Traditional and Modern Birthstones by Month
The birthstone of Capricorn is garnet. This stone is believed to bring success and prosperity in business and capable of curing depression when kept in contact with the body. It's also believed that Garnet increases love, passion and physical desires. Garnet comes in a variety of colors that range from yellow, green, orange, brown or it could be colorless.
This purple stone is sterling and attractive. It's a stone of spiritual healing and people have been wearing it for its protective properties. It's used for curing insomnia and getting rid of fearful feelings. It's the birthstone of the Aquarius zodiac sign and is associated with good virtues in an individual that relate to sincerity, humility, and wisdom.
Bloodstone, or the stone of Aries, is green in color and it contains red spots on it. Bloodstone is popular for its healing properties and it helps in improving blood circulation. The modern birthstone or aquamarine has similar properties and it is also believed to bring about peace and tranquility in life.
This precious stone is shared by Taurus and is ruled by the planet Venus. The metaphysical properties of diamond is used in crystal healing therapy. The sparkle and brilliance of diamond is intensely attractive that also symbolizes pure love and faith. It is believed to manifest abundance in terms of creativity, endurance, beauty, and purity.
It brings contentment and success in a relationship. People undergoing mental disharmony and instability in relationships are often suggested to wear emerald by astrologers. It's also a healing stone, capable of improving the conditions of lung, heart and muscular disease. The bright green beautiful stone also symbolizes progression in life.
The combination of these suit individuals born in June or who belong to the zodiac sign Gemini or Cancer. You will find moonstones and pearls embedded in bridal jewelry because they signify love and purity. Alexandrite and moonstone are associated with bringing good luck and fortune. It also helps in reunion of two individuals who have fallen apart.
One of the most powerful birthstones is ruby. It has a strong connection with blood circulation and it helps in cleansing blood. Usually red ruby is much preferred over other colors. The stone symbolizes passionate love and it helps a person to explore his potentials. People who are Cancerians mostly wear ruby. The stone also symbolizes royalty and vitality.
Those born in the month of August can adorn themselves with any of these stones as their properties and functions are almost similar. Mostly they are used as protection grid against evil powers. Peridot is a sacred stone and is usually gifted during ceremonies. It symbolizes love and admiration while sapphire is associated with success, knowledge and wisdom.
Lapis lazuli has healing properties and it helps in internal detoxification of the body. A combination of sapphire and lapis lazuli works wonders for people born in the month of September.
While peace of mind is associated with pink tourmaline, black tourmaline is known for healing properties. You can wear tourmaline if you are suffering from intestinal problems. Opal comes in different tones, with various properties. Opal is called 'stone of hope and achievement'. It is given to a person to improve communication skills and soothe emotions.
Yellow topaz is capable of purifying emotions, energy, actions and thoughts while citrine protects an individual from negative energy and clarifies one's thought process. Citrine acts like a cure for digestive problems and depression. If either of these stones suit you, then it would definitely endow their qualities on you.
Zircon and lapis lazuli brings harmony in relationships and it also energizes an individual. It fortifies nerves and offers relief from stress and depression.