Crystal Birthstones by Month with Meanings and Benefits.
Crystal birthstones represent a person’s month of birth. Birthstones are regularly worn as jewellery, usually as a pendant necklace.
Birthstones are also a fun and popular introduction to crystals. They appeal universally to audiences around the world, regardless of age, gender, nationality or religion. Each birthstone carries secrets, attributes and traditions that are unique to it. There are innumerable myths and legends around the many different powers and characteristics that they each possess. Regardless of whether you believe these legends or not, it’s hard to disagree that learning about your birthstone can be an educational and entertaining experience. Discover what makes your crystal birthstone a powerful ally and learn about its meanings and benefits by clicking on the month you were born in, below.
Crystal birthstones are a thoughtful and meaningful gift for parents, a friend, spouse, or a family member during a special occasion. But they mean so much more than that as you’ll find out below.
Crystal Birthstones For Each Month
Birthstones are associated with the month that a person was born. Here is the list of each crystal birthstone by month. Use the link to learn more about each individual birthstone.
- January Birthstone: Garnet
- February Birthstone: Amethyst
- March Birthstone: Aquamarine
- April Birthstone: Diamond
- May Birthstone: Emerald
- June Birthstone: Moonstone. Also Pearl
- July Birthstone: Ruby
- August Birthstone: Peridot
- September Birthstone: Sapphire
- October Birthstone: Opal
- November Birthstone: Topaz
- December Birthstone: Turquoise
The Origin Of Birthstones
Birthstones appear to have a biblical source, tracking back to the Biblical book of Exodus and specifically to the breastplate of the high priest Aaron. The breastplate was inlaid with 12 gemstones or crystals that represented the twelve tribes of Israel at the time. Since this time, they have evolved into the system we know today. It came about in the 18th century in Poland when Jewish gem traders marketed specific gemstones based on a person’s birth month. In 1912 the National Association of Jewellers solidified the list in the United States. Since then the twelve birthstones have basically remained the same.
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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.