Birthstone jewelry is a popular type of jewelry that is worn to celebrate a person's birth month. Each month has a specific birthstone, and wearing jewelry that features that stone is said to bring good luck and health to the wearer. But why do we wear birthstone jewelry, and what is the meaning behind each stone?
The practice of wearing birthstone jewelry dates back to ancient times. It is said that the twelve gemstones that are now associated with each month of the year were first mentioned in the Bible, in the book of Exodus. The stones were used to represent the twelve tribes of Israel, and each tribe was associated with a different stone.
Over time, the tradition of wearing birthstone jewelry spread beyond Israel, and each stone was associated with different qualities and properties. For example, January's birthstone, garnet, is said to bring peace and tranquility, while June's birthstone, pearl, symbolizes purity and innocence.
Today, birthstone jewelry is a popular way to celebrate one's birth month and add a personal touch to one's jewelry collection. Many people also believe that wearing their birthstone can bring them good luck, protect them from harm, and promote healing and well-being.
Each birthstone has its own meaning and symbolism. Here is a brief overview of each month's birthstone:
- January: Garnet - symbolizes peace and tranquility
- February: Amethyst - symbolizes inner strength and clarity
- March: Aquamarine - symbolizes courage and protection
- April: Diamond - symbolizes eternal love and purity
- May: Emerald - symbolizes love and success
- June: Rainbow Moonstone - symbolizes purity and balance of negativity and positivity
- July: Ruby - symbolizes passion and protection
- August: Peridot - symbolizes strength and protection from harm
- September: Sapphire - symbolizes wisdom and loyalty
- October: Opal - symbolizes creativity and inspiration
- November: Citrine - symbolizes imagination and positivity
- December: Swiss Blue Topaz - symbolizes truth, wisdom and sincerity
At Nickel & Suede our favorite way to wear birthstone jewelry is our birthstone heart huggie earrings. Each pair of birthstone earrings is made from authentic stone and vermeil. We love the unique shape of these huggie earrings- especially the heart-shaped stone. They are just the right thing to gift for a birthday each month.