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A birthstone is a gemstone associated, in many different traditions and beliefs, with the date of one's birth. This is a list of the gemstones widely accepted today with the twelve calendar months of the year.
As an alternative to choosing a crystal gemstone, Swarovski crystals are also available in the birthstone colour range.
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Gemstones are beautiful and natural formations of minerals, with no two crystals being identical. They are renowned and worn not only for their beauty, but have also been used and revered since the dawn of civilisation, for their healing properties and positive effect in enhancing and balancing the body and mind.
Agate stimulates perceptiveness and awakens talents, concentration and memory.
Amber is a soothing stone that calms the nerves and helps in manifesting that which is desired. It also helps in cleansing the environment and has been used as a symbol for the renewal of marriage vows.
Amethyst provides a sense of calmness and contentment, bringing serenity & composure. It bestows stability, strength and peace.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage that provides emotional stability and aids communication. It enhances balance & helps one to flow with gentleness and compassion.
Aventurine is an excellent stone for enhancing one's creativity and protecting the heart.
Bloodstone helps one to live in the present moment, acting as a stone of courage, grounding and healing. It aids in revitalizing love, relationships and friendships and enhances one's talents and creative abilities.
Carnelian provides perceptiveness to situations and spirituality, and awakens one's talents. It helps to banish sorrow, offers protection, strength, tenderness and encouranges love.
Citrine allows one to draw wealth, creativity and clarity into life. It can help in dispensing fear and promotes inner radiance and the freedom to laugh without restraint.
Diamond is known as 'the king of crystals'. In ancient times it was given to insure love and harmony and to dispel anger. It encourages creativity, imagination and abundance in all areas of one's life.
Emerald inspires successful love, sensitivity and domestic bliss. It also brings harmony and focus into all areas of one's life.
Flourite encourages perfect health and emotional well-being. It can help to provide responsibility, concentration and reasoning and to bring order to chaos.
Garnet has been known as a ‘stone of commitment'. It allows the expression of love and devotion to oneself and others. It enhances personal freedom and provides a calming and protective influence.
Hematite helps to promote the memory and original thinking. It provides a calming and tranquil state and can enable and attract a loving relationship.
Iolite inspires balance and harmony and can help facilitate acceptance of responsibility. It enables one to enjoy every moment and guides towards spiritual growth.
Jade helps in realizing one's potential and assists in releasing emotions through one's dreams. It inspires ambition, wisdom, confidence in oneself.
Labradorite attracts strength, perseverance and clarity. It promotes a feeling of intuition, faith and patience.
Lapis Lazuli balances the mind and brings wisdom, expanded awareness, intellectual capacity and objectivity. It stimulates clarity, personal insight and provides protection, serenity and self acceptance.
Malachite assists in the process of transformation and in providing insight and clarification to one's emotions. It represents fidelity, loyalty and friendship.
Moonstone brings peace, abundance & new beginnings. It is a stone for hoping and wishing and assists in understanding the changing cycles of life. It lifts the spirits, protects the mind and allows for creativity & self expression.
Onyx is a protecting and grounding stone which provides balance, strength and courage. It can help with grief and encourages happiness and good fortune.
Opal helps in recognizing one's inner creativity, providing inspiration and imagination. It can instill faithfulness and loyalty in love, and is a stone of happy dreams and changes.
Pearl symbolises purity, faith and innocence. It enhances one's focus, allows sincerity, and provides wisdom and spiritual guidance.
Peridot emits warmth and friendliness and can enhance understanding in relation to the changing nature of one's life. It brings openness and acceptance in love and relationships, and inspires happiness.
Quartz Crystal is a stone of power and energy, providing balance, protection and stimulating positive thoughts and feelings. It helps one to retain calmness and clarity in all situations and is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul.
Rose Quartz is a gentle stone of love, bringing peacefulness, happiness and calm into the heart of oneself and others. It helps to balance the emotions and restore harmony.
Ruby is a stone which helps bring nurturing, spiritual wisdom and great protection. It assists in promoting creativity, awareness and wealth.
Sapphire brings joy and peace, beauty and intuition. It is known as a stone of prosperity which helps in fulfilling one's dreams.
Sodalite helps in providing clarity and direction to one's purpose. It encourages self-esteem, logic and trust of oneself and others, and provides the ability to express one's true feelings.
Tiger Eye inspires stability, peacefulness, balance and clarity. It can bring optimism, understanding and insight, and also promotes one's passion for life to blossom.
Topaz is a stone of true love and success. It provides confidence, creativity and individuality, and is considered to bring wealth and health.
Tourmaline encourages self-confidence and balance, and enables creativity and healing. It can also provide release and insight.
Turquoise enables clear communication with emotions, creativity and intuition. It provides balance, protection, healing and spiritual clarity, along with peace of mind and wisdom.
Zircon symbolizes innocence and purity and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual unions.
Silver can act as a mirror to one's soul and provide patience and perseverance. It can strengthen one's spiritual connection and enhance balance
Copper can stimulate optimism, independence, initiative and peace of mind. It can provide harmony and insight and is said to bring good luck.
Gold is said to attract happiness, wealth, stability in emotions and composure. It is symbolic of spirituality and understanding and can aid in balancing and improving oneself to reach one's potential.
Platinum stimulates self-approval and can help in acceptance of others. It can balance oneself and provide intuition and awareness.
With many thanks to Love is in the Earth - A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody.