Your birthstone is more than just a sparkly accessory. There are many uses and properties associated with each one. Let’s take a look at what they represent.


Jan- Garnet

Garnets, the birthstone for January, are known for their protection properties. This red gem is used to relieve nightmares and see you through dark times. Additionally, garnets are great for helping boost your self- esteem and energy levels as well.

Feb- Amethyst

Amethyst’s are a beautiful purple- toned jewel known for their calming properties. Wearing this gemstone is said to help soothe a restless mind while also promoting peace, tranquility and temperance.

Mar- Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a beautiful light blue gemstone known for its calming presence. It stands for hope, love and friendship. Additionally, it is said to promote creativity and courage as well as increase your health and overall happiness.

April- Diamond

Diamonds are the gemstone for April birthdays. This stone is known to help increase purity and strength.

 May- Emerald

Emeralds are a deep green gem that represents health and wisdom. They are said to help give people insight into the future. Additionally, the wearer is said to gain hope and patience when wearing this stone.

 June- Pearl

Yashi Marwaha, a writer for states, “According to the ancient Greeks, pearls were actually hardened tears of joy from the goddess of love, Aphrodite. They symbolize purity and passion and help to calm nervousness and anxiety.”

 July- Ruby

Rubies are deep red gemstones that symbolize harmony and protection. This stone is known to bring strength and also ward off evil to whomever is wearing it.

 Aug- Peridot

Marwaha also states, “The unmissable glow of peridot, which is visible even in the dark, is believed to scare away evil at night. This stone represents peace, happiness, and good fortune. If worn correctly it can also reduce feelings of stress and anger.”

 Sep- Blue Sapphire

This is a deep blue stone that represents purity, wisdom and faith. It has also been known to reduce pain for the wearer. This gemstone is commonly used for engagement rings because of what it signifies.

 Oct- Opal

Ancient people used to think this gemstone fell from sky when lighting hit the earth. The Opal is associated with innocence, hope, happiness and health. It can be multiples colors that change depending on the light.

 Nov- Topaz

Marwaha also says, “The stone of consistency and friendship, a topaz is famous for its vibrant orange colour (but also available in other colours). It is believed that wearing this stone around your neck will give you strength and intellect.”

 Dec- Turquoise

Turquoise is a beautiful stone associated with happiness. It is said to bring good fortune and friendship to the wearer.


There are a lot of recommendations for how each stone is to be worn in order to maximize its properties. If you’re interested in harnessing the power of gemstones, do your research to ensure you’re wearing them correctly.

Skip to content