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Here is a helpful monthly birthstone guide.
- Garnet, the birthstone of January, is mined in a rainbow of colors. From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnetto the rich green of Tsavorite Garnet and to the most widely recognized color of Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust. All Garnets honor Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War.
- Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is often seen ranging in color from purple and violet to pale red-violet. It is said that the stone is beneficial toward the creative arts by inspiring and focusing energy. Amethyst honors Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Childbirth.
- March birthstone, Aquamarine, ranges from the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea. Its light blue arouses feelings of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship, and most of all, good feelings. Aquamarine is used to for the worship of three goddesses: Akna, the Mayan Goddess of Motherhood, Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, and Kupala, the Slavonic Water Goddess.
- Diamond, the April birthstone, is widely known in their pure state, which is colorless. Yellow and brown are the most common color, while blue and red are the rarest color. Diamonds are thought to have the ability to transmit and receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently. Diamonds are devoted to Angerona, the Roman Goddess of the Winter Solstice.
- The birthstone of May, Emerald, is a magnificent green that conveys harmony, beauty, love, and love of Nature. In particular, Emerald is a seeker of love, and an enhancer of domestic bliss and contentment. Emerald honors the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War.
- Pearls, one of the June birthstones, vary in color from white to those with a hint of color, often pink, to brown or black depending upon the type. They come in types of natural, freshwater, cultured, black, seed, baroque, and several more. It is the symbol of purity and innocence.
- Alexandrite, a June birthstone, is extremely rare and desirable since they change color based on the lighting. Green or bluish-green in daylight, alexandrite turns a soft shade of red, purplish-red or raspberry red in incandescent light. It is thought to be a relatively young gemstone, being discovered in 1834. Alexandrite said to bring joy, wisdom and release of sorrow.
- Rubies, the birthstone of July, is said to aid you in finding new paths in life and giving you the energy you need to walk those paths. They were used as amulets against poison, plague, evil thoughts, and wicked spirits. Ruby is used in devotions and in seeking aid from Befana the Italian Goddess of Twelfth Night, and Sekhmet Egyptian Goddess of War.
- The August birthstone, Peridot, has a striking light green color. It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success. Its powers include health, protection, and sleep. Peridot honors the Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Fortune.
- The birthstone for September is the popular Sapphire gemstone. Blue is by far the most popular color for sapphires, but they can be almost any color, including yellow, green, white, colorless, pink, orange, brown, and purple. Padparadscha is the rare orange-pink variety of sapphire and has a higher value than blue sapphires. Its powers include spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. Sapphire is believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic, and mental illness.
- Tourmaline, one of the October birthstones, is available in a wide variety of colors from black to bluish-black, dark brown, yellow, medium brown, blue to neon blue, lime to dark forest green, red and reddish purple, yellow, pink, and colorless. Another popular variation is the Watermelon tourmaline, green on the outside and pink on the inside. The most expensive tourmalines are the blue indicolite, green verdelite and pink rubellite. Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymphs. It honors the goddess Al-Uzza (aspect of Allat) the Nabataean Moon Goddess of Full Moon and Mothers.
- Opal, an October birthstone, comes in a variety of boulder, Yowah and Koroit opals in shades of green, pink, coral, aqua, blue and green. It thought to aid inner beauty, faithfulness, and eyesight and helps recall past lives. Opal has been used as a symbol of love, seductive stone and an emotional stabilizer in many cultures.
- Citrine, a November birthstone, is seen in a variety of quartz ranging in colors of yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, reddish-brown. Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine. Citrine is believed to help the heart, kidney, digestive tract, liver and muscles. It promotes creativity, helps personal clarity and eliminates self-destructive tendencies. Citrine is used to honor Demeter the Greek Goddess of Abundance. and Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War.
- Topaz, a November birthstone, occurs in a wide range of colors including red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow, brown and clear. It is said to aid in your efforts to expel sickness, worry, pain, or souring relationships. Topaz is used in devotions to the Hindu Life Force Goddess Kundalini.
- Tanzanite, a December birthstone, is very rarely a pure blue and usually exhibits rich purple overtones. While Tanzanite is often a blue color when first mined, it can also be brown and is routinely heat-treated to permanently draw out its exotic bluish-purple color. Tanzanite powerfully connects the Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras. So it is beneficial if you find you need assistance connecting with your intuition--an easier flow of information.
- Turquoise gemstone is one of the December birthstones. The color is, of course, turquoise, but its range of color varies from green and greenish blue to sky blue shades. Turquoise attracts money, success and love. Its powers include protection, healing, courage, friendship, luck, relaxing the mind, and ease of mental tension. Turquoise is used in honoring Estsanatlehi, the Navajo Fertility Goddess and Whope, the Lakota Sioux Goddess.
- Zircon, a December birthstone, is a gemstone of many colors. Zircons of all colors are used as gems, but blue, golden-brown, and white are the colors most often used. Blue Zircon, the most popular color, has a lively pastel blue, and occasionally has a very desirable striking bright blue color.