Every month has its gemstone. Birthstones are symbolic, spiritual, and healing gems that will bring prosperity, health, protection, and luck to all of us. What’s yours?
Twelve birthstones for the twelve months of the year. Every one of us has a unique gemstone. Our birth month is associated with a gemstone or more.
The story of birthstones dates back to the sacred breastplate worn by Aaron, brother of Moses, the first High Priest of the Israelites.
The breastplate had 12 jewels distributed in four rows. The 12 jewels represented the 12 tribes of Israel, and they also corresponded to the 12 months of the Gregorian calendar.
But the use of birthstones is also common in other regions of the world.
Some cultures believe in the healing power of gemstones, so they’ve assigned minerals to the 12 months of the year and to the zodiac signs.
In the 21st century, both the United Kingdom and the United States have their own list of birthstones. They are almost identical; you’ll only notice subtle differences.
Birthstones for the Days of the Week
There are also birthstones for each day of the week:
- Sunday: Topaz, Diamond;
- Monday: Pearl, Crystal;
- Tuesday: Ruby, Emerald;
- Wednesday: Amethyst, Lodestone;
- Thursday: Sapphire, Carnelian;
- Friday: Emerald, Cat’s Eye;
- Saturday: Turquoise, Diamond;
Birthstones by Month
Now, discover the birthstones by month:
January | Garnet
February | Amethyst
March | Aquamarine
April | Diamond
May | Emerald
June | Pearl
July | Ruby
August | Peridot
September | Sapphire
October | Tourmaline and Opal
November | Topaz and Citrine
December | Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon