Birthstones are of special interest to gemstone lovers and the association of specific gemstones with months of the year goes back centuries. As the famous gemologist G.F. Kunz noted in his book, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, "There is no doubt that the owner of a ring or ornament set with a birthstone is impressed with the idea of possessing something more intimately associated with his or her personality than any other stone, however beautiful or costly. The idea that birthstones possess a certain indefinable, but nonetheless real significance has long been present and still holds a spell over the minds of all who are gifted with a touch of imagination and romance."
|January Birthstone - Garnet|
Zodiac stone for Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 18: Garnet
Garnets are attributed with the power of protecting you from nightmares and snakebites, and also to provide you guidance in the dark. Tradition connects the stone with blood. They are a popular choice as presents for second wedding anniversaries.
|February Birthstone - Amethyst|
Zodiac stone for Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20: amethyst
The amethyst is believed to induce peace, serenity and temperance in you, plus it will restrict sensual and alcoholic intoxication, which may be good or bad. In addition, amethyst can improve your skin and hair, and will prevent baldness. It will protect you from deceit. Its purple shade is linked to royalty and makes an ideal gift for the sixth wedding anniversary.
|March Birthstone - Aquamarine|
Zodiac stone for Aries Mar 21- Apr 20: Bloodstone
Aquamarine has lovely attributes of good health, love, youthfulness, and hope. Sailors believe in its protection. Generally chosen as a 19th anniversary gift, this stone is in the beryl family, the same as emerald. Bloodstone is the astrological alternative.
|April Birthstone - Diamond|
Zodiac stone for Taurus Apr 21 - May 21: Sapphire
Diamonds are traditionally linked to love, and both endure forever because of diamond's eternal strength. The name diamond is derived from the Greek adamas, which means invincible. Traditionally diamond is accepted as the 10th and 60th wedding anniversary presentations. Sapphire is the astrological stone for Taurus.
|May Birthstone - Green Emerald|
|Zodiac stone for Gemini May 22 - Jun 21: Agate
Emeralds will cure you of bad health, healing a variety of illnesses and insuring good health for the wearer. Also, it was believed that the wearer of emerald could see into the future. The astrological alternative is Agate.
|June Birthstone - Pearl, Moonstone|
Zodiac stone for Cancer Jun 22 - Jul 22: Emerald
The romantic pearl is associated with chastity and modesty. Stable marriages are said to be the result of pearls. The astrological stone is emerald.
|July Birthstone - Ruby|
Zodiac stone for Leo Jul 23 - Aug 23: Onyx
Rubies will bring harmony of life to the wearer, so one can expect a peaceful life when wearing this stone. The astrological stone is onyx.
|August Birthstone - Peridot|
Zodiac stone for Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 22: Carnelian
Peridot is believed to protect the wearer from evil, particularly from the forces of darkness. It can also increase the healing power of medicinal drugs. The astrological choice is Carnelian.
|September Birthstone - Sapphire|
Zodiac stone for Libra Sep 23 - Oct 23: Chrysolite
Faith and purity will come to the wearer of this stone. Common belief said brighter the glitter of the stone, the stronger the positive virtues, plus giving the lucky person useful foresight into the future. The astrological stone is Chrysolite.
|October Birthstone - Opal, Tourmaline|
Zodiac stone for Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22: Beryl
Opals are stones of hope and bringers of the virtues of innocence and purity. Opals stimulate healing and increase friendship and healthful emotions. Beryl is the astrological stone.
|November Birthstone - Yellow Topaz, Citrine|
Zodiac stone for Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21: Citrine
Cool topaz has the power of healing and preserving ones sanity. The stone is associated with life and strength of body and mind. It was once thought that the wearer would become invisible when danger was near. The astrological stone is citrine.
|December Birthstone - Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite|
Zodiac stone for Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20: Ruby
Turquoise brings good fortune, good luck, and a happy life, things that everyone would like to have from this blue stone. Ruby is the astrological stone.
Anniversary Gemstone Chart
|1st Year:||Gold Jewelry|
|4th Year:||Blue Topaz|
|9th Year:||Lapis Lazuli|
|10th Year:||Diamond Jewelry|
|23rd Year:||Imperial Topaz|
|25th Year:||Silver Jubilee|
|30th Year:||Pearl Jubilee|
Gemstone Chart For Days Of The Week