Birthstone jewelry has enthralled people for centuries.
Its origin dates back to biblical times and is believed to be from the twelve gemstones of the breastplate of Aaron, which corresponded to the twelve tribes of Israel. Over time, the birthstone custom spread throughout the world with diverse cultures. Nothing other than the incredible powers such as health, success, and prosperity the gemstones bring, has been the reason behind the popularity of these lucky stones.
Don't know what your birthstone is?
Immerse yourself in this article, to get interesting facts behind each gem and pick your ideal piece of birthstone jewellery accordingly.
What Is My Birthstone?
Birthstones are gems connected to the month of birth of a person. Here, let's get into each month's gemstone so that you can learn a bit about specific stone.
January Birthstone: Garnet
Garnet – A gift of eternal love!
Do you know that garnet is one of the oldest gemstones, dated back to the Bronze Age? This lovely stone that has an elegant and sometimes diamond-like luster is believed to keep the wearer safe during travel. Although it is known to be a strikingly bright red gem, it is found to exist in a broad color spectrum, including black, green, orange, pink, white, and yellow.
February Birthstone: Amethyst
Amethyst is a sacred gem used in many religious ceremonies.
Steeped in captivating history, this pretty hard stone symbolizes peace and tranquility. It is available in attractive pale lilac to dark purple and is cherished for its vitreous luster.
March Birthstone: Aquamarine
The blue member of the visually diverse Beryl family!
This gemstone is prized for its gorgeous sea-blue color. Aquamarines are said to spur harmony in marriages, and hence is the best gift for a bride on her wedding day!
April Birthstone: Diamond / White Topaz
In addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, diamond is one of the hardest stones that was once worn by emperors and kings to enhance their courage.
Often, the diamonds used in jewelry are colorless, but rarely are they available in a range of colors like pink and blue. You can also use white topaz for a more affordable but equally stunning variation of a diamond.
May Birthstone: Emerald
Cleopatra’s favorite gem that has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love!
The bright green shade of this precious stone is a soothing color to human eyes, and so is a recommended choice for engagement rings!
June Birthstone: Pearl
The symbol of modesty, chastity, and purity!
This ultimate gift from the sea is the epitome of style and grace, and of course, is less expensive – oh, lucky June babies!
July Birthstone: Ruby
Ruby is the KING OF THE GEMSTONES.
This magnificent gem that radiates vitality has been a favorite of the majority in jewelry since ancient times. Dark red rubies with little to no purple or orange usually demand the highest prices.
August Birthstone: Peridot
The natural form of this develops deep inside the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes.
It is one of the very few gemstones commonly found in just one color; however, its tones vary from yellow-green to olive green. The stone symbolizes serenity and trust.
September Birthstone: Sapphire
One of the valuable stones available in a range of colors from Clear/Transparent to Black. This gem signifies faith and purity, and it is believed that the person who wears this will have foresight into the future.
Gold, platinum or silver jewelry with sapphire gems is the best gift to be given for the 5th, 45th, or 70th Wedding Anniversaries.
October Birthstone: Opal
Opal diffracts light and can display all the colors of the rainbow simultaneously.
It has been considered as a carrier of great luck throughout history, as it possesses all the value of each gemstone in its color spectrum. Rings or necklaces with opals are usually worn to protect eyesight.
November Birthstone: Topaz / Citrine
Topaz and Citrine are gems of faithfulness, optimism, and loyalty.
Both of these are hard crystals that are considerably resistant to scratches and wear-and-tear, thereby making it the most suitable alternative for the everyday wearable.
December Birthstone: Turquoise
These opaque blue-green gems have been regarded as a love charm for thousands of years. It is also believed to relax the mind and protect its wearer from harm.
Along with wearing birthstones for fortune and victory, gifting of gemstone jewelry with a loved one’s birthstone during a special occasion is also popular. Whether you are looking for a ring adorned with the birthstone of yours or your dear ones’, or a beautiful set of birthstone earrings, get in touch with ANS - the best jewelry in Salem!