Birthstones

Birthstones are gemstones that accompany a birth month, each having a unique meaning and historical significance. The popularity of birthstones dates back to ancient times when civilizations believed that gemstones had incredible powers such as luck, health and prosperity. Traditionally, each month is associated with a single gemstone, but as you’ll find below there are a few months with multiple birthstones. The birthstones associated with birth months today are not necessarily the same ones that were used in ancient times. In those days, color was the most important feature of a gemstone so they did not distinguish between gems the way we do today. For instance, they did not distinguish between a Ruby and a Garnet. Our list represents the modern birthstone list endorsed by the American Gem Society.

Gifts of gemstone jewelry with a loved one’s birthstone are very popular because of the desire to wear beautiful color as well as something which has personal significance. You don’t need to become a gemstone or birthstone expert to find the perfect gift.

 January  February  March April 
 01 january birthstone garnet  02 february birthstone amethyst  03 march birthstone Aquamarine  04 april gemstone diamond
 Garnet  Amethyst  Aquamarine  Diamond

 

May  June   July August 
 05 may gemstone Emerald 84x84  06 june birthstone  07 july birthstone ruby  08 august birthstone
 Emerald  Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone  Ruby  Peridot, Spinel

 

September  October  November  December 
 09 september birthstone sapphire  10 october birthstones  11 november gemstones  12 december gemstones
 Sapphire  Opal, Tourmaline  Topaz, Citrine  Tanzanite, Zircon,Turquoise