Birthstone Information

Traditionally a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. In 1912 the (American) National Association of Jewelers produced an "official" list. In 1937 the (British) National Association of Goldsmiths also produced an "official" list, giving both traditional and alternative birthstones.


Month
UK
US
January
Garnet
Garnet
February
Amethyst
Amethyst
March
Aquamarine, Bloodstone (alt.)
Aquamarine
April
Diamond, Rock Crystal (alt.)
Diamond
May
Emerald, Chrysoprase (alt.)
Emerald
June
Pearl, Moonstone (alt.)
Pearl
July
Ruby, Carnelian (alt.)
Ruby
August
Peridot, Sardonyx (alt.)
Peridot
September
Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli (alt.)
Sapphire
October
Opal
Opal, Tourmaline
November
Yellow Topaz, Citrine (alt.)
Yellow Topaz, Citrine
December
Turquoise, Tanzanite (added 2002)
Turquoise, Zircon, Tanzanite (added 2002)
Sources: The National Association of Goldsmiths (UK), Jewelers of America (US)