The Beauty in Birthstones: Your Birthstone & It’s Meaning

Posted on Dec 18 2013 - 9:53pm by Susan Bewley

Like many other girls, I love getting jewelry. Unlike other girls, however, I prefer jewelry with my birthstone – the opal. For years, my mother would buy me earrings and other beautiful pieces of jewelry. While I have always loved my birthstone, I didn't realize that it, along with other birthstones, had its own history and meaning. Knowing that a lot of you love jewelry just as much as me, I thought I would share this fun infographic about the different birthstones, their history, and meaning!


Beauty in Birthstones


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

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  1. Angel The Alien December 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I always knew that my birthstone was the emerald, but I never knew what it meant! I would have never guessed that it was connected to Venus, the goddess of love. 

  2. rebeccabasset December 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Wow I didn't know most of this, I am a Ruby but I love Opals especially the new ones that have come out, they have a lot more Color to them. I am always looking on JTV to find Gems that I like.

    Thanks for the post, and the Information!

  3. Alexis Cuffy December 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Love this post! My daughter was born in June and has brought so much love to our family! So appropiate 🙂

  4. San December 19, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Very interesting information. In fact, I don't even know what my birth stone is, until now! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Amy December 19, 2013 at 9:44 am - Reply

    This is a great article!  My birthstone is garnet, and I like learning all I can about it!

  6. lynn buttedal December 19, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Thank you! I used to hate my birthstone because I don’t like the color yellow but now that I know its meaning is love and affection I like it a little better!

  7. Katie O. December 19, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I enjoyed this and even learned a little, thanks!

  8. Michelle December 19, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I never knew there was a history behind each and every birthstone, very informative!

  9. Terry Rodriguez December 19, 2013 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I would luv to know the meaning of my brithstone.

  10. Terry Rodriguez December 19, 2013 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Sorry I aslready saw the meaning of my month.Sorry Im barely waking up. LOL.

  11. Seyma Shabbir December 19, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Mine is the sapphire! I remember my mom getting me and my sister earrings based on our birth stone! This actually makes for great gifts also and not too expensive unless your birthstone is diamond!!

  12. lisa leonard December 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    mine is garnet i never knew that your birthstone had a meaning thanks for info

  13. Christine Halverson December 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Great information on the month of my birth= )

    I didn't know these things before and this is very 

    handy for birthday gifts…Thanks for your info= )

    Happy Holidays..

  14. Joleene Gould December 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Ive known since i was little that my birthstone is the Garnet.  And along with this history the Garnet is also known as a healingstone i wear mine often and would much rather have my birthstone then any other .

  15. Kristelle December 19, 2013 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I can't believe the diamond signified originally inner strength; that's great and pretty cool (enough though everlasting love is cool too, haha).

  16. Della Barker December 20, 2013 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I was very  happy to see the details that you put into the birthstones.  I learned more about each one than I knew before.  Thank you

  17. Diana Scholz December 20, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I never knew the history of my birthday, Amethyst. I think it is AWESOME that for a period of time only royalty was allowed to wear this stone! I NEVER KNEW THAT!

  18. lisa December 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Interesting information. Of couse I knew that everyone has a birthstone, I just didn't know the meaning behind them.

  19. Sarah Vegetabile December 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I love mine as it is Amethyst. Fitting as my first name is Sarah which means Princess!


  20. Kathy Stuit December 21, 2013 at 1:02 am - Reply

    This was a very interesting post/review. I never knew much about birthstones, just that mine is Ruby for July. Thanks for sharing info on this!

  21. amanda lebeck December 21, 2013 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Thanks for the great information.  I didn't know there were meanings behind the gems!  I am September (I don't like the gem)  but now I do like it a  little more 🙂

  22. Kathy k December 22, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    This was informative and interesting. I have a lot of different birth months in my family and each one seemed fitting to their definition, that was great!

  23. Nancy Allen December 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    This is so cool! Thanks for sharing this with us. It is cool knowing the meaning of your birthstones. Now I know why I have always wanted to visit Australia. 

  24. krystel December 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    great information and awsome information

  25. Jayme March 22, 2014 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I love opals, LOVE THEM, but I fall into the Emerald category. Luckily I like emeralds as well. 🙂

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