What does your birthstone mean and what does it say about your personality?
Birthstones are significant stones and every month has a special stone to represent it. It is believed that when people wear their birthstone good luck will come to them. As each stone has unique qualities that represent it, the people born in those months can also hold those same qualities. Birthstone jewelry is a wonderful way to celebrate your unique characteristics and it is also a great way to honor and represent loved ones that hold a special place in your heart.
January - Garnet - Protection
The name of the garnet crystal stone derives its meaning from the latin word ‘grantum’ which means pomegranate. The intense color resembles that of the fruit. The stone is associated with spirituality and can help to bring out creative energy. It also represents abundance and prosperity inspiring gratitude and service. People born in January are usually creative, grateful, and helpful.
February - Amethyst - Wisdom
Over the years many cultures have linked amethyst with feelings of peace, balance and courage. It is also said to ignite hidden creativity. There was a point in time where only royalty was allowed to wear the beautiful purple stone. The name amethyst comes from the ancient greek word ‘amethystos’ which means sober. People born in February are usually harmonious, brave, and imaginative.
March - Aquamarine - Serenity
Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin words ‘aqua marinus’, which means "water of the sea," and refers to its clear pale blue color. It is said to represent the purity and relaxation of clear waters. Aquamarine is also known to be associated with qualities of love, good health, hope and youth. People born in March are usually loving, hopeful, and young at heart.
April - Diamond - Strength
Out of all the birthstones diamonds are the ones that need no introduction. Although well known as the engagement stone diamonds do have more of a history and meaning then most people know. It has been known to be a symbol of purity, love and innocence and is also said to strengthen personal character and faithfulness to yourself and others. People born in April are usually virtuous, devoted, determined.
May - Emerald - Hope
Emeralds, with their vibrant green color are said to represent loyalty and success, along with hope and renewal. They are said to vibrate with love and open the heart. In ancient Egypt Emerald was considered a symbol of eternal life. It is a symbol of patience, it said that it brings together unity, compassion and unconditional love. People born in May are usually patient, loyal, and innovative.
June - Alexandrite - Love
Alexandrite is a fairly modern birthstone. According to legend it was named after the Russian Czar Alexander II. The birthstone is known to be associated with qualities such as creativity and learning. People born in June are usually inventive, reflective, and resourceful.
July - Ruby - Vitality
Throughout history rubies were believed to be a stone of protection, guarding against evil and giving luck to those who wear it. Associated with love, health and wisdom, the name Ruby comes from “rubeus”, the Latin word for red. In ancient times people believed that the stone heightened energy and awareness, promoted courage and brought success in wealth, love and battle. People born in July are usually courageous, successful, and lively.
August - Peridot - Beauty
The Peridot birthstone is named after the French word peritot, which means gold, because the stone can sometimes have a more gold like color. It is said that the Egyptians called the stone "the gem of the sun". Peridot is associated with power and influence. People born in August are usually impressive, persuasive, and confident.
September - Sapphire - Truth
In greek the word sapphire means blue and that is where this stone takes its name from. Over the years the stone has been associated with feelings of honesty, trust, loyalty and purity and is also associated with protection from harm. People born in September are usually honest, dependable, and calm.
October - Pink Tourmaline - Healing
The name tourmaline comes from an ancient Sinhalese word ‘turamali’ meaning “something small from the earth”. It is associated with qualities of releasing destructive behaviours, self improvement, compassion, self love and joy. People born in October are usually kind, spiritual, and happy.
November - Citrine - Joy
The stone Citrine takes its name from the citron fruit because of the lemon-inspired shades. In ancient times, people believed that citrine gemstones could calm tempers, soothe anger and make desires real. People born in November are usually cheerful, relaxed and insistent.
December - Turquoise - Friendship
Associated with good luck, success and healing properties. Throughout history many Native American cultures believed that turquoise symbolized a connection to the spirit world, and that it could bring emotional peace and steadiness. People born in December are usually peaceful, consistent, and welcoming.