While most people are familiar with the term ‘birthstone’ and its association with a monthly calendar, some might find it frustrating to understand what birthstone is and which stone corresponds to each month. However, if you are interested in purchasing a beautiful pendant necklace in Australia featuring a birthstone, you might be confused with where to start from?
This article will brief you about everything you need to know about the birthstone jewellery. Wearing birthstone jewellery, be it sterling silver pendants or crystal point solid sterling, unlock beneficial properties in the stone.
- Primary birthstone- Garnet
- Secondary birthstone- Rose Quartz
- Capricorn (Dec 22- Jan 19) – Ruby
Garnet derives its name from the Latin word ‘granatum’, meaning seed, and refers to a pomegranate seed. Some of the most sought after garnet varieties include the tsavorite garnet which is breathtaking emerald green colour—the Maya garnet (peachy hue). You’ll also find garnet in yellow: Mali, spessartine (orange), and even purple and ultra-rare blue.
- Traditional- Amethyst
- Secondary – Onyx
- Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18) – Garnet
Amethyst is known for its violet colour. The stone is a member of the quartz family. Amethyst can be bright and clean or have a cloudy appearance. You can buy it as a faceted gem, beads, rough crystal, or polished into a cabochon cut.
- Primary – Aquamarine
- Secondary – Jade
- Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20) – Amethyst
Aquamarine is often a pale pastel blue, and the name translates to ‘water of the sea’ after it’s ocean-like colouring. The Aquamarine belongs to the Beryl family of gemstones which also includes Emerald. Aquamarine comes in a range of blue colours from light, to dark and even shades of blue-green.
- Primary- Diamond
- Secondary – Sapphire
- Aries (Mar 21- April 19) – Bloodstone
Diamond is no new stone. It is one of the most precious and most loved gemstones. Its sparkle and durability have made the gemstone most popular for engagement rings, and also they are the most highly prized of all gems.
- Primary – Emerald
- Secondary- Chrysoprase
- Taurus (April 20- May 20)- Sapphire
Emerald is derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdus’. Emeralds are a form of Green bery. They are made there with Diamonds, Sapphires and Rubies, which is why it is the most sought after gemstone. The deep Emerald green is what makes people fall so in love with them.
- Primary – Moonstone
- Secondary- Pearl
- Gemini (May 21- Jun 20)- Agate
June is one of the two months that have two primary birthstones- moonstone and pearl. Pearls are often creamy white, but also come in a range of natural shades. Pearls are thought to be timeless, elegant, and pure. You can get a beautiful Australia pendant with Moonstone birthstone at Earth Inspired Creations.
- Primary- Ruby
- Secondary- Carnelian
- Cancer (Jun 21- Jul 22)- Emerald
Ruby is named after ‘ruber’, which is the Latin word for ‘red’. Rubies come in shades of red, pink, magenta, and crimsons, symbolising love and passion.
- Primary- Peridot
- Secondary- Aventurine
- Leo (Jul 23- Aug 22)- Onyx
Peridot is recognised for its grassy green colour. The Peridot range from lime green to olive green. Peridot is a stunning, vibrant and refreshing gemstone. These are available in a large variety of shades of green.
- Primary- Sapphire
- Secondary- Lapis
- Virgo (Aug 23- Sep 22)- Carnelian
Sapphire derives its name from the Latin word ‘sapphirus’, meaning blue stone. Sapphires come in all the rainbow colours, not just vibrant and deep blue for which they are famous for. They even come in black and colourless white.
- Primary- Opal
- Secondary- Tourmaline
- Libra (Sep 23- Oct 22)- Peridot
The traditional birthstone opal which reads ‘to see a change of colour’ in Greek. Opal comes in a range of colours from pink to champagne and a variety of greens. Another popular is black tourmaline along with the rarest variety, the Paraiba tourmaline.
- Primary- Topaz
- Secondary- Citrine
- Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov 21)- Aquamarine
Topaz comes in a huge variety of shades including shades of brown, red, pink, yellow or blue- with blue topaz being the most popular in jewellery. Topaz is a soothing stone, said to reduce nightmares and calm nerves and tempers.
- Primary- Tanzanite
- Secondary- Turquoise
- Sagittarius (Nov 22- Dec 21)- Blue Topaz
All three stones of December are known for the beautiful shades of blue. Tanzanite is highly desirable due to its beautiful deep violet colour. Good quality Tanzanite displays colours ranging from vivid blues to rich purples.
If you plan to buy any birthstone jewellery and look for the best gemstone Jewellery in Australia, Earth Inspired Creation is the place for you.