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Birthstones, Baby!


Your birthstone is the gemstone that is associated with the month you were born. Some

believe it is extra powerful or healing for people to wear their birthstone. Cultures, customs, and traditions all around the world have beliefs surrounding birthstones. And they aren’t anything new! It is thought that the origin of birthstones was on the breastplate of Aaron, which contained 12 stones, one to represent each tribe of Israel.

There are many different lists that have been compiled over the years about which stone or stones correlate to each month. Below we have included the most popularly referenced lists.

Traditional Birthstones

January: Garnet

February: Amethyst

March: Aquamarine

April: Diamond

May: Emerald

June: Alexandrite

July: Ruby

August: Peridot

September: Sapphire

October: Opal

November: Yellow Topaz

December: Blue Topaz

Modern Birthstones

January: Garnet

February: Amethyst

March: Aquamarine or Bloodstone

April: Crystal Quartz

May: Emerald

June: Pearl

July: Carnelian

August: Peridot

September: Lapis Lazuli

October: Moonstone

November: Citrine

December: Turquoise

Zodiac Birthstones

Aries: Bloodstone

Taurus: Sapphire

Gemini: Agate

Cancer: Emerald

Leo: Onyx

Virgo: Carnelian

Libra: Peridot

Scorpio: Aquamarine

Sagittarius: Topaz

Capricorn: Ruby

Aquarius: Garnet

Pisces: Amethyst

We're got lots of fun ideas for bringing birthstone jewelry into your life! You can start by wearing your own stone of course, and birthstones make a lovely and personalized addition to your amber jewelry for pain relief and wellness. Check out our Gemstone Directory to learn more about each birthstone's supportive and healing properties!

Birthstone jewelry also makes a GREAT gift! Maybe you want to honor an anniversary with the one you love by wearing matching pieces that include both your birthstones. This also makes a wonderful wedding gift! Your mom or grandma will love a mother’s piece or grandmother’s piece that contains all the stones of her children or grandchildren. No matter which birthstone piece you need, Funky Birdie Amber can help you create the perfect birthstone jewelry! Just shoot us a message or fill out the custom order form on our website - we make the process fun and easy!

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