There are many legends associated with birthstones. There is a little known mystical tradition with different birthstones for jewelry in each month. These stones are thought to confer special powers on the wearer and are a different from the traditional birthstones.
The mystical stone for the month of January is the beautiful green emerald which is thought to help memory. The wearer will be content and experience love. They are brittle stones that must be oiled on a regular basis.
The mystical tradition names the emotionally balancing bloodstone as the stone of the month for February. This stone is found worldwide and in many different colors. Native Americans used this stone for tribal ceremonies.
Jade is the mystical jewel for March. It has long been a talisman used for warding off evil spirits and is used by seekers of wisdom. Jade symbolizes a virtuous person.
The ancient opal is the April selection. Most of these stones were created 50 million years ago. Ancient Arabs believed it was formed by lightening and fell from the sky.
Called lapis lazuli in ancient texts, sapphire should grace your loved ones during the month of May. It comes in all colors except for red but the blue sapphire is the most famous. The name is derived from the Persian safir which means ‘beloved of Saturn.’
The opalescent moonstone is the preferred gem for people born in the month of June. Considered a sacred stone in the country of India, it brings good luck to those who wear it. During a full moon, secrets from the future will be revealed.
The ruby is the birthstone for both the traditional and mystical charts for the month of July. The rich red color evokes the warmth of a summer day. It is also the stone for people born under the sign of Cancer.
Diamonds signify wisdom displayed through its many facets for those with birthdays in the month of August. The earth’s magic vibrates through this stone. Seekers of wisdom may be guided.
Agate was prized by the people of the Stone Age and its long history makes it the perfect gift for the September born. It is found with a rough exterior that hides a hidden gem. Polishing and sanding reveal true beauty.
Jewelry made from the mystical birthstone jasper will bring tranquility and health to those born in October. It is a nurturing stone and is used in traditional medicine. When worn during an illness, it will bring healing energy.
The November mystical birthstone for jewelry is the transcendent pearl. This symbol of purity helps the wearer walk through life with dignity. The Christian scholar St. Augustine said that pearls were a symbol of Christ.
The rich black onyx sharpens the wit and provides inspiration to those born in December. It wipes away negative feelings and thoughts. It is often used to treat kidney ailments.
If you noticed, these birthstones are different than the modern birthstone list. This one is more mystical and unique. Dare to be different.