What is a Birthstone?
Birthstones are exquisite gemstones that are associated with a particular month. It is believed that the energy of the stone benefits people born in that month. While most months have one birthstone, some have multiple birthstones.
These gemstones are stunning in their visual appeal making them a popular choice for jewellery. Each gemstone has a rich history and mystical prowess attached to it. When worn by people born in the relevant month, these gemstones are believed to offer numerous physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. For this reason, birthstones by month have been a popular choice of gift to loved ones.
Colour is an important aspect of birthstones. Ancient traditions have long held the belief that colours have the ability to heal and uplift the energies of an individual. Certain colours are also associated with the seven chakras, or energy centres, in the human body that govern one’s overall health and well-being.
Adorning the right birthstone colour in the right manner as per Vedic astrology & Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy can work wonders in enhancing the positive attributes of one’s life.
Origin of Birthstones
Birthstones have a rich history and can be traced back to biblical times. As per the Book of Exodus, a breastplate of 12 stones was worn by Aaron, the first high priest of the Israelites. These stones were believed to hold massive power that offered the wearer wealth, good fortune, and the ability to protect themselves from harm. While the 12 gemstones worn by Aaron have often been debated, in 1912, the American National Jewellers’ Association, created an official list of 12 birthstones by month. Since then, the list has been slightly modified to include new stones.
Along with Christianity, ancient Hindu traditions have also held gemstones in high esteem. Unlike the 12 stones considered powerful in the west, Hindu customs highlight nine gemstones, known as Navratnas, which are believed to have celestial powers. These gemstones are commonly used by Vedic astrologers to help improve one’s life based on their birth planet as well as protect them from external evil forces.
Over the years, birthstone colours have not only been recognised for their positive powers but also their stunning appeal. A lot of people adorn their birthstone in creative jewellery pieces such as rings, bracelets, earrings, and more.
What is My Birthstone?
When selecting a gemstone, it is best to choose your birthstone by month. This allows you to receive the positive benefits you need in your life as well as overcome any obstacles that you may be facing. Further, some birthstone colours or stones when worn as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy give the best results so it is important to consult with an expert before the purchase. The birthstone designated for a particular month best aligns with the personality characteristics of people born in that month and hence can offer them maximum benefits. The list of birthstones by month is given below.
Birthstones By Month
The January birthstone is a deep-red garnet. This stunning gemstone has been associated with numerous characteristics and qualities that have made it a popular choice for many people. In the earlier days, they were commonly used by royalty as they were associated with power and wealth. Even today, the January gemstone is said to bring wealth and prosperity to the wearer. Additionally, garnet is also associated with enhancing energy, stamina, success, and luck.
The red colour of the birthstone is also helpful in balancing and energising the root chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with a person’s basic needs and creating a sense of grounding and security in their life. Additionally, this stone also promotes feelings of love, compassion, and self-confidence.
The February birthstone is the stunning amethyst and is known for its protective and royal properties. In ancient times, the colour of this stone was associated with wine, and it was believed that this stone can help prevent one from becoming drunk or intoxicated on wine. In addition to its protective powers, this form of quartz was also used to help dispel negativity and bring victory to the wearer
Amethysts are generally associated with deep purple but can come in several colours. The birthstone colour purple is known to help bring clarity and calmness to the wearer. Due to its properties and colour energies, this stone is also associated with the crown chakra, and spiritual benefits.
The March birthstone is the soothing aquamarine and is deeply associated with the characteristics and healing properties of the sea. Not only does Aquamarine work well in jewellery due to its aesthetic appeal but is also used in various mediation and spiritual practices due to its healing properties.
Aquamarines are available in a variety of blue shades. Some stones may also have a blue-green effect that is most reflective of the ocean. The colours of this stone are associated with calmness, emotions, and clarity in communication. Further, it is a powerful gemstone for activating and balancing the energies of the throat and heart chakra. The throat chakra represents effective communication while the heart chakra governs our emotions.
The April birthstone is none other than the stunning and highly coveted diamond. Diamond gemstones are the strongest and most durable stones on earth. Further, they are highly valued and thus a popular choice for most jewellery. This gemstone does not only look stunning but is known to possess various positive characteristics such as strength and liveliness that enhance its appeal.
Diamonds are typically associated with a clear or white colour. This stone being of a light and clear variety is associated largely with the crown chakra. It promotes clarity and opens the way for a new form of thinking that is more spiritual. Using diamonds to balance the crown chakra can help one elevate their energies and feel more connected with the energies of the Universe.
The stunning and rare green emerald is the birthstone for May. The emerald birthstone colour is associated with renewal and rebirth and is widely regarded for its ability to bring good luck and fortune to the wearer. The green hues of this stone are also associated with fertility and believed to support reproduction in women due to its association with Venus.
The green colour of the emerald is also connected with the heart chakra. As the heart chakra is the seat of all our emotions, this gemstone can help balance emotions and have a positive effect on our emotional health. Not only does this help deepen relationships but also promotes self-love allowing one to have healthier relationships with oneself and others.
The pearl birthstone is a unique gemstone as it is formed within living creatures. Unlike other gemstones that are formed from minerals and elements that give them their characteristic properties, pearls grow in the tissues of living molluscs. The white pearl is the colour for the June birthstone. It is known to have a calming effect on the wearer while also being associated with purity and honesty. This stone is thus a common symbol in relationships or for people prone to nervousness, anger, and anxiety. Pearls have a strong association with the crown chakra but are also known to support the sacral and solar plexus chakra.
A relatively new addition to birthstones by month, Alexandrite is commonly associated with the energies of good fortune, luck, and romance. It is also believed to enhance creativity and one’s spiritual growth through a deeper connection with divine energy. The changing colours of this stone act as a symbol for life’s many joys and positive emotions all of which are said to be enhanced with this stone.
Alexandrite brings an array of colours and hence is also believed to bring a variety of positive emotions to the wearer. This colour-changing feature also works wonders in chakra healing. When green, the alexandrite birthstone works wonders to stimulate the heart chakra and one’s emotional health. The blue-tinged stone helps support the throat chakra thus enhancing self-expression and authentic communication. It is also believed to enhance mental and verbal clarity. Finally, when purple, this stone helps open the crown chakra and support spiritual enlightenment and growth.
The July birthstone is the lovely red Ruby. This coloured gemstone is one of the most prized gemstones in the world and was once considered more valuable than diamonds. It is also associated with numerous healing and positive benefits. The red colour of this gemstone is associated with passion, strength, courage, and success. It is known to help stimulate the senses and intensifies one’s awareness of their surroundings. It is also known to enhance courage and stamina making it a perfect choice for soldiers on the battlefield.
Due to its colour, the ruby birthstone is also associated closely with the Root Chakra. This first chakra at the base of the spine governs feelings of security and grounding in the physical world. Ruby helps encourages feelings of joy, love, and strength which are perfect to complement this chakra.
August is associated with headstrong and passionate people making the mesmerising olive-green Peridot a perfect birthstone. The colour green is associated with growth, prosperity, and harmony. For August-borns, this gemstone helps attract wealth, success, and abundance. Additionally, this colour also helps soothe the mind and relieve negative emotions such as stress and anger. This birthstone colour is also believed to help one shine with strength and confidence just like the shimmering glitter of the gemstone that emits a green light at all times of the day.
The ability of this stone in balancing emotional health has also led to its strong association with the Heart Chakra. It can help calm negative thoughts and emotions and instil joy, peace, and harmony in the wearer. In some cases, this birthstone has also been used to heal the Sacral Chakra.
A form of the mineral Conundrum, the blue gemstone Sapphire is the birthstone for September. Popularly used in ancient times owing to its rich historical and mythical associations, the sapphire birthstone is believed to bring the wearer numerous benefits. The calming yet uplifting association with the sea and the sky are associated with confidence, communication, purity, kindness, and several other positive aspects.
The colour blue represents water and sky and is associated with calm, serenity, wisdom, intuition, and creative expression. This stone is also a popular choice in healing the Throat Chakra with some benefits also associated with the Third-Eye Chakra. It helps promote self-expression, improves communication, and also calms the nervous system.
Tourmalines are found in a variety of colours with some stones having multiple shades when looked at from different angles. As per legends, the tourmaline birthstone crossed a rainbow and absorbed all its colours, making it one of the most colour diverse gemstones in the world. For people born in October, a pink or green stone is recommended. These two colours are often associated with healing, growth, and compassion. For this reason, tourmaline is also associated with the heart chakra. These soothing colours can help calm the mind and enhance feelings of love and compassion.
In ancient times, Opal was believed to bring the wearer good health as well as protect one against infections and poisons. The shimmering white opal birthstone is also associated with light and magic. It symbolises hope, purity, calmness, and compassion.
This October birthstone possesses a unique aspect which is though it is in colour, it reflects all the colours of the rainbow. Thus, the white opal is believed to possess properties of all colours due to its ability to reflect all of them under different lighting conditions. It is often associated with celestial energy and is believed to bring peace and calm to the wearer.
The topaz birthstone has been in high demand for centuries owing to its aesthetic appeal and for its healing properties. This yellow-hued stone is highly revered as a healing and abundance stone and is believed to bring energies of wealth, prosperity, and happiness to the wearer.
Associated with the Sun and its bright qualities, this colour helps calm tempers, soothe anger, and promote joy. Further, it is believed to give strength to the wearer. The topaz birthstone is also associated with the solar plexus chakra and wearing this stone can help open and heal any blockages in this chakra.
The citrine birthstone belongs to the quartz family and is believed to bring energies of health, wellness, and prosperity to the wearer. It is also a great addition for someone looking to boost positive emotion and repel negativity.The yellow colour of this lemony birthstone is associated with energies of calm, prosperity, and healing. Additionally, it is also associated with increasing one’s creative intelligence, self-worth, clarity, and intuition, making it perfect to heal one’s sacral chakra.
The stunning blue hues of this December birthstone make it a popular choice for various forms of jewellery. The tanzanite birthstone received its name owing to Tanzania being its main source of origin. This stone is associated with empowering one’s authenticity. Some believe that the Tanzanite birthstone enhances intuition and perception while bringing an inner sense of peace to the wearer. The blue tanzanite was often gifted to women in labour to help calm their anxiety, give them strength, and surround the new-born child with the positive serene energy of this gemstone.
The zircon birthstone is colourless which offers a variety of rainbow hues when exposed to the light. In its natural stone, zircon strongly resembles the diamond. This December stone was believed to ward off evil spirits, promote better sleep, and protect against poison. The blue stone was believed to protect from plague and it was said that the gemstone would lose its blue colour when in the vicinity of a plague.
For people born in December, blue is the zircon birthstone to adorn. Blue zircon is once again associated with positivity during childbirth, confidence, improved communication, and intelligence.
A stunning gemstone, this birthstone is largely opaque making it different from tanzanite and zircon. While this stone is available in various shades of blue and green, the pure blue stones are considered to be most valuable. The turquoise birthstone has a rich history and was largely associated with health and abundant wealthTurquoise is one of the prominent gemstones used to open and heal the throat chakra. Not only does this bring calm and peace to the wearer but has been long associated with wealth and good fortune.
Choosing your Birthstone
While these birthstones typically correspond to one’s birth month, there are other considerations that need to be factored in when choosing a birthstone. Other stones may offer important benefits based on one’s current phase of life.
This is why it is important that you wear the right stone for you as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) which has been devised after 20 years of research and has its base in the chakras of the human body. Chakra Therapy via RRST is the fastest healing therapy and is more comprehensive and superior to other healing modalities.
You can get your jewellery from Rudra Centre dealing only in Vedic Astrology approved non-treated and non-heated gemstones which can guarantee the best results to the wearer.
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