Birthstones

birthstones BirthstonesTraditional Birthstones
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.

Modern Birthstones

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

Mystical Birthstones are of Tibetan origin and date back over a thousand years.

Ayurvedic Birthstones

The Ayurvedic birthstone list is from the ancient Indian medicine and philosophy dating back to ancient India (1500 BC).

Month

Tradtional
Birthstone

Modern
Birthstone

Mystical
Birthstone

Ayurvedic
Birthstone

January Garnet Garnet Emerald Garnet
February Amethyst, Pearl Amethyst Bloodstone Amethyst
March Bloodstone, Jasper Aquamarine Jade Bloodstone
April Diamond, Sapphire Diamond Opal Diamond
May Emerald, Agate Emerald Sapphire Agate
June Cat’s eye, Turquoise, Agate Moonstone, Pearl Moonstone Pearl
July Turquoise, Onyx Ruby Ruby Ruby
August Sardonyx, Carnelian, Moonstone, Topaz Peridot Diamond Sapphire
September Chrysolite Sapphire Agate Moonstone
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