The birthstone of January is Garnet, the most sought after color being a deep red. Known to be an energizing and renewing stone for relationships and all matters of the heart. The alternative birthstone is Rose Quartz.
The birthstone of February is Amethyst. A purple variety of quartz associated with soothing anxieties and fears as well as protecting against negative energies. The alternative birthstone is Jasper.
The birthstone for April is Crystal Quartz. A naturally occurring clear and colorless Quartz said to amplify and radiate the energy put into it and help individuals achieve their goals. An alternative is Diamond.
The birthstone for June is Moonstone. Occurring naturally in shades of white, gray, black, blue, and peach, and can be translucent and iridescent. Thought to enhance intuition, promote inspiration, and bring protection to the emotionally sensitive. An alternative is Pearl.
The birthstone for July is Ruby. One of the rarest gemstones, Rubies are thought to signify passion, protection, and wealth. It is also one of the hardest gemstones, second only to Diamond. An alternative is Carnelian.
The birthstone for August is Peridot. Thought to bring prosperity, good fortune, and abundance which is often associated with the late summer season. The alternative birthstone is Sardonyx.
The birthstone for September is Sapphire. Metaphysically, all sapphires are considered stones of wisdom, while also sustaining life force and attracting peace and joy. The alternative birthstone is Lapis.
The birthstone for October is Pink Tourmaline. It is unusual in that it is both pyroelectric and piezoelectric, meaning it becomes magnetically charged from heat or friction. Known as a stone of love and compassion. An alternative is Opal.
The birthstone for November is Citrine. A transparent Quartz, ranging in color from pale yellow to golden yellow, honey or brown. Known to bring an abundance of vitality and positive energy. The alternative is Topaz.
The birthstone for December is Turquoise. An ancient gemstone, one of the first known to humans. Believed to be a stone of purification, as well as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. The alternative birthstone is Tanzanite.