Understanding Gemstone Meanings and Birthstone Colors for Each Month

Understanding Gemstone Meanings and Birthstone Colors for Each Month

Gemstones are not only beautiful, but they are perfect for all occasions as gifts for family and friends. Birthstones colors represent the month that you were born in.

The tradition of giving gifts to loved ones during their birth month has been around for centuries. In some cultures, it's customary to give gifts on each birthday and during holidays. However, in North America, many people choose to focus on giving gifts during their birth month only.

Colored birthstones and gemstones have been used in jewelry for thousands of years. Colored crystal gemstones are a powerful tool that can enhance any statement piece.

Choose a gemstone to represent your birth month. They can be encrusted with diamonds or Cubic Zirconias, and worn as a pendant, ring or bracelet.

January - Red Garnet

Garnet is a deep red gemstone that can come in many different shades. The color red symbolizes passion and strength. The most popular stones are the Ethiopian garnet and the deep red Rhodolite. It is the birthstone for people born in January, and it represents the zodiac signs Aquarius and Capricorn, and represents the cardinal sin of Gluttony. This stone is believed to heal wounds, strengthen the body's resistance to disease, increase blood flow and help control anger by calming nerves..

Garnets are a variety of the mineral species Pyrope, Almandine and Spessartite, which are all red stones found in nature. The color of garnets ranges from dark red to light orange-red, with many shades in between. The darker the garnet, the rarer it is and therefore more valuable.

January is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, so it's no wonder why this month's birthstone is red garnet. This stone is known for its ability to encourage confidence and courage in those who wear it. It's also thought to help you keep your feet firmly on the ground while still allowing you to dream big.

February - Amethyst

Amethyst is associated with royalty and comes in various shades of purple and violet. Ranging from a royal purple to a light lilac color with purple undertones. Purple is symbolic of power, nobility and elegance. The ancient Romans believed that the amethyst protected the wearer against intoxication which led to its popularity among royals who often wore the stone in their jewelry and drank from goblets carved from amethyst. Emperors would often adorn their saddles with amethysts too, because it was believed to give them protection from poison and evil spirits. Amethyst is February's birthstone, and it represents Aquarius. (Amethyst is also known as the "Birthstone of Dignity").

Amethyst is thought to promote peace, balance, and harmony both physically and spiritually. Additionally, wearing amethyst jewelry can help improve memory retention while also protecting against depression and anxiety.

March - Aquamarine, Bloodstone or Blue Sapphire

Bloodstone was said to have been formed by the blood of Jesus Christ and was used as protection during childbirth and sacrifices. Bloodstone is said to have healing powers and gives strength while helping the wearer to achieve success in business and other aspects of life such as wealth, fame and happiness. Bloodstone has been used since antiquity to help cure physical ailments and enhance decision making skills though it also offers protection during warfare and is said to help you live longer too. Bloodstone also helps you get along better with others so if you’re trying for a promotion at work.

Aquamarine is commonly known as "the sailor's gem" because it was thought that sailors could use this gem to find their way back home if they lost sight of land while sailing at sea.

April - Diamond or Pink Rose Quartz

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Diamond is the birthstone for April and the anniversary gemstone for the 20th and 45th anniversaries. Diamonds are associated with the zodiac signs of Taurus, Libra and Capricorn. The word diamond comes from the Greek word "adamas", meaning invincible. Diamonds are believed to bring good luck, wealth and prosperity to its wearer. This gemstone has been a symbol of eternal love since ancient times.

Diamonds are available in many colors, but the most popular color is white or yellowish white. The most popular diamond cut styles include round brilliant cut and emerald cut diamonds. Diamonds are forever; they never tarnish and do not change color with time!

The Pink Rose Quartz is a very rare variety of rose quartz that can be found in Madagascar, Namibia (formerly South West Africa) and Brazil (where it is known as rosa de coração). The pink rose quartz is found in pegmatite veins along with other precious stones like tourmaline, amethyst and topaz. Pink rose quartz has been used throughout history for healing purposes because it can help balance emotions like anger, depression and fear by bringing more love into your life.

May - Emerald

The birthstone for May is emerald, the purest of greens, which many believe has healing powers. Emeralds are also believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. Emeralds also represent truth, wisdom and love. The green color of emeralds is a symbol of life, growth and prosperity. Emeralds are also said to help bring peace into your life. The more vivid the green hue of your emerald, the more expensive it will be.

June - Pearl, Alexandrite or Moonstone

For June, the birthstone is pearl or alexandrite, which represent purity and innocence. Pearls symbolize modesty and innocence, while alexandrites are known to bring peace and beauty wherever they go.

Pearls are associated with June because they were once thought to be produced by oysters in the month of June. Pearls can also represent faithfulness, purity and innocence. Pearl jewelry is often given as an engagement gift or bridal shower gift.

Alexandrites are named after Alexander II of Russia who was given a greenish-hued diamond that later turned out to be an expensive and rare variety of chrysoberyl (a type of beryl). Alexandrites share the same birthday as June's birthstone, pearl (June 19th). Alexandrites are sometimes referred to as "chameleon" gems because their color changes depending on the light source used or angle from which you view them.

July - Ruby, Brown & Gold Tiger Eye Gemstones

For July, the birthstone is ruby which represents passion and vitality. Rubies are also said to bring good luck in love and money matters.

Brown & Gold Tiger Eye Gemstones symbolizes the month of July and stands for balance, harmony and good luck.

August - Peridot, Spinel, Sardonyx

The peridot is the August birthstone, representing true friendship and loyalty. It also symbolizes peace, prosperity and good luck.

Peridot is found in many different shades (from light green to dark olive green), but it is always transparent or translucent. While some have compared its color to that of an avocado, it is actually more like a lime green color than anything else. This makes it the perfect stone for all of those who love the color green.

In ancient times, peridots were used as protection against snakebites, evil spirits and nightmares; they were also believed to protect against nightmares if worn on your left arm while sleeping at night!

The name peridot comes from the French word "peritot", which means "gem." It was first discovered in Egypt, where it was used as a talisman against evil spirits and poisons. It was also believed to protect its wearer from snakebites and scorpion stings.

In ancient times, peridots were used as protection against snakebites, evil spirits and nightmares; they were also believed to protect against nightmares if worn on your left arm while sleeping at night!

September - Sapphire

Blue Sapphire - The sapphire is the September birthstone, representing sincerity and trustworthiness. It also symbolizes faithfulness and wisdom. Faithfulness in love relationships and friendships as well as giving strength to those who wear it during times of adversity.

October - Tourmaline or Opal

Pink Tourmaline, Trilliant cut stone(s) such as pink tourmaline or trilliant cut tanzanite(s), Rhodolite Garnet, Malaya Garnet (red garnet with a hint of pink).

The tourmaline is the October birthstone, representing hope. It also symbolizes protection from harm, courage and good health.

Opal (typically October favors the White or Gray Opals, with many colors inside the semi-transparent or translucent stone). Symbolizing Good Fortune and Health.

November - Topaz

Topaz, Turquoise (Traditional), or Yellow Citrine (Modern), Golden Citrine, Smoky Quartz (and any other Quartz varieties).

Topaz (Golden Yellow Toned Brown or Orangey Brown). It represents friendship. The topaz is the November birthstone, representing intelligence and clarity of thought. It also symbolizes vigor and longevity.

December - Zircon, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz or Lapis lazuli

Zircon, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz or Lapis Lazuli (Modern) Onyx (Traditional), Turquoise, Zircon, Ruby (in the ancient tradition)

The zircon is the December birthstone, representing generosity and benevolence. It also symbolizes beauty and youthfulness, wealth and good fortune. representing strength and vitality. It also symbolizes innocence and purity. The zircon is often used as an alternative to diamonds since it can be used in jewelry that looks similar. Zircon symbolizes patience, wisdom and constancy.

Tanzanite - The tanzanite is the December birthstone, representing devotion and loyalty. It also symbolizes energy and strength of character, happiness and good fortune. It also symbolizes wisdom and self-confidence.

Blue topaz - The blue topaz is the December birthstone, representing love, hope and faithfulness in love relationships. It also symbolizes serenity, wisdom and success in business matters as well as offering protection against evil spirits and bad luck.

Turquoise - The turquoise is the December birthstone, representing peace and protection. It also symbolizes trust, friendship and happiness. Turquoise's healing properties include balancing emotions, releasing negative energy and bringing good luck to its wearer.

Turquoise was once thought to be able to protect against snake venom, madness and ill fortune. It was also believed that wearing turquoise would help women conceive children or help men maintain their virility.

Lapis Lazuli - The lapis lazuli is the December birthstone (traditional) or Zircon (modern), representing wisdom and truth or trustworthiness. It also symbolizes protection from evil spirits, faithfulness in love relationships and friendships as well as giving strength to those who wear it during times of adversity. In addition to these qualities mentioned above, there are other powers ascribed to lapis lazuli including psychic protection, enlightenment and clairvoyance.

Birthstones are used for talismans and gifts.

We don't offer all these gemstones and birthstone variations at RiseShed.com. But the fact remains that personalized jewelry is always special and allows us to remember loved ones with every wear. We do stock items where the recipient's name can also be engraved. For an anniversary or birthday gift, you can engrave the date.


Birthstone gems are not only beautiful, but they are perfect for all occasions as gifts for family and friends.

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