Birthstones or monthstones

A birthstone or month stone is a gemstone designated by custom, religious tradition, and superstition as being related to the month or day of one’s birth.

In the 18th century the relationship of stones with months was popularized but it was based mainly on the colours of the stones. Owing to the fact that several stones have the same colours, confusion resulted, so that in 1937 the National Association of Goldsmiths of Great Britain established a uniform list (with some alternatives for the more costly stones).

January birthstone

February birthstone

March birthstones

April birthstones

May birthstones

June birthstones

July birthstones

August birthstones

September birthstones

October birthstones

November birthstones

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December birthstone

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