Birthstones Guide - Birthstones By Month

Birthstones for each month

 

To start with the basics, birthstones are gems that correspond to each month. Each one is considered to be lucky for each month, and each culture has their own beliefs on what each stone means and its effects on the wearer. It’s been a part of cultures for almost 2,000 years, and the meanings for each gem in each culture have changed over the years. By way of a little introduction to the gems and their meanings, we’ll run through the most commonly associated birthstones for each month.

 

January Birthstone - Garnet

January Birthstone - Garnet
Garnet is the birthstone associated with January across continents and cultures, as it is also the traditional Indian Ayurvedic stone for the equivalent month in the Hindu lunar calendar. The name “garnet” is derived from the Latin “granatum” meaning “pomegranate” because the crystals resemble the pomegranate's red, round edible seeds. The gem is associated with traits like faith and truthfulness as well as giving its wearer a long life. 
Garnet - January Birthstone Necklace, Earrings & Ring

February Birthstone - Amethyst

February Birthstone - Amethyst


Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. Another one that is shared across Europe and Asia, the beautiful purple of the amethyst has long been the birthstone associated with intuition and self-belief, helping you to get more in touch with your mind. Amethysts are also associated with luck and health, with a good sense of humour being attached in some culture, so good stuff all around.

 

March Birthstone - Jasper

March Birthstone - Jasper

Jasper is a traditional birthstone for the month of March as depicted in the ancient Russian, Italian and Hebrew calendars. The word "jasper" is derived from the Greek word "iaspi", literally meaning spotted stone. It is an opaque chalcedony that can be found in a variety of different colours. Known as the "supreme nurturer", it is considered a powerful healing stone that alleviates stress and promotes peace and tranquility. It allows one to live in the present moment and to appreciate the smaller things in life, without the interference of outside pressures and distractions.

 Jasper Dalmatian Earrings

Dalmatian Jasper - March Birthstone Earrings 

  

April - Seraphinite

April Birthstone - Seraphinite

Seraphinite is an alternative birthstone for the month of April. Seraphinite is a stone of spiritual enlightenment. It is renowned its self-healing properties, bringing balance, spiritual energy and deeper connections into one's life. It is a powerful ally in identifying major life changes one needs to make to reach peace, happiness and fulfilment.  These gorgeous earrings would be a beautiful present for a special occasion or a lovely treat for yourself.

Seraphinite - April Birthstone Earrings

 

May Birthstone - Azurite

Azurite - May Birthstone Collection

Azurite, with its stunning deep blue colour, is a very popular birthstone for the month of May. It has been around since ancient times and its name derives from an old Persian word that means "blue colour". The azurite was so sacred, in fact, that in Ancient Egypt only the priests knew of its existence and used it to help them connect with higher power. In crystal healing, Azurite is known to known to enhance ones knowledge and intuition as it cleanses and activates the third eye chakra. 

 

Azurite - May Birthstone Earrings & Ring

 

 

June Birthstone - Chalcedony

Chalcedony - June Birthstone

Chalcedony, the traditional birthstone for June, has been one of the most treasured gemstones throughout many ancient civilisations. It has been prized by ancient Romans, Greeks, Babylonians and Assyrians alike so much so that it often using in traditional ceremonial gatherings due to its sacred properties. Chalcedony belongs to the quartz group of minerals and can be found in a variety of colours, from pink and yellow to grey and blue. It is a nurturing stone, that brings the mind, body and spirit into harmony and encourages a positive outlook even in times of distress. 

White & Pink Chalcedony - June Birthstone Earrings

White & Pink Chalcedony - June Birthstone Earrings 

July Birthstone - Onyx

July Birthstone - Onyx

Onyx is the highly sought after birthstone for the month of July. Echoing the deep black void of the night sky, Onyx is associated with peace and serenity. Much like a moonlit sky restores us at night after energy of the sun during the day, Onyx helps you restore balance and stabilises the emotional body during stressful moments. It is a protective stone, that dispels negative energy and encourages happiness and good fortune.

BLACK ONYX DANGLE EARRINGS

Black Onyx Dangle Earrings - July Birthstone Earrings

 

August Birthstone - Peridot

Peridot - August Birthstone

Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. The beautiful green of the Peridot was a favourite of the Ancient Egyptians, and remains a very popular gem for its nuanced colour that can range from a vivid green to a calmer olive tone. Peridot is said to bring with it good luck and success, along with strong ideals of peace and love. 

Peridot Bracelet & Ring - August Birthstone Bracelet & RIng
Peridot Bracelet & Ring

September Birthstone - Lapis Lazuli

September Birthstone - Lapis Lazuli


Lapis Lazuli is a highly sought after birthstone for September. This semi-precious stone boasts the most vibrant blue hue with a hint of gold and thus often drawing comparisons to the night sky. It is a protective stone, promoting harmony and self-awareness to allow one to reach deep inner peace. It also encourages openness and honesty in the wearer, allowing one to reveal their feelings and emotions. 

Sarika Lapis Lazuli Ring - September Birthstone

 

October Birthstone - Opal

October Birthstone - Opal


Opal, the traditional birthstone for October, is a stone that holds some beautifully changing tones, with its name’s origin coming from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. Opal is said to aid its wearer in recovering from setbacks and sadness, as well as helping them along in the search for true love. A real romantic’s stone.

Ella - Opal & Turquoise Earrings & Rings, October Birthstone

 

November Birthstone - Topaz

Topaz - November Birthstone

Topaz is the highly desirable birthstone for the month of November. While usually a cool blue to fit with November's winter feel, topaz can actually be found in a variety of colours across the spectrum, from pink to yellow and even sometimes brown. Topaz is said to bring ideas and imagination to the person wearing it, alongside some happiness and luck to go with the bright new ideas. 

Topaz Bracelet, Ring & Necklace

December Birthstone - Turquoise

December Birthstone - Turquoise

Last not but not least, Turquoise is the birthstone for December. Turquoise, with a dazzling sky-blue to blue-green colour, has been a coveted gemstone for thousands of years tracing as far back as 4000 BC making it one of the most ancient stones in existence. It has long been hailed for it's special protective and healing abilities, as the ancient Egyptians and Native Americans believed it would protect one from harm. It also cleanses one's mind, allowing one to plunge deep beneath the surface to identify and alleviate burdens and bring about peace. 
Krisha Turquoise Earrings - December Birthstone
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