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Birthstones Chart For Personalized Gift Ideas

Updated on April 18, 2013

This birthstones chart shows the traditional gemstones and minerals associated with each month of the year, and also with each day of the week.

I also have a chart of birthstones based on signs of the zodiac.

You can use the chart to find a unique and personalized birthday gift based on someone's date of birth.

Some months and days have more than one traditional birthstone, which makes choosing a gift just that much easier!

If giving a precious gem falls outside of your budget, you can still use the colors of the birth gems for personalized gift ideas.

Birthstones By Month

These are the birthstones for each month of the year. Below these, you'll find the birthstones for each day of the week.

Some months and days have more than one stone you can use.

January Birthstone - Garnet
January Birthstone - Garnet

January

Garnet - found in a whole range of colors including clear, red, green and blue. Some even change color depending on the light. This makes it easier to match a January birthstone with a favorite color for a personalized gift.

February Birthstone - Amethyst
February Birthstone - Amethyst

February

Amethyst - ranging in color from light to dark purple, this is a beautiful crystal in jewelry.

You can also purchase gorgeous amethyst geodes as gifts. These are rocks that have had the crystals form inside. When cut in half, they create stunning natural works of art.

March Birthstone - Aquamarine
March Birthstone - Aquamarine

March

Aquamarine - a pale turquoise beryl crystal, whose name literally means 'water of the sea' ...


and also ...

March Birthstone - Bloodstone
March Birthstone - Bloodstone

Bloodstone - dark green in color, with flecks of blood red. This unusual mineral is also known as 'heliotrope'. Bloodstone looks amazing when set into jewelry such as a ring, pendant or earrings.

April Birthstone - Diamond
April Birthstone - Diamond

April

Diamond - probably the best known and most popular gemstone on the birthstones chart. They make the most exceptional jewelry.

Perhaps surprisingly, besides the well known transparent variety, diamonds come in a range of colors depending on impurities in the crystal.

May Birthstone - Emerald
May Birthstone - Emerald

May

Emerald - rich green in color, true emeralds are rare and precious gemstones. Green beryl is also considered to be emerald in the United States, which makes gift buying a little more affordable.

June Birthstone - Pearl
June Birthstone - Pearl

June

Pearl - beautiful gemstones created by oysters, mussels, clams and other shellfish. They have a unique lustre, and are usually creamy white in color, although Tahitian pearls are almost black.

The most valuable pearls are perfectly round, but they do come in many shapes.

June Birthstone - Moonstone
June Birthstone - Moonstone

Moonstone - so called because when it reflects light, it looks like the light is shining from inside the stone.

It comes in a variety of colors, including white, brown, blue, green and pink ...

and also ...

June Birthstone - Alexandrite
June Birthstone - Alexandrite

Alexandrite - unique and unusual because it appears to change colors. The same stone can look emerald green in daylight and then appear to be blood red in artificial light, and a range of colors in between.

July Birthstone - Ruby
July Birthstone - Ruby

July

Ruby - a stunning gemstone that can range in color from pink to deep blood red. In fact, more red the stone, the more valuable - particularly when the stone also has clarity.

August Birthstone - Peridot
August Birthstone - Peridot

August

Peridot - a green gemstone whose color ranges from yellowish to olive to brownish. The most valuable color is a rich olive green. Peridot has been used in jewelry since ancient times.

September Birthstone - Blue Sapphire
September Birthstone - Blue Sapphire

September

Blue Sapphire - a beautiful gemstone. The most valuable is cornflour blue and is known as Kashmir sapphire. It is the second hardest mineral on the birthstones chart (after diamond).

October Birthstone - Opal
October Birthstone - Opal

October

Opal - a colorful silica gemstone due to its ability to diffract light. They often look like there is a fire inside the stone.

Opals come in many different shapes and color ranges. They make unique jewelry items ...

and also ...

October Birthstone - Tourmaline
October Birthstone - Tourmaline

Tourmaline - this semi-precious stone can come in a wide range of colors. Being able to choose from so many different colors makes it a great birthstone for gift giving.

The most common form of tourmaline is also known as 'schorl'.

Novber Birthstone - Topaz
Novber Birthstone - Topaz

November

Topaz - when completely pure, this mineral is colorless and clear. However, it often has impurities giving it different colors, including white, opaque, and pale blue, pink, gold, green and yellow ...

and also ...

November Birthstone - Citrine
November Birthstone - Citrine

Citrine - these unusual pale yellow to brownish crystals are very rare in nature, and are often created by heat-treating amethyst.

Citrines look wonderful when cut into gemstones.

December Birthstone - Turquoise
December Birthstone - Turquoise

December

Turquoise - a mineral ranging in color from white to blue to green to yellow which can be polished into gems. Often it also has flecks of black in it. It looks amazing when set into jewelry, or as a pendant.

December Birthstone - Zircon
December Birthstone - Zircon

Zircon - is a mineral with a range of colors including red, blue, brown, green and yellow (which is also called 'hyacinth'). It can also be colorless, looking similar to a diamond, but is not the same as cubic zirconia or zirconia ...

and also ...

December Birthstone - Tanzanite
December Birthstone - Tanzanite

Tanzanite - this rare gemstone is a gorgous purple-blue-violet color. One its qualities is its color changing appearance - it can look completely differerent depending on what angle you're looking at it from.

Birthstones by Days of the Week

These are the birthstones for each individual day, giving you more choice for a personal gift.

If you're not sure what day someone was born, you can check the calendar on your computer. Most go back to 1900.

Sunday Birthstone - Topaz
Sunday Birthstone - Topaz

Sunday

Topaz - when completely pure, this mineral is colorless and clear. However, it often has impurities which can give it different colors, including white, opaque, and pale blue, pink, gold, green and yellow.

Sunday Birthstone - Diamond
Sunday Birthstone - Diamond

Diamond - probably the best known and most popular gemstone on the birthstones chart. They make the most exceptional jewelry. Perhaps surprisingly, besides the well known transparent variety, they also come in a range of colors depending on impurities in the crystal.

Monday Birthstone - Pearl
Monday Birthstone - Pearl

Monday

Pearl - beautiful gemstones created by oysters, mussels, clams and other shellfish. They have a unique lustre, and are usually creamy white in color, although Tahitian pearls are almost black.

The most valuable pearls are perfectly round, but they do come in many shapes.

Monday Birthstone - Quartz
Monday Birthstone - Quartz

Quartz - while quartz has many different varieties, this mineral in its purest form is completely transparent and colorless, and is known as rock crystal or clear quartz. Some of the gemstones already mentioned on this page, such as amethyst and citrine, are also actually forms of quartz, but the birthstone for Monday is the rock crystal quartz.

Tuesday Birthstone - Ruby
Tuesday Birthstone - Ruby

Tuesday

Ruby - a stunning gemstone that can range in color from pink to deep blood red. In fact, more red the stone, the more valuable - particularly when the stone also has clarity.

Ruby is, in fact, a red sapphire.

Tuesday Birthstone - Emerald
Tuesday Birthstone - Emerald

Emerald - rich green in color, true emeralds are rare and precious gemstones.

Green beryl is also considered to be emerald in the United States, which makes gift buying a little more affordable.

Wednesday Birthstone - Amethyst
Wednesday Birthstone - Amethyst

Wednesday

Amethyst - ranging in color from light to dark purple, this is a beautiful crystal in jewelry. You can also purchase gorgeous amethyst geodes as gifts. These are rocks that have had the crystals form inside. When cut in half, they create stunning natural works of art.

Wednesday Birthstone - Lodestone
Wednesday Birthstone - Lodestone

Lodestone - this heavy, black form of the mineral magnetite has the unusual quality of being naturally magnetic. Pieces were used in ancient times as compasses.

Magnetic jewelry made from loadstone makes a truly unique gift

Thursday Birthstone - Blue Sapphire
Thursday Birthstone - Blue Sapphire

Thursday

Blue Sapphire - a beautiful gemstone. The most valuable is cornflour blue and is known as Kashmir sapphire. It is the second hardest mineral on the birthstones chart (after diamond).

Thursday Birthstone - Carnelian
Thursday Birthstone - Carnelian

Carnelian - this mineral is polished to produce a semi-precious gemstone. The color ranges from a light orange to brownish red to almost black.

It can also be carved to create wonderful effects.

Friday Birthstone - Emerald
Friday Birthstone - Emerald

Friday

Emerald - rich green in color, true emeralds are rare and precious gemstones. Green beryl is also considered to be emerald in the United States, which makes gift buying a little more affordable.

Friday Birthstone - Cat's Eye
Friday Birthstone - Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye - a yellow chrysoberyl stone cut in such a way that there appears to be a single band of milky light running across it ... hence the name 'cat's eye' as it looks just like one. The light effect is called 'chatoyancy'.

Other gemstones can be cut to produce this light effect, but chrysoberyl is the only true cat's eye.

Saturday Birthstone - Turquoise
Saturday Birthstone - Turquoise

Saturday

Turquoise - a mineral ranging in color from white to blue to green to yellow which can be polished into gems. Often it also has flecks of black in it. It looks amazing when set into jewelry, or as a pendant.

Saturday Birthstone - Diamond
Saturday Birthstone - Diamond

Diamond - probably the best known and most popular gemstone on the birthstones chart. They make the most exceptional jewelry. Perhaps surprisingly, besides the well known transparent variety, they also come in a range of colors depending on impurities in the crystal.

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