Did you know that each month is associated with a special gemstone? Already in the Middle Ages, people wore so-called birthstones. There, certain properties were attributed to individual gemstones and associated with zodiac signs. The birthstone was worn as an amulet or talisman to provide protection, strength or similar positive effects to its wearer. Even today, so-called healing stones are used in therapies.
But even if you do not believe in the healing powers of gemstones, it is nevertheless interesting to know that there is a certain birthstone with which you - just as with your zodiac sign - is connected. In addition, the birthstone is also a nice basis to choose a piece of jewelry for yourself or your favorite people and give it a deeper meaning.
Below you will find a compact overview of the birthstone of each month and what properties and effects are attributed to the gemstone.
With a click on the picture or headline, you will be taken directly to the jewelry selection for the respective birthstone.
The gemstone garnet got its name probably because of its intense red, which resembles that of the pomegranate. But the more popular stone nowadays is the "Rhodolite Garnet". This stone impresses with its purple color and is also called "Rosenstein" by enthusiasts. The garnet also symbolizes constructiveness and is said to promote feelings of joy as well as to positively stimulate the imagination. All January children are lucky to have garnet as their birthstone.
The birthstone for the month of February is the amethyst. This gemstone carries the thriving energy of passion, creativity and spirituality. It is often used as a healing stone for the body and soul. This birthstone is also credited with promoting concentration and having a calming effect. It provides a more peaceful sleep and protects against nightmares.
Aquamarine's bright blue color is reminiscent of the purity of crystal clear water, which is also a symbol of relaxation and the feeling of tranquility that the sea brings.
Aquamarine is considered a protective stone for all those who travel near water, over water or on water. As a birthstone, it is especially associated with all those born in the month of March.
Those born in April can call the most coveted gemstone of all time their own personal birthstone - the diamond. The hardest gemstone in the world symbolizes invincibility, beauty and strength. While the reputation of the colorless diamond is controversial due to its questionable extraction, so-called salt & pepper diamonds are becoming increasingly popular.
On the popularity scale of gemstones, this gemstone can also be found at the top. Because not only as a birthstone for the month of May, this green gemstone stands for beauty, harmony and tranquility, while it provides its wearer with relaxation and balance in everyday life. Indeed, the emerald is also attributed virtues such as truth and love, which is why it is also a popular gemstone for alternative engagement rings.
June - Moonstone
Moonstone is often used for modern jewelry. It is beautiful to look at and usually very affordable, though there are big differences in quality. While inexpensive specimens are simply translucent to white, high quality moonstones feature a Blue Fire inside the stone, which led to the name of this gemstone. As the birthstone of the month of June, moonstone provides balance and serenity in everyday life.
The ruby provides inner peace, balance in everyday life and strengthens social interaction. It has generally been considered a protector of its wearer since time immemorial. A legend says that a ruby turns black in case of danger for its owner and only returns to its red color as soon as the danger is over. Those born in July may call this extraordinary birthstone their own.
This refreshingly bright green gemstone is said to help improve mental health and promote spiritual well-being. Thanks to it, its wearer can let go of pessimism and all negative thoughts of the past. It is also the birthstone of the month of August.
Both the Romans and the Greeks were sure centuries ago that the sapphire provides wisdom and knowledge. Today, it is mainly the blue sapphire whose demand increases every year. Through its color, it stands for eternal fidelity and thus makes the diamond as the most popular gemstone for engagement rings great competition. For people with the zodiac sign of Pisces and as the birthstone of the month of September, the sapphire is one of the most important gemstones, which offers protection against infidelity, jealousy and envy.
Opals have a very positive effect on the psyche and are therefore known as particularly important healing stones. They help against inhibitions and psychological blockades and are even said to alleviate depression.
The opal is considered an important main stone for the zodiac signs Pisces and Cancer. It is also the birthstone of the month of October.
Natural citrine is a significant gemstone when it comes to imagination and personal will. It carries the power of the sun. It is warm and calming, energetic and gives joy to life. Citrine awakens creativity and imagination and helps make dreams and desires more tangible. It is also known as the birthstone of the month of November.
Topaz is so sought after not only because of its diverse array of colors. As a healing stone and birthstone of the month of December, it is said to lead to more open-mindedness and reduction of nervousness. It promotes the mental development and helps to mental stability. Creative people, the topaz should provide a clear view of essential details.
With this small overview of the individual months with their respective birthstones, you will quickly find the personal gemstone of you and your favorite people.
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