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.
Alternatives: Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Agate, Lepidolite
Alternatives: Malachite, Moonstone, Amethyst, Chrysoprase, Flourite
Alternatives: Bloodstone, Moonstone, Amethyst, Obsidian, Lepidolite
Alternatives: Jasper, Quartz, Rhodonite, Garnet, Agate, Obsidian
Alternatives: Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Rhodonite, Rutilated Quartz, Lapis Lazuli
Alternatives: Moonstone, Citrine, Tigers Eye, Serpentine, Agate, Aventurine
Alternatives: Moonstone, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Garnet, Obsidian
Alternatives: Agate, Tigers Eye, Quartz, Aventurine, Obsidian
Alternatives: Citrine, Rose Quartz, Jasper, Carnelian, Aventurine, Amber
Alternatives: Aventurine, Jade, Jasper, Peridot, Aquamarine, Amber
Alternatives: Citrine, Garnet, Jasper, Peridot, Beryl, Malachite
Alternatives: Sodalite, Topaz, Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Pink Tourmaline