Birthstones are associated with each month of the year, each one has a special meaning to those born in that month.
All birthstones have a distinguished colour of gem which most of us are probably familiar with, however, each also has a different meaning and belong to a certain month, so we are here to give you an insight to each gem.
Let start with the first month of the year… What is the birthstone for January? January’s birthstone is Garnet. The name “garnet” comes from the word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate, which bares true in its vibrant shade of red.
Garnets are believed to contain healing properties which detoxify and purify. It is also believed to increase one's metabolism and libido…..
February’s birthstone is one of my favourites. Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz known as the ‘Jewel of the Gods’. The beautiful purple Amethyst has been treasured since the time of the ancient Greeks, who believed the amethyst protects one against drunkenness.
March birthstone is special… why? Because it has two! March’s birthstones are Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Both gems are very different in appearance but share similar meanings. Both are said to enhance your health. Aquamarine is a light blue colour with a slight hint of green usually found in granite rocks. The Bloodstone is also known as the heliotrope gemstone, majority green with splatters of red, it is certainly one of the most unusual gems.
What is the birthstone for April? April babies are blessed with one of the most beautiful and adored gems. The classic diamond. The diamond is one of the most well-known gems of all, symbolising strength and everlasting love. Often used for engagements and luxurious gifts for loved ones.
‘Smaragdus’, which is the Greek word for ‘greenstone’. The emerald is a vibrant and fierce gem which represent love and abundance. The emerald is known to be favoured by the rich and famous to wear as statement pieces for prestigious events.
So, what is the birthstone for June? Symbolising purity and imagination, the pearl has been wildly popular in jewellery for centuries. The Pearl Originates from oceans, lakes and rivers around the world. A timeless fashion staple loved and appreciated by many.
July’s birthstone is the beautiful red Ruby. The Ruby is considered the king of gems, representing love, health and wisdom. The name comes from the Latin word ‘ruber’ meaning red – the colour of love and passion.
What is the birthstone for August? The Peridot is a very vibrant green colour and is believed to bring power and influence to those who wear it. The Peridot is commonly found in lava, meteorites and deep in the mantle of the earth. Known as a gift from mother nature herself.
The Sapphire is one of the most desired gems of them all. This September birthstone is said to represent loyalty and trust. Violet-blue in colour, this gem is really breathtaking. Often seen in vintage jewellery items.
The opal is one of the most spectacular gemstones, there is so much more than meets the eye. They display a variety of mesmerising colours and patterns. The word opal comes from ‘opalus’ meaning ‘precious jewel. What does Opal mean spiritually? Opal encourages freedom and independence.
November babies are lucky enough to have two birthstones. The Topaz birthstone is blue in colour and symbolises love and affection. The Citrine is a rich orange colour and is said to be a gift from the sun.
December is blessed with three gems, all blue in colour. The Zircon is one of the birthstones for December, Zircon is a clear blue colour. Another of December’s birthstone is Tanzanite, which is a deeper blue colour with a shade of purple. The third and final is Turquoise birthstone, one of the oldest stones in the world.
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