Birthstones? Know What Your Birthstone Means

What superior way to celebrate a birthday than with a birthstone? Usually found in the form of a ring or pendant, Birthstones are gemstones associated with different qualities that represent the month of birth in the Gregorian calendar.

Birthstones

Birthstones

How these birthstones and gems were associated with different months isn’t wholly clear but, like all traditions, they evolve over time. Some believe birthstones come from Biblical times when a priest’s breastplate is adorning with twelve different colored gems. The 1st century AD Jewish historian Josephus is said to have believed there was a connection between birthstones and meanings, the twelve stones in Aaron’s breastplate, connected to the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve months of the year and the twelve signs of the zodiac.

As the tradition advanced, people wore a different gem each month as a sort of talisman, believing each stone held certain powers. And evenly, specific gemstones became attached to specific months.

It was in the year 1912 that the American National Association of Jewelers created a birthstone list. Although it is controversially developing for financial purposes, the list is now accepting worldwide as the definitive list of birthstones, with some months taking on more than one gemstone.

There are off-course numerous legends and myths about birthstone’s healing powers and their healing influence. According to these legends, wearing birthstones and gems during their assigned month heightened their healing powers. For the full effect, people needed to own all twelve and rotate them monthly.

Whether you take this as true relies entirely on your faith, but it never hurts to add a colorful gemstone to your collection with its own very special meaning.

January Birthstone: Garnet

Garnet January

 

Garnet is the birthstone for January. January’s birthstones symbolize passionate friendship, devotion, vitality, and balance and are most popular in their reddish-brown color. They are also available in shades of purple, pink, red, brown and colorless.  Garnet is not a single mineral, describes a group of several different minerals.  According to American gem society the word garnet from the 14th century word ‘Garnet’ meaning “dark red”. The Latin word ‘Granatum’ means “seed” it resemblance to the red seeds of pomegranate.

They are very popular & the color of birthstone is deep red or dark. But it is also comes in other hues. It is a symbol of love, compassion and energy. Red garnets are very affordable and faceted into all types of jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, rings etc. its durability is 6.5 to 7 on the Moh’s scale.

February Birthstone : Amethyst

February Amethyst

 

Amethyst is a purple Topaz. It is the birthstone for February. February’s amethyst represents sincerity and security. Its rich color – ranging from deep violet to pale lavender  – associate with royalty and nobility. The name amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word ‘Ametysthos’ which translated as ‘sober’. The amethyst is believed to prevent intoxication. It founds in all shades of purple, lilac, mauve all are also known as ‘Royal gem’, it is ruled by Jupiter planet. Its hardness is 7 on Moh’s scale. It is a symbol of love, personal empowerment and strength.

Traditionally it was given for the sixth wedding anniversaries. & February is the month of romance and it is the one of the best gift to this month born.

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

march birthstone ring

 

March’s aquamarine symbolizes honesty, beauty, and loyalty & is most favored in its vivid aqua blue tone. Aquamarine is the type of beryl crystal. It is a beautiful gemstone which comes in gorgeous shades of blue. Pale pastel to a greenish or a deep blue. is also known its vivid appearance.

Aquamarine gets from a ancient Latin word ‘sea water’ it was used to protect sailors at sea and calm the water. It believes to intensify communication & promote clarity. It is the one of the most flawless gemstone. It is the symbol of youth, wealth, desire etc. helps to Improve the immune system & releases the bad energy. Its score is 7.5 on Moh’s scale.

April Birthstone: Diamond

Diamond April

 

April’s Diamond birthstone has a site in the hearts of women the world over and symbolizes purity and strength. The diamond color spectrum stretches different shades, however, worth depends on color and clarity. Diamond is the birthstone for April. It is the one of the most beautiful & extremely popular gemstone. Diamond is one of the hardest gemstone on the earth, its symbolize courage, strength & it is also symbol of everlasting love. The name diamond derived from the Greek word ‘Adamas’, which means ‘Unbreakable’ they believe that were tears of god fallen from heaven.

Its hardness is 10 on Moh’s scale. Besides durability, diamonds are one of the rarest and most elegant creation, they are the best gift in the world for loved ones.

May Birthstone: Emerald

emerald birthstone ring

 

May’s emerald symbolizes successful faith, wisdom in love and domestic bliss. Many cultures use it to ward off evil. Widely known for its bright green color, emeralds can also reveal blue or yellow hues. Emerald is the birthstone of month of the May. It has also a reason behind that its green color evokes the freshness of new growth during spring. Emerald are the one of beautiful and stunning gemstone which also in jewelry. It comes in various shapes, cuts and shades. Basically, the name emerald has originated from the Greek word “Smaragdos” which means “green stone”. A deeper and more vivid green color signifies a more valuable gemstone. And an intense bluish hue to bold green color are beautiful a most valuable.

It symbolize of nature, purity, growth, energy, etc. this was wear on belief of good luck and health. The emerald is also known as an emblem of beauty of nature, it is also embraced as a favorite by the Greek goddess

June Birthstone: Pearl

Pearl Birthstone Rings

June’s pearl birthstones symbolize love, success, and happiness. We get pearls from saltwater oysters and freshwater clams to provide the desired luster. The birthstone of July Ruby is considered the King of precious gems. It represents love, passion, health and wisdom. Besides, It was believe that we can wear ruby for good fortune. The word ruby found the Latin word ‘rubber’ which translates ‘Red’. In ancient Sanskrit, it translates to ‘Ratnatraj’. Usually they are valuable gems, but its value increases by its quality and color. They are found in many varies like purplish red to orange red.

A Burmese ruby is the brightest one. These fiery gems have been treasured throughout history for their color and vitality. It is tough and durable, measures 9 on the Moh’s scale

July Birthstone: Ruby

ruby ring

 

July’s ruby symbolizes love and passion and is said to attract good luck. It comes from the Latin word for red, Rubber. Some cultures also believe that this pink to deep red gemstone can offer protection from all evil. The birthstone of July Ruby is considered the King of precious gems. It represents love, passion, health and wisdom. Besides, It was believe that we can wear ruby for good fortune. The word ruby found the Latin word ‘rubber’ which translates ‘Red’. In ancient Sanskrit, it translates to ‘Ratnatraj’. Usually they are valuable gems, but its value increases by its quality and color.

They are found in many varies like purplish red to orange red. A Burmese ruby is the brightest one. These fiery gems have been treasured throughout history for their color and vitality. It is tough and durable, measures 9 on the Moh’s scale.

August Birthstone: Peridot 

 

peridot ring

August’s Peridot represents strength with its naturally occurring olive green color. Often known as the ‘evening emerald’, Peridot guards the wearer against evil dreams if set in gold. A Modern birthstone of august, Peridot has considered ‘the gem of sun’ by the ancient Egyptians, it has been prized as a gemstone since ancient times, they had been mined a beautiful green gem on the red sea called Topazios. Peridot is the rare gem quality variety of common mineral olivine. They found in shades, zesty-lime to rich olive green in color. Peridot has magical powers and healing properties and to cleanse the mind of negativity.

Peridot word had arrived from the Arabic word ‘faridat’ means ‘’.This gemstone symbolize strength, honesty, loyalty etc. Peridot has double refraction can seen when you look closely to them, you will see two of each pavilion facet.

September Birthstone: Sapphire

sapphire ring

 

September’s sapphire birthstones meanings symbolize peace and purity, serenity, wisdom, loyalty, and faith. Most commonly associated with a strong blue color, sapphires also come in white pink or yellow (known as fancy sapphires). The beautiful brilliant blue sapphire is the gem representation of the values of sincerity, faithfulness and romance. The majestic birthstone of September is a gem adored by Royals. This beautiful blue birthstone of September is marked its specifically rich azure color. The sapphire is derived from the Persian word “Safir” meaning “Beloved of Saturn”, and it has been adorable gemstone for centuries. Mining of sapphires are from the deepest layers of earth crust.

Sapphires can be found in every color expect color, among all blue sapphires are very popular in rings like wedding or engagement. At Gemone, we use sapphires of all shapes and colors to enhance the beauty of our fine jewelry. We have wide collection for sapphires.

October Birthstone: Opal

opal october

 

October’s opal symbolizes innocence and hope, with repeating patterns producing its renowned radiance. It is a derived from the Latin opalus, or stone. Most of the opals are white but can be black or transparent with flecks of color. The traditional gemstone name opal, the birthstone of October is basically originated in India. The name “Opal” originates from Sanskrit word ‘Upala’ which means ‘Precious stone’, and the Greek word ‘Opallus’ which means ‘to see a change in color’. Opal gemstone is prominent, a true treasure, it is a colorful like the rainbow and shimmery like magic. It is the symbol purity, hope and creativity.

This gemstone is also known as ‘Queen of Gems.’ Opal is also an emotional stone which is said to be able to amplify emotions and thoughts. It is mined in different types of color and shape all over the world. That was a combination of the most beautiful gemstones, from the sparkle of garnet to shining of purple amethyst and the elegance of topaz to deep blue hue of  a sapphire Opal has all of them, it is famous for its ‘play of colors’

November Birthstone: Topaz/Citrine

 

december birthstone ring

November’s topaz symbolizes faithfulness, consistency, and friendship, and is thought to have healing properties to help to breathe disorders. Found in an array of colors, the prized Imperial Topaz is orange and has pink undertones. Topaz is a birthstone of November it has been from Historical times, some believed the word “Topaz” derives from the Sanskrit word ‘Tapas’ and the Greek word ‘Topazos which means “Fire”.  This gemstone found in a broad range of appeal, like amber gold to blushing pink-orange color, among all pale pink or sherry are very highly exceptional. And the naturally blue color are one of rarest topaz.

Usually in ancient they wear in the belief of thwart magic spells and dispel of anger. It is a symbol of beauty, strength, intelligence, affection etc. the magnificent pinkish orange topaz is also known as ‘Imperial Topaz’.

December Birthstone: Tanzanite

 

November birthstone ring

December’s blue topaz birthstones and gems symbolize wealth, strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the Spirit World. Hence their use by many ancient cultures as protection amulets. Also known for its healing properties, blue topaz takes on the properties of its wearer. Last month of year, we usually hope that the next will also good or different. As like that the birthstone this month is quite unique from others.

Birthstone of December is Turquoise, is a semi-translucent to opaque gem. It founds in range of pastel blue to grassy green color. From ancient time the word ‘turquoise’ had been derived from the ‘stone of turkey’ when they export to other countries, in the language of chemistry and geography the turquoise is known as “Copper aluminium phosphate”, it is often found in the form of igneous rock contains mineral of copper usually its develops in form of rock near water tables or river.

In ancient times, it worn in the belief of good fortune, protection, remembrance etc. it also a oldest gemstone, people were used to wear as jewelry.

 

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    Roshni Valeja -

    Lovely blog! Anyone who needs to find its birthstone can easily pass it. When you provide a brief summary of everything, it helps me a lot. Thank you.

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    zuber -

    Great resources online. Thanks for sharing valuable birthstones guide online. My birth month December but i like sapphire stone.

    Thanks

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    priya -

    Awesome Blog, especially that information about birthstones the history and from where they get. Great work

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    Saini Prem -

    Thank you very much, sir, for your valuable information about the birthstone. But is it the same when we talk about Hindu methodology?

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    Mohit Saxena -

    How do we determine whether the birthstone is real or fake?

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