Birthstone JewelryBirthstones are gemstones that are specific to each month of the year. They range from the ever-precious diamond to the semi precious citrine. Each stone is considered to be lucky for their own particular month and with some rumored special powers they can become even stronger. So if you were born in May, your birthstone would be the emerald and you would get the most benefits from it by wearing it in - you guessed it - May!
We carry a wide selection of birthstone jewelry, including birthstone earrings, pendants and rings. Below is a list of each month with its corresponding birthstone information for your browsing pleasure.
January Birthstone: Garnet
- Birthstone Color: Deep Red
- Symbol: Symbol of love and hope for a journeyer's safe travel and quick return home.
The garnet is a protective gem for journeyers and was usually worn as a birthstone ring or birthstone pendant
February Birthstone: Amethyst
- Birthstone Color: Purple
- Symbol: Protection and power in overcoming a difficulty
This gemstone is also a symbol of piety and spirituality. It is used as an ornament in churches and crosses used in different religious ceremonies. Priests and bishops also wear it as a birthstone ring. At one time, this gemstone was considered more valuable than diamonds.
March Birthstone: Aquamarine
- Birthstone Color: Pale Blue
- Symbol: Security and safety mainly within a relationship
Its strong associations with water and the sea led people to believe that the Aquamarine gemstone became more powerful when submerged in water. In ancient times, the water in which the gemstone was submerged was used to heal many types of illnesses as well as fight against poisoning. It is also used in fortune telling as an aid to the reader. It is thought to rekindle lost love in troubled relationships. Makes a beautiful birthstone pendant
April Birthstone: Diamond
- Birthstone Color: White, Clear
- Symbol: Ultimate symbol of everlasting love
May Birthstone: Emerald
- Birthstone Color: Deep Green
- Symbol: Long lasting love and fidelity
People believe that the emerald brings growth, patients, virtue, and wisdom to the person who wears it. All these benefits help in creating a strong, long lasting relationship.
June Birthstone: Pearl
- Birthstone Color: White
- Symbol: Purity and class
In the past, pears have been used to treat stomach pains and heart problems. Some cultures even claim that the pearl is a powerful aphrodisiac. Along with the emerald, the pearl was another one of Cleopatra's favorite gems. Usually, this gemstone is given in celebration of a newborn baby or for a recent marriage as birthstone earrings or a necklace.
July Birthstone: Ruby
- Birthstone Color: Red
- Symbol: Everlasting Love
Representing power and heat, ancient tribes would use rubies as tips for the darts in their blowguns and would sometimes wear them as birthstone pendants. It was also ground into a powder and swallowed to cure indigestion. The rubies red color is said to come from a flame deep inside the ruby that can never be extinguished. Good luck is said to come to the person who wears a ruby on their left hand.
August Birthstone: Peridot
- Birthstone Color: Yellow Green
- Symbol: Strength within yourself and relationships. New growth
September Birthstone: Blue Sapphire
- Birthstone Color: Deep Blue
- Symbol: Wisdom and purity
The Sapphire is second to the Diamond in hardness, making it a durable gemstone for setting into birthstone jewelry. Giving the gift of a sapphire represents sincerity and faithfulness.
October Birthstone: Opal
- Birthstone Color: Multi-colored
- Symbol: Confidence and faith
Opal would be worn in jewelry, especially necklaces and crowns, in order to protect against evil. It was also grounded down to a powder and eaten for their healing properties as well as to stop nightmares.
This particular gemstone contains about 30% water, so it must be handled carefully and protected from heat. It is also fairly soft and breaks easily, so it should be guarded from direct blows
November Birthstone: Citrine
- Birthstone Color: Yellow Gold
- Symbol: Hope and strength, especially for those tough times
The citrine gemstone was believed to ward off evil thoughts and protect against snake venom. A birthstone ring made of citrine can add a flash of vibrancy to any outfit.
December Birthstone: Blue Topaz
- Birthstone Color: Blue
- Symbol: Love and fidelity
Anyone of these gemstones would make a great gift for a loved one and yourself. Please browse our selection of birthstone jewelry and see if anything catches your eye! And always remember, if you can't find what you're looking for just let us know and we'll make sure to get it for you. Thanks again for shopping with us at Earth's Treasure!
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