All about Birthstones
Red Garnet / January stone
Get lost in the depth of a red Garnet stone. The Garnet stone is one of the hardest gemstones. But one look at it and you know the look of the Garnet is anything but hard. The dark red color is very rich and warm. A Garnet stone gives confidence, willpower and vitality. Garnet is the traditional birthstone for January, the zodiacal stone for Aquarius and the second anniversary stone.
Purple Amethyst / February stone
Did you know that the meaning of the deep violet Amethyst is ‘wisdom’? It is also said to bring harmony and inner peace. So this stone is the perfect gift to someone who needs a little calmness in their life. Or if you're really into purple. :) The Amethyst stone is the birthstone of the month February and the stone for the astrological sign of Aquarius and Pisces.
Light Blue Aquamarine / March stone
An Aquamarine gemstone has a strong calming effect. In ancient folklore, Aquamarine is known as the treasure of mermaids and a stone of interminable youth and glee. Forever young!! This water stone is connected to Pisces and Aquarius, the sign of the water bearer, but also connected to the signs of Gemini and Libra. It's the birthstone of the month of March.
Sparkly Moissanite / April stone
The Moissanite, in its rarity and beauty, is a symbol of purity and innocence, of love and fidelity. Moissanite is a very rare and exceptional mineral, which has almost all the qualities of Diamond. So it’s no surprise that a Moissanite is known as the ‘love stone’. And it's also, next to the Diamond the birthstone of the month April.
Green Emerald / May stone
An Emerald stone stimulates love, inspiration, positivity and enjoying life. The color green is an old time favorite for Dutch girls. Its green is incomparable, and is therefore called "emerald green". Emerald is highly evaluated for its deep bright green colour, transparency and rather high hardness. And It's also the birthstone of the month May as well as the traditional gemstone for the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini, and sometimes Cancer.
Milky Purple Moonquartz / June stone
As ancient as the moon itself, Moonquartz holds the power of mystery and influences our behaviors and emotions. The Moonquartz is the traditional birthstone of June, along with Pearl and astrological signs of Cancer. As it is a stone of love and fertility it was often used as a wedding gift or as a token of eternal love. Also it’s known for bringing lucid dreams, especially during the full moon. Awooooooooooooooooooooo….
Red Ruby / July stone
Ruby stone has a vibration that radiates with an intensity that projects energy and enthusiasm for life. Ruby is an activator of power, self-confidence and courage. Ruby is the July birthstone as well as the popular gemstone for the astrological signs of Cancer. Ruby is one of the most coveted gems. It’s probably the deep red color: Few things catch the eye like the ruby birthstone.
Green Peridot / August stone
Natural Peridot is the oldest gemstone available in the light green colour with a slight hint of gold. August's birthstone is a cosmic birthstone and known as well as the traditional gemstone for the astrological signs of Virgo and Leo. Known as a symbol of opportunity and prosperity, babies born in August are meant to succeed in life, or anyone wearing it. ;-)
Dark Blue Sapphire / September stone
Sapphire is an extremely famous gemstone with stunning blue coloration. Blue Sapphire is regarded as the traditional birthstone for September as well as the traditional gemstone for the astrological signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. There’s an ancient belief that those born this month can benefit from its mysterious powers. Ooh-la-la!
White Opal / October stone
In ancient times it was believed that opal had fallen from heaven when lightning struck the earth. Hope and innocence are terms that fit opal. It can bring happiness and health to everyone. Opal is the traditional birthstone for October and the zodiacal stone for Taurus & Libra.
Yellow Citrine / November stone
November's birthstone is the Citrine and also known for the zodiacal stone for the Virgo & Scorpio. The meaning of this gemstone is ‘joy’, as it is believed that Citrine improves your mood. Citrine’s colour is thought to radiate positive energy. It is known as the ‘success stone’, since it is believed to promote prosperity and abundance, especially in situations involving business. Good vibes only!
Blue Topaz / December stone
The winter blues have nothing on December's birthstones: Blue Topazes are known for their beautiful shades of blue and symbolizes wisdom and truth. It is an excellent stone for writers, especially if you have writer's block, as it may inspire creativity. This stone is also the traditional gemstone for the astrological signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius.