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Birthstones

Birthstones

Birthstones are a collection of precious and semi-precious gemstones, with each stone representing a month of the Gregorian calendar. Each birthstone carries special characteristics that are believed to hold true to its wearer. It is believed that wearing a gemstone during the correlating month, especially if that is your birth month heightens its healing powers that can benefit your well-beings.

January  Garnet Garnet symbolizes peace, prosperity and good health. Garnet may provide directional guidance in the darkness, making it ideal for frequent travelers. Garnets can promote peace and calm and confidence. Its wearers may feel an increase in will power, self image and energy levels, while nervous people may feel calmer.
February Amethyst Amethyst signifies peace, temperance, serenity and royalty. Wearing this birthstone during the month of February may strengthen relationships and provide courage when it is needed. The amethyst stone is also known to protect its wearers from intoxication.
March Aquamarine, Jade Aquamarine promotes good health, as its thought to help cure heart, liver and stomach diseases; all that had to be done was to drink the water in which the gem had been soaking. Sailors in the past believed the sea god Neptune blessed the stone, protecting its wearers from the dangers of the sea.
April Diamonds, Malachite, Quartz Diamonds are a well-known stone, symbolizing everlasting love and invincibility. Its wearers are thought to carry great courage, making it possible to conquer times of hardship. It was once believed that diamonds could help ward off insanity and the evils associated with it.
May Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Azurite Emerald has always been associated with fertility, rebirth and love, making it perfect for mothers and future mothers. Today, emeralds represent wisdom, growth and patience. The Ancient Romans dedicated this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.
June Pearl, Moonstone, Agate Pearls promote the idea of purity, innocence and marriage. Its wearers are believed to have an increase of personal integrity and growth. Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were created from the hardened tears of joy of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Besides being the birthstone for June, pearl is also the birthstone for babies born under the signs of Gemini and Cancer.
July Ruby The ruby stone provides strength and nobility, helping protect its wearer from the evils in the world. It signifies love and passion while attracting good friends and good luck. Rubies are used to increase vitality and confidence with hopes of bringing a life full of success of prosperity.
August Peridot, Aventurine The peridot stone signifies beauty, strength and morality. Some believe that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When the stone is set in gold, it can protect its wearers from depression, evil and nightmares. 
September Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli Known as the stone of Wisdom, Lapis Lazuli can bring matters more clearly to mind and give you easier access to your inner wisdom. Sleeping with this stone can help us to see the meaning in our dreams more clearly by allowing us to interpret and understand the messages that our subconscious are providing.
October Opal, Tourmaline Opal may bring faithfulness and confidence to its wearers. Opal necklaces in particular are thought to guard against evil and protect eyesight. It can also be used to protect wearers from envious, mal-intentioned people who try to bring negativity into your life. 
November Citrine, Topaz Citrine is associated with strength and healing for both body and mind. It can offer good mental health as it clears the mind and gets the soul to action. Wearing citrine can help its owners in keeping an optimistic mindset and will help to embrace a positive point of view.
December Turquoise Turquoise is the traditional gemstone for December. Turquoise can be used to promote a happy life full of good fortune. It is a symbol of peace and relaxation, making it the ideal stone to relieve and prevent headaches. Turquoise can aid in growth in wisdom and wealth.