The meaning behind your birthstone from January to December


Discover what your birthstone is and the healing powers it possesses with our Francesca guide to birthstones.

Just as star signs provide a unique perspective into our personality from the sky, birthstones shine a wealth of insight into our birth month and the qualities that shape our identity from the earth.

Through using crystals and stones to ground and centre us, they can provide abundant wellness within, which is why we designed the birthstone collection - to enhance the magic within you and expand on the purpose of these sacred stones. And what could be a more meaningful gift than a personalised birthstone that a loved one can carry with them wherever they are?

With each birthstone beholding its own natural charms, you may gravitate towards one that aligns with your birth month or prefer to select the hue that harnesses certain powers. Learn more about each of the twelve birthstones and the inner guidance and gifts they offer with our guide below.

january birthstone: garnet

A blood red gem, the garnet birthstone represents peace, prosperity and good health and is the stone of January born (loyal and hardworking leaders). Often called the ‘Gem of Faith’ -  those who wear garnet are said to be honorable and have an abundance of good things come their way and are also protected from harm - making it the ultimate good luck charm too! For career prosperity, We recommends leaving it on a work desk, or if you’re hoping to harness its healing powers ancient mythology says wearing it will regulate and heal blood flow.

february birthstone: amethyst

A deep dark purple, the amethyst birthstone is grounding in nature, colour and power providing a nurturing offering for February born (intelligent, artistic and rebellious). Made of quartz - one of the most abundant materials found in the earth’s crust - it’s durable and everlasting and the perfect stone to hold tight to when looking for stability, courage, clarity or strength. It’s said that artist Leonardo Da Vinci used it as a tool to enhance his intellectual capacity and keep bad thoughts at bay - so all creatives alike will take comfort in its inner calm.

march birthstone: aquamarine

The azure birthstone comes from the Latin name ‘aqua’ meaning water and ‘marina’ meaning the sea. Like the ocean itself, aquamarine is all about tranquility and calm and is said to cool a busy mind and invite stillness and equilibrium to the body and soul. It’s healing powers also extend to love, with aquamarine also able to support unity, reconnection and binded love. For March born (honest, kind and dreamy in nature), it’s a crystal that connects to both the heart and throat chakra, allowing you to experience love and open and honest communication so wear it close to the body in yoga or a meditation to be reminded of its unwavering support.

april birthstone: diamond

The most crystal clear of birthstones, April born (adventurous, caring, diplomatic) are destined for diamonds. While coveted as a symbol of love and everlasting eternity, diamonds also have a rich history of healing and are said to cure ailments associated with the brain and bloodstream. As the diamond is the strongest of all precious gems, it’s also believed that those who wear diamonds will develop the same strength as the stone according to ancient mythology.

may birthstone: emerald

A green as rich as the forest, the emerald birthstone is an opulent stone fit for a queen and was Cleopatra’s jewel of choice, said to be tied to good fortune, faith and love, making it a fitting choice for all May goddesses (empathetic, spirited and imaginative). It’s also said to symbolise loyalty, new beginnings, love and romance, so hold close (perhaps under a pillow) to bring in loving energy and fulfil your fortune.   

june birthstone: alexandrite 

A deep purple, the alexandrite birthstone has a chameleon quality which is said to represent life and the way it's not one shade but the sum of many colours and experiences, ever changing and beautiful. Alexandrite will bring out your purpose in life, encourage a shift in energy and draw forward light, imagination, joy and intuition. While destined for June born (funny, sensitive and a good friend) it’s also said to be an omen of intuition, creativity and inspiration to all those who allow the stone to enter their space.

july birthstone: ruby

A deep, dazzling red, the ruby birthstone represents fiery passion, romance and heart desire. Those with a ruby in their possession will be able to cultivate a deep love that radiates from within and out to those around them. As a healing stone, rubies are said to restore vitality in the bloodstream and boost energy, awareness, courage. While a radiant choice for July borns (complicated, witty and fun) it’s also a devilish choice for those looking to harness lust and love or discover confidence or motivation.

august birthstone: peridot

A glowing green, the peridot birthstone comes from the Greek word ‘to give plenty,’ so as its name suggests peridot gives prosperity and good fortune to its beholder, encouraging wealth, a positive mind, patience and fearlessness. Derived from the overflow of a volcano, the source of creation is a fitting choice for August born (brave, observant, independent) who seek fearlessness and abundant happiness.

september birthstone: sapphire 

A blue as deep as the ocean, the sapphire birthstone possesses the same great wisdom of the sea, naturally encouraging clarity and nobility. A precious gem considered only second in value to diamonds, sapphires possess a wealth of power, allowing the wearer to uphold integrity and focus while staying grounded and confident - making it a stunning choice for September born (calm, clever and well travelled) or for someone needing wisdom, clarity, confidence.

october birthstone: tourmaline

A rosy hue, the tourmaline birthstone has a feminine, heart based energy that embodies beauty and love. Said to heal stress and encourage warmth, friendliness and inner confidence, tourmaline will energetically shift negative thoughts away and offer October born (friendly, confident and independent) self love and inner compassion. Place tourmaline by your yoga mat as a tool to encourage inner light and calm whenever life feels tumultuous.

november birthstone: citrine

With a golden orange glow, the citrine birthstone is uplifting like the sun, radiating positivity, growth and abundance. By tapping into the powers of citrine, November born (strong willed, inquisitive and inspired thinkers) will let go of negativity, spark creativity and call in new possibilities. It is also said to boost spirits and offer a burst of creativity or self growth for those lost. So to enjoy its true powers, take it on your next nature walk and notice its warmth radiate out to your wellbeing.

december birthstone: turquoise 

Teal blue in tone, the turquoise birthstone is an ancient talisman believed to bring good luck, victory and personal success. With a transformative nature that rejuvenates the mind and body, December borns (ambitious, generous and influential) who keep turquoise in their toolkit will enhance intuition and release inhibitions, allowing the soul to run free while being gifted support, empowerment and self expression.

Inspired by the enchanting nature of birthstones and looking to bring their allure into your life? Learn how to meditate with each stone or see our full bracelet collection here to embody their innate power at all times.

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