Swarovski Crystal Birthstones: Uniquely Personal

Unquestionably, the biggest trend right now is individualism. In today’s mass-market world, “cool” has come to be measured in terms of uniqueness and personalization. But in fact almost anything can be personalized—especially when there’s an easy and much appreciated way of doing it: Swarovski Crystal Birthstones. There’s something particularly special about an item of jewelry, accessories, clothing, even interior décor, that reflects personal qualities that are unique to our birth month and star sign.

Of course, birthstones are not new—they date back to the Old Testament’s Book of Exodus, where Moses commissions a breastplate for Aaron, the high priest of the Hebrews. It included 12 precious gemstones representing the 12 sons of Jacob, and each son’s birth was said to influence the stone selection. Later, in 40 AD, historian Titus Flavius Josephus made the connection between the 12 stones and the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Each gemstone was said to have powers deriving from its corresponding astrological sign, giving the wearer talismanic benefits.

We have Poland’s 18th-century gem traders to thank for the modern practice of wearing a stone associated with one’s birth month. Then in 1912, what we recognize today as the birthstone list was finally set down by the US National Association of Jewelers, and has remained the same ever since.

Swarovski Birthstone Crystals

So it is that Swarovski has created an assortment of Crystal Birthstones that echo the 12 birthstone colors. Each sign of the Zodiac has its corresponding shade in a variety of crystal cuts and shapes, making it easy to individualize a lot more than jewelry. From footwear to fashion, garments of all kinds can also be embellished with Crystal Birthstones: sparkling T-shirt motifs and dazzling accents for collars and hems; sandals and sneakers, belts and bags; hair accessories, scarves and hats; and thoughtful personal gifts or elegant corporate giveaways. Even interiors can shine when furnishings such as cushions and lampshades, napkins and candleholders are embellished with Crystal Birthstones. Explore Swarovski Birthstones Crystals’ rich assortment.

Capricorn, Dec 22. - Jan 19.
Birthstone: Siam

For Capricorns born in January, the deep red of Siam is particularly appropriate to their zodiac sign. Symbolizing faith, love and courage, its color nuances change under different light sources just as Capricorns modify their behavior to get ahead. Capricorns will treasure Swarovski Birthstone Crystals in Siam—it is reputed to boost self-esteem and even invite a little romance.

Aquarius, Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
Birthstone: Amethyst

February-born Aquarians have the purple-toned Amethyst as their birthstone color. Representing loyalty, prudence and practical intelligence, at one time only royalty was permitted to wear this striking purple shade. Said to help maintain a level head and good health, now everyone can enjoy Amethyst. 

Pisces, Feb. 19 - March 20
Birthstone: Aquamarine

Aquamarine is March-born Pisceans’ color. Mythology has it that the sky was once solid, and now only beautiful pale blue pieces remain. Ancient mariners prized the talismanic effect of aquamarine etched with the likeness of Neptune, believing it would prevent them from the drowning. Associated with positivity, good health and happiness, Pisceans will love Aquamarine-colored birthstones. 

Aries, March 21 - April 19
Birthstone: Crystal

For those born under April’s sign of Aries, clear Crystal is the emblem for endurance and self-belief. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, Crystal’s clarity and strength represents a clear-sighted sense of purpose in the pursuit of goals. Use it to reinforce Arians’ strength and conviction in their efforts to meet their objectives. 

Taurus, April 20 - May 20
Birthstone: Emerald

Taureans, whose birth month is May, are characterized by Emerald, which was believed to come from dewdrops left by the footprints of the goddess Venus. Once thought to ward off ill health, this lush and radiant green tone speaks of growth, patience and fertility. Give Taureans Swarovski Crystal Birthstones in Emerald to enhance their natural sensitivity. 

Gemini, May 21 - June 20
Birthstone: Light Amethyst

June’s Geminis have Light Amethyst as their star sign—its childlike innocence, gentleness, purity and sense of curiosity mirrors their key characteristics. Light Amethyst is a cool, airy and silky color that conveys serenity. Give Geminis the chance to express their creative and sociable side with Swarovski Crystal Birthstones in this beautiful shade. 

Cancer, June 21 - July 22
Birthstone: Light Siam

Cancerians born under the sign of the crab enjoy Light Siam’s beautiful red tones as their birthstone color. Known for being loyal friends and partners, they are also empathetic, intuitive and sensitive. Offer Cancerians a crystalized talisman in Light Siam to protect tender feelings while giving them the security to express themselves freely. 

Leo, July 23 - August 22
Birthstone: Peridot

Those born in August under the star sign of Leo have olive-green Peridot as their birthstone color. Prized by the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt for bringing them closer to nature as well as promoting friendship, happiness and love, this beautiful shade is recognized in color therapy for reducing stress and anger. Give it to Leos in search of peace and tranquility. 

Virgo, August 23 - Sep. 22
Birthstone: Sapphire

September-born Virgoans have Sapphire as their birthstone color. An intense blue shade once favored by priests and kings, it was thought to guard against evil and corruption. Virgoans are famous for their attention to detail, communication skills, and humanity. Let them benefit from the natural energy of Swarovski Crystal Birthstones in Sapphire. 

Libra, Sep. 23 - October 22
Birthstone: Rose

October Librans have Rose—this birthstone color signifies emotional tenderness and sensibility. Their instinctive diplomacy makes them skilled at healing rifts, restoring trust, and promoting accord. Peace and serenity are important to Librans, so give them Rose-toned Crystal Birthstones to evoke harmony and beauty.

Scorpio, October 23 - Nov. 21
Birthstone: Topaz

Orange-toned Topaz, known as the “stone of the mind” for its perceived ability to cure mental illness, is the special color associated with November’s Scorpios. Renowned for their passion, determination and leadership qualities, Scorpios will enjoy Crystal Birthstones in the color Topaz to help their assertiveness and resourcefulness. 

Sagittarius, Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Birthstone: Montana

Smokey-blue Montana evokes the color of the ocean and the endless sky, mirroring Sagittarians’ sense of adventure, desire for freedom, energy and generosity. Crystal Birthstones from Swarovski in Montana signify reassurance and security, guiding Sagittarians in their journey through life. 

Smokey-blue Montana evokes the color of the ocean and the endless sky, mirroring Sagittarians’ sense of adventure, desire for freedom, energy and generosity. Crystal Birthstones from Swarovski in Montana signify reassurance and security, guiding Sagittarians in their journey through life.