Birthstones Part II (July-December)
July – Ruby
The red ruby represents passion, desire, achievement and strength. Ruby is also a gemstone of mystery and can evoke strong emotions of love, strength, leadership and power.
August – Peridot
As one of the emerald colors, peridot is a beautiful gemstone that represents mystery, passion, beauty and enchantment. If you’re a trendsetter or forward-thinker, this could be a gemstone for you. Peridot can also symbolize money, power and justice.
September – Sapphire
A calming, soothing and beautiful stone, sapphire represents confidence, wisdom, strength and idealism. It is uplifting and can evoke strong feelings of love, harmony and peacefulness. If you have a peaceful but strong personality, this may be your gemstone!
October – Opal
Opal is considered to be a mystical gemstone and is commonly found as black opal, dark grey or a dark blue. Black opal is the rarest, but it can also be found in fiery colors such as orange, red, and yellow. It is considered to be the stone of good luck and fortune, and has healing properties that can ward off bad dreams and increase energy.
November – Yellow Topaz
Another “strength” stone, topaz is a yellow or brown “royal” stone that can balance emotions, calm passion and release tension. It is also considered to be the gemstone of rejuvenation, and can be used to relieve mental pressure.
December – Blue Topaz
One of the most attractive green-blue stones, turquoise represents wealth, happiness and strength. It is considered to have healing properties and can ward off illness, but ultimately serves as a stone of happiness and good fortune.