Birthstone by Month
Birth Flowers & Colors
January Birthstone – Garnet
Birthstone Colors: red ranging from orange to green
The January Birthstone is Garnet, reflecting multiple hues of red ranging from orange to green. The Garnet is a gem that reflects purity, truth, faithfulness, and friendship. In addition, garnets have long been worn by travelers to protect them against accidents at home. Regardless of its purpose, the Garnet makes an excellent January Birthstone for its fiery appearance and colorful variation.
February Birthstone – Amethyst
Birthstone Colors: purple color ranging from deep violet to a lighter lilac
The February Birthstone is Amethyst. Amethyst is a version of quartz known for its deep purple color ranging from deep violet to a lighter lilac. Such color variation matches the qualities the stone reflects, stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength, a calm disposition, and sincerity. It is also known for having a sobering effect with people once believing that it could stop drunkenness. The primarily purple hue also makes it wonderful for both white and yellow metal, making it highly versatile in any wardrobe.
March Birthstone – Aquamarine
Birthstone Colors: vibrant blue hues
The March Birthstone is Aquamarine. Aquamarine is known for its deep and vibrant blue hues, reflecting and symbolizing youth, health, and hope for its wearer. In addition, those born in march are said to have faithfulness, courage, and friendship. With lighter hues of blue, aquamarine is the perfect accessory for spring and summer wardrobes.
April Birthstone –Diamond
Birthstone Colors: clear, also come in a variety of rare colors, including blue, green, and yellow
The April Birthstone is diamond. Diamonds are probably the one gem most closely associated with love, reflecting the popularity of using diamonds in wedding rings. Though the majority of diamonds are clear, diamonds can come in a variety of rare colors, including blue, green, and yellow. The Diamond as an April Birthstone is associated with increasing inner strength and enhancing relationships.
May Birthstone – Emerald
Birthstone Colors: rich green
The May Birthstone is Emerald. Emeralds are a rich green, reflecting in their color the coming spring and growth. The color of the stone symbolizes health and healing. In addition, it is thought that the Emerald brings wisdom to people. Finally, the Emerald is associated with rebirth and spirituality, symbolizing the ability to come back even after the deadness of winter.
June Birthstone – Pearl/Alexandrite/ Moonstone
Birthstone Colors: gold, green, blue, and even black
The June Birthstone is pearls. Pearls, or moonstones are opaque white rounded gems. Pearls can also occasionally be gold, green, blue, and even black. Pearls have been associated with purity and passion, representing the warmth and wholeness that comes with a beautiful June day. In addition to pearls, Alexandrite is sometimes used as a June Birthstone. Alexandrite is known to change colors, and is said to bring luck to the one who wears it.
July Birthstone – Ruby
Birthstone Colors: brilliant red hue, purple
The July Birthstone is the Ruby. The Ruby is a gem with a brilliant red hue. Representing the brightest of the summer flowers, it stands for harmony, and protection. Because of its red color, the Ruby has always been associated with magical properties and mystery. In addition to red, Rubies can sometimes be brown, pink, and even purple.
August Birthstone –Peridot
Birthstone Colors: lime green color
The August Birthstone is Peridot. Known for its incredible shine, the Peridot is a brilliant lime green color. It is so bright, that it was believed that Peridot could ward away nightmares and evil night creatures with its shine. The Peridot is frequently connected with nature, primarily because of its color which represents the vibrancy of summer before the eventual fall. Besides lime green, Peridot can sometimes be found with a dark olive to bright yellow hue.
September Birthstone – Sapphire
Birthstone Colors: brilliantly deep blue
The September birthstone is the Sapphire. The Sapphire is a brilliantly deep blue gem. Associated with the cooling seasons, the blue of the sapphire represents faith and purity. As a result, it is frequently used in Christianity as a an engagement ring, for its reference to purity and heavenly grace. Though mostly deep blue, Sapphires have been found in pink, white, and yellow hues.
October Birthstone – Tourmaline/ Opal
Birthstone Colors: white, black
The October Birthstone is the Opal, a gem that defies a single color. Opal means “to see a change of color.” Depending on how the opal is viewed and the light level, a number of different colors can be seen. This reflects the changing of the seasons, and the coming of the myriad of colors associated with fall. It is also associated with live and romance. Tourmaline is also considered an October Birthstone, and it comes in a number of colors as well.
November Birthstone – Topaz/ Citrine
Birthstone Colors: richer orange hues, including yellows, pinks, and blues
The November Birthstone is both the Topaz and the Citrine. Topaz is known for its richer orange hues, including yellows, pinks, and blues. Citrine also comes in a range of primarily orange hues. The Citrine and Topaz stand for the time of birth, good luck, and protection.
December Birthstone – Tanzanite/ Zircon/ Turquoise
Birthstone Colors: bluish hues
The December birthstone can be the Tanzanite, Zircon, or Turquoise. Reflecting a series of bluish hues, these three gems represent prosperity, success, good fortune, and happiness. The stones are said to help keep the wearer clear focused.