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 Sapphires, September’s birthstone were a celebrity favorite during Hollywood in its Heyday. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 But that is only a small part September’s birthstone’s history. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 With help from Davidson's stylist Britt Theodora, Fred Leighton created custom lapel pins featuring garnet, his father's birthstone. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, 13 Sep. 2021 If there’s no name yet, coordinates or dates with a special meaning are an option, as are birthstone and birth flower jewelry for her own birthday or her due date. Cory Baldwin, Forbes, 7 May 2021 If there’s no name yet, coordinates or dates with a special meaning are an option, as are birthstone and birth flower jewelry for her own birthday or her due date. Cory Baldwin, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Ruby is my birthstone, so this signature Tacori band is a personal way to incorporate color into my wedding stack. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, 17 June 2021 Each stack represents a month, with its color representing the correlating birthstone, and each tube represents one person who died from the coronavirus. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 If there’s no name yet, coordinates or dates with a special meaning are an option, as are birthstone and birth flower jewelry for her own birthday or her due date. Cory Baldwin, Forbes, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of birthstone

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birthstone was in 1874

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22 Oct 2021

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“Birthstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birthstone. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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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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