Birthstones Chart

BIRTHSTONE CHOICES

Birthstones are precious or semi-precious gemstones that are associated with each month. In each case they are considered lucky for their particular months and for those who believe in such things their healing powers are heightened during these times.

Birthstones have been used since at least the first century as a way to give good luck on one's birthday. Gemstones are associated with each month and each precious stone has designated qualities associated with it.

The Traditional Birthstone list contains older birthstones and is sometimes combined with the modern birthstone list. These stones reflect societal birthstone traditions, heralding back to the 15th century. It can be noted that many jewellers have differing lists of traditional birthstones.

The Mystical Birthstone list is of Tibetan origin from over a thousand years ago. The Ayurvedic Birthstone list is from Ayurvedic Indian Medicine - a type of medicine used for over a thousand years.

BIRTHSTONE CHART 

MONTH MODERN TRADITIONAL MYSTICAL AYURVEDIC OTHER
JANUARY Garnet Garnet Emerald Garnet Rose Quartz
FEBRUARY Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone Amethyst Onyx, Moonstone
MARCH Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade Bloodstone Rock Crystal
APRIL Diamond Diamond Opal Diamond Quartz (Rock Crystal), White Sapphire
MAY Emerald Emerald Sapphire Agate Chrysoprase, Emerald and Aquamarine
JUNE Alexandrite Pearl Moonstone Pearl  
JULY Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby Carnelian
AUGUST Peridot Sardony Diamond Sapphire Jade
SEPTEMBER Sapphire Sapphire Agate Moonstone Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, Chrysolite
OCTOBER Opal, Tourmaline Tourmaline Jasper Opal Pink Tourmaline, ZirconAquamarine
NOVEMBER Yellow Topaz, Citrine Citrine Pearl Topaz Diamond
DECEMBER Topaz, Tanzanite Turquoise ZirconTurquoise Black Onyx Ruby

 

BIRTHSTONE MEANING

Each birthstone has its own history, meanings, holistic properties and myths.

  • January - Faith, Eternity and Truth
  • February - Luck, Wittiness and Health
  • March - Happiness and Understanding
  • April - Eternity, Courage and Health
  • May - Fidelity, Goodness and Love
  • June - Peace, Nobility and Beauty
  • July - Love, Enthusiasm and Strength
  • August - Success, Peace and Love
  • September - Serenity and Truth
  • October - Purity, Hope, Health
  • November - Wisdom, Courage and Sincerity
  • December - Love, Happiness and Luck

RELIGIOUS MEANING

In the New Testament, 12 foundation stones were given specific qualities related to Christ:

  • Jasper - Satisfaction
  • Sapphire - The Soul
  • Chalcedony - The Truth
  • Emerald - Kindness & Goodness
  • Sardonyx - Strength
  • Sardius - Readiness to ie for the church
  • Chrusolite - Excellence of his divine nature
  • Beryl  - Control of the passions
  • Topaz - Uprightness
  • Chrysophase - Sterness towards sinners
  • Jacinth - Dignity
  • Amethyst - Perfection
Birthstone Rings