Garnets have not only been used in jewelry for many years, but they were also carried by many explorers as talismans against danger. If the garnet is your gemstone, you are most likely a strong leader with many ambitions. Some people may think you are stubborn or hard-headed, but your confidence and high standards will help you go far in life.
Amethysts are said to protect those who wear them against seduction, and as such are a symbol of purity. If you were born in February, you are probably honest and loyal, and may also be a bit shy. Many people may call you out for being too quiet, but your humility is definitely something to be admired.
The name aquamarine comes from the Latin for "seawater." These beautiful gemstones were said to calm waves keep sailors safe in a storm. If the aquamarine is your birthstone, you probably love peace and serenity and often settle arguments between your family or friends. You notice a lot about the world around you and have an intense desire to travel. However, your aren't living in some kind of fairytale wonderland. Your love of fairness means that you are sometimes easily angered by injustices.
Diamonds are known for being one of the hardest substances on earth. People with this gemstone are sometimes similarly hard-headed, but also strong and fearless. If you were born in April you probably have an excellent memory, but may have a tendency to make hasty decisions which you regret later.
Emeralds were regarded by the Aztecs and Incas as holy gemstones. People who were born in May tend to be very focused on their goals, sometimes to the detriment of their relationships with others. If the emerald is your birthstone, you are very driven and motivated and probably don't need anyone else to tell you what to do in order to succeed. You may also feel yourself growing restless if you're not actively doing something to achieve your goals.
Unlike most birthstones which are minerals, pearls are organic materials formed by living organisms. People born in June are typically soft-spoken and sensitive, but they have a lot of ideas running through their heads at all times. They have great senses of humor and love to make others laugh, but are sometimes quick to get their feelings hurt.
The Sanskrit word for ruby is "ratnaraj," which means "king of the gemstones." Rubies are the birthstone of people born in July, who usually like to keep to themselves. People with July birthdays may be slightly moody, but those who break through the initial barrier will find themselves a fiercely loyal friend with a sparkling personality.
The peridot has long been used to adorn jewelry ”” even the Ancient Egyptians favored this lovely green gemstone. If your birthday is in August, you probably favor it too, because it's your gemstone! People born in August are very confident and strong-willed, and may often find themselves butting heads with others. However, they are also very good at consoling others and are some of the most romantic people around.
Sapphires are typically a beautiful deep blue color, but also come in yellow, pink, orange and purple.If the sapphire is your birthstone, you are likely very generous, maybe even to a fault. You're also very loyal and hardworking. People born in September are always very fun to be around, but be sure not to get on their bad sides! They notice everything, so if you cross them, be prepared to hear about every mistake you've ever made.
Opals are one of the most fascinating gemstones, as well as one of the most visually interesting ones. They contain rainbow-colored specks that catch the light in a beautiful sparkly display. If the opal is your birthstone, you are friendly to everyone and you love chatting about anything and everything. You're also very decisive and somewhat emotional. However, on the occasion that someone hurts your feelings, you're able to quickly forgive and forget.
Topaz comes in many different colors including yellow, yellow-brown, honey-yellow, flax, brown, green, blue, light blue, red and pink. However, it's yellow topaz that is specific to November birthdays. If your birthday is in November, you are patient and determined. You think about things in a different way from most of your peers and tend to keep to yourself. If there's a will there's a way, and you can always find it.
Turquoise is unique because it is only found in a few places on earth. If turquoise is your birthstone, you probably love praise and attention and value honesty above all else. December babies tend to be very loyal and hate when people pretend to be something they're not.