Birthstones are a beautiful tradition that comes to us from Medieval times. Each birthstone represents virtues that are associated with the month it is assigned and then acquired by those born under its influence.
For centuries they have been a traditional gift for newborns, as a way to give protection to both mother and baby. In modern times many jewelry pieces include personalized birthstones as a push present for new mothers.
Every birthstone is believed to have protective powers for different areas of life. Some are protectors of love and happiness, others protect from illness and badwill. They can symbolize beauty and innocence or power and strength.
Birthstones make excellent birthday gifts at any age. Think about joining different birthstones to signify Family or as an engagement gift with the couples united stones.
They are personalized, mystical and unique, each birthstone with its qualities. What does your birthstone say about you?
The birthstone of January is the Garnet.
Some believe the true value of the Garnet is its power to bring the wearer good health, wealth and happiness.
The name originates from the Latin “granatus” which means “pomegranate” for its red color. Although they can also be found in a range of colors including orange, yellow, purple and green.
A garnet is considered a great gift because it symbolizes friendship and trust.
If you were born in February, your birthstone is the mystic amethyst. Its lilac to deep purple hues, can be found in the collections of royal families throughout Europe and Asia.
Because of its wine-like color, Greek mythology associated the gem with Bacchus, the god of wine. Amethyst was believed to convey strength to those who wore it and keep the wearer clear headed and quick witted in battle and business affairs.
If you celebrate a February birthday, wearing an amethyst can be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.
This beautiful gemstone’s name comes from the Latin word for “seawater”. It evokes the color of the sea, from a deep green-blue to light, slightly greenish blue hues, clear as water, symbolizing purity of spirit and soul.
Ancient mariners claimed the gem would calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. This enchanting birthstone is thought to bring happiness in marriage.
Those born in the month of April are lucky enough to call the diamond, their birthstone.
A symbol of clarity and strength, the word Diamond comes from the Greek "adamas," which means “invincible” or “unbreakable.” A perfect reminder of your personal resilience and ability to become a better person under pressure.
Precious, coveted and admired, you can never have too many diamonds. They are always the perfect gift.
The Birthstone for May is the unique Emerald, a symbol of renewal and rebirth. The intensity of the green determines the value of the Emerald.
Emeralds are believed to have many special qualities, the color green is known to relieve stress and it is a gem that symbolizes life and nature, royalty and elegance.
Wear your Emeralds like a Queen and inspire the modern poets!
The elegant and timeless Pearl is the birthstone for June, it originates from oceans, rivers and lakes and is the center of legends and mythical tales.
They are a symbol of purity and charm, “sweet simplicity” and so in some cultures they are given as wedding gifts as they are believed to bestow long life and prosperity.
June is the month for Pearls, what a wonderful reason to add them to your collection.
Mystical and enchanting, the Ruby is the birthstone for July.
It has been called the “king of precious stones” for its rarity, hardness and beauty.Many cultures believe that the Ruby has mystical powers bringing long life and healing to the person wearing it.
Red is the color of love and passion, that is why Ruby jewels have been used as a symbol of power and youth. Its blood like color reminds of the force of life and the energy of fire.
August’s Birthstone is Peridot: ancient, mysterious and born in the stars.
Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green peridot is the extreme gem. This unique gem has been associated with light, to the point that ancient Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun” and many believed that it protected its owner from terrors of the night and evil spirits.
The Arabic word “faridat” , that gives Peridot its name, means “gem”. Rare and sometimes out of this world Peridot, some historians believe it was part of Cleopatra’s famous collection.
The Beautiful Sapphire is the September birthstone.
Sapphires symbolize sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility.
It is believed that blue Sapphires protect their owners from harm and envy.
Sapphires have adorned royalty for centuries: One the most famous is the 12 ct blue gem surrounded by diamonds, on the engagement ring first worn by Princess Diana and then given by her son Prince William to Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.
Opals are the birthstone for October, enigmatic and colorful, it was once believed to hold lightning and fall from the sky during thunderstorms. They have been compared by poets, to galaxies and fireworks for their unique shifting of colors in rainbow hues.
The name Opal comes from India, from the Sanskrit word upala, that means precious stone. Hundreds of years ago, opal was believed to embody the virtues and powers of all colored stones. Europeans wore it as a symbol of purity, hope and truth.
Find your personal enigmatic piece and wear the beauty and power of the colorful Opal.
The November birthstone is the colorful Topaz.
The word “topaz” comes from the Sanskrit word tapas, which means “fire”, a perfect name for a gem that ancient cultures associated with the sun god, giving it the power to protect and heal.
Topaz can be found in shades of yellow, brown, honey, green, blue, red, pink, light blue, even colorless. In India it is believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty and intelligence.
December has two beautiful birthstones, each one with its own unique set of qualities: Turquoise and Tanzanite. If blue is what you’re looking for, December birthstones have their own take on this favorite hue
Turquoise has been cherished for millennia from ancient Egypt pharaohs to China’s emperors because Turquoise birthstone was thought to possess many beneficial powers, like guaranteeing health and good fortune and would break into several pieces at the approach of disaster.
Tanzanite is one of the most exciting gem discoveries of the 20th century. It takes its name in honor of its country of origin: Tanzania. Described as “velvety,” mostly because of its deep and saturated color, which ranges from a pure rich blue to violet, with the blue considered most valuable. With its vivid colors, high clarity and potential for large cut stones, tanzanite quickly became a sensation. Today modern jewelers and designers favor it to create some exquisite pieces.