Birthstone Gemstone List

Birthstone List - Anniversary and Zodiac Gemstones

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> Day Of Birth Gemstones
> Anniversary Gemstones

In the 1700's gemstones were associated with specific months. Europeans wore each months stone during that month, which meant that each person had to own twelve gemstones. Later, they began wearing only the gem representing the month of their birth. That tradition continues today. Birthstones are considered lucky to people who are born in those months.

Which to Choose?

Birthstone? Zodiac Gemstone? Day-of-Birth stone? Anniversary gemstone?

The age-old question of which gems suit which people, or which gemstone above all others corresponds to a particular character has been an important decision for people for the last seven thousand years.

The ancient order of the Babylonians (this was when the signs of the zodiac and birthstones first emerged - see zodiac gemstones) was only retained for a few gemstones. Nevertheless some jewels had already been assigned to specific signs of the zodiac with a certain amount of regularity for centuries.

In the last 100 years the magic may have been waned a bit for some people, we find that the increasing individuality of a personal stone has been rediscovered.

Random gemstone categorization had made it difficult for jewelers to provide their customers with ornamental gems which suited them. The result was a wealth and confusion of equally valid birthstone charts. A specially convened world conference of jewelers was called upon to decide which gem should be assigned to which month. However, the 1913 jewelers' convention was unable to reach a decision. They allowed different rulings to remain in place.

That said, we think that the best gemstone for you could be your birthstone, your wedding day, day-of-birth, your zodiac sign gemstone OR, simply, the color you love to wear!

 

Modern and Traditional Birthstones:

January

Modern Birthstone - Garnet

Traditional Birthstone - Garnet

February

Modern Birthstone - Amethyst

Traditional Birthstone - Amethyst

March

Modern Birthstone - Aquamarine (Similar stone is Blue Topaz)

Traditional Birthstone - Bloodstone

April

Modern Birthstone - Diamond

Traditional Birthstone - Diamond, Sapphire

May

Modern Birthstone - Emerald
Similar color semi precious gemstone is Peridot

Traditional Birthstone - Emerald

June

Modern Birthstone - Pearl or Moonstone

Traditional Birthstone - Alexandrite

July

Modern Birthstone - Ruby -- Similar Garnet

Traditional Birthstone - Ruby -- (Similar Garnet) - Black Onyx

August

Modern Birthstone - Peridot, Jade

Traditional Birthstone - Sardonyx

September

Modern Birthstone - Sapphire
Similar color semi-precious gem is Iolite

Traditional Birthstone - Sapphire - Peridot

October

Modern Birthstone - Opal

Traditional Birthstone - Tourmaline - Opal

November

Modern Birthstone - Yellow Topaz (See Citrine or Smoky Topaz)

Traditional Birthstone - Citrine 

December

Modern Birthstone - Blue Topaz or Turquoise or Lapis Lazuli

Traditional Birthstone - Zircon (a gemstone, not synthetic cubic zirconia)

 

 

 

 

Birthstones: Zodiac Gemstones

An astrologic version of the gemstone birthstone, using zodiac signs instead of a month of birth:

Zodiac Sign

Date

Gemstone

Alternate Gemstone

Aquarius

Jan. 21 - Feb.18

Garnet

Amethyst

Pisces

Feb. 19 - Mar. 20

Amethyst

Jade

Aires

Mar. 21 - Apr. 20

Bloodstone

Diamond (see
our brilliant cz's)

Taurus

Apr. 21 - May 21

Sapphire (see Iolite)

Rose Quartz, Amber

Gemini

May 22 - Jun. 21

Agate

Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl

Cancer

Jun. 22 - Jul. 22

Emerald (see Peridot)

Moonstone, Pearl

Leo

Jul. 23 - Aug. 23

Black Onyx

Golden Topaz

Virgo

Aug. 24 - Sep.22

Carnelian

Jade

Libra

Sep. 23 - Oct. 23

Peridot

Lapis

Scorpio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22

Beryl

Blue Topaz

Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21

Blue Topaz

Amethyst

Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20

Ruby

Garnet & Black Onyx

 

 

 

 

Day Of Birth Gemstones:

If you were born on:

Your Day-Of-Birth Gemstone Is:

Sunday

Topaz

Monday

Pearls

Tuesday

Garnet

Wednesday

Amethyst

Thursday

Emerald (Similar color gem in semi-precious is Peridot)

Friday

Topaz - Blue Topaz or Smoky topaz

Saturday

Sapphire (Similar color semi-precious is Iolite)

 

 

Year of Anniversary Gemstones

Anniversary Year: 1

Gold Jewelry

Year: 2

Garnet

Year: 3

Pearls

Year: 4

Blue Topaz

Year: 5

Sapphire 

Year: 6

Amethyst

Year: 7

Black Onyx Gemstone

Year: 8

Tourmaline

Year: 9

Navy Blue Lapis

Year: 10

Diamond 

Year: 11

Turquoise

Year: 12

Jade

Year: 13

Citrine

Year: 14

Opal

Year: 15

Ruby Gemstone

Year: 16

Peridot Gemstone

Year: 17

Watches

Year: 18

Cats-Eye

Year: 19

Aquamarine 

Year: 20

Emerald 

Year: 21

Iolite Gemstone

Year: 22

Spinel

Year: 23

Blue Topaz Gemstone

Year: 24

Tanzanite

Year: 25

Silver Jubilee - Sterling Silver!

Year: 30

Pearl Jubilee

Year: 35

Emerald  

Year: 40

Ruby 

Year: 45

Sapphire 

Year: 50

Golden Jubilee

Year: 55

Alexandrite

Year: 60

Diamond Jubilee  

Year: 70

Sapphire Jubilee 

Year: 80

Ruby Jubilee