Have you ever wondered which stone is your birthstone?
Well look no further! Lapis London outlines each month’s main associated birthstone in the comprehensive list below, enabling you to find yours or your loved ones' birthstones and their meanings with ease.
You may also find yourself drawn to a gemstone for its intention. Gemstones are not simply just birthstones but may be worn or kept close for its intention and meaning too.
January – Garnet (Love and Friendship)
Garnet is the main birthstone for January, it is associated with love and friendship and is an energising and invigorating stone. It is thought to attract and promote success and passion. It is said to remove any emotional or energetic blocks that may be limiting your vitality and create physical and emotional balance in the body.
February – Amethyst (Calm & Protection)
Amethyst is the main birthstone for February, it is known for its protective, healing, and calming qualities, Amethyst is considered a deeply soothing stone which helps to calm an overactive mind, replacing depression and anxiety with peace and balance. It is thought to be beneficial in reducing pain, stress, and tension, as well as aiding a restful night’s sleep. It is also thought to improve concentration, memory, and focus.
March – Aquamarine (Happiness and Tranqulity)
Aquamarine is the key birthstone for March, it is associated with happiness, clarity, harmony and tranqulity. It is a stone of courage, and its relaxing energies reduce stress and calm the mind.
April - Clear Quartz/Herkimer Diamond (Strength & Harmony)
Clear Quartz and Herkimer Diamond are the main Birthstones for April, Clear Quartz is known as the master healer of gemstones and is thought to help harmonise and purify energy levels to bring the body into balance and good health. It is believed to aid concentration and clarity of mind, enabling you to set intentions and goals to achieve your life dreams. It is also believed to amplify the energy of other crystals.
Herkimer Diamond is known as the stone of attunement. It is said to put you at ease in difficult environments, increasing motivation and innovation, and giving you strength to guide yourself towards the right path in tough situations. It is a birthstone for April.
May – Emerald (Love & Well-being)
Emerald is the key birthstone for May, it is known as a stone of truth, love, inspiration, and patience, bringing contentment and loyalty to friendships and relationships. The stone symbolises unconditional love and promotes physical and emotional wellbeing.
June – Moonstone (Balance & Protection)
Moonstone is the main birthstone for June and is a symbol of divine feminine energy. It is believed to reduce anxiety and tension and help balance hormones and emotions as well as aid with peaceful sleep. It is said to help you embrace change and new beginnings and attract love, encouraging happiness, loyalty, and passion within relationships. Also known as the traveller’s stone, it is believed to keep you safe and bring good fortune and joy to your travels.
July – Ruby (Confidence & Vitality)
Ruby is the main birthstone for July, it is a stone of good fortune and is said to boost energy levels, confidence, and vitality.
August – Peridot (Happiness & Health)
Peridot is the main birthstone for August and is associated with strength and balance and is believed to bring peace, happiness, health, and restful sleep. It is thought to assist with harmonising the body and mind and protect against resentment, bitterness, and anxious thinking, replacing these feelings with a sense of lightness, and tranquility.
September – Sapphire (Wisdom & Tranquility)
Sapphire is the key birthstone for September and is thought to promote wisdom and good judgement and helps balance your emotions, bringing tranquility and peace of mind. It is the birthstone for September
October – Opal (Balance & Inner Peace)
Opal is the main birthstone for October, it is a compassionate and nurturing stone. It is thought to calm the nerves and balance emotions, bringing inner peace. It is also believed to encourage you to be your authentic self without worrying about what others think.
November – Citrine (Success & Happiness)
Citrine is the key birthstone for November, known as the merchant’s stone, it is thought to help provide financial success and abundance. It is also believed to radiate and bring into your life positivity, light, and happiness.
December – Tanzanite (Optimism & Inspiration)
Tanzanite is a birthstone for December and is a stone of transformation. It is thought to help dissolve old patterns of negativity, enabling you to move forward as the best version of yourself, with optimism and inspiration, to achieve your life goals. It is the birthstone for December.
We hope this guide has helped you identify your birthstone or those of loved ones and the meaning associated with them. Birthstone Jewellery is a beautiful meaningful gift for yourself or friends and family.