Birthstones by Month
January – Garnet
Garnet, the birthstone of January is known as “the Stone of Happiness,” is ruby red in color. It enhances your internal energies to bring forth an intense level of inner joy while increasing your presence.
Garnet is also known to raise your healing power during illness. Legend says Garnets light up the night and protect their owners from nightmares.
Garnets have long been carried by travelers to protect against accidents far from home.
Garnet is the birthstone for January but with its stunning variety of colors and its mystical powers it has been given as a gift for all occasions for centuries Garnet signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.
February – Amethyst
Amethyst is the birthstone of February. Amethyst helps cope with stress by calming your mental state and provides protection from addiction; a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind.
It has been worn by Egyptians as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy.
March – Aquamarine
Aquamarine, the birthstone of March has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Aquamarine increases one’s access to courage.
This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Its pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes.
For centuries, this timeless gemstone has been a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. Since this gemstone is the color of water and the sky, it is said to embody eternal life. It was long thought that Aquamarine has a soothing influence on married couples, making it a good anniversary gift.
April – Clear Quartz
Beside diamond, clear quartz, also known as rock crystal, has also been designated to a birthstone for April. The rationale seems rather simple: Rock crystal is clear as diamond is clear. Indeed, clear quartz provides a less expensive alternative for an April birthstone to diamond.
Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy.
Clear Quartz stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. While you are wearing your crystals as jewelry, the crystal vibrations work continuously on your imbalances.
May – Agate
Agate is a traditional birthstone for May. Agate is THE stone everyone should have for protection.
Agate is believed to enhance intelligence, and make its wearer more articulate. It attracts strength, protects from bad dreams, stress and energy drains. Carry an agate when you have to make an important decision.
Agate’s most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming.
June – Pearl
Pearl is the gem of June birthdays. Pearls have been wildly popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
Pearl, the “Stone of Truth, Faith and Love,” enhances personal integrity and helps provide focus and deep meaning to the object of your attention, bringing you wisdom and spiritual guidance. Pearl signifies sincerity, faith and loyalty to your cause.
Pearls help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy. Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.
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July – Onyx
Onyx has been designated as modern birthstone for July. Onyx helps one have self-control and anchors one’s flighty energy into a more stable way of life.
It is this stone of inner strength and endurance, helping one to carry even the most difficult task to completion. Any sort of things that drains one’s resources such as acquiring a goal, working on self-mastery, a weight loss program, an exercise regime, or even just feeling the need to focus your energy, Onyx is a great stone for that!
Onyx is a great stone for someone who has an abundance of ideas, but lacks the discipline to carry those ideas out.
August – Carnelian
Carnelian is the traditional birthstone for August. The Carnelian gemstone is known as the self-esteem gemstone because it is such a powerful motivator.
It helps you to overcome the various parts of your personality that may be holding you back allowing you to step out into the world and claim your destiny.
As a major grounding stone, carnelian gemstone helps you to focus on where you are currently at in life and to get you through times of stress so you can concentrate on your confidence. If you happen to become a little loss for words, don’t sweat it, just draw upon the energies of your carnelian and allow your inspiration to bloom and your creativity to find solutions.
September – Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli is the alternate modern birthstone for September. Lapis Lazuli is a symbol of truth, as it brought you to see yourself for what you really are, and at the same time helps you to accept those parts of yourself that you may see as undesirable.
The Philosopher’s Stone is supposed to bring self-awareness, enlightenment, and to open the mind to all possibilities. Lapis is very well known for its purifying and healing abilities.
On the elemental side, Lapis Lazuli is known as the water stone.
October – Tourmaline
Tourmaline, the birthstone of October aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear.
Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity.
The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colors in the same crystal – green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind). The colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally. This is a rare occurence in nature.
November – Citrine
November birthdays are associated with Citrine. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone.
Citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. One of only two minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it.
Citrine helps people laugh more, as well as feel fundamentally safer and more positive about reality.
December – Turquoise
December birthdays associated with Turquoise. Turquoise is a purification stone.
Turquoise is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks.
Turquoise is believed to bring luck and to possess powers, including the ability to promote wealth, attract love and bring happiness. In ancient Persia it was once believed that the wearing of turquoise talismans would protect the wearer from death.