The Traditional and Modern Association of Birthstones by Month

Birthstones provide with several different interpretations. Different cultures and civilizations have interpreted different meanings and metaphysical energies and powers to various precious stones, minerals and crystals. Thereby, the ancient people simultaneously defined different classifications of birthstones. At present, we know about the two widely accepted list:

  • The traditional list
  • The modern birthstone list

Although being widespread, they are not very accurate. The spiritual and metaphysical points prove that these lists are not accurate. For example, citrine to be Aries birthstone (the April birthstone). This is in contradiction with both birthstone lists. It is widely believed that astrology is a living discipline. It adapts to the different energy influxes that keep shifting and changing while guiding the human consciousness evolution. One should also keep in mind that the susceptibility of the gemstones to these energy also changes in time. It is also illusory to believe that a single kind of stone can serve the needs of numerous people, even if they are born in the same astrological sign. To complete, read the two birthstone lists by month:

Modern Birthstone List

Month

Gemstone

Dominant Color

Zodiac Signs

January

Garnet

Red, Brown

Capricorn, Aquarius

February

Amethyst

Violet

Aquarius, Pisces

March

Aquamarine

Blue

Pisces, Aries

April

Diamond

Transparent

Aries, Taurus

May

Emerald

Green

Taurus, Gemini

June

Moonstone, Pearl

White

Gemini, Cancer

July

Ruby

Red

Cancer, Leo

August

Peridot

Green

Leo, Virgo

September

Sapphire

Blue

Virgo, Libra

October

Opal, Tourmaline

White, Pink

Libra, Scorpio

November

Topaz, Citrine

Yellow

Scorpio, Sagittarius

December

Zircon, Turquoise

Blue

Sagittarius, Capricorn

Here is the traditional list of birthstones:

Traditional Birthstone List:

Month

Gemstone

Dominant Color

Zodiac Signs

January

Garnet

Red, Brown

Capricorn, Aquarius

February

Amethyst

Violet

Aquarius, Pisces

March

Bloodstone, Jasper

Green, Brown

Pisces, Aries

April

Diamond

Transparent

Aries, Taurus

May

Agate

Red

Taurus, Gemini

June

Cat’s Eye

Yellow

Gemini, Cancer

July

Turquoise

Blue

Cancer, Leo

August

Sardonyx

Brown

Leo, Virgo

September

Lapis Lazuli

Blue

Virgo, Libra

October

Opal, Tourmaline

White, Pink

Libra, Scorpio

November

Topaz, Pearl

Yellow

Scorpio, Sagittarius

December

Ruby, Tanzanite

Red, Blue

Sagittarius, Capricorn

Here is the list of mystical birthstones:

Mystical Birthstones (by Olga Rezo)

Gemstone

Dominant Color

Zodiac Signs

Onyx

Black

Capricorn

Hawk’s eye

Blue

Aquarius

Amethyst

Violet

Pisces

Carnelian

Red

Aries

Rose quartz

Pink

Taurus

Tiger’s Eye

Yellow

Gemini

Aventurine

Green

Cancer, Leo

Rock crystal

Transparent

Leo, Virgo

Citrine

Yellow

Virgo

Tourmaline

Multicolor

Libra

Topaz

Blue

Scorpio

Chalcedony

Blue

Sagittarius

The use of birthstones in jewelry has existed since the ancient times. Civilizations use gems in their jewelry.  Shop our range of  birthstone fine jewelry collection rings, necklaces and antique lockets and enjoy free shipping on first order.

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