Birth Stone

The birthstone brings prosperity and well-being, since ancient times it has been used to bring good luck, remove negativity, improve health and wealth. Wearing gemstone gives you spiritual protection as well as an attractive look. Birthstones are a set of valuable gemstones that correlate to our birth month. Traditionally, every gem holds an alternate significance thought to maintain its wearer. 

There are some months in which more than one birthstones characterize diverse characteristics, giving its wearer more than one alternative withinside the gem they choose. Each of those birthstones has a fascinating history and maintains fitness and well-being to its wearers from all aspects of the world.


History Of Birth Stone

The idea of ​​birthstones dates back to ancient times when the Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Persians, and Indians all gave different gemstones for each month of the year. According to the stories behind birth gems, legend has it that wearing a gemstone during its appointed month enhances its healing and therapeutic powers.

In the present day, we follow the birthstone system which is derived from the biblical system created around AD 40. Titus Flavius ​​Josephus, a Jewish historian, declared that the 12 stones in Aaron’s breastplate had a special connection to the months of the year and the signs of the zodiac. In 1912, the National Association of Jewelers in America prepared a list that is still in use today, although there have been some modifications along the way, most notably with the addition of tanzanite as the birthstone for December in 2002.

Birth Stone By Month

S. No. Months Birth Stone Meaning
01 January Garnet Protection
02 February Amethyst Wisdom
03 March Aquamarine Serenity
04 April Diamond Strength
05 May Emerald Hope
06 June Pearl or Alexandrite Love
07 July Ruby Vitality
08 August Peridot Beauty
09 September Sapphire Truth
10 October Tourmaline or Opal Healing
11 November Topaz or Citrine Joy
12 December Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise Friendship

Benefits of Birth Stones

Primarily, birthstones are known to improve the health, wealth, and welfare of those who were born in their respective months. The colors of the birthstone can be the reason for its positive effects and add symbolic properties to the gemstone. Learn more about these gems and their effects, unexpected and unique properties according to the month of your birth.

1. January - Garnet:

Colored in red, the garnet stone is a symbol of faith, love, and courage. Basically, it is used as protection from nightmares and provides guidance to its wearer and it also increases the energy level. In ancient times Rome use this stone as a stamp for an important document. It is mostly found in Afghanistan, Brazil, Tanzania, Russia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Sri Lanka. Its hardness is 6.5 to 7.5 Mohs.

2. February - Amethyst:

Comes in purple, violet and deep purple, the sapphire stone is a symbol of royalty, passion, and hope. It is used to protect its wearers from intoxication, rheumatism, and disease. It’s a defensives stone that provides stress-free and anxiety-free life. It is mostly found in Brazil, the USA, Uruguay, Zambia. Its hardness is 7 Mohs.

3. March - Aquamarine:

Aquamarine is a pale blue to a slightly greenish bluestone and it is the symbol of serenity. In ancient times, people believed that wearing aquamarine encouraged creativity, hope, self-expression, and courage. This stone enhances health conditions and brings joy, satisfaction. It is mostly found in Brazil, Pakistan, the USA, Uruguay, Zambia. Its hardness is 7.5 to 8 Mohs.

4. April - Diamonds:

Diamonds can vary in color according to the impurities or structural defects between them. This gemstone protects its wearer from insanity and hallucinations. It increases the level of positive energy. It is a symbol of strength. It is mostly found in Australia, Botswana, Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia. Its hardness is 10 Mohs.

5. May - Emerald:

Comes in green color and it promotes health, vitality, growth, and wealth. Emerald is considered a gem of prosperity and a symbol of hope. In History, emerald stones is the symbol of royalty for over 6,000 years. It is mostly found in Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Its hardness is 7.5 to 8 Mohs.

6. June - Pearl or Alexandrite:

Pearl comes in white and cream colors, and alexandrite comes in bluish-green in daylight or fluorescent light. It is a symbol of love. Both the stones prove to be very helpful for nervousness and restlessness. It is mostly found in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania. Its hardness is 8.5 Mohs.

7. July - Ruby:

The most beautiful stone Ruby comes in pure red color and is a symbol of vitality. This gemstone gives mental strength. This stone is aptly called the king of gems due to its association with the Sun. It is mostly found in Afghanistan, Greenland, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malawi. Its hardness is 9 Mohs.

8. August - Peridot:

Peridot comes in yellowish-green to greenish-yellow to brownish green. It is a symbol of beauty. This gemstone increases the courage, wealth, and intelligence of the wearer. It helps to relieve stress and pacify anger, and also protects against evil, negativity, and black magic. 

It is mostly found in China, Egypt, Myanmar, Pakistan, Tanzania, America, Vietnam. Its hardness is 6.5 to 7 Mohs.

9. September - Sapphire:

Sapphire comes in a surprisingly wide range of colors but is best known as a blue gemstone. It is a symbol of truth and protection. It is called the stone of wisdom, stimulates concentration, enhances creativity, and promotes purity and depth of thought. 

It is mostly found in Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand. Its hardness is 9 Mohs.

10. October - Tourmaline or Opal:

Tourmaline and Opal can be green, blue, yellow, pink to red, colorless, or color-zoned. It is a symbol of hope and well-being. Both stones have healing and restorative properties. Opal gives strength and tourmaline relieves stress to the wearer. 

It is mostly found in Australia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia. Opal has a hardness of 5 to 6.5 Mohs and tourmaline has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 Mohs

11. November - Topaz or Citrine:

Topaz is found “colorless (if no impurities) otherwise it comes in white, brown, yellow, blue, green, pink and many more” and citrines range from light pastel yellow to deep reddish-orange. Both are symbols of power and joy. Topaz is a Sanskrit word meaning “fire” and it brings abundance and prosperity to its wearer. 

Citrine stone wearer feels positivity and it removes negativity and also helps reduce stress and depression. It is mostly found in Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Uruguay, United States. Topaz has a hardness of 8 Mohs and citrine has a hardness of 7 Mohs.

12. December - Tanzanite, Zircon, or Turquoise:

Tanzanite is found in Royal Blue, Indigo, Violet/Purple, and Zircon which are found in reddish-brown, yellow, green, blue, brown and turquoise, turquoise, blue, blue-green, green colors.

Tanzanite is the rarest stone and Tanzania is the only place where it is found. Its hardness is 6 to 7 Mohs.

Zircon protects its wearer and brings good health, wealth, and wisdom. It is mainly found in Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. Its hardness is 6 to 7.5 Mohs.

Turquoise is one of the ancient gemstones and is found in China, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, and the United States. Its hardness is 7 to 7.5 Mohs.

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As we know, Birth Stone brings prosperity and well-being, it has been used to bring good luck, remove negativity, improve health and wealth. But do you know that it is not easy to choose the right gemstone for anyone?

It is essential to consult with a good astrologer before choosing any gemstone. As gemstones come in different colors, different sizes, and many forms like Ratti (Measuring Unit of Stones). At Vedic Realms, our experts and practitioners help you choose the most desirable stone according to your birth month and other conditions as well. Please book your session today for the best results that you deserve.

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