Birthstones By Month
Let us guide you on an exploration of the history and lore for each of the twelve primary birthstones, as well as some of the secondary stones, where you will abound in the mystical, the fantastic, and the beautiful! Discover more about your birthstone right here.
January Birthstone - Garnet
Meaning: friendship, loyalty, trust
This birthstone occurs in a wonderful variety of colors from deep fiery reds and oranges to rich greens and rare blues. It holds a deep connection to our hearts and blood flow.
February Birthstone - Amethyst
Meaning: spiritual protection
The color purple has always been associated with royalty and the Amethyst is a very powerful, yet calming protective gemstone with strong healing properties.
March Birthstone - Aquamarine
Meaning: calming and soothing
This birthstone is a traditional protective gemstone for travelers. The calming properties of this cool blue gem relieves stressful situations and is an ideal meditation stone.
April Birthstone - Diamond
Meaning: love and faithfulness
Nature's most prized gemstone, the diamond long been associated with love, commitment and relationships so it is not surprising that it has been used as the ultimate gift of love.
May Birthstone - Emerald
Meaning: growth and fertility
Emeralds have long been associated with love and loyalty within the home. If you want to secure a happy marriage and a contented family, an emerald is for you.
June Birthstone - Pearl and Moonstone
Meaning: Nurturing and purity - sacred femininity
Two birthstones to choose from, a pearl bringing nurturing medicines from the sea and the moonstone, full of feminine power and wisdom.
July Birthstone - Ruby Onyx and Turquoise
Meaning: Invincibility - positivity
A stunning red ruby will give you the courage to face your fears while the beautifully banded onyx will help you stay on course to fulfill your dreams.
August Birthstone - Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel
Meaning: anti-depressant - stress reliever
From yellow to green, the peridot will keep you positive all day long. Mostly red to brown in color, the spinel will relieve stress and bring back the joy of life.
September Birthstone - Sapphire
Meaning: protection from negative energy
A variety of corundum and a very hard gemstone, Sapphires are usually blue in color and will shield those born in September against negative thoughts.
October Birthstone - Opal and Tourmaline
Meaning: Loyalty - healing
The iridescent opal is a symbol of hope, purity and truth and is regarded as the luckiest of gems. The colorful Tourmaline has a number of different powers depending on its hue.
November Birthstone - Citrine and Topaz
Meaning: vitality and energy - love and affection
As its name suggests, Citrine is a yellow gemstone which strengthens your will power. According to some, Topaz will teach us about forgiveness and truth.
December Birthstone - Turquoise Tanzanite and Zircon
Meaning: Prosperity and good luck - compassion and truth - prosperity and honor
The three December birthstones are usually found in cool blue tones associated with prosperity and good luck. Their soothing colors are evocative of calm seas and clear skies.
- First Published: July-22-2019
- Last Updated: November-04-2020