Birthstones can be a tricky topic. There's a lot of misinformation out there, and it's hard to find the right information in one place. But I'm here to help! In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about birthstones: what they are, how many there are, when they're used for gifting purposes...the works.
January is the month of Garnet. The garnet is a stone that goes back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans, who believed it could protect them from evil spirits. Today, it's thought to bring good luck and prosperity.
Garnets come in many different colors, but they're most commonly found as deep reds or black gems. They're also durable enough that you could wear one every day without worrying about any chips or scratches! The official state gem of California (where we live), this little guy has been around for thousands of years--and he's not going anywhere soon!
February is the second month of winter, and it's also the shortest month of the year. February begins on a Sunday and ends on a Tuesday. It's also the second month of spring, summer, and autumn--meaning that if you were born in February (or any other time during those seasons), your birthstone will be different!
It's no surprise that amethyst is one of February's birthstones--it's been associated with royalty since ancient times because it was believed to protect from poison. Aquamarine has been worn as jewelry since Roman times; its name means "water stone."
Emerald: The most popular birthstone for March is emerald, a green gemstone that's been used to symbolize love, faithfulness and peace for thousands of years. It's one of the oldest known stones in history, dating back as far as ancient Egypt.
Amethyst: This purple stone is often associated with royalty due to its association with Princess Diana (who wore amethysts). It's also said to ward off alcohol addiction and protect against nightmares if you wear it while sleeping!
Aquamarine: This blue-green colored gemstone represents purity and innocence -- perfect for someone born under this sign! You can also use aquamarines when making jewelry pieces because they're very durable; they won't lose their color easily or break easily either!
The month of April is represented by the birthstone aquamarine, which is a pale blue-green color. The meaning of this stone is "innocence" and it's said that wearing an aquamarine will bring good luck.
The color blue represents truth and loyalty, so if you're looking for someone who can be honest with you no matter what (and who will stick by your side in tough times), then consider giving them this stone as a gift!
In May, we celebrate the birthstone of the Diamond. The diamond is a precious stone that symbolizes strength, purity and loyalty. It has been used as a symbol of love for centuries.
Diamonds are also known as "adamas" in Greek (not to be confused with adamantine). This word means "unbreakable", which makes sense when you consider how hard it is to scratch these gems!
The most common use for diamonds today is engagement rings--people often buy them for their significant others as an expression of their feelings of commitment or love towards them.
June's birthstone is garnet. It symbolizes passion, devotion and loyalty. Garnet also carries the nickname "Pomegranate Stone" because of its resemblance to this fruit.
Garnets are red stones that come in many different hues, including deep purples, oranges and greens! They can be found all over the world but tend to be more popular in South Africa than anywhere else on Earth due to their abundance there.
The diamond, the most sought after and expensive gemstone, is July's birthstone. The diamond represents eternal love, friendship and loyalty.
The diamond is the hardest known natural substance on earth and has been used as a symbol of purity and strength for centuries. It also represents wealth because of its rarity in nature; only about 100 tons are produced annually worldwide.
August Birthstone: Peridot
August Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum
Gemstone for August: Peridot
August is the eighth month of the year, and it's named after Augustus Caesar. It's also known as "the month of mums" because of its association with this flower. In ancient times, people thought that wearing peridots would protect them from snake bites!
September is the birth month for sapphires, which are also known as the September birthstone. The name "sapphire" comes from the Latin word "sapphirus," meaning blue or blue-green. Sapphires have been used throughout history for their beauty and durability, making them a symbol of royalty and nobility. According to ancient Greek mythology, Zeus gave Aphrodite (the goddess of love) a necklace made from drops of pure liquid crystal--the same material that makes up sapphires today!
Sapphires have been used since ancient times in jewelry because they're so durable; they'll never scratch or fade like other gemstones do over time (like diamonds). In fact, scientists believe that some of today's most famous sapphire mines were already being worked by humans 10 million years ago!
October is the birthstone for people born in October. The national gemstone of the United States, it is also known as opal and bloodstone.
The October birthstones are:
Topaz (for those born between 10/1 and 10/31)
Tourmaline (for those born between 10/2 and 11/2)
Topaz is the traditional birthstone for November, but Citrine is the modern birthstone. It's also known as "the merchant's stone" because its yellowish color resembles gold. Turquoise is an alternative option for those who don't want to wear an orange-brown colored gemstone on their fingers all year long!
December birthstones are turquoise and zircon. Turquoise is a blue-green stone that's thought to bring luck, good health and protection from evil spirits. Zircon is a bright yellow stone said to bring prosperity.
If you were born in December, your birthstone is turquoise! You're also probably wearing it right now because why wouldn't you want to wear something that brings luck?
Birthstones are not just a pretty accessory, they're also an important part of your heritage!
They can be used as jewelry or even in home décor if you want to add some color to your space.
If you know someone who loves gemstones, consider gifting them with one this year!
Why should you wear a birthstone?
Wearing a birthstone is believed to bring good luck, protection, and positive energy to the wearer. Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with a specific month of the year and are believed to hold special significance and symbolism.
Wearing a birthstone is a way to connect with the energy and vibration of the stone, which can bring positive effects to the wearer's life. For example, January's birthstone is garnet, which is believed to bring protection, strength, and prosperity to the wearer. February's birthstone is amethyst, which is believed to bring calmness, clarity, and spiritual awareness.
In addition to their metaphysical properties, birthstones are also often used for their aesthetic value. Birthstones are typically beautiful and unique gemstones that can be used to create beautiful jewelry pieces that can be worn for their beauty as well as their symbolic significance.
Wearing a birthstone can also be a way to honor and celebrate one's birth month and the unique qualities and characteristics associated with that month. It can be a way to connect with one's heritage and personal history, as well as a way to express one's individuality and sense of style.
Overall, wearing a birthstone can be a meaningful and enjoyable way to connect with the energy of gemstones and bring positive energy, luck, and protection into one's life.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post! If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.