Birthstone Meanings and Purpose

The history of assigning gemstones spiritual or supernatural qualities stretches back for centuries. The idea of birthstones dates to 40 AD, drawing on ancient interpretations of the 12 stones in the breastplate of Aaron from the Book of Exodus in the Bible. 5th-century historians established the connection between the stones on the breastplate and the months of the year. 

Birthstones have meaning, and the specific qualities associated with them have led to popularity in fashion for both their beauty and their significance.

January: Garnet 

The warm red of Garnet is associated with protection. What better way to start the year than with a sense of safety and security. If January seems like a good time to provide a sense of protection through commitment, check out Kobelli’s gorgeous garnet engagement ring with a garnet gem surrounded by a diamond star halo.

February: Amethyst 

Amethyst is connected with the virtue of wisdom. Its rich violet color and twinned crystal appearance convey intelligence. A gold chain ring wrapped around its color is the perfect complement to this February birthstone. 

March: Aquamarine 

The soothing blue and cyan shades of aquamarine are perfect for the quality attributed to it. Serenity is the meaning of the aquamarine stone, fitting for springtime. 

April: Diamond 

Diamonds are strong, developed under extreme pressure. Strength is the quality associated with the diamond birthstone. Diamonds present numerous options for classy elegance when it comes to jewelry. This ¼ CT Suspended Solitaire Necklace catches the light brilliantly, succeeding in being both understated yet dazzling with any outfit.

May: Emerald 

A sprinkling of glowing green is uplifting. Vibrant green colors are refreshing and vibrant. Hope is the quality connected with emeralds. Set on a gold ring with alternating diamonds, the emerald serves as a tremendous reminder that hope springs eternal. 

June: Pearl 

Any summer could be the summer of love, and the birthstone pearl is known for its association with just that. Pearls stand out daintily dangling from the ears. They’re a perfect fit for when love is in the air.

July: Ruby 

Rubies are the gemstone equivalent to a majestic burning flame. Vitality is associated with rubies. A ruby ring will make a hand appear aglow with flame. 

August: Peridot 

Sporting a light green shade, bearers of the peridot birthstone often wear it for its prime quality of beauty. It shines on a finger when surrounded by a ring of diminutive diamonds. 

September: Sapphire 

Sapphire resonates with truth. Its dark blue color is particularly lovely when surrounded by white gold

October: Opal

October is a gray area in the seasons. In some places, it’s practically winter. In others, it is the most vibrant part of fall. Opals, known for the trait of healing, are anything but gray. They possess one of the widest ranges of colors of any birthstone. 

November: Topaz

Topaz ranges from bright yellow to dark orange and is known for joy. It especially stands out in an 11x11 cushion cut.

December: Turquoise

The end of the year and the holiday season are a season of friendship, the quality most associated with turquoise. 

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