Birthstone Jewelry

Birthstone Jewelry

Kerri M on Jun 3rd 2024

Understanding Birthstones: A Guide to Your Personal Gem

Birthstones are more than just beautiful gemstones; they carry historical significance, unique meanings, and are believed to bring good fortune and health to the wearer. Each month is associated with a specific stone that reflects the traits of those born in that period. At House of Silbergen, we treasure the individuality of each gemstone and its bearer. Here's a detailed guide to help you understand and appreciate the significance of each birthstone, tailor-made for our discerning clientele.

January: Garnet

Symbolism: Protection, Prosperity

Color: Deep red

Garnet, the birthstone of January, is traditionally considered a symbol of protection and prosperity. This deep red gemstone is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel and promote enduring friendships and happiness. Garnets are not limited to red; they also come in green, orange, and other colors, but the most prized is the vibrant red that is often associated with the heart.

February: Amethyst

Symbolism: Wisdom, Serenity

Color: Purple

Amethyst, with its striking purple hue, represents wisdom, dignity, and divine connection. This tranquil stone is believed to calm the mind and spirit, enhancing the wearer's state of meditation and mindfulness. Historically, amethyst was valued alongside diamond and worn by royalty and clergy as a symbol of divine connection and humility.

March: Aquamarine

Symbolism: Serenity, Clarity

Color: Light blue

Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, evokes the purity of crystalline waters and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. This gemstone is believed to clear the mind and sharpen intuition and insight, reflecting the clarity and depth of the ocean.

April: Diamond

Symbolism: Strength, Eternity

Color: White/Clear

Diamond, the most coveted gemstone in the world, symbolizes everlasting love and invincibility. Its unparalleled hardness and brilliance make it a perfect symbol of enduring strength and the resilience of love. While diamonds are commonly known for their clear, sparkling appearance, they also come in shades like pink, blue, and yellow.

May: Emerald

Symbolism: Rebirth, Love

Color: Green

Emerald, with its lush green shade, is often associated with rebirth and the rejuvenation of spring. This rare gemstone is also a symbol of fidelity, love, and good fortune. Emeralds are valued for their rich color and are believed to bring wisdom, growth, and patience to the wearer.

June: Pearl, Alexandrite

Symbolism: Purity (Pearl), Balance (Alexandrite)

Color: White (Pearl), Color-changing (Alexandrite)

June celebrants have the unique choice between pearl and alexandrite. Pearls, with their soft luster, symbolize purity and innocence. Alexandrite is a rare gemstone known for its remarkable color change from green in daylight to red under incandescent light, symbolizing balance and adaptability.

July: Ruby

Symbolism: Vitality, Passion

Color: Deep red

Ruby, with its intense red color, is often associated with vitality, passion, and energy. This striking gemstone is believed to enhance emotion and strengthen the heart, making it a powerful symbol of love and enthusiasm.

August: Peridot

Symbolism: Strength, Beauty

Color: Lime green

Peridot, the gem of the sun, is celebrated for its shimmering yellow-green hues and is said to protect the wearer from nightmares when set in gold. It brings power and influence, attracting charm and wealth.

September: Sapphire

Symbolism: Wisdom, Nobility

Color: Blue

Sapphire, traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, attracts blessings, gifts, and divine favor. It is a symbol of wisdom, virtue, and good fortune, and in an engagement ring, it represents fidelity and sincerity.

October: Opal, Tourmaline

Symbolism: Creativity (Opal), Healing (Tourmaline)

Color: Multi-colored (Opal), Varied (Tourmaline)

October offers opal and tourmaline. Opal is known for its unique play of color and ability to contain every hue in the spectrum, symbolizing creativity and spontaneity. Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymphatic system.

November: Topaz, Citrine

Symbolism: Joy, Affection (Topaz), Healing (Citrine)

Color: Yellow, Orange

Topaz and citrine, the birthstones for November, promise love and affection. Topaz is traditionally known for its calming energies while bringing joy and prosperity. Citrine is prized for its charming yellow and orange hues and is believed to support vitality and health

December: Turquoise, Tanzanite, Zircon

Symbolism: Friendship (Turquoise), Transformation (Tanzanite), Wisdom (Zircon)

Color: Blue, Blue-violet, Multicolored

December celebrants can choose from turquoise, tanzanite, and zircon. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Tanzanite, discovered recently in Tanzania, vibrates with an intense blue-violet energy that opens the mind to new insights. Zircon, in its various hues, can mimic a diamond and symbolizes wisdom and prosperity.

At House of Silbergen, we celebrate the unique beauty and historical significance of each birthstone, crafting pieces that honor the individuality of those who wear them. Whether you are seeking a personal token or a meaningful gift, understanding the story behind your or your loved one’s birthstone can make your choice even more special. Explore our collection to find that perfect piece that resonates with your personal story.