Garnet is the birthstone of January. It is also the birthstone of Aquarius and Capricorn. It was widely accepted that garnets could signal approaching danger by turning pale, so it is believed that garnets are a protective stone, shielding the wearer from injury. Garnet is considered an energizing stone used to attract and activate passion and success, helping people remove negative emotions. It is also connected to vitality, love, and light.
Amethyst is also believed a protective stone. The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed. It is represented love, spirituality, mental clarity, and healing.
The name “aquamarine” comes from the Latin for “seawater”, and the stones were thought to protect seafarers. Some people believed aquamarine can make sailors fearless and safe from adversaries on the open waters. Therefore in the language of gemstones, aquamarine represents happiness, hope and everlasting youth.
As we all know, diamonds have the highest hardness, and because of their overall durability, undeniable beauty. Diamonds are associated with strength and eternal love.
Emerald is regarded as the traditional birthstone for May. The rich color is renowned as a color of spring and has long been a symbol of romance, hope and rebirth. Emerald was also believed to be a stone of luck and fertility.
Pearls are hard, glistening objects produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, which are the only gems found within living creatures, because of this they represent innocence, honesty, purity, and wisdom. As a symbol of confidence, prestige, and personal strength, pearls have an enduring appeal for jewelry.
Ruby is a pinkish-red to the blood-red colored gemstone, which is one of the most popular traditional jewelry gems and is very durable. For centuries, rubies have long been connected with physicality and strength. Ancient warriors believed ruby can increase the strength and stamina of the wearer. rubies have signified passion, protection, and wealth, and also represent love and commitment.
Peridot is the birthstone for August. Ancient Egyptians called the peridot the “gem of the Sun,” as they believed it protected those who wore it from the terrors of the night. Peridot symbolizes infinite energy and vitality, against difficulties and negativity, and makes people feel comfortable and peaceful.
Many sources list that sapphires are believed to symbolize wisdom, virtue, good fortune, and holiness for royals. Thus sapphire is associated with royalty. In an engagement ring, a sapphire means faithfulness and sincerity. Sapphire is thought to bring peace of mind, serenity and prosperity.
Opal is considered the birthstone for people born in October. European cultures have long believed opal is a symbol of hope, purity and truth.
Citrine has been referred to as the "success stone," or "money stone." Because of its yellow color, citrine is thought of as a joyous stone with sunshiny energy to brighten up the lives of those who work with it and wear it. Because of this, citrine is associated with positivity and optimism. It's often used to assist in manifesting financial abundance and opportunities. Citrine is also associated with healing and happiness.
Tanzanite, one of three December birthstones. Some believe that tanzanite can stimulate intuition and perception, which represents heart and intellect combined with intuition and purity. These stones are also used as symbols of dignity, truth, judgment, and longevity.