Everyone has a birthday. Your birthday says a lot about you. Many people read horoscopes and wear their jewelry with their birthstones. It’s a day that celebrates you and your life and the things that you value the most. Many people have parties, get presents, and other things that establish their own sense of identity. It’s a day that says, “It’s all about you”.
For people who own a Tesla, the day you receive your Tesla is a special day indeed. So is the day you order it. Some consider the day they receive their delivery as the day their Tesla was born while others consider the day they got confirmation that their Tesla has been made as the actual birthday.
To me, I would opt for the day I receive a Tesla (one day, until then I advocate for Tesla!) as the day because, again, it’s a part of you. This day is a day of joy and celebration and should be considered a special moment in your life. Why? Because Tesla is changing this planet for the better. Tesla, (And Elon Musk) is leaving a positive impact on this planet and you purchasing one is joining in on this. So pop out the champagne bottle or whatever your choice of drink is and celebrate.
What Is Your Tesla’s Birthstone?
January: Garnet. Garnet is known as a gem of love and protection. Almandine Garnet is a deep red and is the most common. It is made up of mostly aluminum and iron with some silicon dioxide mixed in. Tsavorite is a bright green and is rare. It’s made up of calcium, chromium and silicon dioxide and gets it’s lovely green color from the chromium. To me, I would include all types of Garnets in this birthstone, not just the red.
February: Amethyst. Amethyst is known as the gem of sobriety. It’s name is of Greek origins, Amethystos, which means not drunken. Amethyst is the light lavender to deep and dark purple variety of quartz crystal and often grows as geodes. Amegreen, or Prasiolite is a rare form of green Amethyst which is actually the rare, green quartz crystal. Prasiolite is green quartz while Amegreen is a mixture of Prasiolite and Amethyst. Green quartz and Amegree are known as Prasiolite in the gem trade.
March: Aquamarine. Aquamarine is one of the gemstone varieties of the mineral Beryl. It’s sister gem, Emerald is one of the four precious gemstones (Emerald is May, so more info in that section). Aquamarine ranges from a pale blue to a pale bluish-green. Unlike Emeralds, Aquamarine gems are almost always completely flawless. Also, the cost of producing synthetic aquamarines are higher than the cost of mining this abundant gem, so most likely there are no fakes. However, light blue topaz is often mistaken for Aquamarine. Aquamarine gets it’s name from the Latin phrase: “Water of the Sea”
April: Diamond. Diamonds are a form of the mineral Carbon, but not the rarest as many believe. (That would be Shungite). It’s a polymoph of Carbon meaning that it is one of two or more forms of a mineral with different crystal structures. The other is graphite. Diamonds are known metaphysically for protecting your mind against people who wish to manipulate you as well as helping the real you to shine. It represents love and purity as well as creativity and abundance. The gem gets it name from the Latin word, Diamas, which means invincible. Diamond is one of the four precious gemstones.
May: Emerald. Emerald is one of the many gem varieties of the mineral, Beryl. Emerald is known as the gemstone of successful love. Many think of love as romantic, but love transcends all. This gem is known for teaching you to love yourself and putting yourself first. Emeralds are a deep green color. Lighter green stones are referred to as Aquamarine or green Beryl. Emeralds are sensitive to pressure which is why the Emerald Cut was created to help reduce the amount of pressure during cutting this lovely gem. Emerald has had several name derivations but ultimately comes from the ancient Greek word for green gem: smaragdos. (Smaragdos, Greek; Smaragdus, Latin; esmaraldus, a vulgar Latin; Esmeraude, old French).
June: Alexandrite. Alexandrite is the gem variety of the mineral Chrysoberyl, which like Beryl, contains beryllium. Both Chrysoberyl and Alexandrite are uncommon, with natural Alexandrite being considered a rare gem. ($2200 a carat) Alexandrite is a gem that is known for helping you balance your emotional state. It’s known as the gem that changes colors. It’s a lovely pink, purple, or blue green gem that constantly changes colors in the light. Alexandrite was names after the Russian Czar Alexander II.
July: Ruby. Ruby is one of the four precious gemstones and is the red variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). All other colors, including pink, are considered Sapphire, (September birthstone is blue Sapphire). Ruby is known as a gemstone of love and protection. The color red signifies stability and security as well as love. Rubellite is not Ruby at all, but is Red Tourmaline even though the names are similar. Ruby stems from Latin, Ruber, meaning red.
August: Peridot. Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral Olivine. It’s an ancient gem that even the Pharaohs of Egypt used. Most gemstones are formed in the earth’s crust with the exception of two. One of those two is Peridot. The other is Diamond. Peridot is actually formed in the magma in the upper mantle. Peridot is known as a gem of prosperity and abundance as well as warding off evil. In fact it was often used as an ancient talisman to do just that. Peridot is one of few gems that occur in only one color, however the shade of that color depends on the minerals in it. The name Peridot was first used in 1705 in the register of St. Albans Abbey.
September: Blue Sapphire. Blue Sapphire is one of the four precious gemstones and is the blue variety of Sapphire which is the name given to every gem variety of the mineral Corundum except for Ruby. Blue Sapphire is often substituted for December’s birthstone as well due to the rarity of Tanzanite. Blue Sapphire is a gem that is associated with wisdom, truth and communication. It’s also considered a gem of divine favor. The name, Sapphire comes from Sanskrit, padma ranga, meaning lotus color.
October: Opal. There are two types of Opal, Precious and Common. Precious Opal refers to the gems that display opalescence, a type of dichroism seen in highly dispersed systems with little opacity. Basically a display of colors once the light hits it. Opal is a mineraloid, meaning that it does not have a crystal structure. Opals are a hydrated amorphous silicon dioxide meaning that they were formed with water. The water weight of this gem is usually between 6%-10%. Opals are known as a gem of creativity, inspiration and protection. Opal is derived from the Sanskrit word, Upala, meaning jewel.
November: Imperial Topaz. Imperial Topaz is also known as golden Topaz. It’s the golden/yellow variety of the mineral Topaz which comes in pink, blue, colorless, brown, orange and yellow. Topaz has a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale and is a mix of fluorine and aluminum. It’s known as a gem of energy and creativity as well as prosperity. Citrine is often used as a substitute for the November birthstone and it represents protection, detox, and abundance. Both gems are lovely, although Citrine isn’t considered as valuable as Topaz, natural Citrine is rare. Often, Amethyst is heat treated to turn into Citrine. Topaz comes from the island, Topazos in the Red Sea where the gem was first mined.
December: Tanzanite; Sapphire. Tanzanite is the official birthstone of December, however, this gem is very rare and Blue Sapphire is often substituted. So is Blue Topaz, which is a rare variety of the gemstone Topaz. Tanazanite is the blue to violet gem variety of the mineral Zoisite. Tanaznite is only found in the Arusha area of Tanzania, where it gets it name from. Pink Tanzanite is actually the gem variety of Zoisite known as Thulite. Green Zoisite is often occuring with the gemstone, Ruby. Zoisite comes in many colors, but the only Tanaznites are the deep blue to purple and the even more, rarer, Yellow Tanzanite.
The origins of birthstones came from Tiffany & Co. as a marketing strategy. It’s pretty brilliant, actually. But for thousands of years, many gems have been considered birthstones. In fact there are birthstones by Zodiac as well as by month. Also, many Zodiacs include not just Western (Scorpio, Leo, etc) but also Native American, Celtic and Chinese.
My birthstone is Topaz. What’s yours? And what’s the birthstone of your Tesla? If you want, tell us in the comments below!
About The Author
Johnna Crider is one of the Tesla Social writers. She is inspired by Elon Musk and Tesla as well as the many people in the Tesla community who are positive and care about the world we live in. Johnna is also a jewelry designer who gifted Elon one of her designs and you can learn more about her art here.
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