Discover the modern and traditional birthstones for each month of the year.

Amethyst is a traditional February birthstone.

Amethyst is a traditional February birthstone.

Birthstones are reported to have originated from the 12 stones on the breastplate of Aaron in the Old Testament of the Bible. Since there was one stone for each of the 12 tribes of Israel one could be born into, they were stones that indicated one's birth.

Wearing or carrying your birthstone is said to bring good luck and protection. There are several different charts of birthstones, including traditional and modern,that I'm sharing here with you.

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Birthstone Gemstone Chart

Traditional - Garnet
Modern - Garnet
Biblical/Old Testament - Jasper

Traditional - Amethyst
Modern - Amethyst
Biblical/Old Testament - Sapphire

Traditional - Aquamarine or Bloodstone
Modern  - Aquamarine
Biblical/Old Testament - Chalcedony

Traditional - Diamond
Modern - Diamond or Quartz
Biblical/Old Testament - Emerald

Traditional - Emerald
Modern - Emerald
Biblical/Old Testament - Sardonyx

Traditional - Pearl or Moonstone
Modern - Alexandrite
Biblical/Old Testament - Sardonyx

Ruby is the traditional and modern birthstone for July.

Ruby is the traditional and modern birthstone for July.

Traditional - Ruby
Modern - Ruby
Biblical/Old Testament - Chrysolite

Traditional - Peridot or Sardonyx
Modern - Peridot
Biblical/Old Testament - Beryl

Traditional - Blue Sapphire
Modern - Blue Sapphire
Biblical/Old Testament - Topaz

Traditional - Opal or Tourmaline
Modern - Tourmaline, Opal, or Rose Zircon Biblical/Old Testament - Chrysoprase

Traditional - Topaz
Modern - Golden (Yellow) Topaz or Citrine Biblical/Old Testament - Bloodstone

Traditional - Turquoise or Lapis Lazuli
Modern - Tanzanite, Blue Zircon, Turquoise
Biblical/Old Testament - Amethyst

Is it okay to wear a stone that is a birthstone for a different month than you were born in? Learn here


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