Ruby, Amethyst, Aquamarine ever heard of these stones before? If you are a crystal enthusiast, you must have mastered this. Like horoscopes, each month represents a gemstone or birthstone where each of them possesses a unique meaning and historical significance. Traditionally, it is believed that gemstones had incredible powers such as luck, health, and prosperity. Even though one month is usually associated with a single jewelstone, it's plausible for some months to have multiple birthstones.
The origin of birthstones goes way back to the 5th century, where Christian scholars made the connection between the twelve gems in the Breastplate of Aaron, twelve months of the year, and twelve signs of the zodiac. They own a theory that each gem was connected to a certain month or astrological alignment where one wearing them would receive healing powers or protection from evil. The Old and New Testaments of the Bible also mention birthstones by their color.
Ever wonder what your birthstone is? Here, we have summarized all birthstones according to each respective month.
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Garnet for January
The word garnet derives from the Latin word, 'granatus,' which could be translated as a similar appearance to pomegranate seeds. The red color of the garnet symbolizes friendship and trust.
Amethyst for February
Amethyst is a variety of Quartz that carries spectacular purple colors. And it is believed that the stone protects the wearer from drunkenness and enables them to keep a balanced mindset.
Aquamarine for March
This birthstone's color ranges from pale to deep blue and is reminiscent of the sea. Aquamarine has been a symbol of youth, health, and hope.
Diamonds for April
Diamonds have been commonly associated with eternal love since ancient Greece and protect their wearers from insanity. People also believe diamonds increase energy. Even though white is the default color of diamonds, there are yellow, blue, pink, and any others to make up mesmerizing diamonds.
Batu Emerald/ Foto: Emerald18
Emerald for May
Covered in rich green, Emerald radiates a beautiful vivid tone and is considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love. This birthstone also promotes health, faithfulness, fertility, and wealth.
Pearl and Alexandrite for June
Pearls supposedly symbolize modesty and purity. But, June-born babies also own another stone which is extremely rare and desirable, the Alexandrite gemstones. It's due to the fact that Alexandrite can change its color based on the lighting it gets.
Ruby for July
Rubies are considered the king of gems. It is believed that Ruby bestowed good fortune on its wearer and represents love, health, and wisdom. Rubies also encourage the removal of negative energies from your path and can treat exhaustion and lethargy.
Peridot and Spinel for August
Another month with two birthstones. With Peridot's signature lime green color, it is believed to instill power and influence in the owner. Spinel is available in a splendid range of colors and is said to protect the wearer from harm.
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Sapphire for September
Its pure, rich blue color makes Sapphire become one of the most desirable stones, too. Sapphire represents loyalty and trust. The blue sapphire gemstone brings success to all who wear it. Sapphires also have the power to reduce pain and demonstrate purity, wisdom, faith, loyalty, and serenity in the wearer.
Tourmaline and Opal for October
October babies are blessed with these two unique stones; Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline reflects a rainbow of beautiful colors, while Opal is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination. Both stones possess healing and restorative qualities and are symbols of hope, innocence, and creativity.
Citrine and Topaz for November
Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun due to its warm color, and it is believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz shares similarities as well with its rich orange color. Both Topaz and Citrine promote health and wellness in the mind and body. They also protect their wearers from negative influences.
Batu Turquoise/ Foto: Wikimedia Commons
Zircon, Tanzanite, and Turquoise for December
These three stones carry a unique blue tone, making it the perfect birthstone that can also represent December's winters. Zircon provides wisdom, honor, and riches for those born in December. Turquoise is also associated with December, bringing the wearer happiness and good fortune.
After all these explanations of birthstones' benefits for their wearer, would you start wearing them now?