Birthstones are popular and many people wear them. In history they were thought to have special significance to the person who owned them. Following are the birthstones for the months of June to December.
The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June. These are linked with modesty and chastity. They are also linked to happy marriages.
Pearls are round shaped birthstones that come in a variety of colours and sizes. These are staples of many womens jewellery collections.
The ruby is the birthstone for July. This stone is linked with bodily protection and inner harmony. The ruby has been around since ancient times and is a rich red colour. Rubies range in colour from fiery pinkish-red to a deep brilliant red.
Peridot is the birthstone for August. It was thought to be a stone that offered protection against night terrors. It was also a stone that was thought to offer healing powers to those who wore it as it could cleanse most bodily organs. A peridot is lime green in colour.
The sapphire is the birthstone of September. This gem is linked with purity and faith. In ancient times it was believed that the stronger the sparkle, the more faithful and honest the wearer.
Sapphires are beautiful stones that go well with a variety of precious metals. They look equally beautiful in white gold, yellow gold, and platinum. These stones are durable and are most commonly thought of as being a deep, dark blue. However, they also come in other colours such as pink.
The opal is Octobers birthstone. In history it was linked to hope, innocence, and purity. As with other birthstones, this stone was thought to offer healing powers and was particularly beneficial to the eyesight.
Opals come in both white and black varieties. Opals are unique stones in that they appear to have other colours within them.
The birthstone for November is the topaz. It was linked with sanity, life, and healing. The ancient Greeks also connected it with strength.
Topaz comes in a variety of colours. The colours of topaz range from blue, pale green, pink, golden, and red. Topaz comes in a range of other colours as well.
The birthstone of December is turquoise. In the past the stone was linked to happiness, fortune, and luck. It was also considered to be a master healer.
The colours of turquoise can range from blue to green-blue. It can also be a light green colour.
A birthstone can be given as a special gift. Giving birthstones shows that you have put thought and effort into choosing a gift that is unique. Birthstones are also affordable as they come in a variety of sizes and styles.