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What Do Secondary Birthstones Mean?

By: Cristal
What Do Secondary Birthstones Mean?

According to popular belief, every month has a designated birthstone which represents certain characteristics and beliefs. However, little light has been shed on the other stones which also represent the same month. Hence, their combined impact with the primary birthstone is what actually reflects a person’s life.

Interested to find which months have more than one birthstone? Here is a chart which lays out the total number of birthstones for each month:

Let’s find out what they really mean. The months which have prominent secondary birthstones are:

June – Pearl, Alexandrite

October – Opal, Tourmaline

November – Topaz, Citrine

December – Blue Topaz, Tanzanite Zirqon, Turquoise

June – Pearl, Alexandrite

June’s primary birthstone is Pearl. This stone signifies clarity, purity, truth, integrity, loyalty and honesty. The stone is meant to give clear mindedness to the ones who adorn it and make them progress with truthfulness. On the other hand, Alexandrite is said to promote love and fondness towards someone special. It is also believed to give prosperity and longevity.

October – Opal, Tourmaline

Interestingly, October has two primary birthstones: Opal and Pink Tourmaline. Opal is a sign of faithfulness, confidence and loyalty. While Pink Tourmaline exhibits the aura of healing, compassion while promoting love.

November – Topaz, Citrine

Owing to the similar colors of Topaz and Citrine, these two take the same place of primary birthstones for November. Topaz, the stone of the sun, illuminates’ darkness, brings joy and provides emotional balance. Citrine signifies wealth and eventually indicates success.

December - Blue Topaz, Tanzanite Zirqon, Turquoise

Turquoise has multiple meanings across diverse cultures. It is considered as a healing stone by some and a symbol of good fortune, friendship and charm by many others. However, Blue Topaz was strongly believed to have healing powers, so much so that was believed to ward off death! However now, it is used to indicate better communication.

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