Today's Etsy newsletter started off with a blurb about how citrine, November's birthstone, is said to emit feelings of happiness, joy and optimism. This made me especially happy because not only is Citrine my birthstone, but it is also yellow, and I love everything that is yellow. That got me thinking that a blog post about birthstones and what they signify might be helpful for all the gift buying you'll be doing this season. Different sources list some variations, but this chart seems to show the most universal modern-day birthstones.
Here is my compiled list of the meanings and associations of each stone:
Garnet- Purity, truth, awareness, endurance, creativity and patience
Amethyst - Stability, balance, inner strength, sincerity, intuition and motivation
Aquamarine – Courage, friendship, creativity, health, perception and hope
Diamond – Eternity, good luck, protection, clarity of thought, balance and abundance
Emerald- loyalty, friendship, love, success, happiness and goodness
Moonstone- good fortune, passion and balance
Pearl- Purity, happiness, peace, love and generosity
Ruby- devotion, integrity, courage, success, nobility, love, enthusiasm and strength
Peridot- Power, influence, truth, loyalty, fame, dignity and protection
Sapphire- Sincerity, constancy, insight and wisdom
Opal- hope, innocence, happiness, loyalty, imagination and confidence
Tourmaline - courage, generosity, compassion and thoughtfulness
Topaz - Loyalty, friendship, strength, balance, wisdom and serenity
Citrine- Happiness, joy, optimism, rejuvenation, energy, and warmth
Tanzanite- Composure, harmony, understanding and sensitivity
Blue Zircon – Success, love, luck, and happiness.
Turquoise - prosperity, happiness, patience and good fortune.