Are you confused as to what your actual birthstone is? If you were born in March, you may assume aquamarine is your lucky charm. But other friends may tell you it's something else like Jade or Jasper and bloodstone. If your birthday is in August, you have a wide choice of sardOnyx, carnelian, peridot, Sapphire and even diamond which has been associated with people born in April or with an Aries sign.
Have you ever wondered how gem stone assignments came about? Several scholars would tell you that this tradition dates back to the Old Testament. Moses' brother, Aaron wore a breastplate decorated with twelve precious stones, representing each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Decades later, these stones came to be associated with certain powers and linked to astrological signs. Later on, for probably more practical reasons, the gem stones were linked to calendar months.
The list below indicates the variations of birth stone assignments.
The traditional birth stone guide is thought to have originated from Ancient Greek folklore or some other Pagan religion. The mystical birthstone guide is from Tibet and dates back over a thousand years, while Ayurvedic birthstones are associated with ancient Indian healing practices. Perhaps the most widely known list is the Modern birthstone guide. This was officially adopted in 1912 when released by the American National Association of Jewelers.
There are even birthday stones to match the day of the week you were born or what astrological sign you're under. Despite all these options, there is no need to feel confused. Choose the birthstone that fits your unique personality and that's the right gem stone for you.
|Month||Traditional Birthstone(s)||Modern Birthstone(s)||Mystical Birthstone||Ayurvedic Birthstone|
|June||Alexandrite, Emerald||Moonstone, Pearl||Moonstone||Pearl|
|October||Tourmaline, Aquamarine||Opal, Tourmaline||Jasper||Opal|
|November||Citrine, Topaz||Topaz, Citrine||Pearl||Topaz|
|December||Zircon, Ruby||Turquoise, Blue Topaz||Onyx||Ruby|
|Aquarius||January 21 - February 18||Garnet|
|Pisces||February 19 - March 20||Amethyst|
|Aries||March 21 - April 20||Bloodstone|
|Taurus||April 21 - May 21||Sapphire|
|Gemini||May 22 - 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 23||Peridot|
|Scorpio||October 24 - November 22||Beryl|
|Sagittarius||November 23 - December 21||Topaz|
|Capricorn||December 22 - January 20||Ruby|
|Wednesday||:||Cymophane (Cat's-eye Chrysoberyl)|
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