Birthstone Information

Friday, 17 January 2020  |  Victoria

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)