Precious gems were first associated with signs of the zodiac, and were adored for their special gemstone meanings.

The modern birthstone list was formulated by an organization known as JA (Jewelers of America) in 1912. Birthstones are especially popular for use in gemstone jewelry such as birthstone rings and birthstone pendants.

Mar 21 to Apr 19


Ancient: Bloodstone, Amethyst

Traditional: Emerald Gemstones, Diamond

Modern: Amethyst, Anyolite, Apache Tears, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Axinite, Bixbite, Bloodstone, Citrine, Crocoite, Datolite, Diamonds, Dravite aka Brown Tourmaline, Emerald, Fire Agate, Magnesite, Magnetite, Sardonyx, Stellerite

Apr 20 to May 20


Ancient: Emerald

Traditional: Emeralds

Modern: Amblygonite, Black Spinel, Rhodonite, Blue Muscovite, Blue Tourmaline, Carnelian, Emerald, Iolite, Kunzite, Kyanite, Rose Quartz, Scapolite, Selenite, Septaria, Variscite

May 21 to Jun 20


Ancient: Agate, Sapphire

Traditional: Agate

Modern: Agate, Apophyllite, Aquamarine, Arfvedsonite, Blue Sapphire, Celestite, Citrine, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Serpentine, Tigers Eye, Tanzanite, Thulite, Ulexite, Variscite

Jun 21 to Jul 22


Ancient: Ruby Gemstones

Traditional: Ruby, Emerald

Modern: Brookite, Calcite, Carnelian, Natrolite, Rainbow Moonstone, Rhodizite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tinaksite

Jul 23 to Aug 22


Ancient: Onyx

Traditional: Peridot Gemstones, Rubies

Modern: Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Danburite, Dumortierite, Emeralds, Garnet, Golden Topaz, Kunzite, Labradorite, Larimar, Muscovite, Onyx, Peridot, Petalite, Pietersite, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Rutilated Quartz, Sunstones, Yellow Sapphire, Zircon

Aug 23 to Sept 22


Ancient: Peridot Gemstones, Blue Sapphire

Traditional: Amazonite, Garnet, Zircon Gemstones

Modern: Amazonite, Blue Sapphire, Blue Topaz, Chrysocolla, Garnet, Gaspeite, Magnetite aka Lodestone, Moss Agate, Peridot, Smithsonite, Stichtite, Stichtite in Serpentine aka Atlantasite, Sugilite, Zircon

Sept 23 to Oct 22


Ancient: Sapphire

Traditional: Pink Tourmaline, Bloodstone

Modern: Ametrine, Bloodstone, Chiastolite, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Lepidolite, Mahogany Obsidian, Moonstone, Morganite, Pink Tourmaline, Prehnite, Stichtite in Serpentine, Sunstone, Tanzanite, Tourmilated Quartz

Oct 23 to Nov 21


Ancient: Peridot Gemstones, Agate, Rubies

Traditional: Turquoise, Malachite, Golden Topaz

Modern: Agate, Boji Stone, Charoite, Dioptase, Golden Yellow Topaz, Hiddenite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Malachite, Moonstone, Peridot, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Turquoise, Variscite

Nov 22 to Dec 21


Ancient: Amethyst, Turquoise, Blue Topaz

Traditional: Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz, Vesuvianite

Modern: Amethyst, Atacamite, Azurite, Black Obsidian, Blue Topaz, Charoite, Dioptase, Herkimer Diamonds, Iolite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Snowflake Obsidian, Sodalite, Tanzanite, Turquoise, Vesuvianite aka Idocrase, White Topaz, Zircon

Dec 22 to Jan 19


Ancient: Peridot Gemstones, Agate

Traditional: Agate, Garnet, Vesuvianite

Modern: Agate, Azurite, Black Tourmaline, Blue Aragonite, Chalcopyrite, Fluorite, Garnet, Green Tourmaline, Jet, Magnetite, Malachite, Ocean Jasper, Peridot, Smokey Quartz, Tigers Eye, Vesuvianite aka Idocrase

Jan 20 to Feb 18


Ancient: Garnet, Amethyst

Traditional: Amethyst, Garnet

Modern: Amber, Amethyst, Angelite, Blue Obsidian, Boji Stone, Cryolite, Garnet, Hematite, Lithium Quartz, Magnetite, Merlinite, Rainforest Jasper

Feb 19 to Mar 20


Ancient: Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise

Traditional: Aquamarine, Turquoise

Modern: Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Blue Lace Agate, Fluorite, Kambaba Stone aka Kambaba Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Smithsonite, Turquoise

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