topaz is often associated with golden yellow and blue, it comes in various colors, including colorless. Blue topaz is the December birthstone and the most popular of the colors available. The Blue Topaz is associated with love and loyalty. In addition, this beautiful gemstone symbolizes honesty, deep emotional attachment, clarity of feelings, longevity, and wisdom. The gem is also believed to find the perfect pathways to success and opportunities.

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