How To Use Your Birthstone Jewelry Guide — So You Wear The Best Birthstone For You
How Do I Know What Is My Birthstone?
Some of the modern birthstones we’ll discuss are extremely rare, like Blue Sapphires. You might like such a highly valuable gemstone. Other birthstones are more affordable options for everyday wear.
Month —ZodiacSign —Birthstone —Color
- January birthstone: Pyrope Garnet
- February birthstone: Amethyst
- March birthstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Jasper
- April birthstone: Diamond
- May birthstone: Emerald
- June birthstone: Alexandrite, Moonstone, natural Pearls
- July birthstone: Ruby
- August birthstone: Sardonyx, Spinel, Peridot
- September birthstone: Blue Sapphire
- October birthstone: Pink Tourmaline, Opal
- November birthstone: Blue Topaz also called Imperial Topaz, Golden Topaz, White Topaz, Citrine
- December birthstone: Tanzanite, Turquoise, Blue Zircon
Cancer involves the months of June and July, which means Pearls, Alexandrite, Moonstone, and July Ruby birthstone jewelry. The Cancer Bracelet and Crystals Set includes Moonstone, Sodalite, Selenite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, and Clear Quartz.
Leo means the months of July and August, so Ruby, Peridot (also called Evening Emerald, Peridot symbolizes harmony and balance), Sardonyx, and Spinel birthstone jewelry. Besides those birthstones, the Leo Bracelet and Crystals Set features Citrine, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye, Carnelian, Yellow Jasper, and Clear Quartz.
Virgo covers the months of August and September. Virgoans should wear birthstone jewelry that has Peridot, Sardonyx, Spinel, and Blue Sapphires. Aside from these birthstones, the Virgo Bracelet and Crystals Set is also a great option, featuring Amazonite, Lapis Lazuli, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Unakite, and Clear Quartz.
Libra related to the months of September and October. As a result, Librans should wear birthstone jewelry with Blue Sapphire and Opal or Tourmaline. The Libra Bracelet and Crystals Set features Lapis Lazuli, Sunstone, Amethyst, Red Jasper, Lepidolite, and Clear Quartz.
Scorpio covers the months of October and November. Scorpions should wear birthstone jewelry with Opal, Tourmaline, Topaz, and Citrine. The Scorpio Bracelet and Crystals Set includes Malachite, Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, and Clear Quartz.
Sagittarius connects to the months of November and December. Sagittarians should wear birthstone jewelry with Topaz, Citrine, or Turquoise. The Sagittarius Bracelet and Crystals Set features Red Jasper, Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Aventurine, and Clear Quartz.
Capricorn covers the months of December and January. Capricornians should wear birthstone jewelry with January Turquoise and January Garnet. The Capricorn Bracelet and Crystals Set contains Garnet, Fluorite, Malachite, Hematite, and Clear Quartz.
Aquarius means birthdays in January and February. Aquarians should wear birthstone jewelry with January Garnet and February Amethyst. The name of Amethyst comes from the Greek word for not being drunk; the ancient Greeks believed to protect yourself from drunkenness you should wear Amethyst. The Aquarius Bracelet and Crystals Set features Labradorite, Obsidian, Fluorite, Amethyst, Moonstone, and Clear Quartz.
Pisces covers the months of February and March. Pisceans should wear birthstone jewelry with Amethyst and Aquamarine or Bloodstone. The Pisces Bracelet and Crystals Set contains Amethyst, Celestite, Labradorite, Apatite, Aquamarine, and Clear Quartz.
What Crystal Alternatives Do I Have For My Birthstone Jewelry?
In case you can’t find the birthstone jewelry with the crystals suggested above, don’t worry. You can still get significant birthstone benefits from using some powerful birthstone alternatives.
What’s my gemstone alternative?
- January birthstone alternative: Onyx, Red Jasper
- February birthstone alternative: Moonstone, Hyacinth, Red Zircon
- March birthstone alternative: Jade, Dalmatian Jasper
- April birthstone alternative: Clear Zircon, Chrysoprase
- June birthstone alternative: White Sapphire, Tiger’s Eye
- July birthstone alternative: Carnelian, Red Onyx
- August birthstone alternative: Chrysoprase, Amazonite
- September birthstone alternative: Labradorite, Rhodochrosite
- October birthstone alternative: Watermelon Tourmaline, Fluorite
- November birthstone alternative: Amber, Orange Calcite
- December birthstone alternative: Lapis Lazuli, Kyanite
What Color Is My Birthstone Jewelry?
Gemologic color theory is an important part of choosing birthstones. When you consider what your birthstone color is, there are a few pointers you can go on. One of them is your zodiac sign and the elemental associations with that.
Other criteria might be the color of the birthstones for your birth month. A similar birthstone color to that of your main birthstone is believed to protect and guide you.
When considering gemstone jewelry, you can also go by popular belief related to that color.
For instance, Topaz (blue or yellow gems), Diamond (clear), Ruby (deep red), and Emerald (lush green) — some of the rarest gemstones on our list — are some of the favorite gemstone choices when you’re looking to make a meaningful gift that brings good fortune. They’ve been used for engagement rings ever since the Middle Ages because of their durability, worth, beauty, and power.
Part of that power relies on their color as well. You can choose birthstone jewelry based on your zodiac sign, the season you were born in, or the chakra you’d like your birthstone jewelry to interact with.
What color is my birthstone?
Zodiac sign birthstone color associations
In short, your birthstone color guide by zodiac sign is this:
- Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn: green, brown, black, and dark reds
- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius: red, yellow, orange
- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces: blue, pink, purple, indigo
- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius: transparent, white, gray
Gemstone jewelry that’s green is associated with good fortune. Green, whether it’s a light green (Aventurine) or even a yellow-green (Peridot), is the color of natural beauty and it’s believed to host magical powers connected to the abundance of Mother Gaia and the earth element. Of course, the natural color for an earth element is going to be brown, but also black and even reddish-brown color.
If you’re an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), then some of the best birthstone colors for you are going to be green, brown, black, and dark reds.
A red birth stone, whether it’s the deep red of Ruby or the reddish-brown of Garnet, is associated with passion and intensity. But so is a golden gemstone. Whether it’s heat-treated or simply brings to mind the incandescent light of the fire element, yellow is one of the birthstone colors for fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius).
Other colors such as orange, which alongside yellow brings to mind the supernatural powers associated with the Sun, are also associated with fire signs.
The beautiful hues of blue connect to the water element. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) resonate the most with the birthstone color of blue. But pink, which signifies eternal friendship and high vibration emotional connections, is another strong option for the sensitive and emotionally connected water signs, similar to Pink Tourmaline.
Due to their naturally intuitive and psychic nature, water signs also resonate well with purple and indigo gemstones.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) connect very well with clear and white birthstone jewelry. Gray is another powerful birthstone color for the air element. That’s because lucidity and clarity of analysis, traits specific to air signs, involve discerning between the multiple shades of gray in our everyday life.
Seasonal birthstone color associations
In short, your birthstone color guide by season is this:
- Spring: green, pink, light colors
- Summer: orange, red, blue, intense colors
- Fall/Autumn: brown, darker colors
- Winter: white, black, gray
Maybe you’d like to make a beautiful and meaningful gift to someone, but you don’t know or remember the precise month they were born in. You might have some recollection of the season they were born in, though.
When it comes to seasonal birthstone colors, you have a few great options.
For spring, a bountiful season that’s all about rebirth and new beginnings, you can go with green or pink birthstone jewelry options. A light shade of their favorite crystal as birthstone jewelry will also fit the bill. That’s because spring is all about light, hope, and optimism. It resonates with crystals for change and new beginnings.
Summer options include orange, red, and blue. The fiery heat of the sun and the refreshing nature of water make for powerful summer birthstone jewelry options. You can go with intense shades of their favorite colors as well. Since it’s a fiery hot and busy season, summer goes well with crystals for passion and creativity.
In the months of fall, things go through the natural cycle of change. One of the most popular birthstone color options for autumn/fall is brown. But you can also go with the darker shades of your favorite crystals as well. As the season of reaping the rewards of the work put in during spring and summer, it works well with crystals for wealth and abundance.Winter is somewhat obvious in terms of color associations. Snow brings to mind the clear and white birthstone color. You can also go with black or gray gemstones, though. That’s because wintertime marks the end of the yearly cycle in preparation for the new beginning of spring. It’s the season of resting, so it goes well with crystals for healing and cleansing.
In short, your birthstone color guide by chakras is this:
- Crown chakra: white, transparent
- Third eye chakra: purple
- Throat chakra: blue
- Heart Chakra: green, pink
- Solar plexus chakra: yellow
- Sacral chakra: orange
- Root chakra: red, brown, black
Another way to choose the birthstone color for your jewelry is to go by the chakra you want it to interact with.
Regardless of your birthday, there are particular areas of your life you’d like to work on and improve. There’s always room to grow. Why not use birthstone jewelry to help you with that process?
White and clear for the crown chakra
These gemstones support wisdom, balance, and spiritual growth. Find out more about crown chakra crystals.
Purple for the third eye chakra
Purple and indigo crystals connect with your third eye chakra. They fuel your spiritual growth and nurture your psychic gifts. You can choose your favorites from our guide on purple crystals.
Blue for the throat chakra
Blue stones resonate with your throat chakra. The Cosmic Balance Earrings are a great example of how blue gemstones can bring joy and harmony into your life.
Green or Pink for the heart chakra
These crystals support emotional healing. They also bring good luck and abundance into your life. Some powerful examples are Malachite, Green Aventurine, or Jade. There are other green crystals you can take your pick from.
Yellow for your solar plexus chakra
Crystals like Citrine resonate with your solar plexus. They boost your stamina, raise vitality levels, and support your personal power and manifestation processes. We’ve discussed a few great yellow gemstones options.
Orange for the sacral chakra
This is the center of your creativity and problem-solving skills. It connects with powerful crystals like Sunstone or Pyrite. Try the Success Stones Set to achieve success. You can also try any of these other powerful orange crystals.
Red, brown, or black for the root chakra
You can choose between red crystals, brown stones or black crystals. Something like the Divine Protection Gift Set will cover all of your grounding and protection needs.
Seven gemstones for the seven chakras
You can go for the full-on approach and use something like the Chakra Cure Bracelet or the 7 Chakra Healing Tassel, which will work with all of your chakras at the same time. Sets like these are safer options for gift ideas as well. That’s particularly true when you’re not sure what area of their life they’d like to work on since these sets approach all of them in a holistic manner.
Get Your Birthstone Jewelry Today!
Enjoy all the benefits of wearing birthstone jewelry. Based on your birth month, choose the birthstone that you resonate with the most.
You have plenty of birthstone options to choose from. Go with the crystal you feel called to. And if you’re feeling called towards a particular gemstone color, then you should follow that gut feeling.
Wear your birthstone jewelry together with crystals for serenity and peace, crystals for balance and focus, or crystals for protection and support. They will boost each other’s healing energy and raise the vibration of your everyday experience.
Allow your birthstones to improve and enrich your life. Embrace their power and make the most of their stimulating effect. With the help of your birthstones, you can make your way towards living your best life.