Birthstones are precious materials that symbolizes the month a person was born. Some believe birthstones hold power and personality traits unique to the person born under a specific zodiac sign. Wearing your birthstone brings good luck, some say.
January Birthstone– Garnet
Garnet brings purity, truth, faithfulness and friendship. Also, garnets occur in many different colors except blue. The gem comes in orange, green, purple, yellow, brown, black and even colorless.
February Birthstone – Amethyst
The amethyst is really beautiful. It ranges from a pale lilac to a deep, brilliant violet color and is said to bring good luck, stability and intuition.
March Birthstone – Aquamarine, Bloodstone
Aquamarine occurs in various shades of blue ranging from pale yellowish blue to deep shades of blue. It represents sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship.
Bloodstone occurs in shades of dark green with red, brown and multicolored spots. It represents knowledge.
April Birthstone – Diamond
Diamond is the most precious and most expensive gemstone. Additionally, diamonds are extremely luminous. Diamonds represent true love, passion and spirituality.
May Birthstone – Emerald
Emerald is green in color. Also, it symbolizes loyalty, faith, love and friendship.
June Birthstone – Pearl , Moonstone, Alexandrite
A pearl represents beauty, happiness, love and wealth. It is used to enhance personal integrity. It is the only gemstone created as a result of the biological activities of living organisms.
Moonstone come in a variety of colors, ranging from colorless to white, gray, brown, yellow, orange, green, or pink. Clarity ranges from transparent to translucent. Moonstone brings balance and protection.
Alexandrite looks green in daylight and reddish purple in artificial light. It represents positive self-esteem and is a good omen.
July Birthstone – Ruby
The ruby is famous for its brilliant red color which symbolizes wealth, wisdom, love and passion.
August Birthstone – Peridot, Sardonyx
Peridot is a sparkling pale green color. It occurs in lime, yellowish green, olive green or medium dark green hues. It represents power, influence, healing and understanding.
Sardonyx is a type of onyx in which the colored bands are sard (shades of red) rather than black. It is said to enhance willpower, integrity, stamina and vigor.
September Birthstone – Sapphire
Sapphire symbolizes clear thinking, wisdom, prosperity and beauty. Also, it comes in a variety of colors, like blue, yellow, pink, purple, orange, or greenish.
October Birthstone – Opal, Pink Tourmaline
Opal is available in almost every shade, from milky white to dark black. Also, it imparts hope and harmony.
Pink Tourmaline is gemstone of love and of friendship, and is said to render them firm and long-lasting.
November Birthstone – Topaz, Citrine
Topaz occurs in a broad range of colors: yellow, blue, pink, peach, gold, green, red, and brown. Also, it balances emotions and calms passions. It releases tension and gives feelings of joy.
Citrine is pale yellow to a madeira orange in all of its glorious golden and yellow colors. Also, it is believed to bring long life and fidelity and represents optimism and joy.
December Birthstone – Turquoise, Blue Zircon, Tanzanite
Turquoise ranges from sky blue through various shades of green to greenish and yellowish gray. Also, it is said to bring good health, fortune and peace.
Blue Zircon ranges from blue to vivid blue, pastel blue sky blue and bright blue. Additionally, it is said to bring wisdom, honor and riches.
Tanzanite occurs in sapphire blue, violet and burgundy. Also, it is know for knowledge and connecting one with the spiritual world.