Birthstones and Their Meanings

Tue Mar 01, 2022

We all have a specific zodiac sign connected to us based on our birthdays, but did you know each month has a gemstone connected with it too? Some even have more than one! Birthstones are associated with the month you’re born in. Birthstone history stems back all the way to the early 15th century and has changed throughout time. In the modern day, birthstones are often worn in the form of jewelry or within a pendant necklace.

We love wearing birthstone jewelry because it's so versatile - you can represent special birth months of your loved ones, months of special events in your lives (like weddings and anniversaries), and more! These unique gemstones highlight so much beauty in each person and spotlight just how different yet similar we can all be. You can do all that and more with our Birthstone Collection! Our Birthstone Necklace allows you to represent those you love and keep them close to heart. You also can build your unique birthstone ring stack with stacking rings, and you can wear your loved one's birthstone studs.

Not sure what your birthstone is? Read more below to find out!

What is my birthstone?

Your birthstone is based on the month you're born in! Use this chart to find out your birthstone and what it means.

Month Birthstone Meaning
January Garnet Trust, strength, courage
February Amethyst Royalty, hope, passion
March Aquamarine Tranquility, calmness, clarity
April Diamond Love, commitment, strength
May Emerald Health, wealth, faithfulness
June Alexandrite Intellect, prosperity, luck
June Pearl Purity, imagination, and innocence
June Moonstone Hope, calmness, and abundance
July Ruby Harmony, protection
August Peridot Courage, wisdom, wealth
September Sapphire Wisdom, loyalty, serenity
October Tourmaline Creativity, hope, innocence
October Opal Freedom, creativity, spontaneity
November Citrine Health, prosperity
December Blue Topaz Happiness, wisdom, good fortune

  

January Birthstone Ring 

What is January's Birthstone?

January - Garnet

The first month of the year is full of so many new beginnings! Garnet symbolizes trust, strength, and courage - three great qualities to carry into a brand new year. It is also associated with happiness and commitment and is a symbol of loyalty, energy, and passion. Legend says that garnet gives the people wearing it true and deep feelings. Garnet brings peace and prosperity within a community and good health to one’s home.

The name garnet came about in the 14th century from a middle-English word that means dark red. Due to its unique red tones, the garnet is said to resemble the deep red of pomegranate seeds! Garnets were used as a talisman to protect warriors that were headed into battle and were worn as a symbol of life by the ancient Egyptians.

This red gemstone is associated with three different elements: the heart, passion, and blood. Garnets are known to have many physical benefits when being worn close to the body. They are also very durable gemstones, perfect for jewelry wearing!

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February Birthstone Ring

What is February's Birthstone?

February - Amethyst

Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. The word Amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means “not drunk”. This gemstone symbolizes royalty, hope, and passion. The amethyst is full of positive attributes such as enhancing peace, confidence, and even improving memory!

Amethyst is known to guard one’s mind and has the power to help you overcome difficult situations. During ancient Roman times, it was believed that the amethyst would keep those wearing it clear-minded. Amethyst is a unique stone that can help one keep their thoughts in sync with the life goals one is desiring. Some of its healing properties include stress relief and immunity-boosting. It also can encourage humility and wisdom to the wearer.

It is a very well-known gift for couples to give when celebrating their 6th, 9th, and 47th wedding anniversary. Celebrate with loved ones this year with the perfect ring, stud, and necklace!

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What is March's Birthstone?

March - Aquamarine

March has the unique birthstone of Aquamarine. Aquamarine’s name originates from the Latin words aqua marinus, which means water of the sea. The colors of aquamarine are meant to resemble the beauty of the oceans, bringing feelings of calm and serene. The blue hues of aquamarine help reduce stress within all the senses.

Aquamarine is known to bring emotional clarity, and when wearing this gemstone, it can promote feelings of tranquility and calmness. Legend says that the aquamarine stones came from mermaid tails and were thought to bring good luck to sailors.

The March gemstone is known to inspire wisdom, courage, and generate calm energy for the person wearing it. It can also boost feelings of hope and creativity levels. This gemstone is given to couples as a token of love and commitment. Aquamarine is a great gemstone to gift someone to remind them to be confident and courageous in all situations!

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April Birthstone Ring 

What is April's Birthstone?

April - Diamond

April’s gemstone is known to be a girl’s best friend. If your birthday is in April, you are carrying one of the most popular gemstones in the world with you! The diamond gemstone got its name from the Greek word adamastos and this means “to be invincible”. Diamonds are unique because they are the hardest naturally occurring substance known to man.

They are a symbol of everlasting love because of their strength and beauty. Diamonds are the most popular stone amongst those who are getting engaged as it’s a belief that diamonds can bring wealth and happiness and protection to its owner. Greeks thought diamonds were tears of the gods, while Romans believed that they were splinters of falling stars.

Diamonds are associated with love, commitment, health, and strength – which is so fitting as it is one of the hardest substances on the planet. Gift your loved one with a diamond gemstone necklace, ring, or studs to show them how much you love them and remind them of how strong they are!

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May Birthstone Studs 

What is May's Birthstone?

May - Emerald

Entering into the month of spring, May’s birthstone is the Emerald. The name originates from the Greek word smaragdus, which means green stone (so fitting!). This gemstone was first found in Egypt and was believed to symbolize fertility.

Emeralds are typically associated with Venus, the goddess of love. This gemstone is full of green hues that are refreshing and pleasing to the eye. It is known as a symbol of abundance, joy, and rebirth. It is also believed that the Emerald can help sharpen the mind of the wearer and bring good fortune to the person wearing it.

The ancient Greeks believed that the emerald stone would protect them from unfaithfulness and as long as the stone shined green, their partner was being faithful. Emeralds are known to help improve overall wellness by preventing illness and detoxifying the body. They're also known to promote health, wealth, and faithfulness.

Gift your partner, friend, grandma, or whoever has a birthday in May with an emerald ring or charm to show them how much you love and adore them!

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What is June's Birthstone?

June has three different birthstones: Alexandrite, Pearl, & Moonstone.

June Birthstone Ring

June - Alexandrite

Alexandrite is an extremely rare gem, making it really hard to find. Because of its high monetary worth, it is typically only found in museums. This gemstone is a stone of intellect, prosperity, and luck. It’s a representation of the balance between our physical and spiritual health. It is also known to encourage romance and one’s emotional well-being.

Alexandrite helps remind you of who you are and your life’s purpose! Something so unique about this gemstone is that it can also change colors, going from a deep aqua green, to magenta, and to a lavender color!

Astrologically, Alexandrite is a stone for Geminis and Aries. It also represents Mercury, known as the planet of the mind. This stone is a stone of change and a juxtaposition of two very different things. It can also help center the person wearing it and give you spiritual capacity. The perfect stone for your June loved ones!

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June - Pearl

Pearls represent purity, imagination, and innocence. The white pearl specifically represents beauty, purity, and new beginnings. Pearls are known to protect against nervous and anxious thoughts and control one’s anger. In some cultures, pearls are associated with the divine, and they were tears shed from heaven.

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June - Moonstone

The third birthstone for June is moonstone. This gemstone represents hope, calmness, and abundance. People who wear the moonstone are protected from harm. It is also associated with all types of love and is known to bring good luck to the wearer!

Moonstone also helps inner growth and strength and is known to be a stone for new beginnings. It's great for calming emotions, as it alleviates stress and instability.

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July Birthstone Ring
 

What is July's Birthstone?

July - Ruby

Ruby’s are the gemstones that represent those born into the month of July. It is known to be one of the most valuable and desirable stones, especially because of its color. The ruby is one of the oldest stones as it was discovered over 2,000 years ago.

Ruby’s are known to bring harmony and protection against misfortune. Red in the ruby is a representation of strength and courage. They are also known to promote feelings of self-confidence. It can also help remove negative energy and can treat exhaustion and lethargy. Need an example? Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was protected from evil forces because of her ruby shoes!

This gemstone is also known to elevate one’s imagination and arouse the senses. They are often associated with wisdom and beauty, and are found in a variety of shades of red.

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August Birthstone Ring
 

What is August's Birthstone?

August - Peridot

Peridot gemstone is full of green hues with hints of yellow, making it a truly captivating birthstone for the month of August. In Hawaiian history, peridot was thought to be the tears of the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Peridot gets its name from the Greek word peridona which means “giving plenty”.

The stone is associated with peace, good fortune, love, and happiness. They are also known to protect one against nightmares. Peridot represents strength, balance, and bravery. Peridot gemstone brings one courage, wisdom, and wealth. Known as the stone of compassion, peridot can even help relieve stress and calm one when angry.

This light green gem helps boost immunity and improve skin quality! Peridot is a great stone for those who love statement pieces. Surprise your loved one with a birthstone ring and charm that fits their uniqueness!

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September Birthstone Stud Earrings
 

What is September's Birthstone?

September - Sapphire

Since ancient times, the Sapphire gemstone has been known to be a symbol of royalty, wisdom, and favor. The word sapphire originates from both Greek and Latin root words that mean blue. Ancient Persian rulers believed that the sky got its color from the reflection of the sapphire stones.

The sapphire not only comes in its popular blue shade but is also available in a variety of colors such as orange, purple, and green. It is known to represent royalty and was born by kings in the 12th century to ward off negative thoughts and evil. It was also worn by priests as protection from impure thoughts and temptation.

The sapphire is a symbol of truth and protection. The blue sapphire is a demonstration of wisdom, loyalty, faith, and serenity of the person wearing it. They are known to also eliminate nerves and provide clarity when making important decisions. It has a reputation for bringing success to those that wear this gem!

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What is October's Birthstone?

October has two birthstones - Tourmaline & Opal.

October Birthstone Ring

October - Tourmaline

October has the beautiful Tourmaline gemstone representing those born in this month. Tourmaline is a rare stone because it’s one of the few that can be found in almost every color. The name “tourmaline” means “stones with various colors”, and some tourmaline stones are pink, blue, and red. There is also a variation of it that looks like a watermelon!

The tourmaline gemstone is known to be directly related to one’s emotions and is a representation of love and healing emotions. Alchemists treasured the tourmaline because they believed it related to the philosopher’s stone that would grant enlightenment to someone.

Tourmaline symbolizes creativity, hope, and innocence. It is also a stress reliever and helps with mental alertness. Legend says that the tourmaline gemstone helps soothe feelings of sadness and envy in a person. Tourmaline gemstones have a property in that they are pyroelectric which means that they become electrically charged when heated and can attract small objects like dust or lint.

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Dainty Opal necklace

October - Opal

The second birthstone for October is opal. Opal is a beautiful stone that encourages freedom and independence, as well as stimulating creativity. Opal can also be worn as a good luck charm - it can help the wearer attract good things into their lives.

Opal is also known to represent confidence and faithfulness. The root word of opal comes from the Greek meaning “to see a change in color.” While wearing an opal, one’s memory is strengthened and will increase their will to live. This gemstone is worn to keep one away from evil and protect their eyesight.

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November Birthstone Studs

What is November's Birthstone?

November - Citrine

Citrine’s yellow-orange colors are the perfect representation for the month of November. It is a beautiful representation of Autumn and all the colors of the leaves change to match this citrine gemstone! Citrine is believed to possess the ability to promote prosperity and abundance and was once known as the “merchant’s stone”.

The citrine gemstone is named after the citrus fruit because of it’s yellow-orange color. The ancient Egyptians and Romans used this gemstone in a lot of their jewelry. Citrine is said to help minimize anger and help create calmness in one’s mind through the power of the sun.

This gemstone promotes health and wellness within the mind and body. It is known for warding off evil thoughts and can also remove negativity and improve the intellect of the person wearing it!

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December Birthstone Ring

What is December's Birthstone?

December - Blue Topaz

December’s birthstone is the blue topaz. Full of alluring blue and purple hues, the blue topaz is a great representation of a beautiful winter sky. This gemstone is linked to positive and mystical attributes. It provides the wearer self-awareness, creativity, and helps express emotions or feelings that have been suppressed.

The blue topaz is meant to symbolize love and affection, bringing strength and intelligence to the person wearing it. When gifting blue topaz, it is said to be a promise of love and fidelity. It is also known to promote harmony and relaxation and can help heal frustrating feelings and nerves. They have also been used to soothe fears and protect people from nightmares.

This gemstone is known to provide happiness, wisdom, and good fortune. It also has properties that bring good health and helps prevent headaches to those that wear it. In ancient civilizations, it was believed that the blue topaz had cooling powers and could relieve burns. Blue topaz can also help prevent anger and cool people’s tempers. A perfect winter stone!

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Birthstone Rings

Each one of these gemstones is so unique to its birth month, while also holding so many similarities. They all derive from the Earth and connect each one of us in a different and unique way. 

One of our favorite parts of jewelry is how personal each piece is to the wearer, and birthstone jewelry is no different. We love that you can wear your own birthstone, your loved one's birthstones, or even the stone of the month of a special occasion. Make sure to check out our Birthstone Collection if you haven't yet! We have Birthstone Necklaces where you can pick and choose the birthstones you want to wear, Birthstone Stacking Rings, and Birthstone Stud Earrings

Hopefully, you found some new and interesting information today! Share this info with your friends and loved ones so they can learn about their birthstone.

Which birthstones would you wear, and why?! Let me know below! Thanks for following along :)



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