Posted on 3rd May 2012 @ 6:22 AM
Birthstones are a fun way to celebrate your birth month. Each month has its very own gemstone. Wearing your birthstone is considered very lucky and is thought to provide the wearer with good fortune.
January's birthstone is garnet and babies born just after that fall under the umbrella of February's amethyst. And forget about birthdays, because September's birthstone, sapphire, is one of the most popular colored gems, no matter when a person was born. Birthstones chosen by different cultures (and in different eras) were not necessarily the same group of twelve gems we use today, but most people shared a common belief: wearing your special stone brought good luck. Find your birthstone and learn a little about its historical uses.
January's Birthstone Garnet – all positive powers will double for people born in this month
Many think that the Garnet can protect and preserve honor and health, if you add its curative powers too, you will get a perfect gemstone which can guard and protect.
February Birthstone Amethyst – has been associated traditionally as a healing stone that would heal the wearer of anxiety and keep them calm.
The Amethyst is simple, understand, and quite elegant as well as affordable. It can make a lovely starter piece of jewelry as well.
April Birthstone Diamond – It gives a sophisticated look for elegant dresses and occasions.
The Diamond - it is the preferred gemstone for engagement and wedding rings as a symbol of indestructible love, are a girl's best friend.
May Birthstone Emerald – It gives peace and serenity to the owner.
The May birthstone emerald is believed to be the gemstone of love as it is the favorite gemstone of Venus, the Roman goddess.
June Birthstone Alexanderite – These stones have been highly prized and presented as a gift for a long time, with the natural beauty and purity being seen a great way to herald a birth or marriage.
The June birthstone Alexanderite - The meaning behind this stone is different to that of Pearl, with joy and good-fortune supposedly being bestowed upon its wearer. Pearl may be the most widely recognised of all the June birthstones, but perhaps this should be replaced with Alexanderite given the jewels characteristics.
July Birthstone Ruby – It has been seen as a sign of good luck in many cultures around Asia. This made it so ruby would adorn jewelry, armor and other things that people had in their possession.
The July Birthstone Ruby - The astrological points about the July birthstone are very unique. It is believed that the ruby relates to devotion and loyalty to others. It also involves happiness and the ability of a person to feel comfortable with all others who are in one's life.
August Birthstone Peridot – The August birthstone is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer..
September Birthstone Sapphire – It is Brings bodily and psychological balance.
sapphires improve feelings for just one another as well as attune both psyches. Sapphires possess the power in order to banish jealousy and envy, and are believed to promote chastity within virgins as well as fidelity within marriage.
October Birthstone Opal – is considered as the most colorful and some have gone a step further to refer it as the queen of gems.
Tourmaline is October's alternate birthstone, it is said that this stone can calm the nerves and fight genetic disorders. Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone among jewelry designers, and gem collectors all around the world over.
November Birthstone Topaz – has one of the most confusing histories of any popular gem. Though topaz has been known since antiquity, it has suffered from considerable misidentification since ancient times, most often being confused with citrine, the alternative November birthstone
The November birthstone possesses the characteristics of loyalty, constancy, friendship and faithfulness. Spiritual transformation, happiness and feelings of rejuvenation are also connected with Topaz.
The December Birthstone is blue topaz or turquoise. Other secondary birthstones for this month are Tanzanite, Blue Zircon and Lapis Lazuli.