BirthStones

Gemstones, jewels and crystals have been used as symbols, charms and talismans throughout history. Birthstones are a popular example that to this day is observed by many either as part of their beliefs, superstitions, religions, customs and traditions or even just for the fun and beauty.
The Traditional birthstone list can be traced back to the Foundation Stones as described in the New Testament Bible, in the book of Revelations. The 12 Foundation Stones symbolize the 12 apostles. These Foundation stones in turn can be traced back to the Old Testament Bible, in the book of Exodus, where the breastplate of High Priest of Israelites contained 12 stones. The 12 stones represented the 12 tribes of Israel.  These in turn were linked to the 12 months of the year.

There are many different birthstone lists, some of them having long histories such as the Traditional Month Birthstones, while others may be derived from more modern customs or beliefs or reasons. Today there are birthstone lists for the Hour of day of birth, the Day of the of birth, and even the Season.

With a wide variety of choices from the various birthstone lists, hopefully everyone will be able to find their special symbol.

Month Birthstones

Months

Flower

1912 US National Assoc of Jewellers 

1937 British National Assoc. of Goldsmiths

Austrian Crystal Colors*

January

Carnation

Garnet

Garnet

Garnet

February

Violet

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst

March

Daffodil

Aquamarine

Aquamarine or Bloodstone

Aquamarine

April

Daisy

Diamond

Diamond or Rock Crystal

Crystal

May

Lily-of-the-Valley

Emerald

Emerald or Chrysoprase

Emerald

June

Rose

Pearl or Moonstone

Pearl or Moonstone

Light Amethyst

July

Delphinium

Ruby

Ruby or Carnelian or Onyx

Ruby

August

Gladiolus

Peridot

Peridot or Sardonyx

Peridot

September

Aster

Sapphire

Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli

Sapphire

October

Calendula

Opal or Tourmaline

Opal or Tourmaline

Rose

November

Chrysanthemum

Yellow Topaz or Citrine

Topaz or Citrine

Topaz

December

Poinsettia

Blue Topaz or Turquoise

Turquoise

Blue Zircon

 

Traditional Birthstone:

Contemporary Birthstone:

Mystical Birthstone:

Ayurvedic Birthstone:

Alternate Birthstone:

January

Garnet

Garnet

Emerald

Garnet

Rose Quartz

February

Amethyst

Amethyst

BloodStone

Amethyst

Onyx, Moonstone

March

Bloodstone, Jasper

Aquamarine

Jade

Bloodstone

Rock Crystal

April

Diamond, Sapphire

Diamond

Opal

Diamond

Quartz, White Sapphire

May

Emerald, Agate

Emerald

Sapphire

Agate

Chrysoprase, Beryl

June

Alexandrite, Emerald

Pearl, Moonstone

Moonstone

Pearl

Opal, Alexandrite

July

Ruby, Onyx

Ruby

Ruby

Ruby

Jade or Carnelian

August

Peridot, Sardonyx, Carnelian

Peridot

Diamond

Sapphire

Jade, Aventurine, Sardonyx, or Sapphire

September

Sapphire, Peridot

Sapphire

Agate

Moonstone

Lapis Lazuli, Diamond

October

Tourmaline, Aquamarine

Tourmaline, Opal

Jasper

Opal

Tourmaline, Zircon, Aquamarine

November

Citrine, Topaz

Yellow Topaz, Citrine

Pearl

Topaz

Diamond, Citrine or Turquoise

December

Zircon, Ruby

Blue Topaz, Turquoise

Onyx

Ruby

Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli or Tanzanite

 

 

Day Birthstones

Day Birthstones are designated by the birthdate day.

Day Of Birth

Day Birth Stone

Austrian Crystal Colors*

Monday

Pearl

 Cream or White Pearl

Tuesday 

Garnet 

Garnet

Wednesday 

Cat's Eye 

Olivine

Thursday 

Emerald 

 Emerald

Friday 

Topaz 

Topaz 

Saturday 

Sapphire 

 Sapphire

Sunday 

Ruby 

 Siam

Hour Birthstones

Birthstones by your Hour of Birth

Gemstone

Austrian Crystal Colors*

1am

Quartz

2am

Hematite

3am

Malachite

4am

Lapis Lazuli

5am

Turquoise

6am

Tourmaline

7am

Chrysolite

Peridot

8am

Amethyst

Amethyst

9am

Kunzite

10am

Sapphire

Sapphire

11am

Garnet

Garnet

12 Noon

Diamond

Crystal

1pm

Zircon

Blue Zircon

2pm

Emerald

Emerald

3pm

Beryl

4pm

Topaz

Topaz

5pm

Ruby

Ruby

6pm

Opal

7pm

Sardonyx

8pm

Chalcedony

9pm

Jade

10pm

Jasper

11pm

Lodestone

12 Midnight

Onyx

Jet

Season Birthstones

Season

Gemstone

Austrian Crystal Color*

Spring

Emerald

Emerald

Summer

Ruby

Ruby

Autumn

Sapphire

Sapphire

Winter

Diamond

Crystal

* The Austrian Crystals listed are a combination of other reference lists, equivalents as generally accepted, and substitutions where new or changed Austrian colors are available. These Austrian Crystal colors are generally followed by XaGeJa, however we reserve the right to make substitutions at our own discretion.
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While we have made every effort in our research to ensure our information is correct, we make no claim as to the accuracy, completeness or correctness. Please feel free to contact us at xageja@xageja.com should there be any errors or ommissions or additions required.

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