Birthstone Color Chart

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  • 01 Dec, 2015

What is a birthstone?

What is a birthstone Rockford IL
Traditionally a birthstone is a gemstone associated with each month of the year and represents the month of your birth date. Birth stones are typically worn as jewelry on rings or pendants. We have compiled a quick reference birthstone color chart for you to reference the gemstone of your birth month and the birthstone meaning associated with each gem. Contact Jewelry by Christopher today to have a custom jewelry piece designed with your birthstone.

January Birthstone - Garnet

Garnet January Birthstone
Garnet is the birthstone of those born in the month of January. The garnet is a deep red precious stone that endures and holds its brilliance for many years. The January birthstone will not scratch or break easily. According to legend, wearing a garnet ensures success and health and is believed to possess curative powers. The stone is believed to have the power to bestow eternal happiness, health and wealth and creates a powerful shield for protection around the person wearing the stone. The garnet makes the perfect gift for a couple's second wedding anniversary.

February Birthstone - Amethyst

Amethyst February Birthstone
Those born in the month of February are blessed with amethyst as their birthstone. This gemstone was believed to keep it's owner calm, sharp and quick-witted and ward off intoxication. Amethysts are composed of Quartz, which is frequently found lining the insides of geodes. The amethyst is a deep purple gemstone and are often associated with romance, lust and love. The rich purple color pairs well with gold and silver, making this birthstone a popular choice in pendant and other jewelry. The amethyst makes the perfect gift for your sixth wedding anniversary.

March Birthstone - Aquamarine

Aquamarine March Birthstone
The March birthstone is the deep sea green aquamarine gemstone. The deep green-blue cool color of aquamarine is believed to keep one calm and peaceful, allowing you to remain in control. The aquamarine March birthstone is associated with courage, loyalty and friendship and is said to heighten your awareness, communication skills and quick response. Aquamarines are flawless and available in various cuts similar to diamonds. For your sixteenth wedding anniversary, the aquamarine makes the perfect gift.

April Birthstone - Diamond

Diamond - April Birthstone
The diamond is the symbol of eternal love and romance and is the birthstone of the lucky few born in April. The uncut, raw stones found naturally are cut, polished and fashioned into crystals to create exquisite jewelry items. The forever stone is the most precious gem in the world today. The April birthstone is measured in carats and is quality depends on four parameters: carat weight, color, clarity and cut. The diamond gemstone is believed to create positive energy and is commonly associated with love which makes it the perfect gift a loved one especially on your tenth or sixtieth wedding anniversary.

May Birthstone - Emerald

Emerald May Birthstone
The May birthstone is the green gemstone the emerald, which symbolizes the renewal of life and revitalization. The emerald also represents loyalty, friendship and faithfulness. For those born in the month of May, wearing emeralds is believed to help enhance and balance your energy and grants you happiness when worn. This regal May gemstone is used extensively in fine jewelry and is an ideal gift to express faith and lasting love. The emerald gemstone makes the perfect gift for your twentieth wedding anniversary.

June Birthstone - Pearl & Alexandrite

Pearl Alexandrite Moonstone June Birthstone
Those born in the month of June have two very unique and exquisite gems as their birthstone, pearl and alexandrite. The most traditional June birthstone is the pearl, which is considered to be very effective in treating health issues related to the stomach and hearts. It's believed to calm the mind and prevent hysteria, promoting mental stability. Pearls make the perfect gift for your thirtieth wedding anniversary gift. The alexandrite has exotic green shades in daylight but will change to a reddish purple color when held under incandescent light. The alexandrite is associated with good omens and good luck. These June birthstones add an exotic touch to your jewelry.

July Birthstone - Ruby

Ruby July Birthstone
The red July birthstone, the ruby, is known as a symbol of war and victory. The attributes of the ruby are harmony, contentment, integrity, strength and protection from evil and success. The July birthstone is considered the stone of love, passion, energy, courage and power, promoting a zest for life when worn. The ruby is also believed to improve blood circulation and motivate you to achieve goals. Rubys make the perfect gift for your fifteenth or eightieth wedding anniversary.

August Birthstone - Peridot

Peridot August Birthstone
The August birthstone is the lime, green peridot gemstone and is associated with peace, good fortune and happiness. The peridot is also believe to have the power to ward away evil and nightmares, bestowing peace and progress in your life. The August gemstone is the perfect gift for a couple's sixteenth wedding anniversary. The lime green peridot is a lovely color for silver and platinum jewelry. These gemstones are known to alleviate depression, anger, stress, jealousy and other negative emotions.

September Birthstone - Sapphire

Sapphire September Birthstone
For those born in the month of September, the beautiful blue gemstone is the sapphire. This gem is believe to protect you from envy and harm and signifies truth, faithfulness and sincerity. Sapphires are used as a protection from evil thoughts and negative energies. For your forty fifth or seventieth wedding anniversary, the sapphire makes the perfect gift. The September birthstone is cut in various facets similar to a diamond to bring out its brilliance and clarity. The beauty of the sapphire makes it very desirable in all sorts of jewelry designs and its beauty stands out whether it is set alone or with other stones.

October Birthstone - Tourmaline & Opal

Tourmaline October Birthstone
October also has two birthstones, Tourmaline & Opal. The Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors. The Tourmaline is known as the peace stone and is believed to dispel anger, fear, jealousy and aggressiveness to keep you clam and tranquil when worn. The Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination and makes the perfect gift for your fourteenth wedding anniversary.

November Birthstone - Topaz & Citrine

Topaz November Birthstone
November birthdays are associated with two gems, Citrine and Topaz. The Topaz is most desired in its rich orange color but is found in a variety of rich colors like blue, pink and yellow. The November Topaz gemstone is known for its associated qualities of strength, tenacity, dedication and resilience. The Topaz exhibits beautiful colors, intensity and brilliance along with a harness that is ideal for insets in necklaces and other jewelry items. The Citrine gemstone exhibits a range of warm of colors of lemon yellow to bright orangey brown and is said to be a gift from the sun and is believed to be a healing gemstone. The Citrine is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones, making it a great gem for that big, bold statement piece.

December Birthstone - Turquoise, Zircon & Tanzanite

Turquoise Zircon Tanzanite December Birthstone
December birthstones are the blue gemstones of the Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite. The Turquoise is a beautiful robin's egg blue gemstone that symbolizes wealth, friendship, peace and good fortune. The Zircon is most popular colors are the vivid blue and bright Caribbean Sea colors and is said to aid in resting, bring prosperity and promote honor and wisdom. The Tanzanite possesses an exotic velvety blue with a rich overtone of purple in color and is an idea gift for a couple's twenty fourth wedding anniversary.

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