Knowing Our Birthstones by Month According to Stone and Gem Experts
Let’s find out what your birthstone say about you!
Here’s what Catherine Boeckmann and Jewelsforme say about your birth month
The January birthstone, garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel.
The February birthstone, amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober.”
The March birthstone, aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers.
The April birthstone, diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage. In Sanskrit, the diamond is called “vajra,” which also means lightning; in Hindu mythology, Vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of gods.
The May birthstone, emerald, was one of Cleopatra’s favorite gems. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience.
The June birthstone, alexandrite is supposed to bring joy to neurasthenics thanks to its change of colour which reassures its owner by showing him that the appearance of things can often change and therefore giving him confidence and hope in life.
It wouldn’t have direct power of healing, but it was thought that it would increase the efficiency of medicines treating lung diseases.
In addition to these properties and like many other stones, it is often worn to attract luck and love. It would also have the faculty to procure soft energy in harmony with the Universal Love…
The July birthstone, ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.” It was believed to protect its wearer from evil. Today, the ruby’s deep-red color signifies love and passion.
The August birthstone, peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.
The September birthstone, sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom.
The October birthstone, opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight.
The November birthstone, citrine, was worn as protection against snake venom and evil thoughts.
The December birthstone, tanzanite
dispels lethargy and brings repressed feelings to the surface so that they can be expressed. Tanzanite is a creative stone, bringing us back to our objectives after an interruption. It also has the power to dissolve old patterns and creates space for new patterns to be integrated.
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