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What are  the Calendar Birthstones?
What are  the Zodiac Birthstones?
What are some Ancient Cultures Birthstones?
Links to additional information
What are the Gemstones for Wedding Anniversaries?
What are the colors of a stone supposed to represent?

 

Calendar Birthstones
Month Modern Traditional Tibetan Mystical
January

Garnet 

Garnet

Emerald

February Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade
April Diamond Diamond Opal
May Emerald Emerald Sapphire
June Pearl Alexandrite Moonstone
July Ruby Ruby Ruby
August Peridot Sardonyx Diamond
September Sapphire Sapphire Agate
October Opal Tourmaline Jasper
November Topaz Citrine Pearl
December Turquoise/Blue Zircon/Blue Topaz Turquoise Onyx

 

Zodiac Birthstones

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20

Ruby

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 21 Garnet
Pisces Feb 22 - March 21 Amethyst
Aries March 22 - April 20 Bloodstone (Jasper)
Taurus April 21 - May 21 Sapphire
Gemini May 22 - June 21 Agate
Cancer June 22 - July 22 Emerald
Leo July 23 - August 22 Onyx
Virgo August 23 - Sept 22 Carnelian
Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23 Chrysolite (Peridot)
Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 21 Aquamarine
Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21 Topaz

 

Ancient Cultures Birthstones

 Month

Arabic Birthstones

Hebrew Birthstones

Hindu Birthstones

Italian Birthstones

Polish Birthstones

Roman Birthstones

Russian Birthstones

Jan

Garnet

Garnet

Serpent
stone

Jacinth
Garnet

Garnet

Garnet

Garnet
Hyacinth

Feb

Amethyst

Amethyst

Chandrakanta

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst

Mar

Bloodstone

(Bloodstone) Jasper

The gold Siva-linga

Jasper

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Jasper

Apr

Sapphire

Sapphire

Diamond

Sapphire

Diamond

Sapphire

Sapphire

May

Emerald

Agate
Carnelian
Chalcedony

Emerald

Agate

Emerald

Agate

Emerald

Jun

Agate
Chalcedony
Pearl

Emerald

Pearl

Emerald

Agate
Chalcedony

Emerald

Agate
Chalcedony

Jul

Carnelian

Onyx

Sapphire

Onyx

Ruby

Onyx

Ruby
Sardonyx

Aug

Sardonyx

Carnelian

Ruby

Carnelian

Sardonyx

Carnelian

Alexandrite

Sep

Chrysolite

Chrysolite

Zircon

Chrysolite

Sardonyx

Sardonyx

Chrysolite

Oct

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Coral

Beryl

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Beryl

Nov

Topaz

Topaz

Cat's-eye

Topaz

Topaz

Topaz

Topaz

Dec

Ruby

Ruby

Topaz

Ruby

Turquoise

Ruby

Turquoise
Chrysoprase

 

Links to Additional Information

The above charts are a compendium of generally agreed upon information. Confused yet?

For an interesting article about the development of birthstone charts through the ages, click here. There you will also find stones for the tribes of Israel, days of the week and more.

For an extensive comparison of many charts all in one chart, click here.

 

Anniversary Gemstones

Year

 Gifts

Year

 Gifts

Year

 Gifts

1

Gold Jewelry

13

Citrine

25

Sterling Silver

2

Garnet

14

Opal

30

Pearl

3

Pearl

15

Ruby

35

Emerald

4

Blue Topaz

16

Peridot

40

Ruby

5

Sapphire

17

Watch

45

Sapphire

6

Amethyst

18

Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl

50

Gold

7

Onyx

19

Aquamarine

55

Alexandrite

8

Tourmaline

20

Emerald

60

Diamond

9

Lapis Lazuli

21

Iolite

65

Star Sapphire

10

Diamond

22

Spinel

75

Diamond

11

Turquoise

23

Imperial Topaz

 

 

12

Jade

24

Tanzanite

 

 

 

Color Lore

 
Disclaimer: I have researched interesting information about color and traditional uses of stones found in some of my jewelry and provide this information to add to your enjoyment of the piece you select. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor for treatment of illnesses.

 

Red Stones: protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds.

Pink Stones: calm, sooth, stop distress, help with love. They smooth difficulties in relationships, help with self-love and are good for group rituals.

Orange Stones: for personal power, self esteem. They are connected to the Sun, attract luck and success, assists in positive outcomes.

Yellow Stones: communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, digestion, nervous system, skin problems, breathing disorders.

Green Stones: These are for healing. Eyes, kidneys, stomach, migraines, esp. Help with money, luck, prosperity, grounding and balance.

Blue Stones: calm emotions, sleep, healing, ulcers and inflammation. Use them in the bath for purification.

Purple Stones: mysticism, purification, meditation, psychic work, subconscious, health, obedience, headaches, mental illness, hair problems and sleep.

White Stones: These are ruled by the Moon. Sleep, promote lactation, protection after dark, gets rid of headaches

Black Stones: self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace, anxiety.

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