Who doesn’t love their birthday? With every new age, we get to reflect on our year full of successes and failures, and strive to better ourselves. The celebrations are also a plus…
With all of the excitement that birthdays entail, it’s easy to forget about the significant birthstones of each month. Many legends tell of the birthstone’s healing power and its influence over the body and mind. As the story goes, wearing the assigned stone of each month will heighten its powers.
It’s time that we really get to know our special gemstones and their symbolism, so we’ve compiled summaries of each month’s birthstone for you below!
The first of the year is January, whose birthstone is the garnet. The most popular of the garnet is a deep red, the color of a pomegranate flower.
The garnet represents eternal friendship and trust. Red also represents pure love, so the garnet is known to illuminate the heart to reflect true and divine things. Garnet is considered a lucky stone for love, success, and for business relationships.
Garnet helps you let go of old behavior patterns and boosts self-confidence, so this is the perfect stone to wear while tackling all of those January resolutions.
February holds the amethyst, a purple quartz, which is a luscious mix of violet and red. The vibrations affect the way you feel and can fill you with positive energy.
Amethyst energy properties are calming, which can help with those that have issues with focusing and concentrating. Amethysts are also great for those who suffer nightmares and insomnia.
Purple is the color of royalty, so wear amethysts and channel the princess you know you are.
The birthstone for March is aquamarine. The aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish-blue to blue-green.
Whether you live near the ocean or are going out to sea, the aquamarine was believed to protect sailors, as well as guarantee a safe voyage. Amethyst is also said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to stay cool and collected.
A gemstone that guarantees safe voyage and a zen attitude? Sounds like the perfect remedy for stressful city living and traveling!
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so when is a better time to receive one than in the month of April?
Whether they be fancy-colored or white, diamonds are thought to provide the wearer with better relationships and an increase in strength.
They are also thought to bring balance, abundance and clarity. The diamond has traditionally symbolized eternal love, so it’s been the go-to bling for engagement and eternity bands.
The emerald is the symbol for rebirth. It is known to grant foresight, good fortune, and youth. The emerald is known as the “stone of successful love,” which to us sounds more like a stable love partnership than the more ephemeral love associated with the diamond.
Emeralds are associated with loyalty and bringing happiness to the home. The cool, deep emerald is said to keep partnership in balance but can signal unfaithfulness if the color changes (just make sure the color change isn’t from a low-quality stone)!
The emerald neutralizes negativity and amplifies the ability to enjoy life to fullest.
June is the month of the oh-so-pure pearl, which signifies faith, charity, and innocence. It enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to one’s attention.
The pearl symbolizes integrity and is known as a stone of sincerity. It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. We wonder if wearing these out will assist in impeccable decision-making…
The July ruby arouses the senses, stirs the imagination and is said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love! (Can we change our birthday to this month?)
The ruby encourages passion and a zest for life. It improves motivation and a setting of realistic goals, balances the heart and instills confidence. The ruby encourages joy, laughter, spontaneity, and courage.
The peridot is said to have magical healing powers to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence and a wonderful year.
The peridot is a powerful cleanser; it releases and neutralizes the toxins on all levels. This gem removes jealousy, resentment, spite, bitterness, irritation, hatred and greed. It opens our hearts to joy and new relationships.
The peridot enhances the mind, sharpening it and making it aware. It also enhances confidence and motivates growth and change. There couldn’t be a more perfect stone to begin the fall season after the lazy days of summer!
The sapphire is September’s birthstone, which is known to protect your loved ones from harm and envy. The sapphire is a centering stone and restores balance throughout the body, aligning the spiritual, physical, and mental areas, and bringing serenity to the mind.
Sapphires are the perfect accessories to complement your yoga practice. Om.
The tourmaline is known to help in understanding oneself and those around you. It also helps build self confidence and takes away fear.
Tourmaline balances the ying/yang, male/female energy within the body and attracts compassion, inspiration, tolerance and prosperity.
This might be THE must-have birthstone to wear to your therapy session.
The topaz rules the month of November and aligns, stimulates, motivates and recharges all areas of the body. Truth and forgiveness resonate in this stone.
Topaz is said to bring joy, generosity, and good health. The topaz induces relaxation, and it has been told that it brings financial abundance (which is obviously necessary in order to buy all those holiday gifts over the following month).
Some say that tanzanite crystals are the best for metaphysical healing. This is a powerful stone for spiritual growth.
Tanzanite crystals are known to stimulate a divine love in many people. They are very helpful for any stress problems and are known to alleviate fear, worry and anxiety. They make you happy, more compassionate and more loving – which is the true essence and meaning of the holidays!
Now that you know all about your birthstone, it’s time to start wearing it! LoveInPink has recently launched the Your Story Collection, which allows you to design your own custom jewelry. We have all 12 birthstones available for any ring, necklace or bracelet that you create!
Leave a comment below about your birthstone and your favorite healing property it manifests!
Sources: charmsoflight.com, americangemsociety.org