Zodiacs and Birthstones associated with Each Month

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Birthstones by month – birthstones for each month, with birthstone colors:

  • January Birthstone

The Modern Gemstone for January is the Garnet – Birthstone Colors:  Pink, Purple, Red, Orange, Brown

Capricorn: is the main astrological sign for January (22nd December – 19th January)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Capricorn is the Ruby – Birthstone Colors: Bright red to rich carmine red

  • February Birthstone

The Gemstone for February is the Amethyst – Birthstone Colors: Violet and Deep Purple

Aquarius: is the main astrological sign for February (20th January – 18th February)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Aquarius is the Garnet – (yes, I know it’s the same as the month gemstone for January, it’s typical of what happens when you start comparing different cultural charts.  You’ll find a similar situation with some of the other months.  Don’t worry, there really doesn’t need to be a right or wrong way – just go with whichever birthstone feels right to you. )

  • March Birthstone

The Modern Gemstone for March is the Aquamarine – Birthstone Colors: light blues and blue greens

Pisces: is the main astrological sign during March (19th February – 20th March)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Pisces is the Amethyst – Birthstone Colors:  Violet and Deep Purple

  • April Birthstone

The Modern Gemstone for April is the Bloodstone – Birthstone Colors: dark green with red splashes of Red Jasper

Aries:  is the main astrological sign during April (21st March – 19th April)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Aries is the Diamond – Birthstone Color: Traditionally Colorless but current trends have popularised Yellow, Champagne, Chocolate and Black Diamonds.

birthstones for each month, with birthstone colors

  • May Birthstone

The Modern Gemstone for May is the Emerald – Birthstone Colors: Light green to deep green with hues varying from yellow greens, blue-greens and jade greens.

Taurus: is the main astrological sign during May (20th April-20th May)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Taurus in the Sapphire – Birthstone Colors: The most popular colors are White Sapphire (as a less expensive alternative to diamond) and the rich blue sapphire (as seen in the famous Princess Diana/Kate Middleton engagement ring_.  Pink sapphires are also becoming increasingly popular.

  • June Birthstone

The Modern Gemstones for June are:

Moonstone  – Birthstone Colors: milky whites and blues, silver greys, pinks, peach, orange and silvery rainbow

Pearl – Colors: white, cream, peach, pink, silver, gold grey and blue

Gemini: is the main astrological sign during June (21st May – 20th June)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Gemini is the  Agate  – Birthstone Colors: almost every color depending upon the minerals embedded in them.

  • July Birthstone

The Modern Gemstone for July is the Ruby – Birthstone colors: Bright red to deep carmine red

Cancer: is the main astrological sign during July (21st June – 22nd July)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Cancer is the  Emerald   – Birthstone Colors: Various green hues as indicated in May above.

  • August Birthstone

The Modern Gemstone for August is: Peridot – Birthstone Colors:  Pale green and olive green

Leo: is the main astrological sign during August (23rd July – 22nd August)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Leo is the Onyx – Birthstone Colors: Black, black and white and brown and white.

  • September Birthstone

The Modern Gemstones for September are:

Sapphire – Birthstone Colors: White, Rich Blue and Pink as outlined in May above.  Rings with sapphires in other colors such as yellow can occasionally be found.

Lapis Lazuli – Birthstone Color: Deep blue with gold

Virgo:   is the main astrological sign during September (23rd August – 22nd September)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Virgo is the Carnelian – Birthstone Colors: Red, Orange-Red and Brown

  • October Birthstone

The Modern Gemstones for October are:

Opal  – Birthstone Colors:  milky white, creamy yellow, pink, blue and purple iridescent hues.  Other types of Opals include the Fire Opal and the Black Opal.

Fire Opal – Colors in yellow, orange and red

Black Opal: dark grey and dark blue to black

Tourmaline – Birthstone Colors: Mostly featured in jewelry with green or pink gemstones – although tourmalines can be found in blue, yellow, red, violet and other colors.

Libra: is the main astrological sign during October (23rd September-22nd October)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Libra is the Peridot – Birthstone Colors: pale green and olive green

  • November Birthstone

The Modern Gemstones for November are:

Imperial Topaz – Colors: Yellow, orange and brown.  However, since these birthstones are extremely rare and expensive you may wish to consider the less expensive Blue Topaz or the alternative yellow gemstone, Citrine

Citrine – Birthstone Colors: Pale yellow to deep orange-yellow and golden hues

Scorpio: is the main astrological sign during November (23rd October – 21st November)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Scorpio is the Beryl – comprise many different gemstones and colors,  These include: emeralds, aquamarines, golden beryls, morganite (pink) and many other gems.

  • December Birthstone

The Modern Gemstones for December are:

Blue Topaz  – Birthstone Colors: Various blue hues of sky blue, greenish blue and electric blues

Turquoise – Birthstone Colors: Sky blue, turquoise and greenish blues – with flecks of gold

Tanzanite – Birthstone Colors: Deep blues and purple hues

Sagittarius: is the main astrological sign during December (22nd November – 21st December)

The Zodiac Gemstone for Sagittarius is the Blue Topaz – Birthstone Colors: See above for the different blue hues for this gem.

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