Birthstones are stones associated with the month in which someone is born. They are often worn in rings, pendants, or other jewelry as a symbol of their birth month. Most of these are gemstones, making them quite expensive; in these cases, more reasonably priced semi-precious stone alternatives exist.


Month Primary Stone Alternate Stone
January garnet N/A
February amethyst N/A
March aquamarine bloodstone
April diamond clear quartz
May emerald chrysoprase
June pearl moonstone
July ruby carnelian
August peridot sardonyx
September sapphire lapis lazuli
October opal tourmaline
November topaz citrine
December tanzanite turquoise
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