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Birthstones by Month

A listing of Birthstones for each Month

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December
  13. Chinese Yearly Birthstones

This page started as a simple listing of the birthstones associated with each month of the year. As time went on, and more and more cultures and groups of people came forward with lists based upon their own personal beliefs and ideas, this pages started growing.

That caused a problem. Not every culture lists their birthstones for each month, or at least not a calendar month. Some use astrological months, some are based on the moon while others are based on the sun. The Chineses Birthstones are based on a yearly cycle, complicating things even more.

But we really wanted to keep our month based format so in the cases where the Birthstones by Month doesn’t work because of an astrological based time frame, we simply listed 2 or more listings for that month so the entire month is included.

So our birthstones for each month listing allows you to see all designated birthstones for any one month by clicking on that particular month. No more looking through a thousand different pages seeking out the information you need, we’ve got it all right here in one easy to read format.

Notes on Celtic Birthstones

Celtic Birthstones are assigned based on a calendar devised by the Druids which consists of 13 Astrological months.

Trees are sacred to the Druids and over time a Tree was assigned to rule over each of the 13 Astrological months. We have included the tree for each time period, along with the Gaelic name and the stone that rules.

Notes on Modern Birthstones

This is the only so called “official” list of birthstones. The American National Association of Jewelers of America adopted the modern list of birthstones in 1912 in an attempt to standardize the list so that all jewelers would be selling the same product for the same month.

It is important to note however that the gemstone Tanzanite was added to the list in 2002 by the American Gem Trade Association for the month of December. Tanzanite was only discovered in 1967 and can be found in only one place in the world, the area for which it was named, Tanzania.

Notes on Traditional Birthstones

The traditional list is based more on what the common man sees as being the correct stone for a given period versus the modern list being what businesses want the gifts to be.

Since the public is comprised of people from various cultures, the traditional list tends to overlap with some of the ancient lists because people brought their own favorites from their homelands and they were slowly worked into the lists.

In my personal opinion this gives the best overall list because it has input from so many different cultures all rolled into a list everyone is happy with.

Notes on Talismanic Birthstones

Talismans are objects believed to contain magical power to protect the owner from evil. Choosing a gemstone of the type that aligns with a persons astrological sign is believed to keep the protective energies closer to the owner, thereby making the talisman stronger for that person than one made of some other object.

Birthstones by Month – January Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstones – Garnet
  • Ayurvedic Birthstone – Garnet
  • Traditional Birthstone – Garnet
  • Astrology Birthstones (Zodiac)
         Dec 22-Jan 20 – Agate, Black Onyx, Garnet, Ruby
         Jan 21-Feb 18 – Amethyst, Garnet, Moss Agate, Opal, Sugilite
  • Planetary Birthstones
         Saturn – Capricorn – Dec 23-Jan 20 – Lapis Lazuli
         Uranus – Aquarius – Jan 21-Feb 19 – Turquoise
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Capricorn – Dec 23-Jan 20 – Onyx
         Aquarius – Jan 21-Feb 19 – Jasper
  • Arabic Birthstones- Garnet
  • Celtic Birthstone
         Dec 24th – Jan 20th, Name – Damh, Tree – Birch, Stone – Rock Crystal
         Jan 21st – Feb 17th, Name – Corr, Tree – Rowan, Stone – Peridot
  • Hebrew Birthstones – Garnet
  • Hindu Birthstone –
         Serpent Stone (to date I have not found another name for this stone and have no idea what it is)
  • Italian Birthstones – Garnet, Zircon
  • Polish Birthstone – Garnet
  • Roman Birthstones – Garnet
  • Russian Birthstone – Garnet
  • Tibetan Birthstone – Emerald

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Birthstones by Month – February Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstone – Amethyst
  • Ayurvedic Birthstones – Amethyst
  • Traditional Birthstone – Amethyst
  • Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)
         Jan 21-Feb 18 – Amethyst, Garnet, Moss Agate, Opal, Sugilite
         Feb 19-Mar 20 – Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Jade, Rock Crystal, Sapphire
  • Planetary Birthstones
         Uranus – Aquarius – Jan 21-Feb 19 – Turquoise
         Neptune – Pisces – Feb 20-Mar 20 – Aquamarine
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Aquarius – Jan 21-Feb 19 – Jasper
         Pisces – Feb 20-Mar 20 – Ruby
  • Arabic Birthstone – Amethyst
  • Celtic Birthstones
         Jan 21st – Feb 17th, Name – Corr, Tree – Rowan, Stone – Peridot
         Feb 18th – Mar 17th, Name – Ron, Tree – Ash, Stone – Coral
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Amethyst
  • Hindu Birthstones – Moonstone
  • Italian Birthstone – Amethyst
  • Polish Birthstone – Amethyst
  • Roman Birthstone – Amethyst
  • Russian Birthstones – Amethyst
  • Tibetan Birthstone – Bloodstone

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Birthstones by Month – March Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstone – Aquamarine
  • Ayurvedic Birthstone – Bloodstone
  • Traditional Birthstones – Bloostone
  • Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)
         Feb 19-Mar 20 – Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Jade, Rock Crystal, Sapphire
         Mar 21-Apr 20 – Bloodstone, Diamond
  • Planetary Birthstones
         Neptune – Pisces – Feb 20-Mar 20 – Aquamarine
         Mars – Aries – Mar 21-Apr 20 – Jasper
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Pisces – Feb 20-Mar 20 – Ruby
         Aries – Mar 21-Apr 20 – Topaz
  • Arabic Birthstone – Bloodstone
  • Celtic Birthstone
         Feb 18th – Mar 17th, Name – Ron, Tree – Ash, Stone – Coral
         Mar 18th – Apr 14th, Name – Art, Tree – Alder, Stone – Ruby
  • Hebrew Birthstones – Bloodstone, Jasper
  • Hindu Birthstone – Shiva Lingam
  • Italian Birthstone – Jasper
  • Polish Birthstones – Bloodstone
  • Roman Birthstone – Bloodstone
  • Russian Birthstone – Jasper
  • Tibetan Birthstones – Jade

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Birthstones by Month – April Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstones – Diamond
  • Ayurvedic Birthstone – Diamond
  • Traditional Birthstone – Diamond
  • Astrology Birthstones (Zodiac)
         Mar 21-Apr 20 – Bloodstone, Diamond
         Apr 21-May 21 – Amber, Azurite, Coral, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Turquoise
  • Planetary Birthstone
         Mars – Aries – Mar 21-Apr 20 – Jasper
         Venus- Taurus – Apr 21-May 21 – Aventurine, Emerald
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Aries – Mar 21-Apr 20 – Topaz
         Taurus – Apr 21-May 21 – Garnet
  • Arabic Birthstones – Sapphire
  • Celtic Birthstone
         Mar 18th – Apr 14th, Name – Art, Tree – Alder, Stone – Ruby
         Apr 15th – May 12th, Name – Nathair, Tree – Willow, Stone – Moonstone
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Sapphire
  • Hindu Birthstones – Diamond
  • Italian Birthstone – Sapphire
  • Polish Birthstone – Diamond
  • Roman Birthstones – Sapphire
  • Russian Birthstone – Sapphire
  • Tibetan Birthstone – Opal

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Birthstones by Month – May Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstone – Emerald
  • Ayurvedic Birthstones – Agate
  • Traditional Birthstone – Emerald
  • Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)
         Apr 21-May 21 – Amber, Azurite, Coral, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Turquoise
         May 22-Jun 21 – Agate, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl, White Sapphire
  • Planetary Birthstones
         Venus- Taurus – Apr 21-May 21 – Aventurine, Emerald
         Mercury – Gemini – May 22-Jun 21 – Tigers Eye
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Taurus – Apr 21-May 21 – Garnet
         Gemini – May 22-Jun 21 – Emerald
  • Arabic Birthstone – Emerald
  • Celtic Birthstones
         Apr 15th – May 12th, Name – Nathair, Tree – Willow, Stone – Moonstone
         May 13th – June 9th, Name – Beach, Tree – Hawthorn, Stone – Topaz
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Agate, Carnelian, Chalcedony
  • Hindu Birthstone – Emerald
  • Italian Birthstones – Agate
  • Polish Birthstone – Emerald
  • Roman Birthstone – Agate
  • Russian Birthstones – Emerald
  • Tibetan Birthstone – Sapphire

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Birthstones by Month – June Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstones – Pearl or Moonstone
  • Ayurvedic Birthstone – Pearl
  • Traditional Birthstone – Alexandrite
  • Astrology Birthstones (Zodiac)
         May 22-Jun 21 – Agate, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl, White Sapphire
         Jun 22-Jul 22 – Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby
  • Planetary Birthstone
         Mercury – Gemini – May 22-Jun 21 – Tigers Eye
         Moon – Cancer – Jun 22-Jul 22 – Moonstone
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Gemini – May 22-Jun 21 – Emerald
         Cancer – Jun 22-Jul 22 – Sapphire
  • Arabic Birthstone – Agate, Chalcedony, Pearl
  • Celtic Birthstones
    May 13th –      June 9th, Name – Beach, Tree – Hawthorn, Stone – Topaz
         June 10th – July 7th, Name – Dobhan, Tree – Oak, Stone – Diamond
  • Hebrew Birthstones – Emerald
  • Hindu Birthstone – Pearl
  • Italian Birthstone – Emerald
  • Polish Birthstone – Agate, Chalcedony
  • Roman Birthstone – Emerald
  • Russian Birthstone – Agate, Chalcedony
  • Tibetan Birthstones – Moonstone

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Birthstones by Month – July Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstone – Ruby
  • Ayurvedic Birthstones – Ruby
  • Traditional Birthstone – Ruby
  • Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)
         Jun 22-Jul 22 – Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby
         Jul 23-Aug 23 – Carnelian, Golden Topaz, Onyx, Sardonyx, Tourmaline
  • Planetary Birthstones
         Moon – Cancer – Jun 22-Jul 22 – Moonstone
         Sun – Leo – Jul 23-Aug 21 – Quartz Crystal
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Cancer – Jun 22-Jul 22 – Sapphire
         Leo – Jul 23-Aug 21 – Diamond
  • Arabic Birthstones – Carnelian
  • Celtic Birthstone
         June 10th – July 7th, Name – Dobhan, Tree – Oak, Stone – Diamond
         July 8th – Aug 4th, Name – Kati, Tree – Holly, Stone – Red Carnelian
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Onyx
  • Hindu Birthstones – Sapphire
  • Italian Birthstone – Onyx
  • Polish Birthstones – Ruby
  • Roman Birthstone – Onyx
  • Russian Birthstones – Ruby, Sardonyx
  • Tibetan Birthstone – Ruby

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Birthstones by Month – August Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstone – Peridot
  • Ayurvedic Birthstones – Sapphire
  • Traditional Birthstone – Sardonyx
  • Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)
         Jul 23-Aug 23 – Carnelian, Golden Topaz, Onyx, Sardonyx, Tourmaline
         Aug 24-Sep 22 – Carnelian, Blue Sapphire, Jade, Jasper, Moss Agate
  • Planetary Birthstone
         Sun – Leo – Jul 23-Aug 21 – Quartz Crystal
         Mercury – Virgo – Aug 22-Sep 23 – Citrine
  • Talismanic Birthstones
         Leo – Jul 23-Aug 21 – Diamond
         Virgo – Aug 22-Sep 23 – Zircon
  • Arabic Birthstones – Sardonyx
  • Celtic Birthstone
         July 8th – Aug 4th, Name – Kati, Tree – Holly, Stone – Red Carnelian
         Aug 5th – Sept 1st, Name – Braden, Tree – Hazel, Stone – Amethyst
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Carnelian
  • Hindu Birthstone – Ruby
  • Italian Birthstones – Carnelian
  • Polish Birthstone – Sardonyx
  • Roman Birthstone – Carnelian
  • Russian Birthstone – Alexandrite
  • Tibetan Birthstones – Diamond

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Birthstones by Month – September Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstones – Sapphire
  • Ayurvedic Birthstone – Moonstone
  • Traditional Birthstone – Sapphire
  • Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)
         Aug 24-Sep 22 – Carnelian, Blue Sapphire, Jade, Jasper, Moss Agate
         Sep 23-Oct 23 – Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Peridot
  • Planetary Birthstones
         Mercury – Virgo – Aug 22-Sep 23 – Citrine
         Venus – Libra – Sep 24-Oct 22 – Sapphire
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Virgo – Aug 22-Sep 23 – Zircon
         Libra – Sep 24-Oct 22 – Agate
  • Arabic Birthstones – Peridot
  • Celtic Birthstone
         Aug 5th – Sept 1st, Name – Braden, Tree – Hazel, Stone – Amethyst
         Sept 2nd – Sept 29th, Name – Eala, Tree – Vine, Stone – Emerald
         Sept 30th – Oct 27th, Name – Geadh, Tree – Ivy, Stone – Opal
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Peridot
  • Hindu Birthstones – Zircon
  • Italian Birthstone – Peridot
  • Polish Birthstone – Sardonyx
  • Roman Birthstones – Sardonyx
  • Russian Birthstone – Peridot
  • Tibetan Birthstone – Agate

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Birthstones by Month – October Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstone – Opal or Tourmaline
  • Ayurvedic Birthstones – Opal
  • Traditional Birthstone – Tourmaline
  • Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)
         Sep 23-Oct 23 – Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Peridot
         Oct 24-Nov 22 – Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Beryl, Coral, Obsidian, Topaz
  • Planetary Birthstones
         Venus – Libra – Sep 24-Oct 22 – Sapphire
         Pluto – Scorpio – Oct 24-Nov 22 – Garnet, Ruby
  • Talismanic Birthstone
         Libra – Sep 24-Oct 22 – Agate
         Scorpio – Oct 24-Nov 22 – Amethyst
  • Arabic Birthstone – Aquamarine
  • Celtic Birthstone
         Sept 30th – Oct 27th, Name – Geadh, Tree – Ivy, Stone – Opal
         Oct 28th – Nov 24th, Name – Cailleach-oidhche, Tree – Reed, Stone – Jasper
  • Hebrew Birthstones – Aquamarine
  • Hindu Birthstone – Coral
  • Italian Birthstone – Beryl
  • Polish Birthstone – Aquamarine
  • Roman Birthstones – Aquamarine
  • Russian Birthstone – Beryl
  • Tibetan Birthstones – Jasper

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Birthstones by Month – November Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstones – Yellow Topaz or Citrine
  • Ayurvedic Birthstone – Topaz
  • Traditional Birthstone – Citrine
  • Astrology Birthstones (Zodiac)
         Oct 24-Nov 22 – Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Beryl, Coral, Obsidian, Topaz
         Nov 23-Dec 21 – Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Turquoise
  • Planetary Birthstone
    P     luto – Scorpio – Oct 24-Nov 22 – Garnet, Ruby
         Jupiter – Sagittarius – Nov 23-Dec 22 – Topaz
  • Talismanic Birthstones
         Scorpio – Oct 24-Nov 22 – Amethyst
         Sagittarious – Nov 23-Dec 22 – Berryl
  • Arabic Birthstones – Topaz
  • Celtic Birthstone
         Oct 28th – Nov 24th, Name – Cailleach-oidhche, Tree – Reed, Stone – Jasper
         Nov 25th – Dec 22nd, Name – Bran, Tree – Elder, Stone – Lapis Lazuli
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Topaz
  • Hindu Birthstone – Cats Eye
  • Italian Birthstones – Topaz
  • Polish Birthstone – Topaz
  • Roman Birthstones – Topaz
  • Russian Birthstone – Topaz
  • Tibetan Birthstones – Pearl

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Birthstones by Month – December Birthstone

  • Modern Birthstones- Turqouise, Blue Topaz or Tanzanite
  • Ayurvedic Birthstone – Ruby
  • Traditional Birthstone – Zircon or Lapis Lazuli
  • Astrology Birthstones (Zodiac)
         Nov 23-Dec 21 – Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Turquoise
         Dec 22-Jan 20 – Agate, Black Onyx, Garnet, Ruby
  • Planetary Birthstones
    J     upiter – Sagittarius – Nov 23-Dec 22 Topaz
         Saturn – Capricorn – Dec 23-Jan 20 – Lapis Lazuli
  • Talismanic Birthstones
         Sagittarious – Nov 23-Dec 22 – Berryl
         Capricorn – Dec 23-Jan 20 – Onyx
  • Arabic Birthstone – Ruby
  • Celtic Birthstones
         Nov 25th – Dec 22nd, Name – Bran, Tree – Elder, Stone – Lapis Lazuli
         Dec 24th – Jan 20th, Name – Damh, Tree – Birch, Rock Crystal
         December 23rd – The Nameless Day, Name – Uil-iok, Tree – Mistletoe, Birthstone – Black Pearl
  • Hebrew Birthstone – Ruby
  • Hindu Birthstones – Topaz
  • Italian Birthstone – ruby
  • Polish Birthstone – Turquoise
  • Roman Birthstone – Ruby
  • Russian Birthstone – Turquoise, Chrysoprase
  • Tibetan Birthstones – Onyx

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Chinese Birthstones by Year

Chinese Birthstones are based on a yearly system rather than a monthly system.

Rat – Years – 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 – Stone – Emerald

Ox – Years – 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 – Stone – Lapiz Lazuli

Tiger – Years – 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 – Stone – Ruby

Rabbit – Years – 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 – Stone – Sapphire

Dragon – Years – 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 – Stone – Ruby

Snake – Years – 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 – Stone – Opal

>Horse – Years – 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 – Stone – Topaz

Goat – Years – 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 – Stone – Sapphire

Monkey – Years – 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 – Stone – Tiger’s Eye

Rooster – Years – 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 – Stone – Topaz

Dog – Years – 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 – Stone – Ruby

Pig – Years – 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 – Stone – Moonstone

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