Birthstones

"A birthstone is the "gemstone associated with the date of one's birth, the wearing
of which is commonly thought to bring good luck or health. Supernatural powers
have long been attributed by astrologers to certain gemstones."
- From Encyclopedia Britannica

Birthstones come in a colorful array of sparkling jewels and glowing gemstones, each one with its own place in history and myth. These gems have had a special place in both the hearts and minds of humanity. People like believing that wearing a birthstone brings them good luck and protects them. A standard list of acceptable birthstones is used today, but those gemstones were arbitrarily selected many years ago. People originally chose which gemstone to wear based on its color and the magical or healing powers associated with that color. Given below is a table of Birthstone & you have the choice of selecting birthstones for the day you were born, the birth month & the birth time, zodiac sign.


Birthstone by Month

Month Modern Birthstones Traditional Birthstones Mystical Birthstones Ayurvedic Birthstones
January   Garnet Garnet  Emerald  Garnet 
February  Amethyst  Amethyst  Bloodstone  Amethyst 
March  Aquamarine  Bloodstone, Jasper  Jade  Bloodstone 
 April Diamond  Diamond, Sapphire  Opal  Diamond 
 May Emerald  Emerald, Agate  Sapphire  Agate 
June  Pearl, Moonstone  Alexandrite, Emerald  Moonstone  Pearl 
July  Ruby, Carnelian  Ruby, Onyx  Ruby  Ruby 
August  Peridot  Sardonyx, Carnelian  Diamond  Sapphire 
September   Sapphire Sapphire, Peridot  Agate  Moonstone 
October  Opal, Tourmaline  Tourmaline, Aquamarine  Jasper  Opal 
November  Topaz, Citrine  Citrine, Topaz  Pearl  Topaz 
December  Turquoise, Blue Topaz  Zircon, Ruby  Onyx  Ruby 


Birthstone by Day

Day Gemstone
Sunday Topaz
Monday Pearl
Tuesday Ruby
Wednesday Amethyst
Thursday Sapphire
Friday Carnelian
Saturday Turquoise


Birthstone by Time

Time Gemstone Time Gemstone
 1 a.m. Smokey Quartz   1 p.m. Zircon 
2 a.m.  Hematite  2 p.m.  Emerald 
3 a.m.  Malachite  3 p.m.  Beryl 
4 a.m.   Lapis-Lazuli 4 p.m.  Topaz 
5 a.m.  Turquoise   5 p.m. Ruby 
6 a.m.  Tourmaline  6 p.m.  Opal 
 7 a.m. Chrysolite  7 p.m.  Sardonyx 
 8 a.m. Amethyst  8 p.m.  Chalcedony 
9 a.m.  Kunzite  9 p.m.  Jade 
10 a.m.  Sapphire  10 p.m.  Jasper 
11 a.m.  Garnet  11 p.m.  Magnetite 
Noon  Diamond  Midnight  Onyx 


Birthstone by Zodiac Sign

Zodiac Sign Zodiac Stone
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 21) Ruby
Aquarius (Jan.21 - Feb.21) Garnet
Pisces (Feb. 22-Mar. 21) Amethyst
Aries (Mar. 22-Apr. 20) Bloodstone
Taurus (Apr. 21-May 21) Sapphire
Gemini (May 22-June 21) Agate
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Emerald
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Onyx
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Carnelian
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Peridot
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) Aquamarine
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Topaz