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Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year.


The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The current list dates back to 1912 with only one addition since then – the tanzanite was added to December.


There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.

 


 Birth Month
 Modern
Birthstones
Traditional
Birthstones
Mystical
Birthstones

Ayurvedic*
Birthstones

 January
           

 
Garnet

 
Garnet

 
Emerald

 
Garnet

 February
            

 
Amethyst

 
Amethyst

 
Bloodstone

 
Amethyst

 March
           

 
Aquamarine

 
Bloodstone

 
Jade

 
Bloodstone

 April
           

 
Diamond

 
Diamond

 
Opal

 
Diamond

 May
           

 
Emerald

 
Emerald

 
Sapphire

 
Agate

 June
           

 
Pearl

 
Alexandrite

 
Moonstone

 
Pearl

 July
           

 
Ruby

 
Ruby

 
Ruby

 
Ruby

 August
           

 
Peridot

 
Sardonyx

 
Diamond

 
Sapphire

 September
           

 
Sapphire

 
Sapphire

 
Agate

 
Moonstone

 October
           

 
Opal

 
Tourmaline

 
Jasper

 
Opal

 November
           

 
Topaz

 
Citrine

 
Pearl

 
Topaz

 December
           

 
Zircon

 
Zircon

 
Black Onyx

 
Ruby


* Ayurveda or ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine.