There is a long-held belief, even among the earliest civilizations, that gemstones have holistic meanings and healing characteristics to benefit the mind and body and enable the wearer to tap into a hidden power.
To that end, each birthstone was granted symbols based on their different abilities to protect, heal, or bring good fortune, among other properties to those who wear them.
Whether chosen by the corresponding month we were born, or for what it symbolizes, birthstones provide an intriguing allure as timeless symbols we can all enjoy.
Birthstone By Month and Why They Symbolize More Than Beauty
What it Symbolizes: Fidelity, Loyalty, Sincerity, Grace & Faith
What it Symbolizes: Peace, Protection, Tranquility & Sincerity
What it Symbolizes: Honesty, Loyalty & Beauty
What it Symbolizes: Eternal Love
What it Symbolizes: Constancy & True Affection
What it Symbolizes: Modesty, Chastity & Purity
What it Symbolizes: Love, Attraction & Good Luck
What it Symbolizes: Peace, Success, Love & Good Fortune
Birthstone: Blue Sapphire
What it Symbolizes: Spiritual Influence and Protection from Envy & Harm
Birthstone One: Opal
What it Symbolizes: Hope, Purity & Truth
Birthstone Two: Pink Tourmaline
What it Symbolizes: Unconditional Love, Friendship & Humanity
What it Symbolizes: Prosperity, Joy, and Energy
Birthstone: Blue Zircon
What it Symbolizes: Mental Purification, Meditation & Self Confidence
Birthstone Two: Tanzanite
What it Symbolizes: Dignity, Truth, & Longevity
Birthstone Three: Turquoise
What it Symbolizes: Wisdom, Tranquility, Protection, Good Fortune & Hope
Customized Birthstone Jewelry Makes a Terrific Gift for You or Someone You Love
At Gems Are Forever, our Beverly Hills staff are Graduate Gemologists (G.G.) from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) who can help you choose the best traditional birthstones or anniversary gemstones that fit your unique style, and carry an array of loose gems to help you create bespoke pieces that reflect exactly what your birthstone means to you — or the person for who you are creating a one-of-a-kind piece.