Birth Stones

By her who in this month (January) was born
No gem save garnets should be worn;
They will ensure her constancy,
True friendship, and fidelity.

The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an amethyst will wear.

Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise,
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a bloodstone to their grave.

She who from April dates her years,
Diamond shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow, this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.

Who first beholds the light of day
In spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.

Who comes with summer to this earth,
And owes to June her hour of birth,
With ring of agate on her hand
Can health, wealth, and long life command.

The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they’ll be exempt and free
From love’s doubts and anxiety.Wear a sardonyx or for thee,
No conjugal felicity;
The August-born without this stone,
`Tis said, must live unloved and lone.A maiden born when September leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
A sapphire on her brow should bind
`Twill cures diseases of the mind.October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know,
But lay an opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.Who first comes to this world below
In dreary November’s fog and snow,
Should prize the topaz’s amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate’er you do.
—Gregorian Birthstone Poems
The birthstone lists are as different and diverse as the cultures that pieced them together. Often combined with modern birthstone lists, traditional birthstones are older society-based birthstones. The poem above is of the Polish Tradition and is pretty much the list of the English speaking cultures. In 1912, in an effort to standardize birthstones, the organization Jewelers of America officially adopted a list, shown below. It is currently the most widely used list in the United States and many other locations, including Australia and Thailand. Mystical Birthstones are of Tibetan origin and date back over a thousand years. And the Ayurvedic birthstone list is from the ancient Indian medicine and philosophy dating back to ancient India (1500 BC).
Month Traditional Birthstone(s)[4] Modern Birthstone(s)[5] Mystical Birthstone[3] Ayurvedic Birthstone[3]
January Garnet Garnet Emerald Garnet
February Amethyst, Hyacinth, Pearl Amethyst Bloodstone Amethyst
March Bloodstone, Jasper Aquamarine Jade Bloodstone
April Diamond, Sapphire Diamond Opal Diamond
May Emerald, Agate Emerald Sapphire Agate
June Cat’s Eye, Turquoise, Agate Moonstone, Pearl Moonstone Pearl
July Turquoise, Onyx Ruby Ruby Ruby
August Sardonyx, Carnelian, Moonstone, Topaz Peridot Diamond Sapphire
September Chrysolite Sapphire Agate Moonstone
October Opal, Aquamarine Opal, Tourmaline Jasper Opal
November Topaz, Pearl Topaz, Citrine Pearl Topaz
December Bloodstone, Ruby Turquoise, Blue Topaz Onyx Ruby

Early civilizations, such as those in India and Babylon, have attributed gemstones with magical properties. Over time, astrologers assigned gems of certain colors to the twelve signs of the zodiac to help people influence the planets in their favor.

Sign Dates[3] Stone[3]
Aquarius January 21 – February 19 Garnet
Pisces February 20 – March 20 Amethyst
Aries March 21 – April 19 Bloodstone
Taurus April 20 – May 20 Sapphire
Gemini May 21 – June 21 Agate
Cancer June 22 – July 22 Emerald
Leo July 23 – August 23 Onyx
Virgo August 24 – September 22 Carnelian
Libra September 23 – October 22 Peridot
Scorpio October 23 – November 22 Beryl
Sagittarius November 23 – December 21 Topaz
Capricorn December 22 – January 20 Ruby
There is a separate list of assignment according to the day of the week of the recipient’s birth:

A quick list of birthstone gemstones for each month and the birthstone colors for each month.

Birthstone List

january birthstone January Birthstone
January Gemstone: Garnet
January Birthstone Color: Deep Red
february birthstone February Birthstone
February Gemstone: Amethyst
February Birthstone Color: Purple

march birthstone March Birthstone
March Gemstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone
March Birthstone Color: Pale Blue

april birthstone April Birthstone
April Gemstone: Diamond
April Birthstone Color: White, Clear

may birthstone May Birthstone
May Gemstone: Emerald
May Birthstone Color: Green

june birthstone June Birthstone
June Gemstone: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite
June Birthstone Color: White or Purple

july birthstone July Birthstone
July Gemstone: Ruby
July Birthstone Color: Red

august birthstone August Birthstone
August Gemstone: Peridot, Sardonyx
August Birthstone Color: Pale Green

september birthstone September Birthstone
September Gemstone: Sapphire
September Birthstone Color: Deep Blue

october birthstone October Birthstone
October Gemstone: Opal, Pink Tourmaline
October Birthstone Color: Multi-color, Pink

november birthstone November Birthstone
November Gemstone: Citrine, Yellow Topaz
November Birthstone Color: Yellow

december birthstone December Birthstone
December Gemstone: Blue Topaz, Turquoise
December Birthstone Color: Blue

((Thanks to Wiki and About-Birthstones.com for the information))
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