BIRTHSTONES

BIRTHSTONES

Different cultures have, for many centuries, associated various stones or gems with birth months.  The birthstones are historically believed to bring good luck, or impart some specific significance to the wearer.

Birth Month Modern Birthstones Traditional Birthstones Mystical Birthstones Ayurvedic Birthstones 15th‑20th Century Birthstones
January Garnet Garnet Emerald Garnet Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone Amethyst Amethyst, Hyacinth, Pearl
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade Bloodstone Bloodstone, Jasper
April Diamond Diamond Opal Diamond Diamond, Sapphire
May Emerald Emerald Sapphire Agate Agate, Emerald
June Pearl, Moonstone Alexandrite Moonstone Pearl Agate, Cat’s Eye, Turquoise
July Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby Onyx, Turquoise
August Peridot Sardonyx Diamond Sapphire Carnelian, Moonstone, Sardonyx, Topaz
September Sapphire Sapphire Agate Moonstone Chrsolite
October Opal, Tourmaline Tourmaline Jasper Opal Beryl, Opal
November Yellow Topaz, Citrine Citrine Pearl Topaz Pearl, topaz
December Blue Topaz, Turquoise Zircon, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli Onyx Ruby Bloodstone, Ruby

The Modern Birthstones  were officially adopted in 1912 by the American National Association of Jewelers of America.  This is the most commonly referred to list in the US.

The Traditional list shows some ancient cultural birthstone traditions

The Mystical Birthstones are based on an ancient Tibetan tradition, which holds that the birthstones assist their owners in overcoming  the obstacles.

The Ayurvedic Birthstones come from Indian tradition.

The “15th to 20th Century” list comes from George Frederick Kunz’s The Curious Lore of Precious Stones.

STAR SIGN STONES

The Star Sign stone chart below shows zodiac sign-related birthstones and planetary related stones.

Sun Sign Birthstone Planetary Stone Lucky Charms
Capricorn

(Dec. 22‑Jan. 19)

Ruby, Agate, Garnet Lapis Lazuli Ruby
Aquarius

(Jan. 20‑Feb. 18)

Garnet, Moss Agate, Opal, Amethyst Turquoise Garnet, Hyacinth
Pisces

(Feb. 19‑Mar. 20)

Rock Crystal, Sapphire, Amethyst, Bloodstone Aquamarine Amethyst
Aries

(Mar. 21‑Apr. 19)

Bloodstone, Diamond Jasper Diamond, Jasper, Bloodstone
Taurus

(Apr. 20‑May 20)

Sapphire, Turquoise, Amber, Blood Coral, Emerald Emerald, Aventurine Sapphire, Diamond
Gemini

(May 21‑Jun. 20)

Agate, Chrysoprase, Pearl Tiger Eye Agate, Emerald
Cancer

(Jun. 21‑Jul. 22)

Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby Moonstone Emerald, Agate, Chalcedony
Leo

(Jul. 23‑Aug. 22)

Tourmaline, Sardonyx, Onyx Rock Crystal Peridot, Onyx, Amber
Virgo

(Aug. 23‑Sep. 22)

Jasper, Carnelian, Jade, Sapphire Citrine Carnelian, Sardonyx
Libra

(Sep. 23‑Oct. 22)

Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot Sapphire Opal, Chrysolite, Sardonyx
Scorpio

(Oct. 23‑Nov. 21)

Aquamarine, Topaz Garnet, Ruby Aquamarine, Beryl
Sagittarius

(Nov. 22‑Dec. 21)

Sapphire, Amethyst, Turquoise, Topaz Topaz Topaz, Pearl

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