Most people know their birthstone as well as they know their birthday. With beautiful colors and cool meanings, each stone has its own significance and symbolism. A lot of people like to show off and wear birthstones in different jewelry pieces. Many months offer variations of colors to choose from, and these jewels have become favorite colors by their birth month representatives.

At Stephen Allen Jewelers, we know every person is unique, and we love celebrating each one. By wearing your special gem and showing off your birthstone color, you carry around a simple reminder to celebrate your life. And, some even believe that there are even better reasons to represent your stone, because birthstones have been associated with helping heighten healing properties while giving health benefits to the wearer. Get even more facts and history about your birthstone and check out this list to see the high level of what each month represents:

January Birthstone: Garnet

This red colored stone has properties and attributes of faith, love and courage.

February Birthstone: Amethyst

This purple color is symbolic of protection. 

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

This turquoise color is associated with meanings of creativity, hope, self-expression and courage.

April Birthstone: Diamond

This popular sparkling clear is connected with eternal love and romance.

May Birthstone: Emerald

This green color represents health, faithfulness, fertility and wealth.

June Birthstone: Pearls or Moonstones

These cool milky birthstones are known to indicate modesty and help calm nervous or anxious thoughts. 

July Birthstone: Rubies

This red garnet color represents courage and strength and can bring good luck and good friends.

August Birthstone: Peridot

The greenish/yellowish stone color helps heal stress and reduces anger. In olden days, people wore this stone to ward off evil, negativity and black magic.

September Birthstone: Sapphires

These blue colored gems indicate purity, wisdom, faith, loyalty and serenity.

October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Both these colors are known to carry meaning of hope, innocence and creativity.

November Birthstone: Topaz or Citrine

This yellow color is associated with intellect and positivity, known to help the mind and body and protect the wearer from negativity.

December Birthstone: Tanzanite, Blue Topaz or Turquoise

These blue colors are associated with healing properties and known to help boost good health.

No matter what month you were born or what jewelry you like to wear, we have the perfect piece for you. Check out all of the colors and ideas for unique ways to wear them. Our expert jewelers can help show you the options we have in store or what we can special order for you to show off your color. From birthstone rings to children’s birthstone necklaces, we have a wide variety we can help you find or can create a custom piece for you.

We love serving our customers and helping our East Longmeadow neighbors find the sparkle and shine they’ll be proud to wear. So, whether you’re looking for a gift piece for that special someone or wanting to add a new addition to your collection, we’ll make sure it’s exactly what you’re looking for.

Stop in today at our East Longmeadow location to see our expert jeweler or speak with our team by calling 413-525-9090. We promise we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.