Birthstones are a group of precious and semi-precious stones that are associated with a person’s month of birth. Each stone has a slightly different meaning and is believed to affect the wearer’s life, perhaps by offering them luck or good health.
For this reason, many people wear birthstones religiously. They believe that they help them to thrive.
In this post, we take a look at some of the most popular birthstones and what they represent. Check them out below:
Amethyst is the birthstone of people born in February. It is believed to represent qualities such as hope, passion and royalty. It also enhances the spirit, having a long-lasting calming effect, according to tradition.
Amethyst may also have a role in romantic relationships. It can potentially protect the wearer from bouts of passion and may be important for strengthening the bond between spouses.
Diamonds are the birthstone of people born in February, dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. Diamonds are “forever” and, therefore, a symbol of eternal love. However, they also have some additional functions.
For instance, diamonds are believed to encourage an increase in energy and protect wearers from insanity. However, if you choose to wear diamonds, you need to be careful. Increases in energy levels can be both positive and negative.
Pearls are associated with June birthdays and symbolise modest and purity. People also believe that they protect against feelings of anxiety or fear. Many women born in this month wear pearls to enhance fertility and increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant. It is also essential for easing the pain of childbirth, according to some traditions.
Strictly speaking, pearls are not stones. Therefore, you might prefer to wear Alexandrite instead. Similar to ruby, it is one of the world’s most coveted gemstones, yet also highly affordable. Many people believe that the gemstone treats nervous system and spleen disorders.
You might not have seen many peridots in your travels around jewellery stores, but this sapphire-like gemstone is the birthstone of all people born in August. The light green colour is believed to protect against anger and stress, while also bringing generosity, love, and compassion into the bearer’s life.
Not only does opal jewellery look great, but it may also be able to ward off sadness and envy for people born in October. Opals have restorative qualities that improve mind and spirit while also giving the wearer a renewed creativity and passion in their life.
Tourmaline is another October gemstone. It’s for people who want to reduce stress and increase mental alertness.
Both opal and tourmaline are highly resistant to scratching, letting you wear them day in, day out, not just on special occasions.
Both zircon and turquoise are birthstones for December and associated with bringing the wearer good fortune and happiness. In some cases, turquoise may change colour, indicative of the health of the wearer. Zircon and turquoise may protect against headaches.
So, which of these gemstones will you be adding to your outfit?
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you feel a little more clued up on some of the popular birthstones.