Saturday, May 14, 2011

BirthStone and Zodiac Sign Gemstones

A birthstone is a crystal or precious gemstone that symbolizes the month of birth in the Gregorian calendar. Each month has its very own gemstone. Wearing your birthstone is considered very lucky and is thought to provide the wearer with good fortune.

Birthstone Chart
 


The Modern Birthstone List contains the official birthstone list from the American National Association of Jewelers.

The Traditional Birthstone list contains older birthstones and is sometimes combined with the modern birthstone list.

The Ayurvedic Birthstone list is from Ayurvedic Indian Medicine - a type of medicine used for over a thousand years.
January
Modern Birthstone - Garnet
Traditional Birthstone  - Garnet
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Garnet
February
Modern Birthstone - Amethyst
Traditional Birthstone – Amethyst
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Amethyst
March
Modern Birthstone – Aquamarine
Traditional Birthstone – Bloodstone, Jasper
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Bloodstone
April
Modern Birthstone – Diamond
Traditional Birthstone – Diamond, sapphire
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Diamond
May
Modern Birthstone - Emerald
Traditional Birthstone – Emerald
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Agate
June
Modern Birthstone – Pearl, Moonstone
Traditional Birthstone – Alexandrite
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Pearl
July
Modern Birthstone - Ruby
Traditional Birthstone – Ruby, Onyx
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Ruby
August
Modern Birthstone – Peridot, jade
Traditional Birthstone – Carnelian, Sardonyx
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Sapphire
September
Modern Birthstone - Sapphire
Traditional Birthstone - Chrysolite
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Moonstone
October
Modern Birthstone - Opal
Traditional Birthstone – Tourmaline, Opal
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Opal
November
Modern Birthstone - Yellow Topaz, Citrine
Traditional Birthstone – Citrine
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Topaz
December
Modern Birthstone – Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli
Traditional Birthstone – Bloodstone, Ruby
Ayurvedic Birthstone - Ruby

Zodiac Sign and Birthstone

Sun Sign
Birthstone
Planetary Stone
Lucky Charms
Capricorn
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Ruby , Agate,Garnet
Lapis Lazuli
Ruby
Aquarius
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Garnet, Moss Agate, Opal ,Amethyst
Turquoise
Garnet, Hyacinth
Pisces
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Rock Crystal, Sapphire, Amethyst, Bloodstone
Aquamarine
Amethyst
Aries
(Mar. 21-Apr. 19)
Bloodstone, Diamond
Jasper
Diamond, Jasper, Bloodstone
Taurus
(Apr. 20-May 20)
Sapphire, Turquoise, Amber, Coral  ,Emerald
Emerald, Aventurine
Sapphire, Diamond
Gemini
(May 21-Jun. 20)
Agate, Chrysoprase,Pearl
Tiger Eye
Agate, Emerald
Cancer
(Jun. 21-Jul. 22)
Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby
Moonstone
Emerald, Agate,Chalcedony
Leo
(Jul. 23-Aug. 22)
Tourmaline,Sardonyx, Onyx
Rock Crystal
Peridot, Onyx, Amber
Virgo
(Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Jasper,Carnelian, Jade, Sapphire
Citrine
Carnelian, Sardonyx
Libra
(Sep. 23-Oct. 22)
Opal , Lapis Lazuli, Peridot
Sapphire
Opal , Chrsolite, Sardonyx
Scorpio
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Aquamarine, Topaz
Garnet,Ruby
Aquamarine, Beryl
Sagittarius
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Sapphire, Amethyst, Turquoise, Topaz
Topaz
Topaz, Pearl