Birthstones by Month
Birthstones by Month
Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. For example, the birthstone for January is a garnet, while lucky babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone,
There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.
Garnet we start 2018 with the Beautiful Garnet
Signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.
Garnet, means “seed,” and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed. References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry.
Meaning is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.
Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically, the finest amethyst were found in Russia and were featured in much royal European jewelry. Birthstones by month
The two Birthstones by Month for March are aquamarine and bloodstone.
The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. This Birthstone stones is Blue.
The serene, cool color of aquamarine beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes.
Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color usually is more intense in larger stones. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but also is found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.
The second birthstone for March is bloodstone, a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide.
Called the martyr’s stone as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ’s blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. Generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles, primary sources for this stone are India, Brazil, and Australia.
Get creative and give the ultimate gift of beauty: a fancy-color diamond. Fancy-color diamonds are natural, rare and truly exotic gems of the earth. Diamonds in hues of yellow, red, pink, blue, and green range in intensity from faint to vivid and generally the more saturated the color, the higher the value.
As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia.
June counts three gems as birthstones: pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone.
Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. The 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market
Due to its rarity of Alexandrite, some jewelers stock synthetic versions of this enchanting gemstone for the Birthstones by Month of June. (Synthetic gemstones are man-made alternatives to the natural material, possessing the same physical, optical, and chemical properties as the natural gemstone.)
Moonstone was named for its sheen, its flash across the pale gray or white stones it put people in mind of the moon. Its story begins in ancient Rome, where it was believed moonstone was formed from solidified beams of moonlight.The most common moonstone is of the mineral adularia, named for an early mining site near Mt. Adular in Switzerland, now the town of St. Gotthard The moonstone is the Florida State Gemstone; it was designated as such in 1970 to commemorate the Moon landings, which took off from Kennedy Space Center.
The most prized color is a medium or medium-dark vivid red or slightly purplish red. The Ruby is a stone of nobility associated with Love, Confidence and Loyalty.
Hosting magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. Birthstone gemstone that forms deep inside the earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes
The most prized colors are a medium to medium dark blue or slightly violet. Sapphire symbolizes a pledge of trust and loyalty. It is from this tradition that sapphire has long been a popular choice for engagement rings. We all remember 1981 Prince Charles gave Lady Diana Spencer a sapphire engagement ring.
Tourmaline Known for displaying several colors in the same gemstone. These bi-color or tri-color gems are formed in many combinations; gemstones with clear color distinctions are highly prized of this Birthstones by Month.
The name opal meaning “to see a change (of color).” Opals range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue.
Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousands of years in antiquity, all yellow gems for a time were called topaz.
Citrine, the other birthstone for November, is known as the “healing quartz”.
Discovered in the late 1960s in Tanzania, and found exclusively in this tiny area of the world, tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color for which the gemstone is treasured; often it is heat-treated to achieve this color.
Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, through robin’s egg-blue, to sky blue shades, and its transparency ranges from translucent to opaque. Blend of Blue and Green have same calming effects of both colors it projects peace and tranquility.