Birthstones

 
 

Garnet

Garnets come in many different colors, the most common color being a brownish-red.

Garnets are mythically associated with protection. Many travelers wore them because they were believed to illuminate the night and protect the wearer from evil.

Garnet is a Birthstone for January.

Amethyst

Amethysts in jewelry are usually either purple or light green.

Amethysts mythically are said to protect the wearer against seduction, also, the Greek translation “Amethystos” meaning “not intoxicated” made the amethyst a symbol of sobriety.

Amethyst is a Birthstone for February.

Aquamarine

Aquamarines are a pale blue gemstone.

Since ancient times, many sailors have worn aquamarines as a lucky charm, probably due to their oceanic blue color. They are also associated with calm.

Aquamarine is a Birthstone for March.

Diamond

Diamonds come in every color of the rainbow. The naturally colored ones are rare.

Diamonds are mythically associated with purity, and were believed to have great healing powers.

Diamond is a Birthstone for April.

Emerald

Emeralds are a dark bluish-green gemstone.

There are many myths associated with the emerald, but almost all of them are centered around luck, love, and well-being.

Emerald is a Birthstone for May.

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is a very rare stone that changes color from green to purple-pink depending on the light it is displayed in.

Alexandrite’s are said to strengthen the user’s intuition.

Alexandrite is a Birthstone for June.

Ruby

Rubies are a rich blood-red stone; it comes in many different colors too, except those are called Sapphires!

Rubies mythically are associated with freedom, charity, dignity and divine power.

Ruby is a Birthstone for July.

Peridot

The peridot is a bright vibrant green gemstone. They are also usually found around diamond pipes!

Peridot’s were believed to dissolve enchantments, drive away evil, and allow its wearer to have a happy marriage.

Peridot is a Birthstone for August.

Sapphire

Sapphires come in all colors of the rainbow, the most common color is blue. However, a red sapphire is a Ruby!

Sapphires were believed to protect the wearer from envy, and attract divine favor.

Sapphire is a Birthstone for September.

Opal

Opal’s come in different colors. They are very soft, and should not be worn every day or in extreme temperatures.

Opals were once believed to have healing powers, and were said to help the wearer find true love.

Opal is a Birthstone for October.

Citrine

Citrines come in all different tones of yellows and honey’s.

Citrines were once believed to make men handsome and woman fertile.

Citrine is a Birthstone for November.

Blue Topaz

Topaz comes in many different colors, but the cool blue of December’s is always a fan favorite.

Blue topaz was believed to have cooling properties, not only temperatures but tempers as well!

Blue Topaz is a Birthstone for December.