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

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  • Found In Every Color But Blue

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

February

Amethyst

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

  • Ancient  wearer believed it protected from drunkenness

March

Aquamarine

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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

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  • Symbolizes eternal & lasting love

  • 58 times harder than anything in nature

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May

Emerald

  • Symbol of loyalty, new beginnings, peace & security

  • Among Scarest of all gems

Pearl

June

Pearl

  • Only gemstone made by living creatures

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

July

Ruby

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  • Symbolic of passion, protection & prosperity

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

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August

Peridot

  • Associated with prosperity & good fortune

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

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Believed to cool tempers, restores sanity & relieves insomnia