Birth stones By Month and The Unique Meanings of Each One

Have you ever thought or wondered to yourself “What exactly is my birthstone?”

A birthstone is a particular gem that directly correlates with the month that an individual is born in.

The birthstone chart lists the twelve individualized and particular birthstones that are directly associated with each month of the year.

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Birth Stone Chart - Birth Stone of the Month

Here is the birthstone chart based on the month in which you were born!  

MonthBirthstone
Meanings
JanuaryGarnet
Trust, friendship, protection
FebruaryAmethystBalance, wisdom, healing, courage
MarchAquamarineProtection, tranquillity, hope, health
AprilCrystal or DiamondInner strength, purity, positivity
MayEmeraldLove, rebirth, health, patience
JunePearl / MoonstoneBalance, prosperity, calming
JulyRubyPassion, kindness, dignity
AugustPeridotHealth, creativity, strength, love
SeptemberSapphireHealing, protection, clarity, wisdom
OctoberRose QuartzLove, healing, spirituality, peace
NovemberCitrineAbundance, clarity, joy, strength
DecemberTurquoisePeace, luck, prosperity, rebirth

What is my Birthstone?

Now let’s discuss what each and every single birthstone means, according to the month that they are assigned to!

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January Birthstone: Garnet:

The true meaning behind garnet is protection and for a very good reason! Garnets have a very high refractive index, meaning that viewers of this gem may think that the actual gemstone is emitting light.

This unique occurrence led travellers and adventurous explorers to carry garnets with them, in order to ward off evil forces and light up the night.  The stone also stands for love, luck loyalty and good health.

February Birthstone: Amethyst

The meaning behind the amethyst stone is wisdom and courage. This meaning stems from a Greek legend that carrying an amethyst around with you, it will provide you with the wisdom to not overindulge in alcoholic beverages.  At one stage only royalty could wear this stone.  The stone also is said to strengthen relationships.

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

The meaning behind March’s gemstone is serenity. The crystal clear colour that is evident within this gemstone noticeably reflects both the sea and the sky, allowing for individuals who look at the colour to feel completely serene and peaceful.   It is a wonderful mediation stone and can symbolise clarity, transformation and rebirth.

April Birthstone: Crystal

The rock crystals are clear quartz stones and represent inner strength. This association comes from the fact that Quartz has an incredibly high resistance to scratches or any other outside forces.   It also is said to strengthen relationships and increase clarity, balance and attract abundance.

May Birthstone: Emerald

Emerald represents the feeling of hope. The beautiful green color that adorns this gem represents renewal and springtime, allowing for individuals to think of new beginnings within their life when looking at this magnificent stone.  Emerald also represents personal growth, wisdom and patience.

June Birthstone: Moonstone

The stone of Moonstone represents love, due to the fact that this beautiful gem gives off a variety of colors that range from yellow to green, representing that love doesn’t come in only one color or one form.  It also is said to bring great luck and be good for balancing.   Moonstone is the stone of strength, inner growth and calmness.

July Birthstone: Ruby

The significant meaning for the ruby gemstone is vitality. These types of birthstones make great gifts for individuals who need to be reminded that they are truly full of life and energy.  The stone is said to represent love, passion and protection.

August Birthstone: Peridot

Peridot’s significance is beauty and can be given to someone in order to show them that they can light up any room that they go into.  The stone also represents strength and is said to attract love and harmonious relationships into your life.

September Birthstone: Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli

These stones has become associated with encouraging complete honesty within romantic relationships and making better decisions, hence why this truth is symbolized as the birthstone of truth.  It also represents purity.

October Birthstone: Rose Quartz or Opal

Both Tourmaline and Opal represent universal love and happiness, due to the fact that urban legend has said that carrying these two gems will allow you to attract universal love.

November Birthstone: Citrine

Citrine represents the feeling of joy because it is believed that citrines will improve your mood and allow you to truly appreciate your surroundings.  Citrine is thought to attract abundance.

December Birthstone: Turquoise

The meaning behind the turquoise gemstone is friendship as this gem is said to give you the ability to make friends very easily.   It is also represents success, good fortune and protection.

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What is my birth stone?

Click on the months below to read more about your birth stone  Click on the months below to read more about your birthstone of the month.  

January Birthstone Garnet
February Birthstone
March Birthstone
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June Birth Stone
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November Birth Stone
December Birth Stone