Birthstone Colours and Their Meanings
January– Birthstone is Garnet, is red in colour and has properties and attributes such as faith, love and courage. By wearing Garnet it can help prevent nightmares in children and it may also be used for building energy levels, or for protecting the heart and lungs. People who have a weak self-image can benefit by wearing Garnet as it is known to increase self worth and evoke romance.
February– Birthstone is Amethyst and is purple in colour. The Pope is believed to wear a ring made of this stone. Amethyst is symbolic of protection and its purple colour meaning includes protection against drunkenness, arthritis and general ill health.
March– Birthstone is Aquamarine and is associated with meanings like creativity, hope, self expression and courage. Increase love, youth, good health and overall happiness by wearing pale aquamarine gemstone.
April– Birthstone is Diamond which is connected with eternal love. April’s birthstone also symbolizes romance and courage and is known to ward off insanity.
May– Birthstone is Emerald and is green in colour. The meaning of this month’s birthstone is health, faithfulness, fertility and wealth. Traditionally, this stone is also known to have magical properties that can keep illness at bay.
June– Birthstone is Pearls or moonstones. It helps calm nervous and anxious thoughts. These cool milky birthstones are also known to indicate modesty and chastity.
July– Birthstone is Ruby. July born people can benefit by wearing red as rubies represent courage and strength of the wearer. Also this birthstone can bring about good luck and good friends. One of the many properties of this birthstone includes supporting the emotional state of the wearer.
August–Birthstone is Peridot .The greenish/yellowish stone colour helps heal stress and reduces anger. In olden days, people wore this stone to ward off evil, negativity and black magic.
September– Birthstone is Sapphires. September born will do very well by wearing these. The birthstone also indicates purity, wisdom, faith, loyalty and serenity. Blue sapphire can also reduce pain.
October– Birthstone is Opal or Tourmaline. Both can provide healing and restoring properties and are associated with meanings like hope, innocence and creativity.
November– Birthstone is Topaz or Citrine. Citrine is called the ‘stone of the mind’ as it can help with intellect and remove negativity. Both Topaz and Citrine are known to help the mind and body and also protect the wearer from negative people.
December– Birthstone is Tanzanite, blue Topaz or Turquoise. Topaz, in particular, must be worn to boost good health and prevent headaches. All three stones are associated with healing properties. Tradition also shows that astrologers often prescribed Turquoise for providing an indication that the wearer was ill or in danger as the stone actually changed colour under such circumstances.