A birthstone is nothing but a gemstone only, the wearing of such birthstone is considered to bring good luck and health. Certain gemstones are believed to have Supernatural powers and their relationship with planets. Many cultures originally assigned a specific gemstone to signify birth during each sign of the zodiac but over the time this tradition has been shifted from the zodiac to calendar months.

Birthstones have their roots in ancient astrology, and there have been many birthstone lists used over the years. The most common one today is based on a list first publicized by the US jewellery industry in the 1950s.

Birthstones, on the basis of calendar months, are described as under:


BS1January Birthstone – Garnet

Birthstone Powers Facilitates night vision, ensures success January Birthstone colour Deep Red Symbol Constancy Anniversary Year 2nd Year Anniversary Stone

It is said that this stone keeps the wearer safe from harm. A garnet also signifies eternal friendship and trust. This stone have long been associated with blood purification and it is believed to protect against food poisoning, snake bite, and hemorrhage.


BS2February Birthstone – Amethyst

Birthstone Powers Brings peace and calm to your life February Birthstone colour Purple Symbol Sincerity Anniversary Year 6th Year Anniversary Stone

In ancient Rome, this stone was worn to prevent intoxication and bring the wearer tranquility. The gemstone symbolizes peace and tranquility.



BS3March Birthstone – Aquamarine

Birthstone Powers Bestows courage, insight, and victory March Birthstone colour Pale Blue Symbol Courage Anniversary Year 19th Year Anniversary Stone

This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene colour of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Also it is believed that this stone prevents aging effects.


BS4April Birthstone – Diamond

Birthstone Powers Enhances competence, trust and love April Birthstone colour White, Clear Symbol Innocence Anniversary Year 10th and 60th Year Anniversary Stone

Diamonds are the ideal gift for a loved one. They are a symbol of courage and true love.



BS5May Birthstone – Emerald

Birthstone Powers Symbolizes serenity and peace of mind May Birthstone colour Green Symbol Love, Success Anniversary Year 20th and 35th Year Anniversary Stone

This stone represents rebirth and it is believed that wearer gets foresight, good fortune, and youth. Some people believe wearing an emerald brings wisdom, growth and patience. It is also prized for its ability to reveal true love.



BS6June Birthstone – Pearl

Birthstone Powers Truth and beauty June Birthstone colour White or Purple Symbol Health and Longevity Anniversary Year 3rd and 30th Year Anniversary Stone Other Stone for June Alexandrite / Moonstone

Pearls have been recognized as the emblem of modesty, chastity and purity. The regal pearl was believed to possess life-restoring powers.



BS7July Birthstone – Ruby

Birthstone Powers Fire and emotion July Birthstone colour Red Symbol Contentment Anniversary Year 15th and 40th Year Anniversary Stone

Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. It is believed that Ruby helps to make the wearer wise and gives protection against all sorts of misfortunes.


BS8August Birthstone – Peridot

Birthstone Powers Illumination August Birthstone colour Pale Green Symbol Married Happiness Anniversary Year 16th Year Anniversary Stone Other Stone for August Sardonyx

Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. This gem was also worn as protection against evil spirits.



BS9September Birthstone – Sapphire

Birthstone Powers Brings physical and emotional balance September Birthstone colour Deep Blue Symbol Clear Thinking Anniversary Year 5th and 45th Year Anniversary Stone

Sapphire protects the wearer and their loved ones from envy and harm. Ancient priests believed sapphires helped them predict the future. The gem is associated with peace and happiness.



BS10October Birthstone – Opal

Birthstone is a very popular gemstone, mainly due to its wonderful variety of rich and beautiful colors. One of the extraordinary features of this gemstone is called Opalescence.

Opalescence is a kind of light play that happens with certain high quality stones. Light reflects and bounces around the very small structures of the stone, giving it a wonderful aura and sometimes iridescence.



BS11November Birthstone – Citrine

Birthstone Powers Brings happiness and warmth November Birthstone colour Yellow Symbol Fidelity Anniversary Year 13th Year Anniversary Stone Other Stone for November Yellow Topaz

This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer. Citrines have also been used as an antidote for snake venom, as well as a talisman against the plague, bad skin and evil thoughts. They are believed to aid digestion as well as remove toxins from the body.


BS12December Birthstone – Turquoise

Birthstone Powers Brings good Fortune December Birthstone colour Blue Symbol Fidelity Anniversary Year 11th Year Anniversary Stone Other Stone for December Tanzanite / Zircon / Blue Topaz

It is believed that wearer of this gemstone gets happiness and good fortune. Native Americans associated the colours of turquoise with the blue sky and green earth.

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