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What Your Birthstone Really Means ...

By Melly

Ever wanted to know what your birthstone really means? If you are anything like me and have friends and family like mine, then it’s pretty fair to assume that over the course of your life, you have spent many different Christmases and birthdays thanking people for gifts that contain links to your birthstone! You might know exactly what your birthstone is, it’s pretty impossible not to know given the gift-giving culture that surrounds them, but have you have ever actually taken a second to try to find out what your specific stone might actually mean? They are all gorgeous, and they all have their own special meanings and symbolization. So, here's what your birthstone really means.

1 January – Garnet

Garnet has a history and reputation for protecting you when you go on a long journey, and it is also a stone that promotes clarity and courage if you are in a crisis. It’s also been regarded as being good for alleviating grief or loneliness.

2 February – Amethyst

You are free to party all night long on your birthday because the ancient Greeks believed that amethyst has the ability to keep you from getting too drunk! The actual word comes from the Greek for sober!

3 March – Aquamarine

Aquamarine is supposed to relax the person who is wearing it, and it is also said to open avenues for clear and productive communication.

4 April – Diamond

You really hit the jackpot! Not only are diamonds stunning, but they also have the power to clear negative energy and promote positivity in you and those around you.

5 May – Emerald

Emerald is associated with Venus, the Roman goddess of love and the infamous Cleopatra. It is said to represent unconditional love, and an open heart and fertility.

6 June – Pearl

The Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the real hardened tears of joy cried by Aphrodite, and today they still carry the meanings of purity and love.

7 July – Ruby

In Ancient times, the ruby was coveted even more than the diamond! It is seen as a sign of pure royalty and carries meanings of passion, wealth and life prosperity.

8 August – Peridot

This is one of only two gems formed from molten rock, which makes it a force to be reckoned with! It is said to have the power to ward off evil spirits and darkness, protecting those who wear it.

9 September – Sapphire

There is a celestial feeling to sapphires, another stone that is believed to ward off evil spirits as well as bring enlightenment to your mind.

10 October – Opal

Opal is historically said to be able to increase both self-worth and wealth! It has a calming effect for wearers, which allows them to get on with their challenges in life and prosper greatly.

11 November – Topaz

Topaz is a universal symbol of generosity, faithfulness and friendship, and wearing it will help to bring you clarity in life as well as attracting all of the right people.

12 December – Turquoise

Turquoise is a symbol of peace, wisdom and strength, and it holds a powerful reputation in many ancient and modern societies. It is also said to keep you from harm when wearing it.

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