Birthstones are pretty, but they likely seem kind of arbitrary. After all, why should a ruby or a pearl have anything to do with you or your personality?
In actuality, birthstones are said to signify certain traits which are supposedly inherent to everyone in their particular birth month. Sort of like a “jewelry zodiac,” if you will. And while the idea might make you scoff, you may actually be surprised at the accuracy of these gemstone personality traits.
You may even be inspired to buy some new, birthstone-specific jewelry — and when has that ever been a bad thing?
This red stone symbolizes a dedication to friendships and a strong sense of loyalty, in particular. People with this birthstone tend to be extremely dependable, magnetic, and enjoy meeting new people whenever possible.
This purple gem was historically used as a signifier for royalty and nobility. As such, people with this birthstone tend to be very courageous (perhaps more emotionally than physically), and have a strong sense of morality.
This nautical stone, much like water, evokes a sense of peacefulness, serenity and creativity. People with this birthstone tend to be highly artistic – or, at the very least, feel things on a very deep level. They enjoy creating new things.
People born with this hard birthstone are often known for having strong, fiery feelings about everything. They get angry quickly, but they also love deeply and with an intense amount of loyalty. They are often quite intimidating in social settings.
People born with Emerald birthstones are often known for being especially empathetic and in tune to the emotions around them. Their gut instinct is usually spot on, and they often have wisdom beyond their years.
People born with the pearl birthstone are sensitive and prone to day-dreaming. While they might deny it, they secretly yearn for a dose of romanticism in their life. They can often be quite dramatic when it comes to their love lives, but they are also adept and expressing their emotions.
People are inexplicably drawn to people born with this dramatic birthstone. Rubies signify power, and people born in July are certainly not known for being followers. They enjoy being the center of attention, and tend to be quite popular at parties.
August babies born with this green birthstone are highly mercurial in spirit, and love nothing more than making people laugh. They are often irresistibly magnetic, and enjoy commanding the attentions of large groups of people.
Those born with this birthstone are known for being extremely pragmatic in everything they do, and, more often than not, they’re the person in the group who dominates Trivia Night. They occasionally have difficulty expressing their feelings, as they tend to shroud emotions under a layer of practicality, but they can always be counted upon for their honesty.
Opals are said to signify optimism, and people born with this ethereal birth stone are remarkably level-headed. They are strong believers in justice, and have highly refined tastes. They are highly persuasive and have a natural gift for charming new people.
November babies with topaz birthstones are usually very adventurous, and enjoying putting their brains and wit to the test. They constantly crave change and new experiences, and are often able to communicate in a very informed and intelligent manner.
People with this unusual birthstone often reach for the stars in everything they do. They do not accept anything less than the best for themselves, in terms of success, and they usually achieve their goals. They can come across as harsh or cold occasionally, but they actually have a very sharp sense of humor. They tend to focus on aggregating wealth as a measure of true success.