Birthstone List...
Ancient, Traditional and Modern

What Is The Birthstone List?

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The Birthstone list outlines the various stones that are believed to be the best stones for each of you to use, depending on when you were born.

Many of you are aware that those born at different times have different attributes.

It follows that it may be possible for different stones to help different people, depending on the month of birth.

When you look at the birthstone list on the birthstone chart, you will see that many of the stones are in more than one category, and are for more than one month.

These birthstones are often those whose strong crystal healing properties make them an excellent stone for self healing.

The Birthstone Chart Explained

The birthstone list within the following birthstone chart outlines each month and the various birthstones. You will notice that there are three categories, Ancient Birthstones, Traditional Birthstones and Modern Birthstones.  

Even in ancient times it was easy for people to recognize that some stones were very special, and had a vibration that could be felt.

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See Picture Gallery Of My Favorite Birthstones Further Down The Page

Birthstone Month
Ancient
Birthstones
Traditional
Birthstones
Modern
Birthstones
January Birthstone
Red Garnet, Ruby, Amethyst
Amethyst Crystals, Garnet
Rose Quartz,
Moss Agate, Sugilite
February Birthstone
Amethyst
Amethyst Crystals
Aquamarine Stones, Bloodstone, Sapphire,
White or Clear Topaz
March Birthstone
Bloodstones
Diamond
Aquamarine Stones
April Birthstone
Diamond, Sapphire
Diamond
Clear Quartz,
Herkimer Diamond
May
Birthstone
Emerald Gemstones
Agate
Emeralds
Rose Quartz,
Azurite, Chrysoprase
June Birthstone
Agate
Citrine
Crystals
Rainbow Moonstone, Green Chrysoprase, Alexandrite
July
Birthstone
Ruby Stone
Onyx
Ruby Stone
Rainbow Moonstone, Orange Carnelian
August Birthstone
Carnelian, Sardonyx
Peridot (formerly called Topaz)
Green Tourmaline
September Birthstone
Zircon
Blue Sapphire
Lapis Lazuli
Sapphire
Moss Agate, Jasper
Peridot Gemstones
October Birthstones
Aquamarine Stones
Pink
Tourmaline
Jasper, Lapis Lazuli,
Peridot Gemstones
November Birthstone
Golden Topaz
Beryl
Obsidian, Apache Tears, Citrine Crystals
December Birthstone
Ruby, Turquoise
Blue Topaz, Garnet
Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite Crystals, Onyx

Note: Many of the stones listed on the birthstone chart are on other pages on this site. Many of the birthstones have an entire page dedicated to that crystal. A fast way to find out if there is more about a specific stone on this site, simply use the Google Search Box further down the page, to learn more details about how wearing or using that crystal may benefit you.

How To Use Birthstones

Have you been thinking you would like to make your gift more personalized?

Using birthstone jewelry may be the way, and you will know that you have benefited them by providing them with a lovely tool for self healing.

Most of the months on the birth stone chart have at least one stone, in at least one category, that you will be able to buy. The most common use for birthstones is to use to make crystal birthstone jewelry.

It is easy to buy lovely birthstone jewelry, which are sold in most good jewelry shops, as birthstone pendants or rings, including lovely rings made from your specific birthstone.

Exquisite Crystals

Many beautiful pieces, such as birthstone pendants or rings may be found selling, and may be bought as a piece of birthstone jewelry for a friend or relative.

Most of the months on the birthstone list, should have a stone that will be relatively easy to acquire. This includes stones made into beautiful jewelry, like pieces made from Yellow Citrine Crystal, see picture below.

Many stones like Rainbow Moonstone, the lovely Yellow Citrine, and Aquamarine are on the birthstone list and are birthstones for more than one month, but jewelry makers find it easier to associate a stone with only one month.

Wearing any of these beautiful natural crystals will benefit your health. The healing outcomes from wearing these stones can be quite amazing.

Having the stones within your auric field during the course of the day will allow the vibration to impact you, and create healing.

The Ancient Birthstones

The Ancient birthstones are ones that have been in use for thousands of years. Many different ancient cultures had different choices, depending on the availability of stone in their area.

The list may be much longer than those listed above, but these are the most commonly regarded Ancient Birthstones.

These stones are ones that were more common and more able to be obtained without difficulty.

As it became easier for man to mine the ground, the ability to find the less common stones has become easier.

Often these stone were powerful stones for magical and mystical practices, and this type of stone became very popular. Some of these powerful shamanic stones are on the birth stone chart.

The Traditional Birthstones

Traditional birthstones are ones that have been the stones of choice for around about the last five hundred years. Many of the traditional birthstones, are the same ones that were used as ancient birthstones, depending on the culture and the area where the people were living, like the lovely purple Amethyst crystals.

As it became easier to obtain the stone, more were made available to the people. These days we can obtain crystals relatively easily, but it was not the same hundreds of years ago.

This is why they became regarded as very original gifts. Birthstones were often gemstones and were regarded as very special stones, to be given as gifts for occasions such as weddings and christenings.

The Modern Birthstones

As you can see from the birthstone chart the modern birthstones are often ones that have only become widely available recently.

As well, amongst the modern birthstones are some of the stones that have been favorites for a long time, and are still well regarded and much loved.

Many of these are quite powerful stones with excellent healing attributes. Knowledge about some of these stones is very recent, but some are very powerful stones to use and wear.

More Information on Birthstone Chart Contents

Any crystal on the birthstone list may be shown in a picture that is marked with a link, and this will take you to more detailed information on another page.

For stones on the birthstone list that are not highlighted with a link, a brief explanation of these stones can be found at the pages which list stone meanings in alphabetical order.

You will find a brief rundown on a large number of different stones on the A-Z pages, so check the navigation bar across the top of each page on this site.

The stones on the list that are either ancient or traditional birthstones stones may be likely to be found at most good crystal shops, or may be obtained on the internet, although some of the modern stones may be a little more difficult to find.

How do you locate what you are looking for?

There is another way to assist you to discover the location of the page you wish to read. To find to more information about specific crystals, stones or topics that you think may be somewhere on this site, simply type what you are looking for into the Google Search box at the bottom of the page, to help you to locate it...

I am constantly surprised at the number of stones that have become available now. The crystals healing properties of many of these stones are quite powerful and will benefit you immensely.

Use the information on the birthstone list to discover what stones are the birthstones for your month of birth. Once you begin to wear them you may find that your health improves. Enjoy the lovely crystal energy that is coming to you as you wear them!

"Where there is love there is life." Mahatma Gandhi.

Picture Gallery... Some Of My Favorite Birthstones



When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones.

Combine stones for short periods to begin with, as individuals may react differently. Knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

Looking For Information On A Specific Crystal?

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