The first official birth month gemstone list was created in 1912 by the Jewellers of America. It became a beautiful and meaningful way to associate people with different gemstones and recognize each other according to similar times of birth throughout the year and seasons. Since then, people have been buying birthstone necklaces and rings as well as any other kind of jewelry. These twelve jewel tints, one for each month of the year, are to be worn and gifted according to one’s month of birth. If you’re curious to know which gemstone corresponds to your birth month in order to join this extremely old trend and wear the color that’s unique to your specific special month of the year, continue reading!
We will be listing every gemstone that corresponds a month as well as pictures so you know what they look like in the event that you don’t recognize the names of these gems.
1. January – Garnet
This stone symbolizes loyalty and engagement and is said to protect those who wear it. It also brings prosperity and even has aphrodisiac powers.
2. February – Amethyst
This stone pushes away evil thoughts and links humans to the Divine. People used to drink beer and wine out of glasses made of amethyst since it was said to not make you get too drunk.
3. March – Aquamarine
A birthstone of the sea, Aquamarine was used to protect sailors from danger. It is also said to inspire and bring creativity.
4. April – Diamond
Diamonds are the most prestigious gemstones in the world. It symbolizes eternal love, purity and strength.
5. May – Emerald
This gemstone is often associated with Cleopatra since she would send portraits of herself engraved on emeralds to her senior advisors. This gemstone also strengthens love and encourages friendship.
6. June – Alexandrite
Alexandrite gemstones are rarer than diamonds and were only discovered in the 19th century in Russia. It symbolizes power, wisdom and justice. June is also associated with moonstones and pearls.
7. July – Ruby
This red gemstone symbolizes love, romance, voluptuousness and also courage.
8. August – Peridot
There are many legends surrounding this gemstone. It symbolizes protection and Egyptians would use it to nurse people back to health.
9. September – Saphire
This gemstone is not always blue but it is most often associated with this colour. It is a gemstone we often see on engagement rings since it symbolizes fidelity.
10. October – Tourmaline
Carrier of static electricity, tourmaline draws ashes when it is heated. Marines would use this stone to clean their chimneys.
11. November – Topaz
The saintly gemstone, Topaz is said to have been one of the twelve stones that created Jerusalem. It symbolizes loyalty and serenity.
12. December – Tanzanite
Tanzanite is often associated with the people of Massai and is most often found in Tanzania and sometimes Pakistan.