Everyone has a birthstone! The Gregorian calendar is associated with one or more gemstones called “birthstones.” That means each of the 12 months has at least one birthstone.
Birthstones are mainly precious colored gemstones that are believed to enhance the health and beauty of those born under that month. Birthstones are worn for their allure and symbolic meaning, which are often shaped, polished, and set into fine jewelry, including rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings, and necklaces.
Learn more about your birthstone with Bling Advisor. Here is the list of birthstones by month.
January Birthstone: Garnet
Garnets come in a wide range of various colors. It is associated with the month of January. Garnets are also very durable and are excellent for everyday wear. It is often given as a symbol of friendship or loyalty in romantic relationships.
To learn more about Garnet gemstones, check out Bling Advisor’s article on Garnet, the January birthstone.
February Birthstone: Amethyst
Amethyst is a beautifully colored stone from the quartz family. Amethysts come in a range of beautiful violet colors, from deep purple to light lavender. It is associated with the month of February. Their calming effect makes Amethyst birthstones a popular choice for rings and necklaces. The color purple also represents royalty and nobility.
To learn more about Amethyst gemstones, check out Bling Advisor’s article on Amethyst, the February birthstone.
March Birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone
March has two birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone.
Aquamarines are tender blue-green colored gemstones. Aquamarine’s calming energy makes it a popular choice of birthstone jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings.
Bloodstone is a dark green stone that comes with spots of red or brown. Bloodstone was believed to stop bleeding wounds when applied directly to them. Magical properties were attributed to Bloodstones in ancient times, including invisibility when immersed in water or wine.
To learn more about aquamarine and bloodstone, check out Bling Advisor’s article on the March birthstones.
April Birthstone: White Diamond and Black Diamond
Diamonds are the April birthstone. Both white and black diamonds are made from carbon. White diamonds, as well as fancy colored diamonds, have incredible brilliance and fire. Black diamonds have increased in popularity in recent years as celebrities have chosen them for alternative engagement rings.
White diamonds represent innocence, new beginnings, purity, and love. Black diamonds represent power, mystery, charisma, and fearlessness. You can also find diamonds in various colors, such as pink, yellow, brown, and blue!
Check out Bling Advisor’s article on April’s birthstone to learn more about Diamonds.
May Birthstone: Emerald
Emeralds are deep green-colored gemstones. Emeralds are prized for their deep green color. They symbolize fertility, rebirth, new beginnings, and eternal youth.
To learn more about Emerald gemstones, check out Bling Advisor’s article on May’s birthstone.
June Birthstones: Alexandrite, Pearl, and Moonstone
Alexandrite, Pearl, and Moonstone are the three June birthstones.
Alexandrite is often described by gem enthusiasts as “emerald by day, ruby by night.” Alexandrite is the very rare color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. This gemstone comes in various colors, from green to red. The name “alexandrite” was given after Czar Alexander II, who showed a particular appreciation for natural alexandrite, which are extremely rare birthstones.
Pearls are traditionally seen as a symbol of purity, innocence, faithfulness, and integrity. Most pearls are made of calcium carbonate and take years to form.
Moonstones are beautiful lavender-colored gemstones, but they come in a range of other colors as well. Its name comes from its resemblance to the moon and represents the night sky. Their shimmery beauty makes moonstone gems an excellent choice for necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and brooches.
To learn more about the three birthstones of June, check out our full article on Bling Advisor.
July Birthstone: Ruby
Rubies are beautiful red gemstones that come from the corundum mineral. Ruby’s association with love makes them a popular choice for engagement rings.
To learn more about Ruby gemstones, check out Bling Advisor’s article on July’s birthstone.
August Birthstones: Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx
August has multiple birthstones, including peridot, spinel, and sardonyx.
Peridot is a beautiful green gemstone that comes in all shades of light green to dark olive green. It is associated with the sun, making it an excellent choice for sunny August birthdates.
Spinel is another August birthstone that you’ll find in shades of red, orange, pink, purple, blue, and black. It is sometimes even called the “Carnelian of August.” Spinels are associated with friends and friendship, making them an excellent choice for birthdates in August.
Sardonyx comes in colors like white, orange, red, and black and is a variant of the onyx stone. It represents protection, courage, and strength.
Check out Bling Advisor’s full article to learn more about August birthstones.
September Birthstone: Sapphire
Sapphire is September’s birthstone. Sapphire is a beautiful gemstone commonly with a deep blue color and comes from the corundum mineral, just like a ruby. Sapphires come in a variety of colors such as pink, yellow, orange, purple, and more, but sapphire jewelry is most often seen in traditional shades of blue. Sapphire is associated with trust and loyalty, making them an excellent choice of gift for those born in September.
To learn more about sapphire gemstones, check out Bling Advisor’s article on September birthstones.
October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline
October also has two birthstones, opal, and tourmaline.
Opals are colorful gemstones that come in every color of the rainbow. Opals are often worn as fashion accessories to compliment an outfit.
Tourmaline is another October birthstone that comes in many colors ranging from pink tourmaline to green watermelon tourmaline, but also comes in purple, red, and blue. They are associated with balance and harmony.
To learn more about October birthstones, check out Bling Advisor’s full article on Octobers’ Birthstones opal and tourmaline.
November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine
November is known for its beautiful colored gemstones, including topaz and citrine.
Citrine is a yellow stone that looks like the color of the rising sun. It symbolizes trust, wisdom, and friendship, making it an excellent choice for those born in November.
Topaz is a November birthstone that comes in shades of yellow, brown, orange, red, purple, blue, green, colorless, and even pink. It symbolizes hope, love, happiness, and health, which makes it an excellent gift for those born in November.
To learn more about the birthstones of November, check out Bling Advisor’s full article on November’s birthstones citrine, and topaz.
December Birthstones: Zircon, Tanzanite, and Turquoise
December has three birthstones which are zircon, tanzanite, and turquoise.
Zircon is a December birthstone that ranges in color from blue to red. It symbolizes truth, friendship, and purity.
Tanzanite is another beautiful December birthstone with a purple-blue color. It symbolizes birth and eternity.
Turquoise birthstones come in many shades of blue, from green-blue to deep teal. It symbolizes wisdom and truth, making it an excellent choice for December birthdays.
Summing up the Birthstones by Month
You can now discern the different birthstones by month and find the perfect birthstone for your beloved ones.