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What is my Gemstone? – Birthstones by Month

October 6th, 2021

Birthstones are gems that have unique significance to a specific month. The month you were born will determine which birthstone you have. Although birthstones can be decided by your astrological sign, they have most traditionally been designated by month. This list showcases the official modern birthstone list that’s supported by the American Gem Society.

Birthstone jewelry makes for a great gift. Choosing an engagement ring with a birthstone is also becoming a popular option, especially styles that replicate vintage birthstone engagement rings. Regardless of what you’re looking for, learning about your gemstone is a fun way to inspire your personal style.

January Birthstone - Garnet

Garnet is a beautiful, dark red stone. If you were born in January, your birthstone symbolizes friendship and trust.

Garnet Stone

February Birthstone - Amethyst

Amethyst gems vary from pale lilac to deep violet. Amethyst is often associated with royalty and peacefulness. It’s a popular choice for romantic Valentine’s Day gifts.

Amethyst Stone

March Birthstone - Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a stunning ocean-hued stone that comes from the beryl gem family. Due to its blue-green color, it’s often associated with mythology of the sea and powers of hope and healing.

Aquamarine Stone

April Birthstone - Diamond

The diamond is one of the most well-known gems, and for a reason! It’s highly brilliant and comes in nearly every color and cut. Diamonds traditionally symbolize love and courage, and they’re a classic option for this spring-time birthday.

Diamond Stone

May Birthstone - Emerald

Emeralds are stunning, deep green stones, which have popularly been used in cushion-cut jewelry. Associated with youth and good fortune, this birthstone is a popular choice for engagement rings.

Emerald Stone

June Birthstone - Alexandrite

Alexandrite is a mysterious gem that appears green in the daylight, but turns magenta beneath incandescent lights. This birthstone symbolizes intuition and pleasure.

Alexandrite Stone

July Birthstone - Ruby

Ruby is a well-known gem that’s associated with wealth, passion, and protection against evil. Ruby is an exceptionally hard stone, and finding high-quality cuts can at times be difficult.

Ruby Stone

August Birthstone - Peridot

The Peridot is one of the most unique birthstones. Its lime-green hue is so bright it practically glows. The Peridot is associated with prosperity and good fortune.

Peridot Stone

September Birthstone - Sapphire

Sapphires are elegant navy blue gems that represent royalty and prosperity. Sapphire gems come in a variety of shades from pure blue to violet and turquoise.

Peridot Stone

October Birthstone - Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a beautiful gemstone that showcases multiple colors at once. This stone represents peace and reconciliation.

Tourmaline Stone

November Birthstone - Topaz

Topaz is a golden gemstone that represents wealth and protection from illness. It’s a beautiful jewelry choice to compliment the season’s changing leaves.

Topaz Stone

December Birthstone - Zircon

Zircon is a beautiful blue gem that has a slight greenish tint. This birthstone symbolizes happiness and spirituality.

Zircon Stone

Birthstone Jewelry in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Albert’s Diamond Jewelers provides the finest quality birthstone jewelry in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Whether you’re shopping for a gift, or looking for an engagement ring in Schererville, we have the perfect piece of birthstone jewelry for you. Visit our showroom in Schererville to chat with one of our gem experts, or reach out to us on our website.