12 Birthstone Images That Will Make You Wish You Were Born in Another Month

Birthstones are the gemstones associated with a person's month of birth. Wearing a birthstone is an old custom that is still as relevant as it ever was.

The first-century Jewish historian Josephus Flavius believed there was a connection between the twelve stones on Aaron's breastplate, the twelve months of the year, and the signs of the Zodiac. Although the custom of wearing only a single stone has only been around for a few centuries. When exactly this came in to being is a common debate amongst many modern scholars. Some say that the custom originated in Poland in the 18th century, others say that the custom appeared in Germany in the 1560s. It is also believed that gemstone dealers, or astrologers, from the Middle East may have even brought the idea into Europe.

The National Jewelers of America has created an up-to-date list of the gemstones for each month. And, in this article, we have gathered for you a list of these birthstones, along with descriptions and captivating birthstone pictures. Let's see which birthstone is right for your birth month.


The first-century Jewish historian Josephus Flavius believed there was a connection between the twelve stones on Aaron's breastplate, the twelve months of the year, and the signs of the Zodiac.

1. The Birthstone for January - Garnet

Garnet is not only a symbol of love and fidelity, but also a stone for people born in January. This is particularly appropriate for the Zodiac signs Capricorn and Aquarius. It is worth noting that Garnet is recognized as the birthstone of January across all reputable sources. This stone will help a person to find true friends, and to retain loyalty and honesty. The properties of January’s Garnet are to assist its wearer with awareness and to eliminate negativity.


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Amethyst ring

2. The Birthstone for February - Amethyst

Amethyst is perfect for people born in February, as well as people under the zodiac sign of Pisces (February-March). This stone can easily become a true help and talisman. The stone can help to maintain stability and balance in life, give courage and inner strength, and evoke sincerity and a calm character.

3. The Birthstone for March - Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for the month of March. This mineral, symbolizing friendship and loyalty, is a perfect suit for Pisces born in March. It can assist in making new friends and also in maintaining long friendships. Aquamarine is also said to help its owner overcome shyness in communicating.

4. The Birthstone for April - Diamond

People born in April are protected by Diamond. The gem corresponds to Aries and is strongly associated with life-balance and helping to restore and retain this. Diamonds can also help increase inner strength and improve relationships with loved ones.

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5. The Birthstone for May - Emerald

A traditional mineral for people who were born in May is the green Emerald. This stone is suitable for Taurus. It has assists in the empowerment of faith, and contributes to the improvement of memory, with the ability to open its owner to clairvoyance.

6. The Birthstone for June - Pearl

Pearls are the mineral for anyone with a birthday in June. The stone symbolizes fidelity, modesty, and chastity. These qualities enhanced to any owner of the traditional June stone. For Gemini, Pearls can play a powerful role as a symbolic barrier against rash decisions and actions.

7. The Birthstone for July - Ruby

The traditional birthstone of July, Ruby is perfect for the Zodiac sign Cancer. For people born in July, a Ruby will help to gain vitality and confidence, as well as strength of mind. This gemstone is often used as an amulet to increase energy, positive thinking, generosity, and prosperity.

8. The Birthstone for August - Peridot

Peridot is the stone of August. It corresponds to Leo and is often used to protect a person, giving such qualities as loyalty and devotion. It is also useful in developing an openness in communication, as well as to combat fears.


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White Pearl ring
Peridot ring
Peridot ring

9. The Birthstone for September - Sapphire

The beautiful blue Sapphire is the traditional birthstone for those born in September. Sapphire is associated with Virgo and is an immensely powerful stone. Helping owners develop clairvoyance and the insight that we often need in our lives. It is also said that a Sapphire can help drive away negative thoughts.

10.The Birthstone for October - Opal

Opal is an unusually beautiful stone associated with the month of October and the people born in that month. It is the patron for the Zodiac sign Libra, and helps its owner to gain confidence, good spirits, and happiness. Opal is also often used to enhance one’s imagination.

11. The Birthstone for November - Citrine

Citrine is associated with November and the Zodiac sign Scorpio. It is an impressive stone for relieving stress and balancing the emotions. Symbolizing strength, loyalty, and friendship, Citrine can help bring its owner happiness and satisfaction in life.


12. The Birthstone for December - Turquoise

For those born in the last month of the year, the birthstone is Turquoise. The patron for Sagittarians. Prosperity, success, and good fortune are the most observed properties with which Turquoise is associated. As well as its power to enhance creativity, serenity, and spiritual connection.

One of the most popular ways to find your birthstone is to consult this birthstone list. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to buy jewelry with only your birthstone. Birthstones can simply become a talisman and faithful assistant throughout your life. We recommend you study your birthstone and be guided by your feelings when choosing your gem. The main thing is that you should be sure to genuinely love the stone you choose.

Kindly note that healing gemstone meanings are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

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