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Each month of the year has a special gemstone (some with two or three gemstones) associated with it, known as birthstones. These gemstones are believed to carry unique meanings and positive forces that are symbolically connected to individuals based on their birth month. There are twelve traditional and seven modern birthstones, for 19 in total, and each birthstone has historical roots in Western and Eastern spiritual traditions.
Keep reading to learn about the birthstones for each month and their symbolic meanings.
Garnet is available in various colours, including the classic red and gorgeous green. It's believed to have curative properties for depression, promote love, and encourage pleasant dreams.
Amethyst's sumptuous shade has cast a spell that extends from ancient times to the present. It symbolises royalty, passion, daring, and dreaminess. February's birthstone has a rich purple and is equally gorgeous in white, yellow, or rose gold.
Aquamarine exerts a powerful allure. It draws its strength from the popularity of its pale blue hue, similar to the clear sky on a summer day. March’s birthstone promotes calm, spirituality, and mental clarity.
Diamond & Cubic Zirconia
April has diamond as the traditional birthstone and CZ as the modern birthstone. The symbolism associated with both diamond and CZ, are numerous from wealth to strength and improved relationships, but most of all they represents eternal love.
Emerald is known for its lush green colour and rich symbolism. Considered a symbol of rebirth and fertility, it is also said to bring wisdom, enhanced mental clarity and predict the future. In ancient times, emeralds were worn as talismans to protect against evil spirits and heal against poison and infection.
Alexandrite, the second modern June birthstone is known for its colour change abilities and is said to promote emotional balance, creativity and imagination.
Ruby the July birthstone has a rich and varied symbolism. The rich red hues of ruby have been associated with life due to its similar colouring to blood. Ruby is said to protect against harm in battle, misfortune, and danger and bring health, wisdom, wealth and love.
Called Evening Emerald in Ancient Egypt, the finer shades are a radiant green with a hint of gold. This lush hue embodies peridot’s true splendour. August’s birthstone can heal a broken heart, bring good fortune, induce peaceful sleep, and raise self-awareness.
Sapphire's breathtaking colours include blues, greens, pinks and more; they have captured our imagination and inspired us. Ancient lore tells us that sapphire and especially blue brought spiritual enlightenment, inner peace, wisdom, insight, and the discernment to choose what's right.
Feminine and sophisticated, many women choose this October birthstone regardless of their birth month. Now that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink tourmaline’s popularity has grown even more. Appropriately, it enhances awareness, love, and compassion.
Opal is the traditional birthstone for October and the official gemstone of Australia. This beautiful gemstone is believed to bestow the owner with foresight and protection for others; it symbolises truth, hope and purity. Due to the variety of colours, opal was said to manifest the powers of all other gemstones.
Citrine and Yellow Topaz
Citrine‘s sunny exuberance inspires joy, confidence, creativity, and prosperity. A member of the quartz family, natural citrine is surprisingly rare. The golden yellow hue — is the perfect shade for November’s birthstone.
Stunning blue topaz comes in three distinct shades. From the pale Sky Blue that resembles aquamarine, to the Swiss Blue with a medium to dark electric blue; this colour resembles an Alpine lake or London Blue that is like the sky on a stormy day. This gemstone embodies sophistication and mystery due to its hypnotic colours and has many devotees.
Zircon is a beautiful, brilliant, and unique genuine gemstone that has been known since before the Middle Ages. Medieval Europeans believed that zircon promoted restful sleep and wealth and that it dispelled evil spirits. The genius of 19th-century gemmologist, George Frederick Kunz, was enamoured by zircon — to the extent that he launched a campaign to rebrand it as starlight in recognition of its ethereal beauty.
Discovered in Tanzania in 1967, Tanzanite’s luminous violet blue hue exerts a strong attraction. Some shade variations closely resemble cornflower blue sapphire. Tanzanite can enhance awareness, awaken the heart, and elevate mood. It is a modern birthstone for December.