Birthstones Jewelry as Gifts - Gemstones List Based on Birth Month

Modern and Traditional Birthstones list

Birthstones Jewelry is an all time favorite Gift with Women. Be it a Birthday or a Valentine's Day it is one of the best gifts you can give someone you love. By gifting Jewelry with Gemstones by Birth date you are not only fulfilling her love for jewelry you are also giving her something which can help her improve her positive qualities as these stones have healing powers. Every month of the year are assigned Gemstones which can be worn on the basis of the month born. Birthstones can be worn based on either the Modern Birthstone List approved by the American National Association of Jewelers of America or the Traditional Birthstone list containing the older birthstones and is sometimes combined with the modern birthstone list.

Given below are Pictures and details of Modern and Traditional Birthstones for different months of the year from January to December.

Modern Birthstones

Gemstones based on Birthmonth are popularly known as Birthstones and very month of the year are assigned birthstones which can be worn to improve the positive qualities of the individual wearing it.
Gemstones based on Birthmonth are popularly known as Birthstones and very month of the year are assigned birthstones which can be worn to improve the positive qualities of the individual wearing it.

January Birthstones

The Modern and Traditional Gemstone for those born in the month of January is Garnet. The name of this Gemstone comes from the Latin name of pomegranate, granatum. This is an extremely beautiful gem and is said to bring successful friendships and popularity. This gem is also the wedding anniversary gemstone associated with the 2nd and 6th year of marriage.

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February Birthstones

The Modern and traditional Gemstone for those born in the month of February is Amethyst. The name Amethyst comes from the the Greek word ‘amethystos’ which means ‘not intoxicated’. Amethyst Gem is a protective stone and used for calming emotions and reducing stress. This stone is used as a substitute for Blue Sapphire, the Gemstone of Planet Saturn.

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March Birthstones

The Modern Birthstone for the month of March is Aquamarine. The name of this stone is derived from Latin words which mean sea and water. Aquamarine has the reputation as the stone for love and bringing harmony in relationships. This Gemstone is the wedding anniversary stone for the 16th and 19th years of marriage. The Traditional Birthstone for March is Bloodstone which seems to have received its name because of the distinctive red spots resembling that of blood spots on the surface of the stone.

April Birthstones

The Modern and Traditional gemstone for the month of April is Diamond. This gemstone is also known as heera and is associated with the Planet Venus which is representation of love, marriage, beauty and comforts.The name of this stone is derived from the Greek word ‘adamas’ which means ‘hardest stone’. This gemstone is also referred to as the ‘King of Gems’. This gem  is said to lead one towards love and devotion in relationships and increase passion and sexual desires. Diamond is also the wedding anniversary gemstone of 30th and 60th year of marriage.

May Birthstones

The Modern and Traditional Gemstone of May is Emerald. Emerald is the gemstone representing Planet Mercury which is representation of business, communication, intelligence, education and intuition in Vedic Astrology. Emerald is a mined gemstone of green color belonging to the Beryl family of Gemstones. The name of this stone comes from the Greek word smaragdos which means green gemstone. This stone is said to bring happiness and harmony in married life and improve finances and concentration power.

June Birthstones

The Modern Birthstones for the month of June are Moonstone and Pearl. Pearls are obtained from the Sea and are available in different shapes and colors. Pearl is the Queen of Gems and also an emblem of purity, innocence and elegance.Wearing this Gemstone reduces anger and unwanted thoughts. Both Moonstone and Pearl are gemstones of the Moon and is said to bring happiness and stability in ones life. The Traditional Birthstone for the month of June is Alexandrite. This gemstone is believed to draw luck and good fortune.

July Birthstones

The Modern and Traditional Gemstone for the month of July is Ruby. The name of this stone seems to have come from the Latin word rubens which means red. Ruby is obtained from the mines and available in different shades of red. Ruby is the Gemstone of the Sun and is said to give stability and remove the fear of the wearer. Ruby Gemstone is said to increase the wearers self-confidence, self-esteem, self-respect and optimism.

August Gemstones

The Modern Birthstone of August is Peridot. This Gemstone is also known as ‘Chrysolite’. Peridot Stones are said to protect the wearer against negative feelings. The name of this gemstone seems to have derived from the Greek word 'peridona' which means 'giving richness'. Romans nicknamed this Gemstone as  'Evening Emerald' because of its close resemblance to the Precious Gemstone Emerald, the stone of Planet Mercury. Sardonx is the traditional stone for August.

September Birthstones

The Modern Gemstones for September are the Sapphires and Iolite which belong to the Corundum family. Iolite Stone is said to stimulate the Third Eye Chakra leading to clairvoyance. This gemstone is said to enhance the wearers leadership ability, inner strength and self confidence. Iolite gemstone is also said to bring harmony in relationships.The Traditional Gemstones for the month of September are the Sapphires and the breathtakingly beautiful Peridot.

October Birthstones

The Modern Gemstone for the month of October is Opal. The name of this Gemstone seems to have come from the Sanscrit word 'upala' which means precious jewel. Another modern stone used as birthstone for the month of October is Tourmaline. This gemstone is also referred to as ‘Rainbow Gemstone'. This stone is also said to enhance knowledge, responsibility, communication, self confidence, creativity and sleep of the wearer. This stone is used to remove negativity, fear and nervousness. It is also the traditional gemstone for the month of October.

November Birthstones

The Modern Gemstone for November is the beautiful Yellow Topaz Gemstone. Citrine is both the modern and traditional gemstone for the month of November. Citrine is a beautiful translucent gemstone which seem to have derived its name from the word "citron", the French name for lemon. This gemstone symbolizes light-heartiness, joy and happiness. This is also an extremely popular but inexpensive substitute to yellow sapphire gemstone which is the gemstone representing Planet Jupiter. Citrine is also the wedding anniversary gem associated with the 17th year of marriage.

December Birthstones

The Modern gemstones for December are Tanzanite, Blue Topaz and Turquoise. Tanzanite is a bluish purple colored gemstone which is quite rare and unique and gained popularity mainly based on the marketing efforts of the reputed Tiffany Company. Tanzanite is the Wedding Anniversary Gemstone associated with the 24th year of marriage. The other birthstone of thr month Turquoise is the Wedding Anniversary Gemstone associated with the 5th year of marriage. The Traditional Gemstones for the month of December are Zircon, Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli.

However, Birthstone Jewelry is not limited as Birthday or Valentines Day Gifts for a Girlfriend or Wife. It can be a nice gift to your Mother on Mothers Day or on her Birthday or as a gft to a sister.They are sure to love it. Talking of Jewelry one can even opt for more Romantic options like Double Heart Diamond Jewelry as Gifts for Women. Birthstones can make wonderful gifts for men too. Who said Men do not like Jewelry? So what are you going to give as Gift to your loved one next Birthday or Valentines Day or any other special event?

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TheMonk 5 years ago from Brazil

I gave an Amethyst pair of ear rings to my wife. I didn´t know it was her birthday gem. I´m glad I got it right!


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Thanks for the Visits.

Nasir : On what basis you wear the Gemstone is up to you. However, it is best to wear based on birth date.Anyway, I have another hub on this subject you may like to visit.

http://hubpages.com/style/Wearing-Gemstones-Jewelr...


Nasir 6 years ago

Sometimes it's confusing. For example, going for birthstones or horoscope based on the date of birth, when eastern method is by name; sometimes it's number. Now sapphire would be my stone going by the date of birth; but going by my name which begins with an "N" the sign changes to Scorpio from Virgo and even the gemstone changes, and so on. How to reconcile?


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thecelt 6 years ago

I am a big fan of the idea of birthstone jewelry but then I do not like the color of my month.


Sara Valor 6 years ago

Hello Anamika, I agree, Gemstones are something special, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article about Crystal Trivia: Crystals and Sun Signs, Birthstones, Crystals and Planets! Feel free to visit and read some more interesting information about gemstone crystals.


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amulets 6 years ago from Singapore

I am looking for my birthstone - ruby but wanting to find a real ruby. Do you happen to know the price and where I can buy & have a look? Thanks


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Great Hub - I love my birthstone - the opal. It's always a wonderful gift idea.

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