Typically we write about jewelry inspired by a specific character or film, but we decided to change it up a bit. We found it interesting that there was at least one classic animated Disney film released in each month of the year. So while some people know and study their zodiac signs, fewer know what their birthstone means or represents. And thinking one step further, we thought it might be interesting to see which Disney animated classic was released during that month to match any similarities or discrepancies.
Film: One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Release Date: January 25, 1961
Meaning: The garnet stone symbolizes eternal friendship and loyalty. Here’s our first clear similarity! It’s no wonder One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released in January as dogs are the perfect representation of loyalty.
Film: Peter Pan
Release Date: February 5, 1953
Meaning: Amethyst is one of the most well-known stones with healing powers. It is said to make it’s wearer level-headed, and we couldn’t think of a more level-headed character in Disney history than Wendy. She’s the perfect representation of love and serenity, also qualities of the amethyst gemstone.
Film: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Release Date: March 11, 1977
Meaning: While our initial hope was that the aquamarine stone would line up perfectly with The Little Mermaid (aqua meaning “water” and marina meaning “of the sea”) it still fits perfectly with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. How you might ask? Aquamarine is said to possess calming qualities, and we couldn’t think of a more calm character than Pooh!
Film: A Goofy Movie
Release Date: April 7, 1995
Meaning: Lucky April birthdays get the most brilliant gem of them all. A diamond is the most durable and long-lasting of gems. So while diamonds have little to do with this animated film, A Goofy Movie is one of Disney’s films that will simply never get old.
Film: Melody Time
Release Date: May 27, 1948
Meaning: One fun fact about Walt Disney’s Melody Time is that it was the last of its short story kind, and the beginning of a long history of single-story animated features. Coincidentally, emeralds are a symbol of growth and freshness so the changeover after this film is only fitting.
Film: The Lion King
Release Date: June 15, 1994
Meaning: The pearl is a classic gemstone just as The Lion King remains a classic animated film. It is symbolic of a beacon of light intended to guide one’s path through darkness. This is the perfect fit for The Lion King as Mufasa leads Simba on his journey to becoming the King of Pride Rock.
Film: The Fox and the Hound
Release Date: July 10, 1981
Meaning: Not surprisingly, rubies represent love and bravery. Both of these traits are evident in The Fox and the Hound through Tod and Copper’s friendship.
Release Date: August 13, 1942
Meaning: Peridot is one of the most rare and oldest stones on Earth. Similarly, the film Bambi has become one of the eldest classics in Disney’s archives. It remains a true gem favorited by many!
Film: Fun and Fancy Free
Release Date: September 27, 1947
Meaning: Sapphires today are said by spiritualists to clear the head of any emotional stress, nightmares and even “to banish evil.” In a post-war time, films became an outlet to erase stress and to restore the spirit of humanity.
Film: The Jungle Book
Release Date: October 18, 1967
Meaning: Opal is recognized as being a symbol of innocence and purity, which correlates perfectly with the Mowgli’s story in the jungle.
Film: The Little Mermaid
Release Date: November 17, 1989
Meaning: Citrine is known in the spiritual circle as fulfilling success, wisdom and prosperity. Ariel seeks out knowledge and eventually becomes successful in her journey to become a “part of our world.”
Film: The Aristocats
Release Date: December 24, 1970
Birthstone: Turquoise/ Blue Topaz
Meaning: Turquoise is seen as a “protector” stone, which purr-fectly suits Duchess in The Aristocats who keeps her three kittens safe throughout their adventure together.
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