Every month of the year has birthstone associated with it. Each month has a primary gemstone and several also have an alternate or two as well. What’s nice about birthstones is that it’s a great way to celebrate family (such as children, grandchildren, siblings, etc.) in jewelry.
Let’s take a look at the different birthstones for each month of the year along with information about the symbolic meaning of birthstone gemstones and I’ll show some examples of what you can do with them!
January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine
April – Diamond (Alternates: White Sapphire, White Topaz)
May – Emerald (Alternate: Chrome Diopside)
June – Pearl (Alternates: Alexandrite and Moonstone)
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire
October – Opal (Alternate: Tourmaline)
November – Topaz (Alternate: Citrine)
December – Tanzanite (Alternates: Turquoise, Blue Zircon
There are many myths and legends about the healing, spiritual and mythological power of birthstones. It is said that wearing a gemstone during the month it represents enhances it’s power and influence for the wearer. Though the concept of birthstones date back thousands of years, the modern list has been around since 1912 and the only update in all that time has been the inclusion of “modern” gemstone, Tanzanite, to be added for December’s birthstone.
Regardless of whether or not you believe the gems hold mystical properties, they remain beautiful and attractive and a wonderful way of symbolizing and celebrating friends, loved ones and family!