Often combined with modern birthstone lists, traditional birthstones are older society-based birthstones. Since many different cultures had their own list, jewellers’ lists are often inconsistent over what constitutes a traditional birthstone. The table below contains many stones which are popular choices, often reflecting Polish tradition.
In an effort to standardize birthstones, in 1912 the organization Jewellers of America officially adopted a list, shown in the “Modern” column below. It is the most widely used list in the United States and many other locations, including Australia and Thailand.
Mystical Birthstones are of Tibetan origin and date back over a thousand years.
The Ayurvedic birthstone list is from the ancient Indian medicine and philosophy dating back to ancient India (1500 BC).
|June||Cat’s eye, Turquoise, Agate||Moonstone, Pearl||Moonstone||Pearl|
|August||Sardonyx, Carnelian, Moonstone, Topaz||Peridot||Diamond||Sapphire|
|October||Opal, Aquamarine||Opal, Pink Tourmaline||Jasper||Opal|
|November||Topaz, Pearl||Topaz, Citrine||Pearl||Topaz|
|December||Bloodstone, Ruby||Turquoise, Zircon, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz||Onyx||Ruby|