A Guide to Birthstones and Their Meanings

A Guide to Birthstones and Their Meanings

You probably know what your birthstone is. It’s the stone that represents the month you were born. It’s important to remember that it’s not the same thing as your zodiac sign because two of those transpire in each month (like a Gemini can be born in May or June).

As far as where birthstones originated, some believe they came from the biblical character Aaron and his breastplate. It had 12 gemstones in it. Christian scholars believed they each connected to a zodiac and had unique meanings.

Birthstones are not only beautiful but popular when it comes to birthstone jewelry. Each one holds significance too. If you’re curious about birthstones and their meanings, please read on.

January: Garnet

Garnet is deep red. It’s a stone that represents faith, love, and fidelity. Some say that it protects the heart and increases energy levels.

February: Amethyst

Amethyst is violet. It’s all about passion and hope. If you’re looking to strengthen your relationship, you might want to wear amethyst more often.

March: Aquamarine

March’s birthstone comes in two colors: dark green and pale blue. It represents good health, happiness, youth, creativity, and self-expression.

April: Diamond

As far as different birthstones go, this one is very popular for obvious reasons (engagement rings). Diamonds have always been a symbol of enduring love. It makes sense that many people would propose with this gem.

May: Emerald

Emeralds are a beautiful shade of green. They represent wealth, health, and fertility. Some people believe emeralds can heal illnesses like sinus infections and vision-related issues.

June: Pearl or Alexandrite

If you were born in June and asked, “What’s my birthstone?”, you get two of them. Pearls represent purity.

The alexandrite stone (which is iridescent) represents prosperity and intellect. Some say that it balances the physical and spiritual parts of you.

July: Ruby

Rubies are bright red. They represent strength, courage, and passionate love. People who look for emotional stability and harmony with others will wear this stone.

August: Peridot

When it comes to learning about different birthstones, peridot doesn’t come up as much as others do. It’s a light green stone and represents creative expression and wealth. It also helps to decrease stress and keep you feeling calm and relaxed.

September: Sapphire

Sapphires are beautiful. They’re dark blue and are symbols of wealth, success, truth, and protection. They also represent elegance and are a popular engagement gemstone alternative.

October: Opal or Tourmaline

Another month that has two different gemstones is October. Opals come in a variety of colors (like white, blue, and green). They represent confidence, hope, and purity.

Tourmaline is a blueish-green. It symbolizes compassion and sympathy. It’s a stone that many healers and therapists wear.

November: Topaz or Citrine

As far as birthstones and their meanings go, November also has two. Topaz can be yellow, brown, orange, or gray. It represents health and wellness. Citrine is pale yellow. It symbolizes happiness and success.

December: Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, or Turquoise

If you’re born in December, you have several options in birthstone jewelry. Blue topaz represents loyalty and love.

Blue zircon represents prosperity and honor. Turquoise is a popular stone that symbolizes peace, prosperity, and luck.

Birthstones and Their Meanings Answered

Now that you know all about birthstones and their meanings, we’d love to help you select some birthstone jewelry or repair a piece that you have. We’re located in the Largo, Florida area. Or you can give us a call at (727) 260-4005 or send us an email.

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