Birthstones

Throughout time, people have associated certain stones with times and months of the year, with each culture selecting according to their custom, myth and availability in the region.  Wearing or carrying a birthstone is traditionally thought to be lucky.  Today, therefore, we enjoy a choice of which to call our ‘birthstone’ and the following is a guide:

Month

Tradition

Modern

Zodiac (Egyptian/Greek)

JANUARY

Garnet

Rose Quartz

Capricorn 
21 Dec-19 Jan

Onyx, jet, ruby, clear quartz, green tourmaline, black tourmaline, smoky quartz

FEBRUARY

Amethyst

Onyx

Aquarius 
20 Jan-19 Feb

Garnet, turquoise, amethyst, labradorite, diamond, jade, sapphire, aquamarine

MARCH

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Pisces  
20 Feb-20 Mar

Amethyst, turquoise, moonstone, pearl, rose quartz, calcite, aquamarine, sugilite

APRIL

Diamond

Diamond

Aries
21Mar-20 April

Carnelian, ruby, diamond, bloodstone, jasper, aquamarine, coral, hematite

MAY

Emerald

Emerald

Taurus
21April-21 May

Emerald, topaz, tiger’s eye, rose quartz, tourmaline, diamond

JUNE

Pearl

Moonstone

Gemini
22 May-22 June

Citrine, tiger’s eye, tourmaline, agate, calcite, emerald, apophyllite

JULY

Ruby

Carnelian

Cancer
23June-23 July

Moonstone, pearl, chrysoprase, amber, emerald

AUGUST

Peridot

Sardonyx

Leo
24 July-23 Aug

Ruby, tiger’s eye, sunstone, golden topaz, emerald, clear quartz, fire agate, amber

SEPTEMBER

Sapphire

Lapis Lazuli

Virgo
24 Aug-23 Sept

Peridot, carnelian, moonstone, dioptase, sapphire, opal, rutile quartz

OCTOBER

Opal

Tourmaline

Libra
23Sept-23 Oct

Opal, diamond, sapphire, apophyllite, aquamarine, jade, peridot, topaz, aventurine

NOVEMBER

Yellow Topaz

Citrine

Scorpio
24Oct-22 Nov

Aquamarine, opal, turquoise, topaz, malachite, obsidian

DECEMBER

Blue Topaz

Turquoise

Sagittarius
23Nov-20 Dec

Topaz, turquoise, garnet, amethyst, malachite, labradorite, blue lace agate

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