YourBirthstones.com-Your guide in the world of birthstones and precious gems

Find out all information about birthstones – the precious gems for each month. Many interesting historical facts about them are also available here.

Each month is represented by a gemstone or birthstone. There are different types of birthstones assigned for each month, and are said to have special characteristics and powers to help the individual, born on a particular month, in his or her life.
Birthstones by month

January
Garnet

February
Amethyst

March
Aquamarine
Bloodstone

April
Diamond

May
Emerald

June
Pearl
Alexandrite
Moonstone

July
Ruby

August
Peridot
Sardonyx

September
Sapphire

October
Opal
Tourmaline

November
Topaz
Citrine

December
Tanzanite
Zircon
Turquoise
January Birthstone

January birthstones – talisman of protection, ensures success and possesses curative powers For each of calendar months there is specific gemstone called birthstone, people born during for example January can wear January birthstone. Many people and astrologists think that these jewels can bring luck and success. Except good fortune and luck these precious gemstones can […]

Turquoise Gemstone

 Turquoise can be described as an opaque, blue to green mineral which is a hydrous phosphate of aluminum and copper. Owing to it’s scarcity and unique hue, the mineral has been prized as an ornamental stone for thousands of years dating back to the First Dynasty probably 3000 years ago. The word turquoise was coined […]

Peridot: Interesting Facts You Should Know

Peridot is the gem form of the mineral olivine, and its beauty results from the extreme conditions that facilitate its formation. The green gem is found in rocks created by volcanoes and in some cases, it forms as a result of meteors that land on the earth’s surface. However, the extraterrestrial peridot is much less […]

The Value and History of the Opal

Opal is the birthstone for the month of October. In the Zodiac, it corresponds with Aries, Scorpio and Libra. Opal is also used as the gemstone gift for 18th wedding anniversaries. Like other special gemstones, Opal is associated with certain qualities. In this case, those qualities are hope, faith and confidence. It’s important to remember […]

Topaz Gemstone

Fascinating and Fun Facts Surrounding the Topaz Birthstone The Topaz Birthstone is beautiful and symbolizes the month of November and the Sagittarius zodiac sign. This stunning, precious gemstone, is amber in color, however, in the pure form it is often colorless. As more minerals are mixed with the stone, the distinct yellow, golden color is […]

Moonstone

A Moonstone Is One Of Nature’s Treasures. With a seductive and sensual aura, a moonstone is one of Nature’s treasures. These stones are so named because of the bluish-white spots in them and when held up to any light, there is a silvery color play projected, very much like our moonlight. Simply move the stone […]

Pearl

Pearl – The Unique Birthstone Of June June is month to be treasured, as the starting point of the summer and the month with the longest day of year it is a favourite of many, but for people born in this month it is even more special. There are many ways that people can celebrate […]

Aquamarine

In today’s modern culture, the Aquamarine is recognized as the birthstone for the month of March. However, in ancient Hebrew, Roman, and Arabic cultures, this gemstone was considered the birthstone for the month of October. This modern March Birthstone is a member of the beryl family of minerals and is a beautiful bluish-green or aqua […]

Amethyst

Amethyst is one violet variety of quartz normally used in jewelry. Its name comes from two Ancient Greek words “a-methustos” which can be loosely translated to mean “not intoxicated“. This was in reference to the myth that it offered its owners protection against drunkenness. The Romans and ancient Greeks wore amethyst and had their drinking […]

Garnet

Before 1912, birthstones weren’t standardized. People might be surprised to learn that in that year the National Association of Jewelers held a meeting to do so. The list of official birthstones has obtained since then, though in 1952 it was updated a bit by the Jewelry Industry Council of America. Garnet has been the official […]

Zircon

The Astrological Significance And History Of Zircon As A December Birthstone Embracing your Zodiac sign and birth month are deeply symbolic acts if you believe in Astrology. Wearing birthstone jewellery is a popular way to harness the power of significant gems, and December children are privileged with a choice of stones. One of the more […]

Tanzanite

No Stone Left Unturned When it comes to different gemstones, most of us are familiar with the common ones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, opals, and pearls. These gemstones have been around for centuries, and are therefore the most familiar to us. Pirates and thieves have coveted these gemstones, and their stories have been […]


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