What Does My Birthstone Symbolize?

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

January

Birthstone: Garnet

What it Symbolizes: Fidelity, Loyalty, Sincerity, Grace & Faith

February

Birthstone: Amethyst

What it Symbolizes: Peace, Protection, Tranquility & Sincerity

March

Birthstone: Aquamarine

What it Symbolizes: Honesty, Loyalty & Beauty

April

Birthstone: Diamond

What it Symbolizes: Eternal Love

May

Birthstone: Emerald

What it Symbolizes: Constancy & True Affection

June

Birthstone: Pearl

What it Symbolizes: Modesty, Chastity & Purity

July

Birthstone: Ruby

What it Symbolizes: Love, Attraction & Good Luck

August

Birthstone: Peridot

What it Symbolizes: Peace, Success, Love & Good Fortune

September

Birthstone: Blue Sapphire

What it Symbolizes: Spiritual Influence and Protection from Envy & Harm

October

Birthstone One: Opal

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What it Symbolizes: Hope, Purity & Truth

Birthstone Two: Pink Tourmaline

What it Symbolizes: Unconditional Love, Friendship & Humanity

November

Birthstone: Citrine

What it Symbolizes: Prosperity, Joy, and Energy

December

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.

Contact our Beverly Hills jewelry store via email, by phone at (310) 424-5744, or leave your contact information online to schedule a virtual appointment or in-person visit today.