How To Choose Birthstones By Month - Part 1

For centuries, the natural gemstones and crystals have been associated with the zodiac signs and the birth month of a person. Depending on the birth date, there are many personalized gemstone jewellery and accessories that are known to protect, empower and even transform life. Often used as rings, pendants and amulets, the birthstones for each month have a special significance in the modern day jewellery collections for personal use or as a gift for someone special.
Let us take a look at the 6 popular gemstones that are used as birthstones for the months between January and July.

  1. Garnet

Directly associated with the AQUARIUS, garnet is recommended as a birthstone for January. It empowers the individual with courage, wisdom and health. In the cold month of January, wearing the garnet exudes warmth and cosy comfort. It is available in all the colours you see in the rainbow. Red garnet is the most preferred January birthstone item.
Alternate Stone: Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is considered as equally effective in shielding the wearer if he/she is born in January. Lighter the shade, stronger is its healing power.

  1. Amethyst

Amethyst was one of the first birthstones to be used in Western world. Often worn by warriors and kings, amethyst keeps you safe from intoxicating effects of drug and relationships.  Mauve amethyst is the perfect combination of tranquillity, serenity and power. Purple amethyst symbolizes royalty and is the primary source of wealth and fortune.
Alternate stone: Pearl

  1. Aquamarine

Those who are born in the month of March are bestowed with unfathomable courage and eternal sense of hope. Aquamarine birthstone for March is a clear blue-green beryl that derives its name from the sea water.
Alternate stone: Bloodstone jasper
Bloodstone Jasper with fiery colour shades of red, orange and yellow is also adorned as birthstone for the month of March.

  1. Diamond

Diamond is the hardest known naturally occurring gemstone. It proves lucky for those born in the month of April.  It is worn to enhance inner strength. Considered as an ideal gift for anniversaries and festivals, this birthstone for month of April is good for couples married in the month.

  1. Emerald

Emerald is the symbol of rebirth known to bequeath the wearer with eternal fortune. It is a very influential stone for those born in May. If you are expecting a baby in the May, wearing the birthstone for May month will grant your child with nourishment, protection and beauty. The first account of using the emerald gem as a birthstone is found as inscriptions on tombs and sarcophagus of Egyptian pharaohs. The best quality birthstone emeralds are mined from the quarries of Afghanistan, Zambia, Colombia and Braazil.

  1. Pearl

For those born in the month of June, pearl is the perfect gemstone to adorn. You can also wear Alexandrite and moonstone of multiple colours for added effect. Natural pearls are embraced as they are pure and exude brilliant gloss. It is the only gemstone that has an organic origin.