We all have a specific zodiac sign connected to us based on our birthday, but did you know each month has a gemstone connected with it too? Some even have more than one! Birthstones are associated with the month you’re born in.
Birthstones are often worn in the form of jewellery, such as a ring or within a pendant necklace and because birthstone jewellery is so versatile, you can represent special birth months of your loved ones, months of special events in your lives (like weddings and anniversaries), and here at Tanzanite Fine Jewellery, we’ve created many family birthstone pieces of jewellery over the years such as this gorgeous 9k yellow gold family ring set with Tanzanite, Ruby, Diamond and Emerald.
Discover below what makes your birthstone a powerful statement of your finest qualities by finding your birth month or that of members of your family, friend or loved one!
BIRTHSTONES AN OVERVIEW
Garnet is the January birthstone, and it is one of the most diverse gemstones, as it comes in an extraordinary range of colours. The garnet birthstone is mined around the world and symbolises many different positive emotions.
A garnet stone is often gifted to a loved one before they embark on travel. Garnets are commonly believed to aid in the healing of broken bonds of love. Garnets are also known to aid in the treatment of melancholy and depression by acting as a heart and blood stimulant.
Amethyst, the February birthstone, is the purple variety of quartz and is said to cure drunkenness and make you quick-witted in business. You once had to be rich to own this birthstone for February, but new finds have made it more affordable. Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, and dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It also alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.
March’s birthstone is Aquamarine. This gorgeous gemstone evokes blue skies and calming waters.
The properties of aquamarine related to physical healing are thought to be closely connected with breathing. Sometimes referred to as the “breath stone,” aquamarine is known to alleviate sinus, lung, and respiratory problems. It is also believed to help with bronchitis, colds, hay fever, and various allergies.
Those born in the month of April are lucky enough to call the diamond, a scintillating stone, their birthstone. The April birthstone is also rich in history and can be found in many unique places. Diamond is an energy amplifier. It is a stone that never requires recharging. It will bring strength and endurance to all energies and will enhance the power of other crystals. However, beware, as this means it will increase negative energy as well as positive!
Emerald is the May birthstone – and it’s a perfect choice. Its enchanting greens mirror the splendour of spring. Few places on earth have the geological conditions needed to produce the coveted May birthstone. Emerald promotes health and vigour
by eliminating free radicals in the body. It is said to strengthen and heal the heart and kidneys and to promote circulatory and neurological function. Emerald increases psychic sensitivity and clairvoyance when held over the third-eye chakra.
June has three birthstones! Pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence. It enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. Pearl symbolises purity and is known as a “stone of sincerity”. It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”. Inhibits boisterous behaviour.
Alexandrite has the power to restore the body back to health and it also encourages healthy blood circulation and cleansing of the internal organs too. Alexandrite is said to be especially beneficial for the pancreas and spleen and is excellent at detoxing the body of chemicals and impurities too.
Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
Ruby for July, the king of precious gems represents passion, love and success! Ruby encourages passion and a zest for life. It improves motivation and setting of realistic goals. Balances the heart and instills confidence. Ruby encourages joy, spontaneity, laughter and courage. It promotes positive dreams and stimulates the pineal gland.
If you were born in August then you have two birthstones to choose from. Peridot or spinel and they come in a variety of shapes and colours. Peridot is a powerful cleanser. It releases and neutralises toxins on all levels. Alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite, bitterness, irritation, hatred and greed. Reduces stress, anger and guilt.
Spinel is a healing crystal that can be used to benefit the body, mind, and spirit. It brings peace of mind by enhancing intuition and psychic abilities while removing negativity. The stone has also been said to have properties that help with past life regression therapy.
Sapphire, the September birthstone comes in all the colours of the rainbow – except red. Known as
the "wisdom stone", each colour of Sapphire brings its own particular wisdom. It releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts and spiritual confusion. Sapphire restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind.
Opal and tourmaline are the two birthstones for October. Both of these gemstones are known for their endless colour combinations and are believed to have been created from rainbows.
Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain. Helps treat paranoia, overcomes dyslexia and improves hand-eye coordination. Black Tourmaline can be used to block, repel, and protect against negativity. It creates a protective energetic shield, helping to keep not only your personal energetic boundaries strong, but also physical spaces like your home or workspace. It is excellent for deflecting radiation energy. It enhances ones physical well being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.
Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence.
Topaz and citrine are the two birthstones for November. Both are fairly abundant, making them affordably priced. These two November birthstones are known for their calming energies and can be found around the world.
Citrine energises every level of life. It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence.
Topaz soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, re-motivates and aligns the meridians of the body – directing energy to where it is needed most. It promotes truth and forgiveness. Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health. It is known as a stone of love and good fortune. It releases tension, inducing relaxation.
Turquoise, tanzanite and zircon are the three birthstones for December. These December birthstones are mined around the world and all have their own unique take on the colour blue, allowing you to choose the birthstone that best fits your style.
Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Tanzanite stimulates the throat chakra, third-eye chakra, and crown chakra. It activates our psychic abilities and vibratory rate, facilitating communication with the higher spiritual dimensions.
Tanzanite is a stone of transformation that can help dissolve old patterns of disease and karma. It enables us to move forward with optimism and inspiration, giving us a sense of direction and allowing us to manifest our powers for the highest good.
Zircon is used by crystal healers to alleviate physical and mental ailments. Beneficial properties include reducing fevers, soothing pains, relieving stomach cramps, asthma, lung problems and menstrual pains.