- Ann Demeulemeester -
Birthstone Jewelry Guide
January - Garnet
Individuals born in January have the privilege to claim the beautiful garnet stone. "Garnet" is derived from the Latin word "Garanatus" which means 'pomegranate seeds.' Commonly found in its lusty red color, some garnet stones change hues under different lights. The birthstone of January symbolizes friendship and love as well as manifesting the true forms of both. It removes the energetic and emotional limits one may put on themselves hence known as the stone of endless capacity. Physically, the stone cleans out toxins and procures strong metabolism. Garnet's serene energy activates the sacral chakra, stimulating creativity and passion for the wearer. This stone is full of positive vibrations, presenting itself as the perfect present for people born in January.
February - Amethyst
The month of February has Amethyst as its birthstone, a gem famous for featuring the noble purple from lilac to deeper tones. It got its name from the Greek word 'amethystos', which means 'sober', and has been at the center of attention for most royal families. This lively birthstone symbolizes the purity of the spirits, is linked to the third eye chakra, and enhances intuition. Spiritually, Amethyst cleans the aura from negative energies, giving tranquility to the wearer and the room it's in. Physically, Amethyst is good for anxiety, headaches, and fatigue. With this splendid stone's mental and spiritual healing properties, an amethyst ring, earring, or necklace will be the perfect gift for your precious loved ones born in February.
March - Aquamarine
Aquamarine is the birthstone of March, and in respect of possessing stunning sea-blue color, the stone got its name from the Latin word 'Aquamarine', which means seawater. The gemstone varies from greenish tones to blue tones, and it's found to be more valuable as it gets bluer. Aquamarine was believed to be the most effective stone for fortune telling in medieval times. Now in the same mystical aspect, Aquamarine is considered to be connecting individuals with their higher selves and helps clear perspective, quiet the mind and make the right decisions. Physically the stone helps ease lung and respiratory problems. Aquamarine also symbolizes hope and communication since it has a special connection to the throat chakra. A perfect gift option for your loved ones, especially for individuals born in March.
April - Diamond
The month of April has the famous scintillating diamond for its birthstone. The symbol of everlasting love. Diamond has been used as an engagement ring and has tied lovers together since the renaissance. They are the hardest minerals on Earth and can come in naturally occurring colors such as green, yellow, orange, red, or brown. Although its natural color is clear, some chemical differences can change the color of the diamond. This brilliant gemstone helps activate the crown chakra and uses its endurance to destroy undesired patterns of thoughts and acts. It brings strength, courage, and clarity to its wearer. Physically diamond is related to the brain and heart, keeping them young and healthy. Diamond is a spectacular gift for everyone, though people with April birthdays will definitely adore you!
May - Emerald
Fascinatingly green, historically worshiped Emerald is the birthstone of May. Clear emeralds with little to no inclusion are extremely valuable; they can even be more expensive than a diamond at the same carat. Emerald was associated with good luck in many ancient cultures and was also the favorite gem of the most famous queen, Cleopatra. Spiritually, Emerald is known as the protector of lovers and evokes the heart chakra, so receiving and giving love would be easier for its wearer. Physically, this beautiful gemstone is helpful for the disorders of the heart and lungs. Symbolically, Emerald represents the cycle of spring, just as people with May birthdays do. Spring ends with them until the next time that new life blooms everywhere. Definitely, an impeccable and sentimental gift for people born in May!
June - Alexandrite
Alexandrite was first discovered in the 19th century, one of the youngest stones among birthstones. It is gorgeous with its blue and red hues; throughout its discovery, it got to the tip of extinguishing several times. Luckily, each time there was another deposit found. Alexandrite is linked to the crown and the third eye chakra. It is the stone of change, receiving divine guidance and healing love from the universe. It is favorable for nervous system disorders and blood circulation. Alexandrite is believed to be the symbol of prosperity and fortune. The unique gemstone disperses luck to its wearer and makes it the perfect gift for individuals born in June.
July - Ruby
What a month to be born! Individuals with July birthdays have the passionate and glorious Ruby as their birthstone. Many prophecies have been written on behalf of the stone. Such as; a Ruby gem appearing darker in the presence of danger or the stone carrying mother earth's drop of blood. Ruby symbolized power, superiority, and nobility in history, and now the gemstone symbolizes wealth, desires, and instinctual emotions. It stimulates the heart chakra and disperses enthusiasm for life to its wearer. Physically it is good for adrenals, kidneys, and reproductive organs. Lively and durable ruby stones on jewelry are exquisite gifts for your loved ones born in July.
August - Peridot
Historically, Peridot was called 'the evening emerald' due to its alluring green hue, which seems to turn into a reddish tone at night. This referral was before humans were able to distinguish stones by their chemical compounds. Peridot was also called 'the gem of the stones' by ancient Egyptians to address its radiant beauty. The month of August claims Peridot as its birthstone, the stone that symbolizes harmony, compassion, and creativity. Spiritually, this beautiful stone helps form balance between the mind and the soul and the individual wearing it from evil spirits, especially after the sun goes down. Peridot helps its wearer to sleep better, cure their depression, heals the stomach, kidneys, and bowels. This lovely stone activates the heart chakra and opens the heart for the love and energy of life, creating beautiful and meaningful jewelry gifts for your loved ones.
September - Sapphire
The month of September has Sapphire as its birthstone! Exquisite and luring blue of the Sapphire is the most popular feature known about this stone though Sapphire possesses a variety of colors. It is the stone of wisdom and joy, long been the favorite of influential figures. Spiritually the Sapphire stone protects its wearer from evil intent and envy while attracting sincerity and the truth. Physically Sapphire is good for the eyes and ears as well as blood and hormonal disorders. Blue sapphires activate the throat and third eye chakra, especially when worn on the neck and ears, leading its wearer to healthier communications, expression, and decisions. Thoughtful and a powerful gift for the people with September birthdays.
- Diane Von Furstenburg -
October - Pink Tourmaline
Birthstone of October is the authentic and alluring Tourmaline, possessing a wider range of colors than most stones. In fact, most of the time, the single gem features different colors, but pink to red is the most popular choice when it comes to precious tourmaline stones. It is the stone of courage and confidence. Spiritually Tourmaline heals broken hearts, vivifies creativity, and balances feminine and masculine energies when worn. Physically, by easing the body and relaxing the muscles and the spine, the stone helps heal spinal problems. One of the best things about Tourmaline is that the gem works with all the chakras from the root to the third eye, sustaining the energy flow across the body and enhancing productivity.
November - Yellow Topaz
The other birthstone of November is yellow topaz, the stone of serenity, empathy, and harmony. Some also believe that yellow topaz attracts gold. This gem is famous for its light orange color and spiritually contains the lively energy of the sun. It brings faith and inspiration to its wearer's life and preserves the comfort and safety of the home. Physically, it is perfect for protecting memory and liver. Mystical yellow topaz is also associated with the solar plexus chakra and clears it from fears; hence it inclines us to live according to our authentic selves. Jewelry with this beautiful stone presents a lovely and considerate gift for our loved one who was born in November.
December - Blue Topaz
The stone of good fortune, good communication, and great opportunities! December's birthstone is the pretty and graceful blue topaz. Spiritually this gemstone leads its wearer into pathways of success and abundance as well as protecting travelers and people away from home. Physically this beautiful gemstone is healing neck and throat problems. The stone activates the throat chakra, and when worn around the neck, it strengthens the voice and enhances self-assurance—making it the perfect gift for people born in December.