WHAT IS A BIRTHSTONE?
Birthstones are gemstones that have been associated with your birth month, dating as far back as the 5th century. Wearers were told that having a different stone for each month brought prosperity, health and good fortune. Fast track to modern day, where we now see that there is more than one gemstone for each birth month and Zodiac sign. So what does this mean? Since the 5th century many new gemstones have been discovered giving us the wide variety we have today. We had created these helpful lists and information so you can see the difference and see which stone will be most helpful for you.
WHAT IS MY BIRTHSTONE?
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal
November - Topaz
December - Turquoise
WHAT IS A ZODIAC STONE?
Zodiac stones are directly related to your Zodiac sign. Zodiac signs are linked to astrology, your sign is determine by the time of the month you are born and how the stars are alined. Zodiac stones are said to bring out the best traits in your personality, whereas the Birthstone is more of a good luck and all around wellness stone.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ZODIAC STONE AND A BIRTHSTONE?
As new crystals were discovered and more was learnt about the Zodiac. Different crystal meanings and understanding were also discovered. Birthstones are mostly rare stones and Zodiac stones are more attainable.
WHAT IS MY ZODIAC STONE?
Aquarius (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) - Amber
Pisces (Feb 20th - Mar 20th) - Jade
Aires (Mar 21st - April 20th) - Clear Quartz
Taurus (April 21st - May 20th) - Chrysoprase
Gemini (May 21st - June 21st) - Moonstone
Cancer (June 22nd - July 22nd) - Carnelian
Leo (July 23rd - Aug 22nd) - Spinel or Onyx
Virgo (Aug 23rd - Sept 23rd) - Lapis
Libra (Sept 24th - Oct 23rd) - Pink Tourmaline
Scorpio (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) - Citrine
Sagittarius (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) - Blue Topaz
Capricorn (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) - Rose Quartz
WHAT IS THE CHINESE ZODIAC?
Chinese Zodiac is depended on the year you were born, much like the Western Zodiac, the Chinese Zodiac comes in a cycle of twelve.
WHAT IS MY CHINESE ZODIAC BIRTHSTONE?
Year of the Rat - Garnet or Obsidian
Year of the Ox - Aquamarine or Lapis
Year of the Tiger - Sapphire or Jade
Year or the Rabbit - Pearl or Turquoise
Year of the Dragon - Amethyst or Citrine
Year of the Snake - Opal or Auralite
Year of the Hours - Topaz or Carnelian
Year of the Goat - Emerald or Rose Quartz
Year of the Monkey - Peridot or Pink Halite
Year of the Roster - Citrine or Clear Quartz
Year of the Dog - Diamond or Smokey Quartz
Year of the Pig - Ruby or Hematite
WHAT GEMSTONE IS BEST FOR ME?
There are lots of different stones for all the days, months and years. Most importantly when choosing your gemstones, is finding the stone that resonates best with you. Every gem has a different meaning and that meaning might be exactly what you need at the time. The metaphysical properties of gemstones have been studied for years. These studies are meant to give us an insight on the science behind how we feel when we are around certain gemstones. Whether you believe they are helping you through difficult times or not, man has been fascinating with gemstones since their first discovery. We recommend you choose the gemstone that makes you feel happy to look at and if you are wanting to discuss or any further information on certain stones send us a email we love talking about gemstones.