Learning about the gems attached to the month we are born in is a fascination that has held many of our interests, despite our age. It is also the first connection we even make when thinking about gemstones. We are enthralled by the stories behind how a gem got its color or the mystical powers people believe they held. It is not only about the stone itself but also the connection between the stone color and the energy it reflects.People buy and wear these stones not only as a birthstones but also to get benefits they give. This list designed to give you a brief insight into the gem of your month and what to choose for as birthstone jewelry or as a stone with a special positive energy . Don’t forget; you don’t have to be stuck with your birthstone by the month of your birth. Some gemstone can be selected according to your personality and your mood!
January Birthstone: Garnet Jewelry
Perhaps it is because this gem shares its color with blood why prehistoric people associated it with healing properties. Garnet is also known for its utilization of creative energy that grounds spirit forces within the body. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings and wearing garnet jewelry promotes feelings of strong curative powers and protective energies. Checkout our Garnet Heart Necklace here.
February Birthstone: Amethyst Jewelry
Roman gods, as usual, were up to no good, with Bacchus preying on a young woman named Amethyst, who refused his advances and prayed for help. Help came in the form of her being turned into a white quartz. Dismayed, Bacchus poured his wine on the stone which changed the color to a shade of purple. Ancient Greeks also claimed that wearing amethyst protects the physical environment from negative energies, enhances mood and brings peace and tranquility in the home.
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March Birthstone: Aquamarine Jewelry
When you visited the fortune teller at the carnival, out of sheer curiosity, she had this stone on her table because she claimed it helped her to see the future. Interestingly enough, this is not the only occurrence where the stone was used to predict the future as the coronation date for Queen Elizabeth I was chosen using this stone. The aquamarine birthstone, according to legend, is blessed with many mystical powers. It is supposed to bring good fortune and harmony to the wearer. For married couples, it is supposed to bring good luck by strengthening the ties of marriage. Wearing aquamarine birthstone jewelry ensures a long lasting relationship because it strengthens feelings of trust and harmony.
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April Birthstone: Diamond Jewelry
Famously known as the hardest and most valuable gem in the world, it was was not almost held in the esteem of the latter. In fact, diamonds were used as tools because of how strong it is. It didn’t achieve its esteemed status of being one of the most precious gems in the world until the early 1900s. Diamond as a birthstone for Arpril babies has a very positive influence on their mood. Whne they wear diamonds, they feel happier in their relationships, more successful at work and it helps them build strength from within. Diamonds are associated with other benefits such as balance, mental clarity and prosperity.Our latest addition in Diamond earrings for men
May Birthstone: Emerald Jewelry
Perhaps it is because of the influence of the great Roman emperor, Nero, why the emerald’s value rose and was even more valuable than diamond. It is rumored that he brought it with him to watch those grotesque gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Since old times people were inspired by emeralds glistening hues of green that symbolized revitalization and life renewal. Emerald is also considered a symbol for friendship, faithfulness and loyalty. Since old times, it has been believed to bring the wearer luck, foresight, good health and increases a person’s intuitive abilities. Order your May birthstone necklace from here. You can also purchase sterling silver chains for pendants from here!
June Birthstone: Pearl Jewelry
The classic pearls you are used to today were only used for specific functions or events and had the meaning of purity attached to it. Today, it is worn for any occasion and is a staple in the fashion industry and considered a classic. Buy your June birthstone bracelet here
July Birthstone: Ruby Jewelry
If you want to display how enamored you are with your loved one, be sure to offer them a ruby. Be sure to get the a beautiful shade of red, as they will know that you are willing to spare no expenses when it comes to your affections. It is said that ruby’s red color generates liveliness and energy for the wearer. It enhances mood and brings in feelings of liveliness. It is believed that gemstone Ruby gemstone brings wealth and improves social status. Get lab created ruby necklace pendant from here!
August Birthstone: Peridot Jewelry
This gem takes the meaning of the word constant to a whole other level being among the few to remain in a single shade. Like some of the gems mentioned before, it is rooted in mythical beliefs. It is claimed to protect the wearer from spells cast against them. Ancient Egyptians believed that peridot stone can bring prosperity and happiness and psychological healing. It is a gemstone for emotional strength and letting go of the past. Get Peridot birthstone rings from here!
September Birthstone: Sapphire Jewelry
The sea reflects the sky, but what if the sky was reflection of a blue sapphire gem? Ancient civilizations believed that this was the cause because of how brilliant the shade of blue for this stone is. It is, though commonly found in that shade, not limited to it ranges from pink and green. Blue sapphire is believed to bring luck, good health, energetic performance and clear thinking. Blue sapphire is perhaps the strongest and the fastest acting gem stone. Get lab created sapphire earrings here
October Birthstone: Opal Jewelry
Visiting Australia? Be sure to bring back with you an opal which is where the gem is mined. Opal was held in high esteem back in the Middle Ages due to its refraction of light. Many people associate opal with prosperity, beauty, love, and romance in like. Opal is believed to bring success in dating. Get Opal pendant necklace from here
November Birthstone: Citrine Jewelry
Sure, the literal translation of this name in French is lemon, but it is by no means sour and even believed to be helpful in bouts of depression. So, it is helpful to keep one in your pocket and depending on which of its many shade ranges you choose to purchase, it can light up your entire day. Citrine crystal enhances clarity and self confidence. Order your citrine bracelet here
December Birthstone: Turquoise Jewelry
The Native Americans may have made this one popular, but it has been around far longer than that. During the Victorian era, the Queen herself granted this to each of her ladies in waiting by putting it in her portrait. Turquoise stone is reputed to enhance mood, promote sensitivity, empathy, and positive thinking. Order turquoise bead bracelet here!
To be frank, some people just aren’t happy with their own birthstone. They may have done their best to convince themselves about the stone and tried to incorporate their birthstone in a pendant, necklace or ring, but at the end of the day that color just doesn’t seem to mach one’s personality.
If you are one of the many people who just don’t like their birthstone, we’re here to tell you it’s okay! You are not breaking any laws or disrupting the course of the universe. In fact, it’s even okay if you like the birthstone of another month. Just pick a stone that matches your personality instead and your general mood!