Your Introduction to the 12 Birthstones

Find out which one is yours!

A photo of different colored gemstones.

If you’ve ever wondered what your birthstone is, or if you’re looking for a special gift to give your loved ones on their birthdays, then this guide is for you.

Birthstones are precious gems that are assigned to the 12 months, each one carrying a special trait and meaning. It is said that wearing your birthstone brings you good luck and protection, and that’s why it can be found as an adornment in plenty of jewelry pieces.

Curious to know which one’s yours? Read on to find out.

January: Garnet

This precious stone has been used since ancient times, specifically in Egypt, where artifacts from the time were found to have the gemstone embellished on them. It is also recognized for its similarity to the shape and color of pomegranate seeds.

The stone symbolizes safety and is commonly worn during long travels for the wearer’s protection.

February: Amethyst

Amethyst, with its purple hue, gives off an elegant and royal vibe. Interestingly, the Ancient Romans and Greeks believed that it protects its wearers from intoxication. In fact, its name comes from the Greek word “amethystos” which means “sober.” Nowadays, though, it’s a symbol of courage and strength.

March: Aquamarine

This is the perfect gift for beach lovers as aquamarine has always been associated with the ocean. Sailors even bring it with them on their voyages, keeping them under pillows at night to keep them away from harm while sailing. This makes for an excellent going-away present to your jet-setting friends.

April: Diamond

Known as the hardest natural substance on the planet, diamonds are known as the ultimate status symbols. It also symbolizes everlasting love, which makes it the perfect choice for engagement rings.

May: Emerald

With its lush shade of green, emerald symbolizes freshness, rebirth, and fertility. It is, however, prone to cracks, so wearers are advised to be careful to avoid scratches and surface impacts as much as possible.

June: Alexandrite

Now here’s a stone with a royal connection – Russian royals, to be exact. It was named for Russia’s Prince Alexander II after it was first discovered on the day of his birthday in 1830. It is also believed that finding one is a good omen.

July: Ruby

Known as the king of gems, it was believed to protect its wearer from evil spirits and misfortune. Nowadays, it is more associated with love, passion, and bravery. Its value increases the deeper in color it gets, with the most valuable ones called “pigeon blood” for its deep, blood-like hue with blue undertones.

August: Peridot

Known as “evening emerald” for its light green color, this stone has fiery origins as it is the result of volcanic activity. There’s even a legend about it, which says that peridots were actually the tears of the volcanic goddess Pele from Hawaii. It is also believed that peridot wearers get protection from nightmares.

September: Sapphire

This mysterious stone is said to ward off evil spirits and protect its wearer from poisoning. Saphire also represents wisdom and purity, and legend has it that snakes die if incased in sapphire vessels.

October: Opal

Its name means “precious stone” in Latin and has come to symbolize faithfulness, confidence, and hope. They come in various colors and shades and are used to ward off evil.

November: Topaz

Like opal, topaz comes in a variety of shades and colors. However, its golden-brown variety is the one most people are familiar with. It is also associated with wisdom and is believed to give its wearers increased intellect.

December: Turquoise

This vibrant blue stone’s name comes from an old French word for Turkish. It was said that Venetian traders brought turquoise from Turkey and introduced them to the French. Long considered a love charm, it is the perfect gift for those looking to spice up their romantic lives.

The 12 birthstones and their assigned months.

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