The Birthstones

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.

Here is a compilation of everything you need to know about birthstones. Birthstones for all 12 months and by zodiac sign!

And to find out if it’s okay to wear a stone that is a birthstone for a different month than you were born in? Learn here!

Birthstones

January

February

March

April

  • Traditional: Diamond
  • Modern: Diamond or Quartz
  • Biblical/Old Testament: Emerald

May

June

July

  • Traditional: Ruby
  • Modern: Ruby
  • Biblical/Old Testament: Chrysolite

August

September

October

November

December

The Birthstones for all 12 Months

The Birthstones by Zodiac Sign


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