birthstone

noun
birth·​stone | \ ˈbərth-ˌstōn How to pronounce birthstone (audio) \

Definition of birthstone

: a gemstone associated symbolically with the month of one's birth

Examples of birthstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's inspired by Kardashian's birthstone and includes some newness for KKW Beauty. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Reveals Every Product in Her 40th Birthday Makeup Collection," 13 Oct. 2020 Allen Village Jewelers is offering 10% off September birthstone jewelry. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Shop Allen TX PlayPass offers deals for restaurants, bars and entertainment," 3 Sep. 2020 The dress, specifically designed for this cover by designer Jasmine Elder, is blue in a nod to Taylor's birthstone. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Breonna Taylor's likeness will be on the cover of Vanity Fair's September issue," 25 Aug. 2020 Save $11: This thoughtful birthstone necklace With a perfect five-star rating from more than 2,600 reviewers, this dainty Toozy Studio Birthstone Necklace, which is available in silver, gold or rose gold, is sure to be a hit. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 5 best personalized gifts you can get for mom at a steal," 1 May 2020 Each birthstone is said to have its own meaning and significance, with sapphires believed to protect those close to you from harm, peridots said to instill power in the wearer, and emeralds considered a symbol of rebirth and love. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Moving Story Behind Duchess Meghan's Stunning Lorraine Schwartz Eternity Ring," 29 June 2019 According to Vogue, Subban proposed at home, in front of Vonn's three dogs, presenting her an emerald ring -- her favorite color and his birthstone. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Lindsey Vonn and her fiancé are engaged again. This time she popped the question," 26 Dec. 2019 According to Vogue, Subban proposed at home, in front of Vonn's three dogs, presenting her an emerald ring -- her favorite color and his birthstone. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Lindsey Vonn and her fiancé are engaged again. This time she popped the question," 26 Dec. 2019 The gemstone, commonly known as peridot, the August birthstone, is also extremely abundant. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of birthstone

1874, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2020

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“Birthstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birthstone. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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birthstone

noun
birth·​stone | \ ˈbərth-ˌstōn \

Kids Definition of birthstone

: a gemstone associated with the month of a person's birth

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