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Birthstones by Month

April 11th, 2024

Birthstones are beautiful gems that have long captured our attention with their positive symbolism and striking beauty. Each one is associated with a birth month, meaning that each one of us has one!  Birthstones are commonly found in all different types of jewelry pieces to be worn as representations of the month you were born. Join us as we delve into the special meanings behind each birthstone and the month they represent.

January - Garnet

The garnet represents loyalty and healing. The stone itself is made up of various minerals, altogether making a beautiful gemstone of deep red hues. It is prized for its rich color and versatility. Found in a spectrum of shades from fiery crimson to earthy burgundy, garnet's beauty is matched only by its durability, making it a popular choice for jewelry since ancient times.

February - Amethyst

The amethyst represents peace and wisdom. As a member of the quartz family, it is renowned for its mesmerizing purple hue and spiritual significance. With its captivating color variations and metaphysical properties, amethyst continues to enchant admirers worldwide, serving as a radiant symbol of nature's enduring allure.

March - Aquamarine/Bloodstone

March has two enchanting birthstones: aquamarine and bloodstone, representing youth and happiness. This gemstone's name, derived from the Latin words "aqua" and "mare," meaning water and sea, perfectly captures its serenenity. Complementing the ethereal beauty of aquamarine is bloodstone, a dark green gem flecked with red spots, resembling drops of blood. Together, aquamarine and bloodstone offer a captivating glimpse into the diverse world of March birthstones, each possessing its unique beauty and significance.

April - Diamond

Renowned for its unparalleled sparkle and enduring strength, the diamond symbolizes fidelity and courage. From its mesmerizing fire to its unparalleled clarity, the diamond captivates hearts and minds, embodying the essence of sophistication and elegance. Throughout history, diamonds have adorned monarchs and aristocrats, serving as symbols of power, wealth, and everlasting commitment. Today, the diamond continues to hold sway as the ultimate expression of love and devotion, found in engagement rings, heirloom jewelry, and cherished gifts, forever immortalizing the precious moments they accompany.

May - Emerald

The emerald is coveted for its captivating color and rarity, symbolizing faith and hope. Throughout history, emeralds have adorned the crowns of kings and the jewelry boxes of empresses, revered for their association with wisdom, foresight, and divine inspiration. Whether worn as a statement piece or cherished as a precious keepsake, the emerald continues to enchant admirers with its elegance and appeal, serving as a radiant reminder of the enduring beauty found in nature's treasures.

June - Pearl/Alexandrite/Moonstone

June has not one, but three beautiful birthstones: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. Pearls have long been revered as symbols of purity, wisdom, and prosperity. Alexandrite, a rare and mesmerizing gemstone, dazzles with its remarkable color-changing properties, shifting from green to red under different lighting conditions, symbolizing adaptability and renewal. Moonstone, with its ethereal glow, evokes the mystique of the moon. Together, these three birthstones offer a diverse tapestry of beauty and symbolism, reflecting the multifaceted nature of those born in the month of June.

July - Ruby

July's birthstone, the ruby, symbolizes devotion and prosperity, captivating hearts with its rich red hue. Throughout history, rubies have been prized by royalty and nobility, believed to bestow good fortune and protection upon the wearer. From ancient civilizations to modern times, the ruby continues to hold sway as a symbol of power and desire, making it a cherished gemstone for those born in the month of July.

August - Peridot/Spinel/Sardonyx

August has three gemstones, the peridot, spinel, and sardonyx, all representing fame and dignity. The peridot is a gemstone that embodies the warmth of summer sunsets with its olive-green hue. The spinel, the secondary birthstone, is a stone available in an array of colors but most commonly associated with rich shades of red. And finally the sardonyx, a captivating variety of onyx that showcases bands of reddish-brown and white, blending warmth with elegance.

September - Sapphire

The September birthstone, sapphire, renowned for its deep blue hues, symbolizes sincerity and loyalty. With a rich history of being loved by royalty and cultures worldwide, the sapphire is prized for its beauty.

October - Tourmaline/Opal

October’s birthstones are opal and tourmaline, symbolizing balance and protection. Opal, with its iridescent play of colors, symbolizes creativity and passion, while tourmaline embodies vitality and emotional balance. Together, they illuminate October with their radiant allure and celebrate creativity, transformation, and renewal.

November - Citrine/Topaz

November is adorned with two mesmerizing birthstones: topaz and citrine, stones symbolizing energy and health. Topaz is known for its warm hues ranging from golden yellows to deep oranges.  Citrine, with its sunny yellow tones, symbolizes abundance, prosperity, and positive energy. It is often referred to as the "merchant's stone," associated with success in business ventures. Both topaz and citrine offer a radiant burst of color amidst the autumn landscape, making them cherished symbols of November's warmth and abundance.

December - Zircon/Tanzanite/Turquoise

The month of December has three stunning birthstones: turquoise, tanzanite, and zircon, representing strength and success. Turquoise is known for its vibrant blue-green color, tanzanite showcases mesmerizing hues of blue and violet, while zircon is available in a variety of colors but is often seen in blue. Each of these December birthstones possesses its own unique beauty and significance, making them cherished treasures for those born in the festive month of December.

James & Sons offers a beautiful selection of gems. Visit our gemstone page to explore birthstones and other gems. If you’re looking for birthstone jewelry visit any of our jewelry stores in Chicago, Naperville, Orland Park, and Schererville and we can help you find what you’re looking for.