What Does Your Birthstone Stand For?

by Pepperfry.com on January 13, 2012 · 82 comments

Birthstone

The month you’re born in determines your birth stone. Here’s a list of what your birthstone symbolises.

JANUARY

garnet oval good

Stone: Garnet
Colour: Deep red
Meaning: This calming stone brings happiness and is the symbol of loyalty and sincerity. It is also known to balance the body and promote good health.

FEBRUARY

amethyst oval average

Stone: Amethyst
Colour: Purple/ lilac
Meaning: It is believed that wearing the amethyst brings wealth and also strengthens the wearer’s immune system.

MARCH

aquamarine pear average

Stone: Aquamarine
Colour: Ocean blue
Meaning: Said to be the treasure of mermaids, this stone stands for health and love. Also known as the stone of courage, it allows the wearer to get better at communicating with others.

APRIL

round diamond

Stone: Diamond
Colour: Crystal Clear
Meaning: Coveted by women across the world, this is a symbol of love, innocence and purity. Diamonds are also known to benefit the kidney and reproductive organs.

MAY

emerald oval medium

Stone: Emerald
Colour: Deep green
Meaning: Cleopatra used to love emeralds. The symbol of peace, hope and new beginnings, the stone also stands for memory and truth.

JUNE

pearl

Stone: Pearl
Colour: White, black, light pink
Meaning: Known for their timeless beauty and elegance, pearls stand for wisdom, integrity and faithfulness. Used to treat tense emotions, pearls are known for their calming powers.

JULY

ruby oval low

Stone: Ruby
Colour: Blood red
Meaning: The royal stone, rubies are a symbol of dignity, power and passion. Rubies are also known to improve the wearer’s digestion and blood circulation. It is also said that rubies protect you from sorrows and false friendships.

AUGUST

peridot oval good

Stone: Peridot
Colour: Greenish brown
Meaning: In ancient Egypt, Peridot was more valuable than diamonds. A symbol of happy marriage and friendship, this stone is also for success and good luck.

SEPTEMBER

blue sapphire oval average
Stone: Sapphire
Colour: In every colour except red
Meaning: The royal blue sapphire is the most precious, but all sapphires stand for wisdom, truth, faithfulness, the blue sapphire is also a popular choice for engagement rings. Known to protect the wearer from danger, the precious stone is also a source of mental strength.

OCTOBER

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Stone: Opal
Colour: Mother of pearl to black
Meaning: A symbol of hope and purity, it is said that the opal stone lets the wearer see problems from all angles.

NOVEMBER

bt octagon good
Stone: Topaz
Colour: Golden yellow or medium blue
Meaning: In ancient Egypt the Topaz was known as a stone of gentleness and friendship. People wear it to treat insomnia or increase appetite.

DECEMBER

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Stone: Turquoise
Colour: Greenish blue
Meaning: Found in Turkey, Egypt and Native America, Turquoise is a symbol of success and prosperity.

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poulami January 13, 2012 at 1:21 am

:yahoo: :snicker:

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Bee January 13, 2012 at 1:24 am

woww Ruby looking saxxxyyyy I should get one D:

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Nupur January 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

oh great…. mine is amethyst :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Ramya January 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

Mine amethyst too :))

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Swati January 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

pearls :happydance:
(although i wouldnt mind a ring/pendant of all the stones above ;-) they look beautiful!)

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Dhriti January 13, 2012 at 1:56 am

Oh wow!!… mine is Aquamarine!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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René January 13, 2012 at 2:33 am

Another reason to buy jewellery! :happydance:

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Noorie January 13, 2012 at 6:41 am

Thanks for the information! :)
Mine is the blue sapphire! :inlove:

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Aarthi January 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

Lucky you.. Mine is Diamond. And I always wanted to buy blue sapphire but mom warns me saying it shd be worn only by ppl to whom it suits.. else it will have some bad effects on me :( I keep drooling whenever I see Blue Sapphire..

Yet to try Aquamarine and Peridot.. Have everything else in the list above :D

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komal January 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

My cousin wore tiger eye once and she fell sick , she ddint know that it was the reason for her sickness . Her body was swelling up so she removed the ring and she got better . That happened for a long time THEN she realized it was the stone :P

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Noorie January 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

Is it so? I never knew.
You r right, blue sapphire is truly a drool worthy stone. :drool:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

Mine is emerald….I can order birthstones from pepperfry.com :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Aarthi January 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

Good Morning Jomol..

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

Good morning Aarthi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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komal January 13, 2012 at 8:25 am

diamond :P

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

I am a June baby,…and I lovee pearls!! :D Awesome article pepperfry!! :D
And Good morning everyone!! :)

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

good morning Kimi..and yet another friday comes by :happydance: :happydance: ..they have bonfire this evening and tomorrow morning also for shankranthi. The Punjus are organiizing it this evening and the telugus are tomorrow morning..what fun!!!! :yahoo:

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Rati January 13, 2012 at 10:34 am

we have bonfire and dinner today :happydance:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

Kimi….good morning :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

Mine is emerald and I love that green stone soooooooooooooooo muchhhhhh :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

I love emeralds too…you ordering something from Pepperfry Jomol? me looking at jewelry pieces there..such beauties!! :inlove:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

hailaaaaaaaa…awesssssssome newssssss!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: me waiting…… I was planning to buy some stuffs to go with my saree collection!! :D

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

Yeshhhhhhhhh Kimi….I think you should style your saree with these kind of accessories….your saree is almost similar to this one na…http://www.cinespot.net/gallery/v/South+Cinema/Actress/Poornima+indrajith+actress++photos/Poornima+indrajith+actress++photos+_12_.JPG.html

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

emeralds just dont suit me :( i adore that color unfortunately..one priest type guy had told me to wear but the day i wore it i had such a huge fight with someone I took it off immediately. I guess one has to be a little careful with stones and stuff.

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

haan Jomol..almoshhhhhhhht like that.. :D such pretty accessories she is wearing!! :D

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 10:18 am

hawww Aru..thats scary!! :tremble: but I think…we shouldn’t associate stones with all these happenings..coincidence bhi ho sakta hai..may be you’d have fought the person even if you’d not had the stone on.. :) ..But to each her own! :))

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 10:30 am

i agree Kimi..it must have been a sheer coincidence but we also want to blame it on some external factor some times..and dont want to test these things you know..I am one scady cat that way :headbang: :headbang: .its like with the vaastu thing.

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

Aww Aru!! :puchhi: koi na..he he…for me I usually loveee to wear stones that I loveeeee to see….and that look beautiful!! :D

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:34 am

Yes Aru….maybe we just want to blame it on someone…..but I love stones for their beauty :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

yeah really..i love stones too. i have worn the tiger eye and it worled pretty well for me. i love rubies too..

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Gurpreet January 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

o wow sanjeev, thats such a useful bit of information. looks like a great way to start the Friday :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Sanjeev January 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

Got calls from most of the IIMs except Ahmedabad and Bangalore. :( Last time I had call from IIM Bangalore also. :(

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

Sanjeevji….IIM Ahemdabad and Bangalore must be thinking…kitte baar bulaya…..but he does not come and join :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Sanjeev January 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

It’s because of my 10th and 12th marks Jomo ji..I studied in U.P. Board, and though I was one of the toppers they don’t give high marks there. and these IIMs are not normalizing. :(

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:01 am

oh :( ….but now tho each and board throughout India has become so lax in giving marks….I wonder how they will judge. Criteria should be the percentile of the exam that they have conducted and not previous exams….unfair… :(( but you got call from IIM Kozhikode na Sanjeevji….aap wahin join kijiye…daily macchi ki sabzi milegi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Sanjeev January 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

errr… I don’t know if I should tell my students that macchhi ki sabji is also a criterion for selecting IIMs. :| :| :| :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

:huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: I mean if you like eating macchi ki sabzi daily and you join IIM Ahemdabad….you won’t get it there na isliye :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: wahan toh anda bhi nahin milega :tongue: :tongue:

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Sanjeev January 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

More specifically, wahan to alcohol bhi nahin milega :silly: :silly: :silly:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:13 am

par aap desi daroo bana sakte hai Sanjeevji….this is the formula….don’t tell anyone :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:

500 liters ethyl alcohol + 350 methyl alcohol + 150 liter butyl alcohol +225 propyl alcohol and 2 lemons :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

he he he…one my friends did her MBA from IIM Ahemdabad..she had bherry nice stories to tell!! :D :D :D

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:21 am

what nice stories Kimi…tell tell :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Kimi January 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

Aru January 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

iss mein alcohol common hai na??? :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: woh 500 litres ethyl bas hojaatha.. :lol: :lol:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

err….sorry Aru….500 liters ke aage milli lagana bhool gayi :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:

Sanjeev January 13, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’m April born so mine is Diamond eh? :)

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

Diamond….Rati…more diamonds on your way :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

Sanjeev Bhaiya congos to u..wanted to wish u in the last post itself..but was too late..very happy for u n wish u all success in life :yahoo:

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Sanjeev January 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thank you Preetha. :)

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

gudmorning evreyone..Jomo..mine is emerald too.. :yahoo:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

Yey Preetha…the green stone would look so good on our fingers :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

haan..aur gold mein emerald would look fantabulous na Jomo :yahoo:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:08 am

Yesh Preetha…ati sundar lagega…..I will check out this pepperfry.com to see if I can just get the stone….gold toh I can get from Malabar Gold :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

I have been lustin for an emerald studded set for a long time..saw one in joy alukkas.. :waaa:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

Joy Alukkasssssssssss…………yesh…..another of my favourite jewellers…..they have a showroom in Mumbai kya :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

yes they do have a showroom in Mumbai as well..I like their designs.. :woot: :woot:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

We have a showroom here as well in hyderabad……..must go there the next time :party: :party: :pigtail: :pigtail:

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

I am a March baby..it is Aquamarine for me.

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TA January 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

Aru u a piscean kya?

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

Aries..on the cusp actually between Pisces and Aries

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

aquamarine :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

yeahhh..u r april you said?

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

does one have to wear a certain amoubt ‘carats’ for it to have an affect?

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

hmm…..nahin toh Aru…carats and cuts don’t matter meri opinion se :-/ :-/

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 10:06 am

oh cool then :thanks: ..i love the color of Aquamarine..very wearable on just abt everything esp blue jeans :)

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

haaan…..Aru…..I love wearing stones….lekin right now, I am wearing only a big CZ stone in gold…I want an emerald instead :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

wowwww..tat must be very pretty too..

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Gurpreet January 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

Red Rubys my way :yahoo: :pompom: :pompom:

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Rati January 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

mine is peridot. such a pretty green. :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

haww….my green is better :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

:hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

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Rati January 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

:nono: :nono: :nono:

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TA January 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

Same pinch Rati….. :high5: Mine is Peridot too :woot: :woot: :woot: ….yup lovely green !! Good Morning everyone!!!

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TA January 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

Blue sapphire is Neelam kya? ?:) ?:)

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Adhya January 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

mine is emarald too but I love diamonds ….. I wear ruby for astrological reasons and trust me the frndz I have now are frndz indeed ….. no false frndz for me :yahoo:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Adhya :yes: :yes:

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Aaliya January 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

i’m May born n Mine is emerald but i wear Goldan Topaz and Pearl.

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I am also May born :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Aaliya January 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

same same jomol :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: my DOB is 26.05.1990

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Sheetal January 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm

YAY!! Mine is sooo apt for me – DIAMONDS!!! Should tell the husband…. :waiting:

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sugisoni January 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

peridot. :struggle: i dnt like light green colour. :nababana:

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Amrita January 14, 2012 at 12:20 am

my stone is diamond :wink: :wink:

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