Top Birthstone Colors and Their Meanings

Garnet (red)

Garnet, January's birthstone, symbolizes travel safety. Its name comes from "granatum," meaning seed, due to its color and shape resembling pomegranate seeds.

Amethyst (Purple)

February's birthstone, amethyst, fosters courage and strengthens bonds. Once reserved for royalty, ancient Greeks believed it guarded against intoxication, hence "amethystos," meaning "sober."

March's birthstone, aquamarine, was believed to cure ailments when its water was consumed. Sailors adorned with aquamarine talismans thought to ward off ocean perils.

Aquamarine (Blue)

April's birthstone, diamond, symbolizes eternal love and courage. In Sanskrit, it's called vajra, meaning lightning, associated with Indra's weapon in Hindu mythology.

Diamond (Colorless or varies)

May's birthstone, emerald, cherished by Cleopatra, symbolizes fertility and love. Romans dedicated it to Venus, goddess of love. Today, emeralds represent wisdom and growth.

Emerald (Green)

June's birthstone, pearl, symbolizes purity. Ancient Greeks thought pearls were Aphrodite's tears of joy, linking them to love.

Pearl (Pink or white)

July's birthstone, ruby, revered as the "king of gems" by ancient Hindus, offered protection from evil. Its deep red hue symbolizes love and passion today.

Ruby ( Red)

August's birthstone, peridot, symbolizes strength. Dubbed the "evening emerald" for its light green hue, it was thought to be volcanic goddess Pele's tears.

Peridot (Green)

September's blue sapphire, symbolizing purity and wisdom, historically protected against evil. Favored by priests and kings, it's a regal gem.

Sapphire (Blue)