Best of Modern Birthstones!
Looking for that perfect gift?! We've complied a list of our best birthstone pieces to add a personal touch to every present you give!
Although there have been many birthstone charts throughout history, with changes in stones due to how rare some gemstones have become. We're featuring the perfect gift guide based on the modern birthstone chart!
Want to know how the traditional and modern birthstone charts different? Take a look below!
The name 'Garnet', comes from the Latin word meaning 'pomegranate' as smaller cuts of the stone resemble the deep red color of the seeds of the fruit. It's meant to bring love, luck, health, loyalty and friendship to those who are born in this month.
Amethyst comes in many colors and shades, with the most popular being the true, deep purple Amethyst. The name 'Amethyst' stems from the ancient Greek word that means 'sober'. It's recognized as the stone of peace, and is said to bring its wearer courage!
The name Aquamarine stems from two ancient Latin words: 'Aqua' meaning 'water' and 'Marina' meaning 'ocean'. The color of the stone is often used in reference of large bodies of crystal-clear blue water, and in ancient times was believed to protect sailors during their long voyages across the unknown seas.
Diamonds are the traditional and modern birthstone for the month of April. The name stems from the ancient Greek word 'Adamas' meaning 'invincible'. The coveted stone is is meant to bring better relationships and increase inner strength to the wearer.
Emerald is derived from the ancient Greek word 'Smaragdus', which translates to 'green', and it's quite the fitting name! The May birthstone of Emerald symbolizes youth, fortune and foresight to its wearer!
June is one of two months in the year (the other being December) that has three different birthstone options: Pearls, Alexandrite and Moonstone. Pearls are June's modern, and most popular birthstone. A timeless gemstone, Pearls symbolize wisdom, protection, loyalty and dedication!
The name 'Ruby' comes from the Latin word 'Rubeus' which translates to red. Ruby started to become a popular name for girls during the late Victorian era. It's thought that the deeper red a Ruby is, the more love and passion it will bring to its wearer!
Peridot is a word of Arabic origin, translating to "a green gemstone". Peridot symbolizes strength, and it's actually believed that Cleopatra's Emerald collection was actually a collection of Peridot stones!
The name Sapphire comes from the Latin word 'Saphirus' and the Greek word 'Sapheiros', both which translate to 'blue'. It's said to encourage wisdom and clear thinking to those who wear it. In modern history, Blue Sapphire's are most famously known from Princess Diana's iconic engagement ring.
Tourmaline's name is derived from the Sinhalese word 'Turmali' which translated to "stone with mixed colors". This is because when Tourmaline are found, there are often multiple colors within one single crystal!
Citrine, derived from the Latin word 'Citrina' for 'yellow' symbolizes love and affection. Throughout history, it's been recognized as the "sun stone" as it was thought to be capable of holding the sun due to its citrus yellow color!
The final birthstone in our list is Topaz! The name stems from the Greek word 'Topazion' which translates roughly to 'fire'. In some cultures, it's believed that wearing blue topaz above your heart is said to bring you long life, beauty and intelligence.