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Glossary of Birthstones & Zodiac Stones/Signs

Months of the Year

Although there is some variation from one country to another, this is the generally accepted list.

  Month Gemstone   Meaning
    Primary Secondary  
  January Garnet Rose Quartz Faith, eternity, truth
  February Amethyst Black Onyx Luck, wit, health
  March Aquamarine Jasper or Bloodstone Happiness, understanding
  April Diamond Quartz Crystal Eternity, courage, health
  May Emerald Chrysoprase Fidelity, goodness, love
  June Pearl Moonstone Peace, nobility, beauty
  July Ruby Carnelian Love, enthusiasm, strength
  August Peridot Green Aventurine Success, peace, luck
  September Sapphire Lapis lazuli Serenity, truth
  October Opal Tourmaline Purity, hope, health
  November Blue Topaz Citrine or Tigers Eye Wisdom, courage, sincerity
  December Turquoise Tanzanite or Zircon Love, happiness, luck


Signs of the Zodiac

Sign Precious Semi-precious Alternative Stones
Aquarius 21 Jan-18 Feb Amethyst Agate Sapphire, Aquamarine, Turquoise
Pisces 19 Feb-20 Mar Aquamarine Amethyst Diamond, Jade, Tourmaline
Aries 21 Mar-20 April Diamond Red Jasper Ruby, Carnelian
Taurus 21 April-20 May Emerald Rose Quartz Lapis lazuli, Azurite, Carnelian
Gemini 21 May-20 June Moonstone Black Onyx Pearl, Citrine, Quartz Crystal
Cancer 21 June-20 July Ruby Moonstone Green Aventurine, Pearl
Leo 21 July-22 Aug Peridot Tigers Eye Amber, Ruby, Rock Crystal
Virgo 23 Aug-22 Sept Sapphire Carnelian Citrine, Rhodocroisite, Azurite
Libra 23 Sept-22 Oct Opal Green Aventurine Agate,Tourmaline, Citrine
Scorpio 23 Oct-22 Nov Blue Topaz Rhodonite Carnelian, Garnet, Ruby
Sagittarius 23 Nov-21 Dec Turquoise Sodalite Amethyst, Malachite
Capricorn 22 Dec-20 Jan Garnet Snowflake Obsidian Black Onyx, Jet


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