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List of Birthstone Months - Anniversary Gemstones - Zodiac Gemstones - Day Of Birth Gemstones

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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.

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•   Modern and Traditional Birthstones:

January

Traditional Birthstone - Garnet
Modern Birthstone - Garnet

February

Traditional Birthstone - Amethyst
Modern Birthstone - Amethyst

March

Traditional Birthstone - Aquamarine (Similar stone is Blue Topaz) and Bloodstone
Modern Birthstone - Jasper

April

Traditional Birthstone - Diamond (see our brilliant CZ Jewelry!) and Sapphire
Modern Birthstone - Diamond (CZ Jewelry!)

May

Traditional Birthstone - Emerald and Agate
Modern Birthstone - Emerald  (Similar color semi-precious gemstone is Peridot)

June

Traditional Birthstone - Alexandrite and Emerald (Similar color semi-precious gemstone is Peridot)
Modern Birthstone - Pearl and Moonstone Alexandrite

July

Traditional Birthstone - Ruby -- Another red semi-precious gemstone is Garnet
Modern Birthstone - Ruby -- (Similar Garnet) - Onyx

August

Traditional Birthstone - Carnelian and Sandonyx
Modern Birthstone -  Peridot, Jade

September

Traditional Birthstone  - Sapphire Similar color semi-precious gem is Iolite and Peridot
Modern Birthstone - Sapphire 

October

Traditional Birthstone - Tourmaline and Aquamarine (Similar is Blue Topaz)
Modern Birthstone - Opal and Tourmaline

November

Traditional Birthstone -  Citrine and Smoky Topaz
Modern Birthstone - Citrine and Topaz

December

Traditional Birthstone - Blue Topaz or Turquoise or Lapis Lazuli
Modern Birthstone - Zircon (a gemstone, not synthetic cubic zirconia) - Lapis Lazuli


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Zodiac Gemstone


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


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•   Day Of Birth Gemstones:

If you were born on: Your Day-Of-Birth Gemstone Is:
Sunday Topaz
Monday Pearl
Tuesday Garnet
Wednesday Amethyst or Cat's Eye
Thursday Emerald (Similar color gem in semi-precious is Peridot)
Friday Topaz (See Blue Topaz, Smoky Topaz)
Saturday Sapphire (Similar color semi-precious: Iolite)


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•   Year of Anniversary Gemstones

Anniversary Year: 1 Gold Jewelry
Year: 2 Garnet
Year: 3 Pearl
Year: 4 Blue Topaz
Year: 5 Sapphire (Similar: Iolite)
Year: 6 Amethyst
Year: 7 Onyx
Year: 8 Tourmaline
Year: 9 Lapis Lazuli
Year: 10 Diamond (see our brilliant CZ jewelry)
Year: 11 Turquoise
Year: 12 Jade
Year: 13 Citrine
Year: 14 Opal
Year: 15 Ruby (See Garnet)
Year: 16 Peridot
Year: 17 Watches
Year: 18 Cats-Eye
Year: 19 Aquamarine (See Blue Topaz)
Year: 20 Emerald (see Peridot)
Year: 21 Iolite
Year: 22 Spinel
Year: 23 Topaz
Year: 24 Tanzanite
Year: 25 Silver Jubilee
Year: 30 Pearl Jubilee
Year: 35 Emerald (similar color: Peridot)
Year: 40 Ruby (similar color: Garnet)
Year: 45 Sapphire (similar: Iolite)
Year: 50 Golden Jubilee
Year: 55 Alexandrite
Year: 60 Diamond Jubilee (see our brilliant CZ jewelry)
Year: 70 Sapphire Jubilee (similar: Iolite)
Year: 80 Ruby Jubilee (see Garnet)

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) 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 anniversay, day-of-birth, your zodiac sign gemstone OR, simply, the color you love to wear!


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