Birthstone Definitions

 

JANUARY: Garnet

Garnet is said to be the stone of romantic love and passion, enhancing sensuality, sexuality, and intimacy. It is said to awaken creativity, positive energy, and self-confidence, and can bring success to one's career or business. Garnets have been thought to treat infectious diseases, blood poisoning, and heart and lung diseases. It is also a protective stone which is effective for protection from evil and nightmares and one that can be used for spiritual healing.

FEBRUARY: Amethyst

Amethyst can be used to fight a number of disorders including headaches, insomnia, hearing disorders, heart disorders, digestive system disorders, and has even been thought to help stabilize mental disorders. Amethyst also works emotionally and spiritually by providing patience, balance, calmness, and peace.

MARCH: Aquamarine or Bloodstone

It is said that Aquamarine will provide its wearer with everlasting youth and happiness, provide courage, cure laziness and quicken the intellect. Aquamarine can replace anger and negativity with mental peace and clarity, providing the wearer with emotional and mental balance. For these reasons it is said to be an effective treatment for anxiety. 

Bloodstone has been used to cure blood related disorders dating back thousand of years. It is said to aid poor blood circulation, cure blood poisonings, and purify and detoxify the bloodstream. It is also believed to cure tumors, hemorrhages, and to stop the flow of blood from a wound. Ancient gladiators used Bloodstone to seal battle wounds.

APRIL: Diamond

Diamonds represent faithfulness, love, purity, innocence, and relationships filled with love. It removes certain types of deviations in the aura, which can be best imagined as sort of voids, and diamond fills them with the pure energy of love. It inspires creativity, originality, faith, endurance, and helps in manifesting abundance in all areas of life. Diamond is a symbol of the richness of the Self

MAY: Emerald

Emeralds are said to provide peace and harmony and will improve memory, intelligence, creativity and mental capacities. It is also said to implant and develop mutual love and loyalty in a relationship, and to ensure honesty and success in dealings of business and other relationships.

JUNE: Pearl or Alexandrite

The pearl inspires success and prosperity in a calm and balanced environment. Alexandrite has been known to boost confidence and self-esteem, to balance one's emotional state, and to help bring about positive change. It has been said to intensify the feelings of compassion, love, and sensuality and is also known to induce happiness and success.

JULY: Ruby

Rubies inspire creativity, wisdom and love, as well as enhancing self-reliance / confidence and increasing spirituality. Rubies worn by men signified manhood and nobility. Rubies worn by women were said to invoke passion and power. Improved circulation is one of the major perceived medical benefits of Ruby gems.

AUGUST: Peridot

Peridot is said to bring good luck, fortune, and peace. It is also said to attract love, calm anger, and protect against negative emotions. Peridot brings protection, health, and peaceful sleep..

SEPTEMBER: Sapphire

Sapphire is a powerful stone that can take negative emotions and feelings and transform them into peace, love and joy. Sapphire is a very helpful gemstone, often used to treat skin and eye disorders, and to ward off infection.

OCTOBER: Opal or Pink Tourmaline

Opal is said to be a symbol of faithfulness and is believed to assist the wearer with finding true love. Opal is also believed to cure depressions and bring confidence to the wearer. Opal helps to open unused parts of the mind in order to increase creativity and mental capacities.

Tourmalines are said to have an especially strong influence over friendship and love, lending permanence and stability to both. Tourmaline gems help to amplify psychic ability / energy and are an excellent aid to increasing self-confidence and understanding. Tourmaline is believed to help assist with tranquil sleep, calm nerves, improve concentration and creative processes and to be an aid to curing cancer

NOVEMBER: Topaz or Citrine

Topaz is said to increase the wearer’s intelligence, creativity and wisdom, and can enhance one's spiritual potential. It is also known to aid in meditation and in the divine manifestation of desired objects.

Topaz is said to bring physical and intellectual vigor, good health, and is said to offer protection against infectious diseases.

It has been said that Citrine helps to manifest your goals and keeps the wearer cheerful. It can also help to overcome sleep related problems such as insomnia and nightmares.

DECEMBER: Turquoise or Tanzanite

Turquoise provides the wearer with strong, mutually fruitful relationships and lends self-confidence to individuals who may usually be withdrawn. Turquoise is a gemstone that has always been associated with good luck.

Tanzanite is the stone of birth, and it is for this reason that they frequently gift their wives with Tanzanite gemstones following the birth of their first child.

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