birth·​stone ˈbərth-ˌstōn How to pronounce birthstone (audio)
: a gemstone associated symbolically with the month of one's birth

Examples of birthstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The minimal jewelry piece can be customized to include any combination of initials and birthstones. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 13 June 2024 This can be done with a sentimental gift, like birthstone jewelry or a frame for an ultrasound photo. Laura Lu, Ms, Parents, 13 May 2024 Ariana Grande wearing a Loewe dress covered in mother of pearl, her birthstone. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 7 May 2024 During an interview with La La Anthony on the Vogue livestream, Grande explained the inspiration behind the look and said that mother of pearl happens to be her birthstone, while also relating to her Wicked role. Katie Atkinson, Billboard, 6 May 2024 Want to learn more about other month's birthstones? Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 March birthstone Aquamarine and bloodstone are the two birthstones for March. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 Aquamarine, March’s birthstone creates a calming effect reflective of oceanic blues and the peaceful feeling of the sea. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Here's what to know about March birthstones, including their colors and symbolism. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birthstone was in 1874

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“Birthstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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birth·​stone -ˌstōn How to pronounce birthstone (audio)
: a gemstone associated with the month of one's birth

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