Birthstones

When it comes to choosing a birthstone or zodiac stone it can be very difficult as there are so many different lists that will vary according to where the list originated.

Some of the different lists are: Traditional, Hebrew, Arabic, Roman, Western, Eastern and Modern. You will not go wrong if you are drawn to a particular gemstone or crystal and this is the one you choose. Below is a general overview of traditional birthstones and their modern alternatives.


January

Tradtional: Garnet

Alternatives: Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Agate, Lepidolite


February

Tradtional: Amethyst

Alternatives: Malachite, Moonstone, Amethyst, Chrysoprase, Flourite


March

Tradtional: Aquamarine

Alternatives: Bloodstone, Moonstone, Amethyst, Obsidian, Lepidolite


April

Tradtional: Diamond

Alternatives: Jasper, Quartz, Rhodonite, Garnet, Agate, Obsidian


May

Tradtional: Emerald

Alternatives: Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Rhodonite, Rutilated Quartz, Lapis Lazuli


June

Tradtional: Pearl

Alternatives: Moonstone, Citrine, Tigers Eye, Serpentine, Agate, Aventurine


July

Tradtional: Ruby

Alternatives: Moonstone, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Garnet, Obsidian


August

Tradtional: Peridot

Alternatives: Agate, Tigers Eye, Quartz, Aventurine, Obsidian


September

Tradtional: Sapphire

Alternatives: Citrine, Rose Quartz, Jasper, Carnelian, Aventurine, Amber


October

Tradtional: Opal

Alternatives: Aventurine, Jade, Jasper, Peridot, Aquamarine, Amber


November

Tradtional: Topaz

Alternatives: Citrine, Garnet, Jasper, Peridot, Beryl, Malachite


December

Tradtional: Turquoise

Alternatives: Sodalite, Topaz, Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Pink Tourmaline