What does your birthstone say about you?

Aug 3, 2023

Birthstone jewellery

Gemstones have been treasured and admired since antiquity, not only for their incredible beauty but also for their believed spiritual properties.

In fact, many believe that each gemstone is associated with certain personality traits and can provide insight into our personalities. Birthstones, in particular, have a special significance as they are said to hold particular energies for those born in different months of the year. Here, we explore what your birthstone says about you.

January – garnet

Garnet symbolises regeneration, prosperity, and strength. Those born in January are thought to be strong-willed, determined, and always striving for self-improvement. It’s also believed that garnet promotes emotional healing, especially for those who have suffered from past traumas or heartbreaks.

February – amethyst

Amethyst is known for its calming properties, with balancing energies that can soothe and provide clarity to the mind. People born in February are typically creative, spiritual, and insightful. They have a keen sense of perception and an ability to connect with others on a deeper level. Amethyst is also said to enhance intuition and inner strength.

March – aquamarine

Aquamarine is a calming and soothing stone, thought to provide clarity and insight into complex situations. People born in March are often known for their sensitivity, empathy, and artistic talents. They are often seen as idealistic and imaginative, with a strong desire for personal growth and self-expression. Aquamarine is also believed to foster feelings of peace and tranquillity, making it the perfect gemstone for reflection and meditation.

April – diamond

Known as a ‘girl’s best friend’, diamonds are recognised for their durability and brilliance, with a reputation as the ultimate symbol of strength, power, and purity. People born in April are often loyal, honest, and hard-working. Diamonds also represents clarity and transparency, embodying the characteristics of inner strength and insight.

May – emerald

Emeralds are said to symbolise growth, rebirth, and rejuvenation. Those born in May are often characterised as ambitious, driven, and passionate. They have a zest for life and strive to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way.

June – pearl

In many spiritual traditions, pearls are regarded as sacred and are symbolic of purity, spiritual wisdom and enlightenment. They are believed to bring good luck, protection, and healing to the wearer. Those with birthdays in June who choose pearls in their jewellery may be more attuned to spiritual beliefs and have a deep appreciation for the mysteries of life.

July – ruby

Rubies are often associated with vitality, energy, and passion. Individuals born in July are thought to have a strong will, strong desires, and be fiercely determined in all their endeavours as they are not afraid of risks and challenges.

Ruby necklace from The Perth Mint

August – peridot

Peridot is known for bringing clarity and focus. People who wear Peridot are often seen as successful, driven, and ambitious. They have a clear vision of what they want to achieve in life and are not afraid to put in the hard work to make it happen. People who wear Peridot are often artistic, original, and fun-loving. They have a unique perspective on life and are not afraid to share it with the world.

September – sapphire

Sapphire, long associated with leadership and power, has historically been worn by royalty and leaders. Considered a symbol of wisdom, strength and courage, sapphire birthstone jewellery is believed to help the wearer to tap into these qualities.

October – opal

Opals are known for their dazzling display of colour which changes as it catches light. This characteristic is said to represent freedom, inspiration, and creative thinking. People born in October with opal as their birthstone are likely to be imaginative, free-spirited, and motivated by creative pursuits. They have the ability to think outside the box and come up with unique and innovative ideas.

Loose opal from The Perth Mint

November – golden topaz

The vibrant aura of golden topaz is said to evoke self-motivation, confidence, and drive. Those born in November often possess a strong sense of purpose and a focussed attitude that makes them stand out in a crowd.

December – tanzanite

Tanzanite, only discovered in 1967, is a powerful and unique gemstone associated with transformation, individuality, communication, intuition, and beauty. For those born in December, it’s believed tanzanite promotes creativity and inspiration, promoting new ideas and new beginnings.

Birthstones are seen as more than just gemstones; they offer personality insights and emotional wellbeing. Whether you believe in their energies or not, birthstones are a beautiful and meaningful way to incorporate unique personality traits into jewellery.

The Perth Mint jewellery boutique

You can find The Perth Mint’s jewellery store inside our landmark heritage listed building, established by Britain’s Royal Mint in 1899 at our iconic East Perth site in Hay Street.

Our elegant jewellery boutique is home to some of the world’s most exclusive birthstone jewellery, including opals and pearls. Selected pieces of our gemstone jewellery are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, as well as the peace of mind that comes with choosing to make a purchase from a Government of Western Australia-owned enterprise with a long-standing reputation for quality and integrity. Come and explore today or book an appointment now.