In the Orient, there is a theory of the Five Elements: Metal – Wood – Water – Fire – Earth, which is mutual interaction and is associated with one’s destiny, from which to choose the best gemstone. At the same time, in the West, it is also believed that there is a gemstone representing each person in each month, bringing luck and prosperity to the owner.

Below is a table of Birthstones according to the birth month of Western Feng Shui, shared by IJC.


January: Garnet

The typical colors of Garnet are red, crimson, yellow, orange and burgundy. As a stone of vitality and fortitude, Garnet symbolizes faith, enthusiasm, strength and is the origin of every success in life.

It is considered an amulet for safety and advantages in expeditions, protecting oneself against negative energy. The warm pink appearance of Garnet evokes a sense of confidence and steadfastness and strengthens your willpower in life.

February: Amethyst

Amethyst comes in many different shades of purple, from light purple to very deep purple. In addition, there are a number of Amethyst geodes that have a yellowish purple color.

The purple brilliance emitted from Amethyst carries positive energy, positively affecting the wearer’s mind and body. Therefore, it is also considered a stone representing gentleness, peace and balance. Amethyst is the perfect gemstone for those who are stressed as it has the ability to relieve depression, bringing harmony and peace of mind. 

March: Aquamarine

The typical color of Aquamarine is blue. The stone is relatively hard and sparkles like a crystal.

Wearing Aquamarine feng shui stone helps reduce neurological diseases and enhance the ability to balance with nature and life. The positive energy that has been accumulated for centuries in Aquamarine stone has a good effect on the immune system, providing antibacterial support and disease prevention.

April: Diamond

Diamonds are divided into two types: colorless diamonds and colored diamonds. Colorless diamonds can be yellowish, greenish, or brownish, but are so pale that they can be considered colorless. Colored diamonds include yellow, brown, and gray diamonds that have a darker tone and higher color saturation than “Z” color and all other natural colored diamonds.

Diamonds are known as the king of gems. They possess timeless beauty and economic value. It is believed by the ancients that diamonds help banish bad dreams and fight against the hypochondria, also known as the anxiety disorder about one’s health. Additionally, diamonds have detoxifying, fever-reducing and anti-infective properties, but people who are easily agitated and have high blood pressure are recommended not to wear diamonds regularly because it may adversely affect their health.


May: Emerald

Emerald possesses a typical green color, which is the color of youthful vitality and spring. Emerald is most valuable when it has the jade color of spring grass after the rain.

This gemstone is very helpful in meditation. Wearing an Emerald while meditating will bring you calmness and quickly remove stress. Emerald is also capable of enhancing intelligence and eyesight, protecting its owner from perils and dangers during long journeys.

June: Pearl

Pearls are known as “biological gems” because they are produced by living organisms, so the pearl brilliance is pure and true, which is hard to find in other gems. The color of pearls depends on the species of mussel and the water in which it lives. They have various colors such as silver, pink, blue, black, etc., and based on these colors, Pearls are divided into 3 types: light pearls, black pearls and colored pearls.

Pearls are taken from the body of living mussels. They carry the pure and abundant natural energy by absorbing the quintessence of the ocean. Pearls help sedate and detoxify the body, reduce dizziness, tinnitus, support the treatment for bright and healthy eyes.

July: Ruby

Ruby is one of the four rarest gemstones in the diamond world. It comes in all red colors from pale pink, burgundy, orange, brown, to dark red. The most beautiful stone that has the highest value is natural Pigeon Blood Ruby. 

Ruby is a special gemstone, formed in the process of complex geological transformations, absorbing pure natural energy and high spiritual energy, so it is often used as a lucky charm for safety and luck. Placing a ruby under the pillow will help banish bad dreams, bring you a good sleep, prevent miasma from entering your dreams as well as improve your sex life.

August: Peridot

Peridot has characteristic yellowish green (olive green) and dark green colors. It is also known as the evening emerald as it possesses a light green appearance that does not darken at night and still retain its own beauty under candlelight.

Peridot has a special effect in helping the owner overcome fear, depression and other psychological disorders, as well as release jealousy, resentment, bitterness and other negative emotions. Wearing Peridot jewelry for a long time will purify your body, reduce emotional burden, guilt and obsession, bring serenity and tranquility to your soul.


September: Sapphire

Natural Sapphire gemstones have many different colors, from blue, tea color, bright yellow, yellow-orange, bright pink, white, black, etc., but Blue Sapphire is still the most popular one for its purity and color as well as its symbolic use.

Sapphire is considered an amulet to help preserve the purity of wisdom, reflect the fraud and betrayal, protect its owner from poison, plague, fever and skin diseases, etc., and has great power against black magic and malice.

Sapphire is a stone representing intelligence, a stone of learning, mental acuity, and psychic activation. Its pure blue appearance brings spiritual strength and concentration, as well as evokes intuition.

October: Opal

Opal’s surface is a random mix of many different colors, including the red of Ruby, the blue of Sapphire, the yellow of Citrine, etc. Opal gemstones usually have a cat’s eye effect, which is the effect of a light line moving when the stone is exposed to the light and the angle of the stone is changed; sometimes there can be star effects such as Star Ruby or Star Sapphire.

Opal is a stone of protection and loyalty. It is a “mysterious” stone with high energy fluctuations that help the wearer to become sensitive, brilliant and creative. Opal is also very effective when used in healing and mental and spiritual works. With its capability of repelling negative energy, Opal is used to keep you safe and drive away bad luck. It also has the ability to attract thoughts and feelings, amplify them, and return them to their origin.

November: Citrine

Citrine is a quartz characterized by its yellow shades such as bright yellow, lemon yellow, honey yellow and dark honey yellow. Because of these distinctive colors, Citrine is also known as “Burnt Amethyst”.

This stone is a clear quartz that is also found in the human body, which is why its vibrations easily resonate with our natural energy. In addition, many people believe that wearing Citrine stones or gemstone jewelry made of Citrine will keep the wearer safe, prevent miasma and resist the attack of venomous snakes.

December: Topaz

Topaz has a relatively wide color range. From pure white, light yellow, golden yellow, to vibrant colors such as rose red, navy blue, Swiss blue, London blue, etc. Topaz sparkles with its variety of colors, and in any color it exudes shimmer and sunshine-like warmth.

It can support to regulate each person’s emotions, helping the wearer to increase their affection for people around them, making them always feel more confident and proud of themselves. Petrologists believe that Topaz has the ability to protect people from flu, promote tissue regeneration, treat diseases in the organs of the digestive system, liver, gallbladder, and spleen. Topaz also helps improve insomnia, neurasthenia and pressure that leads to stress.