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Ultimate Guide to Birthstones by Month, Day, and Zodiac Sign

Birthstones have been loved by both women and men for a long time. Either for a gift or yourself, It is fun to discover what birth crystals are. What are birthstones for each month? Let's get started.

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Birthstones have held a timeless fascination by humanity for centuries. These captivating gemstones embody beauty, meaning, and vibrancy. Throughout history to the present day, people have sought birthstones for their healing properties and good luck.

In this guide, we’ll explore the history of birthstones dating back to ancient times. And we’ll help you discover the birthstone that reflects the essence of your birth month and the fascinating meanings behind each captivating gem. Also, we'll unveil the gemstone that aligns with the day of the week you were born and the zodiac crystal associated with your astrological sign.

Prepare to discover the history, meanings, and energies of birthstones by month, by day, or by zodiac symbols!

What is the history of birthstones?

The origin of birthstones can be traced back to ancient civilizations.

  • The Hebrew High Priest's breastplate, described in the Book of Exodus, is believed to be one of the earliest references to birthstones. It contained twelve gemstones, each representing one of the twelve tribes of Israel and corresponding to the twelve months of the year and the twelve zodiac signs.

  • The ancient Egyptians held a deep reverence for gemstones and believed they possessed powerful attributes. They associated specific gemstones with different deities and assigned them to specific months to bring good fortune, protection, and healing to those born in each corresponding month.

  • The Greek philosopher Plato once wrote of specific stones with medicinal properties that could aid physical and mental healing.

  • The Romans, too, embraced the concept of birthstones. They believed that wearing the gemstone assigned to their birth month would bring them favor and protection from the gods.

  • Vedic astrologers correlated different gemstones to be associated with zodiac signs, creating a connection between astrology and birthstones.

  • In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers created a standardized list of birthstones known as the "modern birthstone list." This list has been widely accepted and modified over the years. Alternative birthstone lists also exist that incorporate different cultural and mystical traditions.

Over the centuries, the concept of birthstones evolved and took on different meanings across cultures. Today, birthstones hold a special place in modern society, treasured for their beauty and symbolic connections to our identities. Many people enjoy wearing their birthstones as a form of self-expression, a talisman of good fortune, or a reminder of their birth month's unique energy.

What are the birthstones by month?

Birthstones carry special meanings that have been passed down through generations. These gemstones offer not only a connection to specific months but also serve as a reminder of our personal qualities, aspirations, and goals.

January: Garnet

January Birthstone Red Garnet drawing  for Shokoro Handmade Blog about Birthstones  by day, month and zodiac sign

This fiery gem symbolizing passion, friendship, and happiness is believed to ignite motivation and inspire confidence. With a rich history dating back to ancient Egypt, garnet has been treasured for its vibrant red hues and was often worn for safe journeys and protection.

February: Amethyst

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Known for emanating a soothing energy that promotes calmness, spiritual growth, and clarity of thought, this purple gem has been associated with tranquility and is believed to enhance intuition. Amethyst's allure stretches back to ancient Greece, where it was believed to ward off intoxication.

March: Aquamarine

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Reminiscent of the tranquil ocean waters with its serene blue tones, aquamarine has a connection to the vast depths of the ocean and was believed to protect sailors. It represents courage, clarity, and inner peace. Wear it to enhance communication and strengthen relationships.

April: Diamond

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As the hardest substance on Earth, diamonds have been admired and coveted throughout history. Today, they symbolize eternal love, longevity, and purity and are associated with clarity of mind and abundance. Diamonds are believed to amplify energies and bring about positive transformation.

May: Emerald

May Birthstone Green Emerald water colour drawing

The lush green beauty of the emerald represents renewal, vitality, and prosperity. This stone is often associated with love, kindness, and harmony. It promotes emotional well-being and brings balance to relationships. Ancient civilizations, like the Egyptians and the Incas, regarded emeralds as sacred symbols of life and fertility.

June: Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite

Three Pink Pearls Drawing for June Birthstone

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Rare find June Birthstone Alexandrite water colour drawing for June Birthstone

Pearls are iridescent gems formed within oysters and other mollusks that exude timeless elegance, simplicity, and purity. June is also associated with moonstone known for femininity and intuition. Or, with a June birthday, you may choose to wear alexandrite for balance and joy.

July: Ruby

RUby is one of be loved gemstone with vivid red colour . Ruby is  well known July Birthstone .

This gem has a vibrant red color that represents love, vitality, and protection. Rubies are believed to ignite passion and inspire confidence while shielding against negative energies. Ancient cultures cherished rubies as symbols of royalty and divine connection.

August: Peridot, Sardonyx, and Spinel

Peridot, known as August birthstone has beautiful green colour which is one of popular green crystals.

One of August Birthstones, Sardonyx has beautiful layer of orange colour

Black Spinel wand protects from evil spirit and bad luck. Is is one of August Birthstones and available affordable price.

Peridot is a radiant green gem known for bringing harmony and positive energy into one's life. It’s associated with light and protection from nightmares and evil spirits. August birthdays also have the birthstones, spinel, known for harmony and restoration, and sardonyx, symbolizing communication and courage.

September: Sapphire

Sapphire, September Birthstone has many colour variation but Dark blue is the most popular colour. It is a precious Gemstone.

Throughout history, sapphires have adorned the robes of royalty and are regarded as a symbol of divine favor. Sapphire’s velvety blue hues represent loyalty, truth, and inner peace. Sapphires are believed to promote clarity of thought, self-expression, and sincerity.

October: Opal and Tourmaline

October Birthstone, Opal has mysterious rainbow colour which makes precious opal special crystal stones.

Tourmarine has many colour varieties and It is one of October Birthstones. Watermelon Tourmaline has a gradation of Green , Clear and Pink co

A mesmerizing gem that exhibits a unique play of colors, opals have captivated civilizations from ancient Rome to Australia's Indigenous cultures. Opals enhance truth and protection, while October’s other birthstone, tourmaline, is known for protection and creativity.

November: Topaz and Citrine

Topaz which known as November Birthstone has many different colours. some of them are rare gemstones.

Raw Citrine Cluster Water Colour Drawing, CItrine is one of November Birthstones for money luck and vitality

If your birthday is in November, seek the warm hues, ranging from golden to deep amber, of topaz, which embodies strength, abundance, and positive energy. Or, if you need clarity and abundance, wear citrine, a soothing yellow gemstone.

December: Turquoise and Tanzanite

Turquoise, one of popular and be loved December birthstone has natural trace like a spider web with vivid blue colour which make this Gemstone famous

December Birthstone, Tanzanite makes us imagine beautiful dusk. It is very attractive mysterious purple blue colour.

Treasured by the ancient Egyptians and Native American tribes and evoking images of clear blue skies and desert landscapes, Turquoise represents wellbeing, serenity, and good fortune. The other birthstone associated with December is tanzanite, known for intuition and spiritual awakening.


How do crystals and gemstones relate to your zodiac sign?

Ancient Zodiac Wheel connect to Zodiac Sign and Constellation.

Astrology studies the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies, such as constellations, the sun, the moon, and the stars, and their influence on human affairs and natural phenomena.

The zodiac is formed from 12 astrological signs, each with unique characteristics and qualities. In astrology, each sign has a corresponding birthstone, also known as the Crystal Zodiac, that is believed to bring good luck and positive energy to the wearer. Crystals and gemstones can enhance and amplify an astrological sign’s energy and attributes.

Knowledge of these associations and vibrational energies, similar to the use of chakra stones and chakra crystals, can help you personalize which gems you choose for its unique healing powers for your mind, body, and soul.

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Birthstones by Zodiac Sign

Those who were born in late March and from early to middle April  have Aries as Zodiac Sign and Aries Birthstone by Zodiac sign is Bloodstone, It is rare find gemstones.

Aries ( 21 Mar-19 Apr ) - Bloodstone

Those who are born from 20 April to 20 May have the Zodiac Sign, Taurus, It isi symbol is The Bull.

Taurus ( 20 Apr-20 May ) - Sapphire

Gemini, The Twins. Those who were born from 21 May to 20 Jun have Gemini Zodiac Sign. Agate and Chalcedony are Zodiac Birthstones of Gemini.

Gemini ( 21 May-20 Jun ) - Agate, Chalcedony

The Crab, Cancer is one of Zodiac Signs. Those who were born from 21 Jun to 22 July have Cancer Zodiac Sign and Emerald is Birthstone by Zodiac sign for Cancer.

Cancer ( 21 Jun-22 Jul ) - Emerald

Leo, The lion, Those who were born from 23 Jul to 22 Aug have Leo Zodiac Sign. One of  traits is loyal.

Leo ( 23 Jul-22 Aug ) - Onyx

Zodiac Sign for Virgo has carnelian as birthstone by zodiac signs

Virgo ( 23 Aug-22 Sep ) - Carnelian

Zodiac Sign for Libra, Peridot is Libra Birthstone by Zodiac

Libra ( 23 Sep-22 Oct ) - Peridot

Scorpio has Topaz, Rose Quartz as Birthstone by Zodiac

Scorpio ( 23 Oct-21 Nov ) - Topaz, Rose Quartz

Sagittarius, The Archer, has TUrquoise as Birthstone by Zodiac Sign.

Sagittarius ( 22 Nov-21 Dec ) - Turquoise

Capricorn has Ruby as Birthstone by Zodiac Sign.

Capricorn ( 22 Dec-19 Jan ) - Ruby

Aquarius Zodiac Sign looks like water waves has Garnet as Birthstone by Zodiac

Aquarius ( 20 Jan-19 Feb ) - Garnet

PIsces, The Fishes has Amethyst as Birthstone Crystal by zodias sign

Pisces ( 20 Feb-20 Mar ) - Amethyst

History of Crystals and Gemstones in Astrology

As crystals and gemstones have been a significant part of human history and culture for thousands of years, so too have their association with astrological signs. Many ancient civilizations believed that crystals and gemstones had unique healing powers and energy properties.

  • The Egyptians associated gemstones with spiritual properties that could help people connect with their inner selves and the universe. Each gemstone assigned to an astrological sign was thought to hold a specific energy that would yield positive results when worn by someone born under that sign.

  • Similarly, gemstones were significant in ancient India and in Ayurvedic medicine, thought to be associated with a specif