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What Birthstones correspond to each month?

BIRTHSTONES are gemstones that are associated with each month of the year. Each individual birthstone is considered lucky for that particular month and their healing powers are also believed to be heightened during that month.
Scholars believe that the tradition of birthstones dates back to the 1st Century. Like everything about the past where written accounts are either non-existent or sketchy at the very least, there is much debate about which gemstones were for what month. Some people believe one should choose the birthstone in relation to the sign of the zodiac rather then the month.
Others believe that birthstones were originally worn by everyone each month since the powers of that gemstone were heightened during it’s month. If that was the case then everyone should own each of the 12 gemstones. In fact the wearing of ones birthstone according to their birth month is only believed to have begun in the 18th Century.
As a result there have been many different birthstone lists but the most popular is the one listed below and is one used in relation to Jewellery in most countries.

  • January - Garnet
  • February - Amethyst
  • March - Aquamarine
  • April - Diamond
  • May - Emerald
  • June - Pearl / Alexandrite
  • July - Ruby
  • August - Peridot
  • September - Sapphire
  • October - Opal / Pink Tourmaline
  • November - Orange Topaz / Citrine
  • December - Turquoise / Tanzanite / Blue Topaz