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There’s a reason we love birthstone jewelry. This trend dates all the way back to the 16th century, and there’s no better way to represent yourself and all your loved ones (or even just your favorite colors and gemstones!).
Plus, did you know that it’s considered a powerful good luck charm to wear your own birthstone? Sign us up for all the lucky amulets. You probably know your birthstone by now, but do you know what it symbolizes? Read on for the meaning behind every birthstone.
Self Confidence · Sincerity · Passion
Across cultures, red symbolizes fire and boldness, so it's no wonder that January's rich, deep red birthstone represent self confidence and passion. Gorgeous garnet also aids in sincerity and speaking your truth.
Calmness · Harmony · Balance
February calls cool, calming amethyst its birthstone. As one of the most widely popular metaphysical crystals, amethyst aids in calming the senses, balancing hormones, and creating a sense of harmony in all aspects of life.
Happiness · Water · Wellness
Aquamarine is the sea blue birthstone for March, and this gem has historically been associated with water and the flowing nature of life. This detoxifying crystal also represents happiness and wellness, and is believed to aid in releasing negative energy.
April: White Sapphire
Wisdom · Communication · Accessing Talent
The stone of wisdom, transparent white sapphire aids in communication for the lucky April babies who call it their own. This stone is also believed to help the wearer access their innate talents to share with the world.
Vitality · Success · Growth
Bright green emerald is the birthstone for those born in May who are energized and full of life. This stone's color represents spring in all of its blooming glory, and it's believed that emerald has metaphysical properties that help the wearer grow and succeed.
Luck · Fortune · Love
Lucky June babies have color shifting alexandrite as their birthstone, a unique gem that flashes shades of blue, purple, and sometimes even pink in the light! This crystal represents healthy love, and is said to bring luck and fortune to the wearer, which is a great reason to wear this stone even if you weren't born in June!
Passion · Honor · Creativity
Pinkish-red rubies also represent passion, a perfect match for July's hot and steamy weather. This gem has been popular for centuries and has long been associated with loyalty and honor. Bright and bold rubies are also believed to help spark creativity in the wearer.
Abundance · Compassion · Peace
Earthy green peridot is the birthstone for August. This gem, with its organic green color that reminiscent of plants and harvesting, represents abundance and growth. Pretty peridot is also believed to hold energy that promotes peace and makes the wearer more compassionate.
September: Blue Sapphire
Serenity · Optimism · Intuition
Serene sapphires are the birthstone for September, with their true blue hue that gives off the energy of ocean depths. This gem aids in optimism, helping the wearer look on the bright side, and also helps tap into your own psychic intuition.
Creativity · Hope · Truth
Fiery opal sparks creativity in those born in October. This unique gem feels like pure magic, and metaphysical properties of this crystal include removing shadowy and false energy to reveal the true nature of things so that the wearer can see what's real, creating a new sense of hope.
Joy · Energy · Abundance
November has bright, sunny citrine as its birthstone, and this yellow gem gives off radiance and joy. Linked to the sun which nourishes all living things, citrine is believed to bring abundance into your life and the energy of the sun itself.
Youthfulness · Potential · Empathy
Tanzanite is the stunning blue birthstone for December, and this gem sparks a feeling of youthfulness in the wearer. This young and free energy helps people into their innate potential and also aids their sense of empathy.