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Birthstones

Astrologers have long accredited certain characteristics with gemstones. Through this association with the planets they have come to represent the months and are today known as birthstones.

Aside from bringing good luck, birthstones are the perfect excuse for a gemstone gift (as if you needed one). For your perusing pleasure, we have compiled a list of the birthstones for each month alongside their individual characteristics.

January

Gemstone: Garnet

Meaning: Constancy / Loyalty


February

Gemstone: Amethyst

Meaning: Sincerity / Peace


March

Gemstone: Aquamarine

Meaning: Courage / Health


April

Gemstone: Diamond

Meaning: Innocence / Love


May

Gemstone: Emerald

Meaning: Happiness / Fertility


June

Gemstone: Pearl

Meaning: Balance / Joy


July

Gemstone: Ruby

Meaning: Nobility / Beauty


August

Gemstone: Peridot

Meaning: Felicity / Protection


September

Gemstone: Sapphire

Meaning: Wisdom / Calmness


October

Gemstone: Opal

Meaning: Balance / Endurance


November

Gemstone: Citrine

Meaning: Friendship / Strength


December

Gemstone: Turquoise

Meaning: Wisdom / Wealth