When I was seven years old, my mom got me a book that was filled with some stories and some informative articles; my favorite part was a section on birthstones. I didn’t even know birthstones existed until I got that book, and after that, boy, was I obsessed.
I remember asking every single guest who came to our house their birth month and then telling them what their stone was and what it said about them. It was just so fascinating at that time, and it still holds some of that fascination for me. Wouldn’t you like to know what your birthstone says about you?
1. January – Garnet
Garnet comes from the Greek word ‘granatum‘ and means pomegranate seed. If you have seen a pomegranate seed, you’ll understand why. This deep red gemstone symbolizes everlasting friendships and loyalty.
Considering what it stands for, it’s the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. As someone who’s birthstone is the garnet, not only are you a loyal friend, but you are a very hardworking and determined person. Not only that, but you also have a deep thirst for knowledge and spreading awareness.
2. February – Amethyst
Amethysts are the color of grape wine, and ironically enough, in ancient times, February’s deep purple birthstone was thought to ward off the stupor inducing powers of the wine god Bacchus. This gemstone signifies individuals who are bold and wilful.
Amethysts were also said to keep the wearer clear-headed and vigilant, and so people with this birthstone are considered to be witty and very smart. So, if you need some help during an exam may be borrowing your mom’s amethyst necklace would be a good idea.
3. March – Aquamarine
The name aquamarine comes from the Latin words, ‘aqua’ meaning water and ‘marina,’ meaning the sea. A myth related to this gemstone is that it protected sailors on voyages. There is something about the color of aquamarines that gives a very calm and soothing effect; not surprisingly, people with this birthstone are peace-loving individuals who prefer the quiet.
The transparent blue of aquamarines also signifies honesty, which is a characteristic of people whose birthstone this is. It might be a good idea to be friends with a few people born in March.
4. April – Diamond
One of the most valuable stones on the planet; It is said that a diamond loses its value if not given in love. Better be careful who you give a diamond ring to, might not get much back on the refund! This beautiful clear stone symbolizes eternal love and strength.
People born in its month are fighters who love being in the spotlight. They are incredibly courageous and not afraid of a challenge. If your birthstone is a diamond, you might give stage acting a try.