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Birthstones & Their Meanings

Whether sparkling on your finger, resting against your heart as a pendant or dangling 
from your ears, your birthstone offers a special glimpse into who you are. We help you 
celebrate your big moments and tell your story through 
expressive birthstone jewelry.

What Does Your Birthstone Say About You?

 
Unlike the ups and downs of horoscopes, birthstones are said to reflect only the positive aspects of your personality. They strengthen your best characteristics and highlight your most charming traits. Each of these glimmering gemstones holds special messages for the lucky wearer. These messages come from history and lore, and differ throughout time and culture. 

What is My Birthstone?

 
Your birthstone is determined by the month in which you were born. Today’s modern birthstone chart assigns one birthstone to each month.
GARNET

JANUARY BIRTHSTONE

The “power suit” of gemstones, deep red garnets represent sincerity and a strong work ethic. The word “garnet” comes from the Latin Granatum, which means pomegranate seed. This dazzling January birthstone symbolizes affection, trust and spiritual devotion.
A pair of January birthstone earrings featuring bezel-set, trillion-cut garnets embellished with a milgrain halo
AMETHYST

FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONE

Amethysts have been prized like diamonds throughout the centuries. Leonardo da Vinci claimed these exquisite purple-hued stones had the power to increase intelligence. The soothing, peaceful properties of this radiant February birthstone boost the natural calm of people born in the second month.
A February birthstone pendant of teardrop-shaped amethyst surrounded in a white topaz halo of twinkling hanging from a coordinating cable chain
AQUAMARINE

MARCH BIRTHSTONE

Aquamarine symbolizes the calming nature of water and ocean travel and is associated with the apostle St. Thomas. This March birthstone represents an ideal blend of clarity and simplicity—fitting for people with a March birthday, who are also known for their loyalty and vitality.
A March birthstone eternity band of round brilliant-cut aquamarines pavé-set in white gold
DIAMOND

APRIL BIRTHSTONE

No matter which month you were born in, we believe stunning diamond jewelry is for everyone. This most coveted April birthstone gemstone was once thought of as lightning on earth. Throughout history, diamonds have represented healing, strength and everlasting love.
A pair of April birthstone huggie earrings accented with round diamond pavé
EMERALD

MAY BIRTHSTONE

As fresh as springtime, the emerald dates back to around 330 B.C. Cultures around the world admire this vibrant green May birthstone, hailing its powers of protection and truth. Emerald jewelry makes a striking statement for anyone who wears it. spring growth. Explore emeralds their storied history, and the mesmerizing green color that sparkles as pendants, earrings and rings.
A floral, vintage-inspired May birthstone pendant with round emerald center framed in diamond micropavé petals set in yellow gold and suspended from matching cable chain
PEARL

JUNE BIRTHSTONES

The pearl is the only gemstone made from a living creature. Pearls embody wisdom and purity and are desired for their incredible versatility. People born in June are known for being trustworthy and loyal.
A June birthstone bracelet of woven freshwater pearls woven together and clasped in white gold
RUBY

JULY BIRTHSTONE

Passion. Protection. Prosperity. The ruby has a long, revered history, and its brilliant, crimson sparkle captivates people everywhere. Whether you’re gifting ruby or adorning yourself with it, this July birthstone grants a sense of power and beauty.
A July birthstone band of alternating ruby and diamond gemstones pavé-set in platinum
PERIDOT

AUGUST BIRTHSTONE

Peridot was formed eons ago within deep volcanic eruptions. Hawaiians believed it symbolized the tears of Pele, the volcano goddess. Today, this bright, yellow-green August birthstone represents fortune, so wearing radiant peridot jewelry might just make every day feel like your lucky day.
An August birthstone ring of peridot round-cut center gemstone surrounded by diamond and more peridots as floral petals and set in yellow gold
SAPPHIRE

SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE

Sapphires have long been associated with heaven, divine favor and enlightenment. Along with its alluring deep blue color and spiritual significance, this September birthstone symbolizes wisdom and clarity.
A September birthstone stacking ring showcasing petite sapphire center stone with diamond sidestone accents set in white gold
OPAL

OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE

Luminous color dances across the surface of the opal—a mesmerizing quality that stands out in any piece of this gemstone jewelry. Mostly mined in Australia, opals are believed to reflect the different moods of the wearer. And if you can claim October’s birthstone, you’re probably known for your loyalty.
A pair of October birthstone stud earrings of smooth opal stones accented with lateral diamond detail in white gold
CITRINE

NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE

Citrine is as fresh and golden as its name sounds. While citrine’s hues vary, its cheerful lemony appearance makes any type of jewelry glisten. This November birthstone is believed to calm and soothe a person’s mood, making it a thoughtful and intentional gemstone choice for yourself or someone you love.
A November birthstone bracelet of twenty-eight round citrine gemstones rimmed in sterling silver miglrain halos
BLUE TOPAZ

DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE

Symbolic of winter months, blue topaz is a gleaming stone that ranges from icy hues to deeper shades. Topaz dates back to ancient times and represents wisdom and longevity. People with this December birthstone are known for their strength and generosity.
A pair of cushion-cut December birthstone earrings of Swiss Blue Topaz detailed with diamond halos set in white gold lever back drops

How to Care for Your Gemstone Jewelry

• Store your jewels separately in pouches, and tuck them away in your jewelry box.
• Wear your jewelry with care, especially if it’s prone to chipping or cracking. 
• Periodically, check all of your jewelry for weakened strings, loose settings and stone or metal damage. 
 • We offer free cleaning and repair services for all of our gemstone jewelry.

Gemstones FAQ

What is a birthstone? 

Birthstones are gemstones that signify one of the 12 birth months. They include stones of all different colors and types.

What is the history of birthstones?

Birthstones are historically tied to biblical symbolism, zodiac signs and celestial bodies. Many religions throughout the world tie special meanings to birthstones, believing that specific stones bring harmony to the wearer. Today, birthstones are loved by people of all ages and cultures for their beauty and symbolism. In 1912, the National Association of Jewelers released an official list of birthstones by month. They kept customs, symbolism and accessibility in mind when designing the official birthstone list. The list has been updated over the years and is still recognized as the standard birthstone chart.

What do birthstones mean?

Each birthstone brings different meanings and unique symbolism. Explore your month’s birthstone to find out more about its special meaning.

What kind of jewelry is best for birthstones?

Birthstones can be worn in many types of jewelry including rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

Are birthstones precious or semi-precious?

With 12 different months represented by birthstones, there are a variety of stone types including both precious and semi-precious stones.

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