|Month||15th- 20th century||U.S. (1912)||U.S. (2019)||Britain (2013)|
|February||amethyst, hyacinth, pearl||amethyst||amethyst||amethyst|
|March||bloodstone, jasper||bloodstone, aquamarine||aquamarine, bloodstone||aquamarine, bloodstone|
|April||diamond, sapphire||diamond||diamond||diamond, rock crystal|
|May||emerald, agate||emerald||emerald||emerald, chrysoprase|
|June||cat’s eye, turquoise, agate||pearl, moonstone||pearl, moonstone, alexandrite||pearl, moonstone|
|July||turquoise, onyx||ruby||ruby||ruby, carnelian|
|August||sardonyx, carnelian, moonstone, topaz||sardonyx, peridot||peridot, spinel||peridot, sardonyx|
|September||chrysolite||sapphire||sapphire||sapphire, lapis lazuli|
|October||opal, aquamarine||opal, tourmaline||opal, tourmaline||opal|
|November||topaz, pearl||topaz||topaz, citrine||topaz, citrine|
|December||bloodstone, ruby||turquoise, lapis lazuli||turquoise, zircon, tanzanite||tanzanite, turquoise|
|Aquarius||21 January – 18 February||garnet|
|Pisces||19 February – 20 March||amethyst|
|Aries||21 March – 20 April||bloodstone|
|Taurus||21 April – 21 May||sapphire|
|Gemini||22 May – 21 June||agate|
|Cancer||21 June – 22 July||emerald|
|Leo||23 July – 22 August||onyx|
|Virgo||23 August – 22 September||carnelian|
|Libra||23 September – 23 October||chrysolite|
|Scorpio||24 October – 21 November||beryl|
|Sagittarius||22 November – 21 December||topaz|
|Capricorn||22 December – 21 January||ruby|
While the term “birthday stone” is sometimes used as a synonym for birthstone, each day of the week is also assigned a unique gemstone and these assignments are distinct from the monthly assignments.
|Day of the Week||Stone(s)|
|Friday||emerald, cat’s eye|
1. BIRTHSTONES OFFER HEALING PROPERTIES
Since ages past, gemstones have been used to release physical, mental and spiritual blockages. Many gem therapists believe that when you place these crystals on your body, you connect to the planet’s healing energy, leaving you more relaxed and composed. Each gem has additional unique properties and powers to heal different aspects of your life. For instance, garnet is a stone of energising, while rubies are thought to remove negative energies.
2. BIRTHSTONES HAVE HISTORICAL RELEVANCE
Birthstones appear to have a biblical source, tracing back to Christianity. It confirms that birthstones stand the test of time, making them an ideal heirloom that can be passed through families for generations.
3. BIRTHSTONES CAN BRING LUCK
Throughout history, there have been many legends associated with birthstones. It is widely believed that wearing birthstone can bring good fortune. However, good luck isn’t ‘magic’ and does not guarantee to change the wearer’s life instantly. Instead, they help in providing inner strength and offering guidance through difficult times.
4. CERTAIN BIRTHSTONES OFFER PROTECTION
Many birthstones are said to protect the wearer from specific dangers in the world. For instance, garnet is believed to guard the wearer against nightmares while aquamarine is supposed to defend one against ocean dangers.
5. BIRTHSTONES ARE PERSONAL
Birthstones are the perfect way to bring a spiritual connection between you and your loved one. Whether it’s your partner, children or the one you have lost, carrying their unique birthstone can make you feel instantly connected to them.
6. CELEBRITIES LOVE WEARING BIRTHSTONES
Many celebrities make an impression stepping out in a statement necklace, earrings, bracelet or rings. They attribute good luck and their success to birthstones. Birthstone jewellery can be both life altering and a fashion statement, making it the perfect piece of jewellery for celebrities and folks alike!
7. BIRTHSTONES ARE A GREAT TALKING POINT
Birthstones open up great opportunities for discussion. A birthstone worn as jewellery stands out, making it a great conversation starter, particularly to those who understand their properties or have a keen interest in the zodiac.
8. BIRTHSTONES ARE EXCELLENT FOR MEDITATION
Birthstones are powerful stones, highly useful in purifying and neutralising one’s negative feelings and internal conflicts and turning them into positive. Meditating while holding loose birthstone is said to release stress and anxiety. You can also wear your lucky stone embedded in a bracelet, necklace, ring, earrings, or charm, during meditation.
9. BIRTHSTONES RESTORE COSMIC COLOUR
The main reason why birthstones are beneficial to the wearer is majorly to do with the planets. The earth experienced a deficit of colour during the month you were born, depending on which planet was furthest away. It results in a deficiency of this colour in your being. Therefore, carrying or wearing your birthstone helps to combat this shortage and restore your cosmic colour.
10. BIRTHSTONES ARE CLASSIC YET COLOURFUL FASHION OPTION
Above all else, birthstones are a real beauty! With their historical past, vibrant colour, and dazzling shades, birthstones are hit as jewellery and can instantly inject class and style into any look.
There are numerous reasons to wear birthstones. Pick the gem that resonates the most with you and use them along toward a happier and healthier life!