Find Your Birthstone

Certain gemstones have more vibration power at certain times of the year. The month of a stone’s power time determines your birthstone (also referred to as natal stone). Some believe that the original associations between gemstones and the months of the year evolved from 12 stones mentioned in the Bible, others say it represents the Twelve Apostles. Still, others hold different beliefs. There are numerous traditions over the centuries that connect a particular gemstone with a month of the year.

January: Garnet

•Garnet, the birthstone for January, comes in many different colors; However, the most popular is the deep red colored garnet. Many representations of this stone relate to friendship and trust. Named from the Latin ‘granatum’ meaning “seed” referring to its resemblance to the pomegranate seed, this stone is nothing but gorgeous.

February: Amethyst

•February Birthstone – Amethyst

•Amethyst, the birthstone representing February, has a long and interesting history. Thought to symbolize royalty with it’s purple hue, this quartz stone does have many other colors and can be sourced in many areas of the world. From modern Russia to the ancient Greeks & Romans, this gemstone has tons of symbolism for every culture.

March: Aquamarine

•March Birthstone – Aquamarine

•Aquamarine, March’s birthstone. Derived from “Aqua”, this gemstone was thought to protect sailors out on the open ocean. Formed from the mineral species of ‘beryl’, this cool blue colored stone is durable and pure. with a hardness of 7.5 on the Moh’s scale, this gem is easy to care for and has favorable attributes for jewelry.

April: Diamond

•April Birthstone – Diamond

•From beautiful diamond engagement rings to jewelers tools and more, April’s birthstone – Diamond – is one of the hardest and most important gems of modern times. Whether you are looking for the perfect color, clarity, carat, or cut (4 C’s), the diamond is one of the most famous and beautiful birthstones there are.

May: Emerald

•May Birthstone – Emerald

•Emerald, May’s birthstone, represents youth, growth and intelligence as seen in the deeper green color it has. Coming from Greek ‘smargados’ simply meaning green stone it’s rich color has been seen from royal crowns to rings and more. More rare and valuable than other stones the Emerald is known for the joy it brings.

June: Alexandrite & Pearl

•June Birthstone – Pearl & Alexandrite

•Having more than one birthstone, Pearl & Alexandrite, June’s birthstones are as unique as it comes. Extremely rare and having “color-changing” abilities, the Alexandrite is green in daylight and changes to a purple-red hue in incandescent or artificial light. The pearl, too, is rare as it is the only Gem that is created by a living animal.

July: Ruby

•July Birthstone – Ruby

•Ruby, arguably the most famous of red colored stones, is the gemstone for July. Representing health and wisdom this gem comes from the ‘corundum’ mineral species. Hardest of natural gems aside from diamond, it is durable enough for daily wear and matches any fashionable outfit with it’s deep and vivid red color.

August: Peridot

•August Birthstone – Peridot

•Peridot, the birthstone for August, has historic “powers” for healing and warding off nightmares. Formed deep within Earth, this gem is brought to the surface in many ways, but most commonly due to volcanic eruptions. The lime green color is the most traditional representations of this gem and can be seen in necklaces, beads, and more!

September: Sapphire

•September Birthstone – Sapphire

•Protecting lovers for centuries, the Sapphire is September’s birthstone. Coming in a variety of colors, but best known for it’s blue to violet color, this ‘corundum’ mineral has been used to help romance lovers and protect from harm. Like the Ruby, the Sapphire or Corundum mineral is the second hardest mineral. Great for any occasion, all can rejoice about this gem.

October: Opal & Tourmaline

•October Birthstone – Opal Tourmaline

•Opal & Tourmaline have become the staple birthstones of October. Opal and Tourmaline are both some of the most beautiful and untraditional of all gemstones. Traditionally represented as pink, the tourmaline can come in many colors of the rainbow. Even seen with 3 colors in one stone, known as tri-colored.

November: Citrine & Topaz

•November Birthstone – Citrine & Topaz

•Topaz and Citrine quartz, often mistaken for the other, are the representative for November birthdays. Topaz with it’s orange-pink undertones of color has been prized since ancient periods of time. Citrine, known as a healing stone, has represented warmth and energy due to it’s orange hues.

December: Blue Zircon, Turquoise, & Tanzanite

•December Birthstone – Blue Zircon, Tanzanite, Turquoise

•December birthdays can celebrate their month with Tanzanite, Blue Zircon, or Turquoise birthstones. All stones famous for their varying shades of blue color, and each with a unique set of characteristics and structure. These gems have all becoome a fashion statement across the world.

ZODIAC SIGN STONES|ASTROLOGICAL GEMSTONES

Zodiac gemstones are also known as Astral stones. Each of the twelve signs of the zodiac are traditionally connected and affiliated to crystals and gemstones. Gemstones also have holistic meanings and healing characteristics to benefit the mind and body.

Centuries ago astrologers and star gazers believed that the power of your zodiac sign over your destiny in life is reinforced by holding, wearing or carrying the stone linked with the star sign under which you were born. By being born under a certain constellation, it is believed that your zodiac stone receives and accepts the vibrations of that constellation. There are several gemstones listed for each zodiac sign.

Birthstones by Zodiac Sign

•Aquarius Zodiac Stone(Jan 20 – Feb 18): Amethyst, Fluorite, Labradorite, Moonstone

•Pisces Zodiac Stone(Feb 19 – Mar 20): Moonstone, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Calcite, Labradorite, Sunstone

•Aries Zodiac Stone(March 21 – April 19): Amethyst, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Garnet, Jasper, Rose Quartz

•Taurus Zodiac Stone(April 20 – May 20): Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Crystal Quartz, Tiger’s Eye

•Gemini Zodiac Stone(May 21 – June 21): Agate, Apophyllite, Calcite, Tiger’s Eye, Ruby in Zoisite

•Cancer Zodiac Stone(June 22 – July 22): Moonstone, Carnelian, Calcite, Chalcedony, Moss Agate, Aventurine

•Leo Zodiac Stone(July 23 – Aug 22): Tiger’s eye, Carnelian, Garnet, Crystal Quartz

•Virgo Zodiac Stone(Aug 23 – Sept 22): Amazonite, Carnelian, Garnet, Moonstone, Moss agate, Sodalite

•Libra Zodiac Stone(Sept 23 – Oct 23): Apophyllite, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Sunstone

•Scorpio Zodiac Stone(Oct 24 – Nov 22): Garnet, Moonstone, Obsidian, Bloodstone, Jasper

•Sagittarius Zodiac Stone(Nov 23 – Dec 21): Amethyst, Chalcedony, Garnet, Goldsheen Obsidian, Labradorite, Sodalite, Lapis lazuli

•Capricorn Zodiac Stone(Dec 22 – Jan 19): Carnelian, Fluorite, Garnet, Labradorite, Crystal Quartz, Smokey Quartz

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