Zodiac Birthstones Chart - What Gemstone Are You?
If you are interested in astrology, this zodiac birthstones chart shows the traditional gemstones and minerals associated with each of the twelve star signs.
You can use the chart to find a unique and personalized birthday gift based on someone's sun sign.
Depending on who you speak to, the dates of each of the signs can change slightly. Those with birthdays around the beginning and end of each sign are said to have been 'born on the cusp', and you could choose the birthstone from either sign.
In a similar fashion, the birthstones are not 'set in stone' - so to speak! There are a number of differing opinions about which birthstone goes with what sign.
My list is of the widely accepted zodiac birthstones, but if you prefer an alternative, it's perfectly okay to be flexible.
21 March – 20 April
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.
21 April – 20, 21 May
Sapphire - perhaps most famously blue, however sapphires can also be purple, pink, orange, green and yellow. There are also red sapphires, but they are called rubies.
Sapphires are popular jewelry gemstones, With such a wide range of colors, a gift for Taurus is one of the easier ones to find based on zodiac birthstones.
21, 22 May – 21 June
Agate - a silica mineral characterized by colorful bands, loops and whorls. It is used for carving ornaments and jewelry. Thin slices of some agates make artistic gifts - they are translucent when held up to the light, allowing the colors and patterns to stand out. An agate mortar and pestle is a useful and beautiful present for any Gemini interested in cooking.
22 June – 22 July
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.
23 July – 22, 23 August
Onyx - this beautiful silica mineral is characterized by parallel bands of almost any color. It can be engraved, carved or set into jewelry. As it has been used since ancient times, an onyx antique piece would make a great Leo gift.
23, 24 August – 22, 23 September
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.
23, 24 September – 22, 23 October
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.
23, 24 October – 22 November
Beryl - this transparent to translucent crystal can be clear in color, or be tinted white, yellow, green, blue or red. The gemstones emerald and aquamarine are both forms of beryl. It is traditionally used in jewelry, although you can purchase large beryl crystals.
23 November – 21, 22, 23 December
Topaz - when completely pure, this mineral is colorless and clear. However, it often has impurities creating zodiac birthstones of many different colors, including white, opaque, and pale blue, pink, gold, green and yellow.
22, 23, 24 December – 20 January
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.
21 January – 19 February
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 an Aquarius birthstone with a favorite color for a personalized gift.
20 February – 20 March
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.