There's something charming and inspiring about the idea that we are given a special crystal associated with when we were born (also known as a birthstone). Diving into their meanings, properties, and uniqueness only adds to the fun! Also, no matter if your birth is within a particular month, if it is currently that present month’s crystal then it is great for manifesting to anyone during that time!
Tradition of Birth Crystals
Each month’s gemstone and/or mineral has special metaphysical benefits associated with it and by using these stones— whether it be as jewelry, high-vibe decor, self-care, and however else— one can take their significance and meaning upon them. They are precious, personal and believed to hold astrological and mythical meanings. Traditionally, people tended to wear their own birthstone, determined by their date of birth, with the belief that the birthstone bestowed a unique set of mental, physical, and emotional advantages (1).
History of Birth Crystals
Did you know that birth crystals vary depending on what calendar you use, where you are in the world, and what culture uses them? The Western concept of birthstones, as most of us know it, is based on the 12-month Gregorian calendar. It is believed to have originated from Biblical records; in particular, a ceremonial breastplate plate of “Aaron the Priest” that held four rows of three precious stones symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel (2).
Other notable birth crystal origin stories include the Mythical Birthstone List, which is of Far Eastern origin, and the Ayurvedic Birthstone List, which dates back to approximately 1500 BC and relates to Ayurvedic Indian medicine (3).
And then around the mid 15th century in Poland, the trend went beyond owning your own unique birthstone to owning a set of 12 birthstones. This set would cover each month of the year and people would wear the birth crystals according to the date, regardless of their own date of birth. Why is that? Because they believed they could benefit from the changing metaphysical powers of the crystals based on monthly astrology (3).
Inviting the Benefits of Birth Crystals
What if we could invite the benefits and vibrations of birth crystals deeper into our self-love rituals? What would that feel like? I know, it’s deep thinking, but each of Earth Harbor’s skincare gems is associated with the varying elements of earth and ocean— pure, geological origins that synergistically pair with celestial origins of birth crystals. We mindfully create each formula to be a meaningful answer beyond skincare, haircare, and bodycare. If you’ve been struggling with finding a self-care ritual that works for you or if you just can’t seem to get into a daily self-care rhythm no matter what you do, then this is especially helpful for you. Let’s dive into how we can soak in these therapeutic benefits that have been around for millenia!
Are you ready to discover some of the most meaningful, natural, and astronomically-grounded self-care gems for your personal monthly journey?
January - Garnet:
Want to know an ocean secret? Nymph Nectar Superfruit Radiance Balm is a beauty treasure amongst the island nymphs that every merbabe wants to dive into. Just like the gorgeous changing color of the Garnet crystal― which changes depending on the gemstone's composition and symbolizes resilience— Nymph Nectar’s hues and textures vary because of the beautiful inconsistencies of her purely botanical ingredients. Now that's some pirates’ bootie you’ll want to get your hands on.
February - Amethyst:
A highly prized stone in the ancient world, Amethyst offers peace, stability, and calm. Discover the inner peace and light your skin so deeply desires with Namaste Adaptogen Clarity Ampoule. She is an advanced Ayurvedic blend crafted to protect skin, clear congestion, and restore vibrancy.
March - Aquamarine:
Interested in an added dose of wisdom and courage? Get that Goddess glow with Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum as her smooth texture absorbs beautifully into your skin, visibly renewing and nourishing your skin from sunrise to sunset, because who doesn’t want to glow under the influence of not one, but two crystals!?
April - Diamond:
Let your precious locks fall in love with Beach Waves Ocean Hair Texturizer as she breathes fresh energy into your daily hair ritual― giving it the uplifting, sexy texture your hair has been longing for since it last tasted the ocean. That is the kind of enduring love we are all about. Plus, she’ll have your aura shining bright like a diamond.
May - Emerald:
Say “Ahoy” to Aurora Superfood Luminance Ampoule, a reflection of the Emerald crystal that has been a most treasured gem on the Seven Seas for centuries. She bestows a renewal of life, restores radiance, love, and helps with sensitivity as she energizes and soothes your skin in the most divine way imaginable.
June - Pearl/Moonstone:
Symbolic of integrity and purity, Pearl is a rare creation from the sea just like LUNA LEI Phyto-Resurfacing Night Serum. June also possesses a secondary birth crystal... Moonstone! A stone for new beginnings and peaceful stability, Luna Lei perfectly parallels these metaphysical properties in the way she refines and retextures your complexion to deliver a smooth and radiant complexion— all by the light of the moon.
July - Ruby:
Power, strength, and passion stand as symbols for Ruby, which is precisely why she favors our Helios Anti-Pollution Youth Ampoule, an almighty ambrosia named after the powerful Greek Deity of the sun. She is unparalleled in strength for combating pollutants and daily skin stressors. A perfect way to empower your self-care ritual.
August - Peridot:
Hoping to replace negative emotions of fear, guilt, anger, and blame with a gentle loving energy, Peridot welcomes this soothing and nourishing lightweight, creamy formula crafted by mermaids. Experience the gentle love of Mermaid Milk Nutrient Glow Moisturizer.
September - Sapphire:
All aboard, Matey! Neutralize negative feelings with the help of your skin’s first mate, Marina Biome Brightening Ampoule. She works at a deep level to quickly and noticeably improve overall skin health— something that Sapphire is 100% onboard with.
October - Opal:
Opal, A.K.A the queen of unpredictability, is embarking upon her dynamic and ever-changing destiny. Accepting unpredictability and uncertainty lurking on the waves ahead can prove to be a challenging task. As you embark on your journey, team up with Glow Juice Refining Enzyme Mask, a fast-acting purple paradise crafted to reveal greater clarity.
November - Citrine:
Set sail on your voyage for light, happiness, and joy with Citrine Sea Tropical Ayurvedic Exfoliator. Welcome the nourishment, conditioning, and healing power she offers. This blonde bombshell is eager to enliven your beauty ritual while her finely-tumbled citrine gemstones bless your sweet skin and spirit.
December - Blue Topaz:
Laguna Replenishing Body Serum radiates the essence of kindness and compassion: two things essential to the Blue Topaz crystal. She patiently waits for every inch of your skin to accept the deep nourishment, hydration, and gorgeous luster that she so generously offers.
BONUS Birth Crystal - Rose Quartz:
Tidal Rose Crystal Hydration Mist and her Rose Quartz crystals make a perfect pair with any of these lovely gems to bring extra feelings of love and positivity no matter what month it is!
Written by Kynsie Hatch and Ali Perry-Hatch
2) Exodus 28:17-20