More than likely, you know the birthstone that represents your birth month. But do you know what that stone symbolizes?
Rainbow Jewelers offers a variety of birthstone jewelry fashioned into bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings as well as designers such as POSH Mommy and Reflection Beads to celebrate the special day of you or your loved ones’ birth. Read on to see which gemstone represents your birthstone, and what it says about you!
To start off the year, January’s stone is garnet. Its name is derived from the word “seed,” as many people think it looks like a pomegranate seed. Garnet signifies eternal friendship and trust.
If you were born in this month, you are said to be quick-witted and wise. Amethyst is a purple stone and can vary in color from a light purple to deep violet.
Do you like to swim? The birthstone for March is aquamarine, which is said to protect sailors and seafarers. The calming color is also believed to cool down hot tempers.
Lucky you! Your birthstone is the diamond. Diamond comes from the Greek word “Adamas,” meaning steadfast or unbreakable.
This stone is the next best thing to the Fountain of Youth. The emerald is said to represent rebirth and eternal youth.
June babies boast three birthstones- pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. Pearls are the only stones that do not require polishing or cutting to reveal their natural beauty. All three stones are chameleon-like in nature. Pearls and moonstone reflect light and change hue based on the colors around them. Alexandrite is a unique stone because it appears bluish-green in daylight, and a purplish red in incandescent light.
Next to diamonds, rubies are the hardest gemstone, making them quite durable. Rubies are said to enhance imagination and ensure good health and fortune.
August’s birthstone is peridot, which is said to contain magical healing powers. It is believed to ward off nightmares and poor health. It was first discovered deep in the earth in Hawaii, near volcanoes, and becomes known as “tears of Pele,” the goddess of fire and volcanoes.
This early autumn birthday is represented by sapphire, which is said to symbolize the heavens. While blue sapphires are the most commonly recognized color, sapphires can come in pink, purple, green, and orange as well.
The birthdays in October are lucky ones, as tourmaline can come in a variety of colors, (though typically pink). Some tourmaline stones have several colors in one, like “watermelon tourmaline,” with pink, green, and white. Opal is also an October stone, which is a multi-colored stone. Splashes of orange, green, yellow, red, and blue are speckled in a milky stone.
This is another month with multiple birthstones, each fittingly autumn-esque. Topaz and citrine are most commonly found in orange and yellowish browns, though topaz can also be in blue.
The final month in the calendar year, December has three acceptable birthstones- all of them blue. Tanzanite is a deep royal blue stone, while zircon is typically a lighter blue. Turquoise is an opaque stone that can vary in depth of blue color.