The birthstones listed here are the ones traditionally recognized in the United States. It should be noted that many Eastern traditions have a different set of associations.

  • January’s birthstone is garnet. It is thought to bring the owner good health, and also aids in fostering friendships as well as encouraging loyalty.
  • February’s birthstone amethyst. It is thought to relieve worries and encourage mental peace and clarity.
  • March’s birthstones are aquamarine or bloodstone. Aquamarine is believed to have the power to keep the wearer healthy, and bloodstone also keeps the wearer safe.
  • April’s birthstone is diamond. Diamonds are thought to strengthen the wearer and bring out his or her best qualities.
  • May’s birthstone is emerald. Emeralds are said to bring happiness and mental clarity.
  • June’s birthstones are the pearl and moonstone. The spherical shape of the pearl represents completeness and the moonstone represents an inner journey.
  • July’s birthstone is ruby. Rubies are thought to bring good health and good fortune to the wearer.
  • August’s birthstones are sardonyx or peridot. Sardonyx is said to help with motivation and peridot keeps jealousy and depression away.
  • September’s birthstone is sapphire. Sapphires are thought to clear the mind and keep bad health away.
  • October’s birthstone is opal. Opals are said to increase confidence and clear the mind.
  • November’s birthstones are topaz and citrine. Citrine is believed to bring relaxation and topaz brings happiness and hope.
  • December’s birthstones are Tanzanite, zircon, and turquoise. Tanzanite is believed to help in transformation, zircon aids in spiritual growth, and turquoise is believed to help open communication.

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