Birthstones are the gemstones that represent the month in which they were born. Here are the respective gemstones that represents the various months:
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Aquamarine
- April: Diamond
- May: Emerald
- June: Pearl
- July: Ruby
- August: Peridot
- September: Sapphire
- October: Opal
- November: Topaz
- December: Tanzanite
Each birthstone has a different birthstone color. Here are the various birthstone colors!
Garnet came from the word “gernet” which meant “deep red color” and derived from the word “granatum” which meant “pomegranate seeds”. It is a beautiful deep red gemstone that goes well in any jewelry pieces like rings and bracelets.
Amethyst came from the Greek word “methustos” which meant “drunkeness” as the gemstone is believed to protect wearers from getting intoxicated. It is a beautiful purple color which signifies royalty and prestige. As such, Amethyst are often used in royal jewelry.
Aquamarine is a combination of “aqua” which means “water” and “marine” which means “sea”. The beautiful gemstone is named after the deep blue sea which is why the gem is used by sailors to give them good luck for a safe voyage. Aquamarine is a beautiful blue gemstone.
Diamonds are one of the rarest gemstones in the world! It is one of the hardest materials which is why it is used as industrial tools. Diamonds are often colorless and the rarest ones come with a hinge of yellow. It is extremely beautiful when the light shines on the stone.
Emerald was derived from the word “smaragdus” which translates to green. It is a beautiful rich green gemstone. Most emeralds are heated to produce a concentrated green color. The green color is due to traces of chromium or vanadium in the gemstone.
The word pearl comes from the word “perle” which means “led” which refers to the shape of a mollusk shell. Pearls come from mollusks which form the pearl through its nucleus. Most of the pearls that we find today are artificially produced in pearl farms.
Ruby gemstones have a deep red color due to chromium in the gem. Ruby comes from the word “rubeus” which means red. Ruby often represents life, courage and life.
Peridot is a gemstone that has a beautiful green glow. Its name is derived from the Arabic word “faridat” and a Greek word “Peridona” which means to give plenty. Peridot is often found in warm places like Hawaii.
Sapphire has a deep blue color that came from the word “sapphirus” which means “blue stone”. Sapphires are extremely hard and sturdy gemstones which makes them less likely to be scratched.
Opal got its name from a Greek word called “opallios” which means “change in color”. Opals have tinges of different colors like green, yellow, blue and pink. The colors change with the angles.
Topaz came from the word “Topazios” which is where Topaz are mined from. Topaz are light yellow gems and can sometimes come in a colorless form.
Tanzanite is a rare gem that can only be found in Tanzania. It is a beautiful deep blue color due to the traces of vanadium.