Garnet is the birthstone of January and the zodiac sign Capricorn. While garnet is usually seen as a red-colored stone, it can come in many different colors! These stones are said to have been used to embellish Egypt’s pharaohs and they were carved by Romans to be used to stamp wax seals.
Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone that represents the birth month of February and the zodiac sign Aquarius. Ranging from lilac to a deep purple, the stone is said to be associated with the Greek god Dionysus due to it’s wine-like color.
Aquamarine is a stone that early sailors believed would calm the sea and keep them safe. With it’s name coming from the Latin word for seawater, aquamarine comes in all different shades of blue and it is the birthstone for March and most Pisces birthdays.
Topaz is the birthstone for November and the zodiac sign Scorpio. Topaz is found in almost every color and is often thought to have a calming energy. It was believed among many Europeans from the 1300s to the 1600s that topaz could prevent magic spells and repel sadness and rage.
Turquoise is one of the two birthstones for the month of December and the zodiac sign Sagittarius. This stone is commonly seen in blue and occasionally blueish-green. Turquoise stones have played a large part in many cultures including those from Egypt, China, India, Native American tribes, Tibet, and Europe.