Know Your Birthstones

Birthstones, are the special gemstones that are associated with the month that a person is born in, and therefore, they hold a special significance in the person’s life. Let us take a look at some of the common birthstones.

January

Birthstone: Garnet

Colour: Available in many colours, but the most commonly in red.

Specialty: The “gem of fate”, Garnet possess healing properties. It is said to bring good health and lasting friendship to its wearer and also ensure safety while travelling.

February

Birthstone: Amethyst

Colour: Purple

Specialty: In ancient Greek tradition, amethyst was supposed to make its wearer calm and sharp witted. In modern times, amethyst is supposed to infer the qualities of calmness and spiritual peace to the wearer.

March

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Colour: Green, almost sea green

Specialty: Aquamarine is supposed to bring courage and good friendship to the person wearing it. It is also believed to heighten one’s awareness and communicative skills, and safety to travellers.

April

Birthstone: Diamond

Colour: Colourless

Specialty: Considered the queen of all gemstones, “diamond” is a girl’s best friend. It is associated with love and perfection.

May

Birthstone: Emerald

Colour: Green

Specialty: Associated with the feminine qualities of rebirth and fertility, emerald also brings lasting youth, good fortune and balance to its wearers.

June

Birthstone: Moonstone and Alexandrite

Colour: Colourless

Specialty: While moonstone heralds safety for travellers and good health, alexandrite, the newest of birthstones, brings creativity and spiritual balance.

July

Birthstone: Ruby

Colour: Red

Specialty: The king of gemstones, ruby is the colour of love and passion, and is supposed to protect its wearer from the forces of evil and ill wishes.

August

Birthstone: Peridot

Colour: Lime Green

Specialty: Peridot is supposed to bring everlasting love, prosperity as well as peace and comfort to the person wearing it.

September

Birthstone: Sapphire

Colour: Blue

Specialty: Associated with the star of Virgo, sapphire brings clarity of mind, peace, faithfulness as well as wisdom to the wearer.

October

Birthstone: Torumaline and Opal

Colour: Rainbow of colours

Specialty: While opal brings mental and physical power, tourmaline dispels feelings of anger, restlessness, jealousy and fear.

November

Birthstone: Citrine and Topaz

Colour: Yellow

Specialty: While topaz symbolizes determination and passion, citrine brings creativity, prosperity and peace of mind.

December

Birthstone: Tanzanite and Turquoise

Colour: Blue-green

Specialty: Turquoise brings true friendship and peace, and the rare tanzanite brings tranquillity and promotes compassion and tolerance in the wearer.