BIRTHSTONES

THE MEANING OF BIRTHSTONES

GUIDE TO ALL 12 MONTHS

Birthstones are special gems associated with each month and all have unique significance and meaning. 

 

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JANUARY 

GARNET

Inspires love and devotion. It is a stone of strength, safety and helps ground you and keep you connected to the present. It is found all over the world and each color version of garnet has its own spiritual properties. It is energizing, regenerative and shields against negativity.

FEBRUARY

AMETHYST

A stone to give you courage and strengthen your friendships. Linked to the element of wind and has healing powers to help with both physical and emotional issues. It is known to relax the nerves and improve balance.

MARCH

AQUAMARINE

The seawater stone provides very soothing energy and helps connect us to water, the origin of life. It helps purify your energy and relieves stress. It inspires truth, trust and letting go. It also known to restore beauty and youth and has incredible anti-aging properties.

BLOODSTONE

Protects against threats or bullying. Bloodstone is known to increase mental clarity, calm the mind, aid in decision making and provide comfort in difficult times.

APRIL

DIAMOND

The symbol of everlasting love, purity and innocence. It is known as “the king of gems.” In Sanskrit diamond is called “vajra,” meaning lightning. Diamonds inspire creativity, endurance and faith and is the hardest mineral of all.

MAY

EMERALD

One of Cleopatra's favorite gems, the stone is known to signify wisdom, patience and growth. It is also a stone of vision and is long believed to reveal truths. Emerald is part of the four precious gemstones including Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby and has a calming effect on emotions.

JUNE

PEARL

Symbolizing wisdom acquired by experience and is known to heal its owners heart. It is also known to be grounding and to help you determine right from wrong.

ALEXANDRITE

An extremely rare stone and is also considered Friday’s stone. It is thought to bring love, warmth and luck. It is a stone to encourage joy and love. It was first discovered in emerald mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 19th century and is very popular with Russian Aristocracy.

MOONSTONE

Considered a feminine stone, but also a stone for new beginnings and inner growth. It is a semi-precious stone and the clearer the stone is, the stronger healing properties it will have.

JULY

RUBY

Ruby is a stone of creativity and a symbol of good fortune and was regarded by the ancient Hindus as “The King of Gems” and today it signifies passion and love and is known to boost self-esteem.

AUGUST

PERIDOT

Sometimes called the evening emerald and is known to reduce stress and anger and to open your heart. It emits a warm and friendly energy.

SPINEL

Is a great stone for revitalization and is known to help replenish low energy. It is known as “the stone of immortality”

SEPTEMBER

SAPPHIRE

Known as “the stone of prosperity” and is used to assist spiritual and personal growth. It can be used to bring joy and peace and symbolizes wisdom and purity. It is considered the gem of gems and can fulfill the dreams of the consciousness.

OCTOBER

OPAL

Meaning “precious jewel” in Latin, it has been associated with love and passion. It can be used to strengthen memory and can act as an emotional stabilizer. Opal is also known to help the wearer find the creativity within.

TOURMALINE

A stone known to help attract inspiration and compared to other gemstones displays a greater range of colors. It also has qualities to encourage self-confidence and can help you achieve enlightenment.

NOVEMBER

TOPAZ

Known as the “stone of true love and success in all endeavors” and is a stone of peacefulness, healing and is great if you need a recharge. It is used to help manifest your desires into reality.

CITRINE

Often called “the merchant’s stone” and is said to aid not only in acquiring wealth but also in keeping it. It is also a stone known to awaken creativity and imagination. Citrine encourages fullness of life and new beginnings.

DECEMBER

TANZANITE

It is known for its helpfulness in producing symmetry between personal power and actualization, supporting in helping to look beyond limitations and to get you back on track if you have been interrupted.

ZIRCON

“The stone of virtue” symbolizes innocence, purity and consistency. It is also known to cleanse your energy and has a powerful healing power.

TURQUOISE

Thought to keep away evil spirits, especially if worn in rings. Turquoise is known as a healer and to help with communication and to act as an inducer to wisdom, truth and kindness. It is also thought of as a love charm. 

 

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