Modern Birthstone Jewelry

Birthstones were viewed as mystical items and were said to possess magical and healing powers. Nowadays the gemstones associated with the dates of birth also have significance in many cultures and are worn not only for the sake of beauty- they are believed to match the personality and to bring luck to the wearer. Here are some interesting facts and information on the birthstones for each month of the year.
Modern birthstone for January is Garnet. Garnet jewelry in deep red color is the best and is said to symbolize friendship. The mystical birthstone for the month of January is emerald. Silver emerald jewelry is very popular nowadays.
Modern birthstone for February is Amethyst. This purple stone is thought to reveal headaches. High quality amethyst jewelry is recommended for people suffering from insomnia. The mystical birthstone for the month of February is bloodstone.
Modern birthstone for March is Aquamarine. This beautiful blue-green precious stone is associated with the sea and people use stylish aquamarine jewelry as a remedy for seasickness. Jade is the mystical birthstone for March.
Modern birthstone for April is Diamond. It is said that diamonds are a girl's best friend and a man's worst enemy. And it's true because quality diamond jewelry as well as diamond piercing jewelry is of great popularity nowadays. This beautiful stone is a symbol of everlasting love. Opal is the mysterious stone for April.
There is in them a softer fire than the ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald - all shining together in incredible union. Some by their splendor rival the colors of the painters, others the flame of burning of fire quickened by oil. Pliny, about the opal.
Modern birthstone for May is Emerald. Emerald has been considered the stone of love for centuries. This green elegant stone is also connected with mental and physical wellbeing. Silver emerald earrings are popular choice of most women. Mystical stone for May is sapphire.
There are two modern birthstones for June- Moonstone and Pearl. It is said that the pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens. White pearl jewelry as well as pink and cream pearl jewelry has been popular since ancient times and this is classical choice for weddings.
Modern birthstone for July is Ruby. This stone symbolizes intimate and physical love. Ruby jewelry speaks on the language of passion and it looks great with black and red evening dresses.
Modern birthstone for August is Peridot. This lovely stone is said to exude positive vibes and peridot stud earrings are very popular. Diamond is the mystical stone for August.
Modern birthstone for September is Sapphire. Blue sapphire jewelry is believed to help its wearer think clearly. Mystical birthstone for the first autumn month is Agate.
Modern birthstone for October is Opal or Tourmaline. Opal jewelry is associated with hope. Tourmaline jewelry is available in all colors of the rainbow.
Citrine and Yellow Topaz are modern birthstones for November. Citrine was historically believed to raise spirits and topaz was worn for protection. Pearl is the mysterious birthstone for November. Winter and autumn most popular choices of women is citrine jewelry.
Modern birthstone for December is Turquoise or Blue Topaz. Turquoise jewelry sets has always been in great demand.