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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...
CrystalBenefits Staff
"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
Garnet
Garnet symbolizes - A light heart, loyalty, and enduring affection
February Birthstone
February Birthstone Amethyst
Amethyst symbolizes- Royalty and representing power
March Birthstone
Aquamarine
Bloodstone symbolizes - Courage, comfort, and strength
Aquamarine symbolizes- Faithfulness, courage, and purity
April Birthstone
Diamond
Diamond symbolizes - Enduring love
May Birthstone
Emerald
Emerald symbolizes - Loyalty, friendship, and faithfulness
June Birthstone
Pearl
Pearl symbolizes - Purity, harmony, and humility
Alexandrite symbolizes - Love and sensuality
Moonstone symbolizes - Hope, intuition, phases of life, self-knowledge, and femininity
July Birthstone
Ruby
Ruby symbolizes - Passion, protection, and prosperity
August Birthstone
Peridot
Peridot symbolizes - Strength and promise of new growth
Sardonyx symbolizes - Strength and protection
September Birthstone
Sapphire
Sapphire symbolizes - Purity of the soul
October Birthstone
Opal
Opal symbolizes - Emotional expressiveness, warmth, passion, and foster love
Tourmaline symbolizes - Emotional balance and spiritual growth
November Birthstone
Topaz
Topaz symbolizes - Constancy, loyalty, strength, and friendship
December Birthstone
Turquoise
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.