Birthstone Style: Meaning Beyond the Gem


I’ve recently been interested in the idea of birthstone incorporation into style. Personalization is one of my favorite features to what jewelry can portray for the unique individual, so this concept is right up my alley.

Each birth month has a birthstone (gem) and each gem has a meaning behind it. If you’re the superstitious type, like myself, you’ll enjoy wearing the specific meaning that describes you around your neck, on your wrist, or however else you choose to display it. The idea of wearing birthstones is thought to bring good luck and good health.


JANUARY – Garnet

perseverance, truth, patience and consistency.

FEBRUARY – Amethyst

sincerity, peace of mind and good health.

MARCH – Aquamarine (& Bloodstone)

foresight, knowledge and inspiration.

APRIL – Diamond

purity, innocence, eternity and courage.

MAY – Emerald

happiness, prosperity, success and goodness.

JUNE – Alexandrite (Pearl & Moonstone)

renewal, regeneration, purity and openness to higher self.

JULY – Ruby

protection, love, nurturing and passion.

AUGUST – Peridot

innocence, fidelity, strength and faith.

SEPTEMBER – Sapphire

faith, honesty, wisdom and serenity.

OCTOBER – Opal (& Pink Tourmaline)

hope, innocence, creativity and purity.

NOVEMBER – Citrine (& Yellow Topaz)

confidence, love, wisdom and courage.

DECEMBER – Blue Topaz (& Turquoise)

fortune, friendship, peace and patience.


* My birthstone is Alexandrite (JUNE)

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