For thousands of years, gemstones have been associated with magic and mystery. The month of your birth decides your birthstone, which is made up of a million little qualities that come together to make one gorgeous gem, just like you are! So what does your birthstone really say about you? From your quirky personality traits to your unique sense of style, these striking stones each glimmer with a little facet of you. Read through to discover what the stars have in store for you and then head on over to ADORA by Simona to see how you can personalize and enhance your wedding jewelry through the use of beautiful birthstones.
JANUARY - GARNET
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals found in almost all colors - red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless. This gorgeous stone is known to boost self-image, soothe nerves and provide guidance in hard times (ahem, wedding planning!) If your birthstone is garnet, your friends and loved ones know you as a passionate, well-balanced person and extremely loyal friend.
FEBRUARY - AMETHYST
Amethyst is a variety of quartz occurring in hues from light pinkish violet to deep purple. This pretty purple gem is associated with royalty, inner-peace, sincerity and security. If your birthstone is amethyst, you are known by all as courageous, honest and a jack-of-all-trades. Amethyst is also believed to ward off evil, so keep that pretty stone on hand at all times!
MARCH - AQUAMARINE
Aquamarine is a variety of beryl, deriving its blue color from the presence of iron. This light blue stone symbolizes good health, eternal youth and yes, love! If your birthstone is aquamarine, you’re known as pure hearted, family-oriented and extremely protective over those you love.
APRIL - DIAMOND
Diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance - a crystalline form of pure carbon that comes in several colors. Diamonds are known to symbolize everlasting love. If your birthstone is the diamond, you have a weakness for all things romantic, and tend to wear your heart on your sleeve.
MAY - EMERALD
Emerald is also a variety of beryl, colored green due to the presence of chromium and vanadium. These striking green stones speak of health and fertility and symbolize health, healing, vibrant life and intuition. If your birthstone is the emerald, you’re known by all for your quick-wit, creativity and extremely perceptive nature.
JUNE - PEARL and ALEXANDRITE
June is home to two birthstones, each stunning and unique in their own ways. Pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, produced within the tissues of living shelled mollusks. Timeless pearls symbolize modesty, success and stability in love. Alexandrite is the rare color-changing variety of chrysoberyl that appears green in daylight and red in artificial light. Alexandrite represents rare beauty and creativity. If your birthstones are Pearl and Alexandrite, you are nurturing, light-hearted and great at adapting to new situations.
JULY - RUBY
Ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum, occurring in the colors pink to blood red. In astrology, ruby is associated with the Sun, and has earned the title of "King of Gems." This stunning stone symbolizes passionate love, wisdom and success, and is also believed to attract good luck to the wearer. If your birthstone is the ruby, you’re known as a natural born leader with a charismatic personality and hard-work ethic.
AUGUST - PERIDOT
Peridot is the gem-quality variant of the silicated mineral olivine. Western tradition suggests that this gorgeous green gem is known to ward off depression, negativity and enchantments. If peridot is your birthstone, you’re loved by all for your unbounded energy, contagious sense of humor and creative approach.
SEPTEMBER - SAPPHIRE
Another variety of the mineral corundum, this regal gem occurs in a variety of different colors, ranging from a rich royal blue to pretty tones of peach and gold. Symbolizing grace, wisdom and morality, people with the sapphire birthstone are respected by all for the honesty, strength and intelligent nature.
OCTOBER - TOURMALINE and OPAL
October is characterized by two uniquely beautiful birthstones. Opal symbolizes compassion, enthusiasm and creativity while Tourmaline symbolizes friendship and humanitarianism. If your birthstones are opal and tourmaline, you are known for your optimistic, caring nature and your unique ability to empathize with all people.
NOVEMBER - TOPAZ and CITRINE
November is home to two striking birthstones, Topaz and Citrine. While topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine, citrine is a variety of quartz; both occur in yellow, orange, and brown hues. Topaz symbolizes good luck, faithfulness and friendship, and Citrine symbolizes success in business, generosity and prosperity. If your birthstones are Topaz and Citrine, you are well known for your friendly, easy-going nature and your quick intellect.
DECEMBER - TURQUOISE, TANZANITE and ZIRCON
December is characterized by not one, not two, but three beautiful blue birthstones! Turquoise is an opaque hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. This stone is linked with happiness and good fortune. Turquoise is known for its ability to heal, while all three stones represents happiness, peace of mind and good fortune. Also known to reduce headaches and promote relaxation, these stones will help keep you sane during wedding planning!
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