Birthstone Guide

May 06, 2014

Information on Birthstones

Most Commonly Accepted Modern Chart

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Birthstones by Cultures

Month

15th- 20th century

U.S. (1912)

U.S. (2013)

Britain (2013)

January

garnet

garnet

garnet

garnet

February

amethyst, hyacinth, pearl

amethyst

amethyst

amethyst

March

heliotrope, jasper

heliotrope, aquamarine

aquamarine, heliotrope

aquamarine, heliotrope

April

diamond, sapphire

diamond

diamond

diamond, rock crystal

May

emerald, agate

emerald

emerald

emerald, chrysoprase

June

cat's eye, turquoise, agate

pearl, moonstone

pearl, moonstone, alexandrite

pearl, moonstone

July

turquoise, onyx

ruby

ruby

ruby, carnelian

August

sardonyx, carnelian, moonstone, topaz

sardonyx, peridot

peridot

peridot, sardonyx

September

chrysolite

sapphire

sapphire

sapphire, lapis lazuli

October

opal, aquamarine

opal, tourmaline

opal, tourmaline

opal

November

topaz, pearl

topaz

topaz, citrine

topaz, citrine

December

heliotrope, ruby

turquoise, lapis lazuli

turquoise, zircon, tanzanite

tanzanite, turquoise

Blue topaz is listed as an alternative birthstone for December in some modern lists.