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Birthstone Colors Chart

Birthstone colors chart shows you which colors represent a particular month and what it can mean for the people born during that time. The article helps you understand which birthstone colors fall under specific months...
"Supernatural powers have long been attributed by astrologers to certain gemstones. Wearing the gem associated with one's birthday is commonly thought to bring good luck or health."
― Encyclopedia Britannica

As there are 12 months in a year, and there are 12 different gemstones (or birthstones) associated with these months. However, these birthstones change from one culture to another. Every civilization, since ancient times, has had its own set of beliefs and history. Which is why you will find different cultures associating various colors of birthstones to a particular month.

More often than not, birthstones are worn for bringing good luck, prosperity, and fortune in a person's life. It is believed that wearing a stone from your birth month will be fruitful to you, and help you overcome obstacles and/or any issues in life. So, to find out what are the 12 birthstones by month, go through the rest of the article for a detailed information.

Traditional Birthstone Colors by Month

In the following chart, we have listed different colors of birthstones from various cultural backgrounds. Go through the information provided below to see which color(s) suits you the best.

January
Garnet
Red
February
Amethyst
Purple
March
Bloodstone
Green w/red spots
April
Diamond
Clear
May
Emerald
Green
June
Agate
Blue, green, or brown
July
Ruby
Red
August
Sardonyx
White w/brown stripes
September
Sapphire
Blue
October
Opal
White or black
November
Topaz
Yellow
December
Turquoise
Blue

Modern Birthstones of the 12 Months

The following list gives information about the birthstones that are more commonly accepted today. The reason a particular stone belongs to a specific month is because of its effectiveness and power to affect your luck and fortune.

January Birthstone

January Birthstone Garnet

Garnet symbolizes - A light heart, loyalty, and enduring affection

February Birthstone

February Birthstone Amethyst

Amethyst symbolizes - Royalty and representing power

March Birthstone

March Birthstone Bloodstone and Aquamarine

Bloodstone symbolizes - Courage, comfort, and strength
Aquamarine symbolizes - Faithfulness, courage, and purity

April Birthstone

April Birthstone Diamond

Diamond symbolizes - Enduring love

May Birthstone

May Birthstone Emerald

Emerald symbolizes - Loyalty, friendship, and faithfulness

June Birthstone

June Birthstone Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone

Pearl symbolizes - Purity, harmony, and humility
Alexandrite symbolizes - Love and sensuality
Moonstone symbolizes - Hope, intuition, phases of life, self-knowledge, and femininity

July Birthstone

July Birthstone Ruby

Ruby symbolizes - Passion, protection, and prosperity

August Birthstone

August Birthstone Peridot and Sardonyx

Peridot symbolizes - Strength and promise of new growth
Sardonyx symbolizes - Strength and protection

September Birthstone

September Birthstone Sapphire

Sapphire symbolizes - Purity of the soul

October Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal and Tourmaline

Opal symbolizes - Emotional expressiveness, warmth, passion, and foster love
Tourmaline symbolizes - Emotional balance and spiritual growth

November Birthstone

November Birthstone Topaz

Topaz symbolizes - Constancy, loyalty, strength, and friendship

December Birthstone

December Birthstone Turquoise and Zircon

Turquoise symbolizes - Open communication and clarity of thought.
Zircon symbolizes - Prosperity, honor, respect, and wisdom

Zodiac Birthstone Chart

There are gemstones assigned to the 12 zodiac signs as well. Here's a chart illustrating which stone belongs to the individual signs.

Aries
Bloodstone
Mar. 22 ― Apr. 20
Taurus
Sapphire
Apr. 21 ― May 21
Gemini
Agate
May 22 ― June 21
Cancer
Emerald
June 21 ― July 22
Leo
Onyx
July 23 ― Aug. 22
Virgo
Carnelian
Aug. 23 ― Sept. 22
Libra
Peridot
Sept. 23 ― Oct. 23
Scorpio
Aquamarine
Oct. 24 ― Nov. 21
Sagittarius
Topaz
Nov. 22 ― Dec. 21
Capricorn
Ruby
Dec. 22 ― Jan. 21
Aquarius
Garnet
Jan. 21 ― Feb. 21
Pisces
Amethyst
Feb. 22 ― Mar. 21

If you believe in astrology, and genuinely feel that the birthstones can bring good fortune in your life, then don't shy away from wearing it. Hopefully the chart along with the images of the stones gave you a detailed information.

Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.
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