Birthstones

Birthstone by cultures

Early civilizations, such as those in India and Babylon, have attributed gemstones with magical properties and especially to their relationship with the signs of the zodiac. Over time, astrologers assigned gems of certain colors to the twelve signs of the zodiac to help people influence the planets in their favor.

 

January  – garnet

February –  amethyst, pearl

March – heliotrope, jasper

April – diamond

May – emerald, agate

June – turquoise, agate, pearl

July – ruby, turquoise

August – moonstone, topaz

September  – sapphire, lapis lazuli

October – coral, opal

November – topaz, pearl

December – turquoise, lapis lazuli

 

Sign

Date

Stone

Aquarius 21 January – 21 February garnet
Pisces 22 February – 20 March amethyst
Aries 21 March – 20 April heliotrope
Taurus 21 April – 21 May sapphire
Gemini 22 May – 21 June agate
Cancer 21 June – 22 July emerald
Leo 23 July – 22 August onyx
Virgo 23 August – 22 September carnelian
Libra 23 September – 23 October chrysolite
Scorpio 24 October – 21 November beryl
Sagittarius 22 November – 21 December topaz
Capricorn 22 December – 21 January ruby

 

 

Birthday (day of the week) stones

While this word has also been used as synonym of Birth stone (see above), there is a separate list of assignment according to the day of the week of the recipient’s birth.

  • Monday: pearl, crystal
  • Tuesday: ruby, emerald
  • Wednesday: amethyst, lodestone
  • Thursday: sapphire, carnelian
  • Friday: emerald, cat’s eye
  • Saturday: turquoise, diamond
  • Sunday: topaz, diamond

 

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