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Birthstone Gemstone Chart

Aries Zodiac Sign (March 21st - April 20th)- ruled by Mars.

The Birthstone for the month of March: Aquamarine (alternative: Bloodstone).

Aquamarine gets its blue color from iron; its crystals can grow as large as 200 pounds. Bloodstone, sometimes called heliotrope or blood jasper, is opaque quartz with flecks of red from iron. Aquamarine is thought to protect ocean voyages, guard against sea monsters and soothe marital discord. Bloodstone signifies martyrdom.

The Birthstone for the month of April: Diamond.

The hardest natural substance on Earth, a diamond's colors range from clear to sooty black. Ancient cultures believed the gems were crystal lightning, splinters of stars and tears of the gods.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (April 21st - May 21st) - ruled by Venus.

The Birthstone for the month of April: Diamond.

The hardest natural substance on Earth, a diamond's colors range from clear to sooty black. Ancient cultures believed the gems were crystal lightning, splinters of stars and tears of the gods.

The Birthstone for the month of May: Emerald.

This green stone is often fragile, due to fissures and fractures. Transparent gems are extremely rare. The emerald is a symbol of rebirth and romance. It is thought to soothe the soul, sharpen wit-and change color upon infidelity.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (May 22nd - June 22nd)- ruled by Mercury.

The Birthstone for the month of May: Emerald.

This green stone is often fragile, due to fissures and fractures. Transparent gems are extremely rare. The emerald is a symbol of rebirth and romance. It is thought to soothe the soul, sharpen wit-and change color upon infidelity.

The Birthstone for the month of June: Pearl (alternatives: Moonstone, Alexandrite).

The pearl is formed inside the shell of a mollusk from an irritant coated with calcium carbonate. Pearls vary widely in color and shape. Moonstones can be semitransparent to opaque; alexandrites are very rare and are known for chameleon like color changes. The pearl is the Chinese symbol of wealth, power and longevity. Hindus believed that moonstones were bits of moonbeams.

Cancer Zodiac Sign (June 23rd - July 23rd) - ruled by the Moon.

The Birthstone for the month of June: Pearl (alternatives: Moonstone, Alexandrite).

The pearl is formed inside the shell of a mollusk from an irritant coated with calcium carbonate. Pearls vary widely in color and shape. Moonstones can be semitransparent to opaque; alexandrites are very rare and are known for chameleon like color changes. The pearl is the Chinese symbol of wealth, power and longevity. Hindus believed that moonstones were bits of moonbeams.

The Birthstone for the month of July: Ruby.

Second only to diamonds in hardness, rubies can be even more valuable, especially when they are large and of high quality. The red stone is a symbol of wealth, health, wisdom, passion and the triumph of love. It is also said to bring good luck to gamblers.
Leo Zodiac Sign (July 24th - August 23rd)- ruled by the Sun.

The Birthstone for the month of July: Ruby.

Second only to diamonds in hardness, rubies can be even more valuable, especially when they are large and of high quality. The red stone is a symbol of wealth, health, wisdom, passion and the triumph of love. It is also said to bring good luck to gamblers.

The Birthstone for the month of August: Period (alternative: Onyx).

Peridot is a green stone with an oily luster. It is sometimes called the "evening emerald." Onyx is an opaque quartz. Peridot is an amulet against night terrors. Onyx, carved with images of Mars, the god of war, supposedly gave Roman soldiers courage.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (August 24th - September 23rd)- ruled by Mercury.

The Birthstone for the month of August: Period (alternative: Onyx).

Peridot is a green stone with an oily luster. It is sometimes called the "evening emerald." Onyx is an opaque quartz. Peridot is an amulet against night terrors. Onyx, carved with images of Mars, the god of war, supposedly gave Roman soldiers courage.

The Birthstone for the month of September: Sapphire.

A gem belonging to the corundum family, sapphire can be any color but red (red corundum is ruby). Blue gems are the finest. Considered a symbol and guardian of purity, the stone has been worn by clergy to avoid temptation.
Libra Zodiac Sign (September 24th - October 23rd) - ruled by Venus.

The Birthstone for the month of September: Sapphire.

A gem belonging to the corundum family, sapphire can be any color but red (red corundum is ruby). Blue gems are the finest. Considered a symbol and guardian of purity, the stone has been worn by clergy to avoid temptation.

The Birthstone for the month of October: Opal (alternative: Tourmaline).

Opal is a fragile stone of silica and water. Tourmaline has many colors and can even be multi-colored within a single stone. Opals symbolize magic, love and hope. Some believe that wearing them is unlucky for those not born in October. Tourmaline is said to protect against bad decisions.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (October 24th - November 22nd)- ruled by Mars, co-ruled by Pluto.

The Birthstone for the month of October: Opal (alternative: Tourmaline).

Opal is a fragile stone of silica and water. Tourmaline has many colors and can even be multi-colored within a single stone. Opals symbolize magic, love and hope. Some believe that wearing them is unlucky for those not born in October. Tourmaline is said to protect against bad decisions.

The Birthstone for the month of November: Topaz (alternative: Citrine).

Trace minerals create topaz gems in colors from blue to green to pink, sherry and even black. Citrine is an affordable, yellow-orange gem. Topaz is the sun jewel. It reminded the Egyptians of Ra and the Romans of Jupiter. It is thought to improve eyesight and break spells. Citrine is believed to guard against snake venom and evil thoughts.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (November 23rd - December 22nd)- ruled by Jupiter.

The Birthstone for the month of November: Topaz (alternative: Citrine).

Trace minerals create topaz gems in colors from blue to green to pink, sherry and even black. Citrine is an affordable, yellow-orange gem. Topaz is the sun jewel. It reminded the Egyptians of Ra and the Romans of Jupiter. It is thought to improve eyesight and break spells. Citrine is believed to guard against snake venom and evil thoughts.

The Birthstone for the month of December: Turquoise (alternative: Zircon).

Turquoise, a gem mined in arid and semiarid lands, ranges in color from blue to green. Zircon is fiery and has a wide range of colors. In the third century, turquoise was thought to protect its owner from falling off a horse. To Native Americans, it embodies the blue of heaven and green of Earth. Zircon is thought to heal disease and bring sound sleep.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (December 23rd - January 19th) - ruled by Saturn.

The Birthstone for the month of December: Turquoise (alternative: Zircon).

Turquoise, a gem mined in arid and semiarid lands, ranges in color from blue to green. Zircon is fiery and has a wide range of colors. In the third century, turquoise was thought to protect its owner from falling off a horse. To Native Americans, it embodies the blue of heaven and green of Earth. Zircon is thought to heal disease and bring sound sleep.

The Birthstone for the month of January: Garnet.

This stone gets its name from the Latin word for pomegranate, since its crystals often resemble the fruit's deep red color and seeds. But garnets come in many colors and can even be colorless. Garnets are thought to protect sleepers from nightmares and travelers from danger.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (January 20th - February 19th) - ruled by Saturn, co-ruled by Uranus.

The Birthstone for the month of January: Garnet.

This stone gets its name from the Latin word for pomegranate, since its crystals often resemble the fruit's deep red color and seeds. But garnets come in many colors and can even be colorless. Garnets are thought to protect sleepers from nightmares and travelers from danger.

The Birthstone for the month of February: Amethyst. This gem is made of quartz, the second-most abundant mineral on Earth. Its color ranges from wine purple to pale lilac; the deep shades are most valuable. According to mythology, Diana, goddess of the hunt, turned a maiden named Amethyst into quartz, saving her from Dionysus, god of wine. His tears stained her purple. The stone is thought to represent sobriety.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (February 20th - March 20th) - ruled by Jupiter, co-ruled by Neptune.

The Birthstone for the month of February: Amethyst. This gem is made of quartz, the second-most abundant mineral on Earth. Its color ranges from wine purple to pale lilac; the deep shades are most valuable. According to mythology, Diana, goddess of the hunt, turned a maiden named Amethyst into quartz, saving her from Dionysus, god of wine. His tears stained her purple. The stone is thought to represent sobriety.

The Birthstone for the month of March: Aquamarine (alternative: Bloodstone).

Aquamarine gets its blue color from iron; its crystals can grow as large as 200 pounds. Bloodstone, sometimes called heliotrope or blood jasper, is opaque quartz with flecks of red from iron. Aquamarine is thought to protect ocean voyages, guard against sea monsters and soothe marital discord. Bloodstone signifies martyrdom.

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Taurus (21 April-21 May)
Gemini (22 May-22 June)
Cancer (23 June-23 July)
Leo (24 July-23 August)
Virgo (24 August-23 September)
Libra (24 September-23 October)
Scorpio (24 October-22 November)
Sagittarius (23 November-22 December)
Capricorn (23 December-19 January)
Aquarius (20 January-19 February)
Pisces (20 February-20 March)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Month

Modern Birthstones

Ancient Traditional Birthstones

Hebrew birthstones

Roman birthstones

Arabic birthstones

Hindu birthstones

January

Garnet

Garnet

Garnet

Garnet

Ruby

February

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst

Topaz

March

Aquamarine, Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Opal

April

Diamond

Sapphire

Sapphire

Sapphire

Diamond

May

Emerald

Agate

Agate

Emerald

Emerald

June

Pearl, Moonstone

Emerald

Emerald

Agate

Pearl

July

Ruby

Onyx

Onyx

Carnelian

Sapphire

August

Peridot

Carnelian

Carnelian

Sardonyx

Ruby

September

Sapphire

Peridot

Peridot

Peridot

Zircon

October

Opal, Tourmaline

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Coral

November

Yellow Topaz, Citrine

Topaz

Topaz

Topaz

Cats-eye

December

Turquoise, Blue Topaz

Ruby

Ruby

Ruby

Topaz

 

 

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