What is a birthstone?
The history behind birthstones -
|April||Diamond, Cubic Zirconia|
|December||Blue Zircon, Tanzanite, Turquoise|
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
Named after the latin word for seawater, to represent the beautiful light blue hues of Aquamarine. It was believed that sailors carried Aquamarine with them for calming purposes and help against rough seas. Today, it is March's Birthstone and is associated with calmness, serenity, and promotes harmony.
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
Emeralds are known for their vibrant green hues. Emeralds were King Solomon, Cleopatra, and Elizabeth Taylors gemstone of choice. They have become one of the most expensive gemstones in the world. Today, Emeralds are May's Birthstone and are said to represent rebirth, growth, and hope.
June - Alexandrite, Moonstone, Pearl
June actually has three common Birthstones - Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite. Alexandrite over the last couple decades has gotten the most attention as Junes Birthstone. Alexandrite is known for its unique color change in different lighting. It can go from emerald green, to a shiny blue, and even appear purple in the right lighting. Alexandrite is said to bring luck, love, and good fortune.
July - Ruby
Ruby's are known for their rich red color, they are one of the most recognized gemstones in the world. Ruby's, like emeralds tend to be one of the more expensive gemstones. In ancient times ruby's were called the "King of Gems" and was used to showcase ones wealth. Today, it is the July Birthstone and can represent love, passion, and devotion.
August - Peridot
One of the more rare gemstones, Peridot has a vibrant light green hue. In Ancient times, it was named the gem of the sun by Egyptians they believed it protected them from terrors of the night. Today, Peridot is commonly known as the August Birthstone and the symbol of peace.
September - Sapphire
Sapphire is most commonly known for its deep blue hue but it can range from all sorts of colors, just not red. Sapphires has been used since ancient times to represent royalty, as it is a precious gemstone and can be very expensive. Today, Sapphire is the September Birthstone and is said to bring abundance in blessings and gifts.
October - Tourmaline, Opal
October actually has two birthstones, they can come is many different colors but are most commonly White Opal and Pink Tourmaline. In history Opals were known to represent purity and hope because of their celestial coloring. Tourmaline can be found in a variety of colors, it was said why Egyptians that it traveled along the rainbow. Today, they are October's birthstone and believed to promote healing.
November - Citrine
Citrine comes in the many hues of fall such as yellow, orange, red, and even browns. It is said to harbor sunshine and heat due to its stunning warm orange color. In history it was said to have healing powers, promoted vitality and energy. Today, it is the perfect hue for a November birthstone and represents joy.
December - Blue Zircon
December now has three birthstones like June, Turquoise, Blue Zircon, and Tanzanite. The most popular one is Zircon. It can come in many different hues but Blue Zircon is the most sought after. In ancient times it was said blue zircon could induce sleep, ward off evil, and bring wisdom. Today, it is one of the more common December birthstones.