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Birthstones by Month and Meaning

Updated on November 3, 2013

Modern Birthstones and Traditional Birthstones

Listed below are birthstones by month and the different meaning of each birthstone.There are various lists of modern birthstones and old or traditional birthstones.One important things to remember is birthstones for a particular month varies depending on the culture and country etc.This has more to do with which gemstones are frequently found in those countries. For example in the modern list has Peridot as the birthstone for August, but in Asian countries like India and Sri Lanka it is common to find tourmaline listed as the birthstone for August. Birthstones bring good luck to the persons who's are wearing them and birthstone jewelry are great gift items too. Some people wear different birthstone per month, because the power of specific birthstones are heightened according to the month.

There are various stories about how the birthstones originated, Some historians suggest there were twelve different gemstones in Aaron's breastplate. There are many other mentions of birthstone in the bible. It was the Polish who were first to wear birthstones as jewelry.

Modern Birthstones by Month chart with meanings

Month
Birthstone
Meaning
January
Garnet
Fidelity
February
Amethyst
Sincerity
March
Aquamarine
Courage
April
Diamond
Innocence
May
Emerald
Affection
June
Pearl
Happiness
July
Ruby
Health
August
Peridot
Virtue
September
Sapphire
Prosperity
Octomber
Opal
Protection
November
Topaz
Friendship
December
Turquoise
Success
Above table chart shows the modern birthstones by month and there meanings. There are variations of this in some countries, for example in India and Sri Lanka you will find Tourmaline used instead of Peridot for August.
Birthstones by Month
Birthstones by Month

Birthstones by Zodiac Sign

Zodiac Sign
Birthstone
Aquarius
Garnet
Pisces
Amethyst
Aries
Bloodstone
Taurus
Sapphire
Gemini
Agate
Cancer
Emerald
Leo
Onyx
Virgo
Carnelian
Libra
Peridot
Scorpio
Beryl
Sagittarius
Topaz
Capricorn
Ruby
Birthstone by Zodiac sign

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Birthstones vs Birthday stones

Day of the Week
Birthday Stone
Sunday
Pearl
Monday
Garnet
Tuesday
Emerald
Wednesday
Topaz
Thursday
Diamond
Friday
Blue Sapphire
Saturday
Ruby
These are two different things commonly mistaken as the same thing by most people. There are different set of stones for the day you are born

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