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What is my birthstone?

Would you like to know what your birthstone is? In this blog I will tell you more about it. I will first tell you where the birthstones come from and what birthstones are. Think about the meaning of the birthstone and the history. I will also briefly tell you what the difference is between a birthstone and a gemstone by zodiac sign. Finally, I will tell you which birthstone belongs to which month per month. In addition, the birthstones are also available in our webshop .

What I do want to say in advance is that there is a difference in birthstones. At Zenvya we focus on genuine gemstones and we have therefore made a selection of birthstones that are affordable, but most importantly, they are real. There are several stories about birthstones (of which Exodus is the best known) and we have made a selection based on these stories, combined with affordability and authenticity.

What is a birthstone?

A birthstone is connected to 1 of the 12 months. It is believed that the birthstone brings good luck to the people who were born in that particular month or have a special connection with that month. The birthstone can then work as a kind of talisman or amulet for the wearer. In some countries, such as Germany and Switzerland, they attach great importance to the meaning of these stones and they are seen and used as "healing stones". More and more people experience the powers of gemstones and believe that there is more than science can prove.

History birthstone

There are several stories about the birthstone. The best known is that of Exodus, the second book of the Bible. It describes a breastplate (a religious garment) of Aaron, which is decorated with twelve precious stones in a gold filigree.

These twelve gems in four rows of three, represented the twelve tribes of Israel. Later, in the writings of Flavius ​​Josephus (1st century AD) and St Jerome (5th century AD), the connection between this jeweled breastplate and the twelve months of the year, based on the zodiac, was made.

The idea of ​​birthstones arose that you had to own a gemstone for each zodiac sign so that you could wear the correct stone during the period of the corresponding zodiac sign. This resembles the tradition of Indian astrology (also known as Vedic or Hindu astrology), where people wear a certain stone based on their current health or challenges that play at the moment.

A birthstone is therefore the gemstone of the month in which you were born. Each month has a different birthstone and often several. This is because there are different stories of the birthstone. Each birthstone has its own unique appearance and properties. That makes the gemstone of your month meaningful and personal. It is therefore very popular to give a birthstone as a gift to someone.


Garnet is known as a gemstone that can provide strength and energy. Garnet makes you creative, gives self-confidence, perseverance and helps to break through limiting thoughts and / or behavioral patterns.


February's birthstone is Amethyst. Amethyst is a soothing and cleansing gemstone. The gemstone can help you gain insight into behavior, patterns and thoughts that are not in the service of your higher self.


Aquamarine is the birthstone of March. Aquamarine is a gemstone that brings clarity and order to chaotic situations, thoughts or periods. The stone can make you more playful and creative and stimulates humor and feeling.


April's birthstone is rock crystal. You often see diamonds, but this is a very precious gemstone, especially if you go for a real one. That is why we chose rock crystal, because it also emerged from the old stories. We do offer rough diamonds in the collection.


May's birthstone is Malachite. Malachite is a beautiful green gemstone. Malachite is a gemstone that revolves around your inner wisdom. The gemstone can make you feel sensible, studious and righteous.


Moonstone is the birthstone of June. The Rainbow Moonstone is very popular. It is a gemstone that connects you to yourself and your emotional life. The stone can help you listen to and trust your intuition more.


July's birthstone is a precious one, namely the Ruby. To make affordable jewelry, we have chosen Indian Ruby. Ruby is a powerful stone and activates the heart chakra, which is connected to love. Furthermore, it stimulates passion, passion, motivation and a positive attitude.


Peridot is the birthstone of Augustus. Peridot is a gemstone that can help increase your intuition. It is a stone that not only has a refreshing appearance, but also a vitalizing effect.
Peridot can make you more assertive and reduces strong emotions


September also has a precious gemstone, namely the Sapphire. Because it is quite pricey, we opted for Kyanite. This is a gemstone that looks similar to the Sapphire, but is a lot more affordable if you opt for a real stone.


Opal is the birthstone of October. This is also not an inexpensive stone, but it is more affordable than sapphire, if you go for Ethiopian opal. Opal is a gemstone that emphasizes the beauty of life.


The birthstone Citrine applies to the month of November. This is a yellow stone. It is a suitable gemstone when you want to be more optimistic in life and need self-confidence.


Lapis Lazuli is the birthstone of December. A beautiful blue gemstone, with gold speckles.
Lapis Lazuli symbolizes wisdom, enlightenment and insight.

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