The month of birth, along with the year, date, and time, are said to predict an infinite number of realities and personality traits. The birthstone is said to have its roots in ancient, even biblical, times and in modern times we still give birthstones jewelry a significant place in our life.
Everything about birthstones jewelry makes a statement. Jewelry collections often start with birthstones jewelry given to infants and young ladies. A person’s jewelry collection once defined their social status. Putting on birthstones jewelry is meant to remind you of your character, your worth, and most importantly it is meant to make you feel spectacular. Our jewels are meant to make us feel fabulous and remind us that we are all magnificent unique beings.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is considered the authority. However, cultures around the globe and throughout time may disagree on some aspects of the GIA list. The birthstones debates are both historical and interesting.
Here is a list of Birthstones according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA):
January – Garnet
Birthstones jewelry decorated in garnet protects from illness. Born to this birthstone, you are a loyal, devoted, faithful, and trustworthy person.
February – Amethyst
Amethyst birthstones jewelry express the sentiment of high esteem. An enchanting quartz, the strong power of the Amethyst birthstones jewelry is divine, enchanting, even metaphysically powerful to its owner.
March – Aquamarine
Aquamarine birthstones jewelry symbolizes love. Soldiers and sailors believed it could make them invincible. The Greeks carved frogs onto an aquamarine to restore broken friendships and heal failing marriages.
April – Diamond
Diamonds are not typically associated with birthstones jewelry but rather engagements, in the modern age. Faith in the diamond’s ability to heal enriched Asa Soltan Rahmati, of Shahs of Sunset, on Bravo. Asa created and launched a diamond infused bottled water line, Diamond Water company.
May – Emerald
Green Emerald birthstones jewelry is said to symbolize the birth of spring. Emerald’s are known for their deep green color and their meaning is often associated with new beginnings. The Emerald is revered as one of the most passionate of all birthstones.
June – Pearl
Pearl birthstones jewelry, the June birthstone, represents purity. The variety of colors and the unique method by which pearls enter the world have long kept the ancients enchanted.
July – Ruby
Rubies as birthstones jewelry is the envy of all. A ruby symbolizes love, wisdom, and protection. It’s said that rubies guard the wearer from anxiety. Rubies are gems of protection. In medieval times, royals and nobles, would wear rubies to keep evil at bay.
August – Peridot
A light green color, Peridot birthstones was once said to be tear drops of Pele, a volcano goddess. Like other birthstones jewelry, the Peridot has protective powers and keeps nightmares away. A balancing stone of health, the Peridot is said to calm hot tempers and balance emotional tension, even healing friendships.
September – Sapphire
One of the most well known birthstones jewelry is the Sapphire. Sapphires protect the wearer from a specific evil, poisonings. Sapphire birthstones jewelry symbolizes wisdom and purity. Sapphires have protected Kings from harm and envy.
October – Opal
Opal birthstones jewelry are unique. It is said to be bad luck to wear an Opal if it is not your birthstone. The wearer of the opal birthstones jewelry brings confident and symbolizes faithfulness. Folklore claims Opals protection of the eyesight and guarding against evil.
November – Citrine
A carmel color with mixes of yellow, brown, and orange, Citrine birthstones jewelry is a quartz stone that brings vitality and wealth. Citrine birthstones jewelry became popular during the Art Deco period between World War I and II.
December – Turquoise
Turquoise birthstones jewelry symbolizes success are good fortune. One of the oldest birthstones, it is said to have protective powers and ensured safe travels for the men that traveled treacherous trade routes. Those who wear Turquoise birthstones jewelry are considered strong, warriors, protected, and respected.
Birthstone jewelry does not come without delightful debates. One of the interesting facts relates to the ying/yang of the Cancer and the Capricorn. From the 15th to the 20th century, July Cancer’s were considered to have the birthstone turquoise or onyx. While the December Capricorn’s were given the birthstone called bloodstone or ruby. It wasn’t until the 1912 list was published that the two switched places. Capricorn’s born in December now have turquoise as their birthstone and Cancer’s born in July have the ruby birthstone.
Birthstones jewelry is one of the most romantic gifts you can give to a loved one. At Santayana Jewelers, you’ll find experts ready to help you select the perfect piece of birthstones jewelry for that special someone. Come in today and meet our team. They are ready and waiting to serve your needs. Enhance any special occasion with a unique piece made specifically for your loved one at Santayana Jewelers.