Symbolism Of Birthstones

Birthstones are gems that are associated with a birth month, each stone has a unique meaning and significance. ... Birthstones are a part of modern society and since ancient times it is widely believed that wearing your birthstone is a symbol of wellness and good fortune.

January

Garnet

  • Found In Every Color But Blue

  • Believed To Protect & Preserve The Honor & Health Of Travelers

February

Amethyst

  • Used to celebrate 6th & 17th years of marriage

  • Ancient  wearer believed it protected from drunkenness

March

Aquamarine

Roman fisherman called it "water of the sea" and used it as protection for safe travel by boat and for luck in catching fish

April

Diamond

  • Symbolizes eternal & lasting love

  • 58 times harder than anything in nature

May

Emerald

  • Symbol of loyalty, new beginnings, peace & security

  • Among Scarest of all gems

June

Pearl

  • Only gemstone made by living creatures

  • Throughout history, only the rich could afford them because so rare

July

Ruby

  • Symbolic of passion, protection & prosperity

  • Believed to preserve the physical & mental health of the wearer

August

Peridot

  • Associated with prosperity & good fortune

  • One of the few gemstones that only comes in one color

  • All Colors Except For Red

  • Believed To Be a Powerful  Defense From Bodily Harm, as well as Protecting The Wearer From Envy & Attracting Devine Favor.

September

Sapphire

October

Opal

  • Is a "living" stone, which means it must be protected from heat & detergents that dry the gem

  • Most opals are more than 60 million years old

November

Citrine

Is believed to give the wearer the ability to predict the future & has been called the merchants stone because of its good luck

December

Topaz

Believed to cool tempers, restores sanity & relieves insomnia