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Precious Stone Guide

History of Birthstones

The use of gemstones as fetishes and talismans is well established throughout history. One use that has continued and remained strong is that of birthstones. The traditional list is based on the Foundation Stones of the New Testament (Revelations 21). The Foundation Stones can be traced to the stones in the breastplate of the High Priest of Israelites (Exodus 27). Each of the twelve stones in the breastplate was inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, the foundation stones featured the names of the twelve apostles. The order of the stones coincides with the months of the year, starting with the ancient first month of March. The combination of these sources has led to today’s list of birthstones.

Modern Birthstone List

Month Natural Stone Month Natural Stone
January
Capricorn
Garnet
Garnet

Health, Removes Negativity, Awareness, Commitment, Regeneration, Order & Insight
February
Aquarius
Amethyst
Amethyst

Contentment, Spirituality, Dreams, Healing, Peace, Happiness, Love, Intuition
March
Pisces
Aquamarine
Aquamarine

Courage, Purification, Peace, Intuition, Self-Expression, Balance, Preparedness
April
Aries
Diamond
Diamond

Courage, Strength, Healing, Protection, Spirituality, Mental Abilities
May
Taurus
Emerald
Emerald

Love, Domestic Bliss, Sensitivity, Loyalty, Memory, Mental Capacity, Harmony, Focus
June
Gemini
Pearl
Pearl
Alexandrite
Alexandrite
Purity, Faith, Charity, Innocence, Integrity, Wisdom, Spirituality, Sincerity, Fertility
July
Cancer
Ruby
Ruby

Nurturing, Spiritual Wisdom, Values,
Economic Stability, Protection from Distress
August
Leo
Peridot
Peridot

Warmth, Friendliness, Understanding, Openness in Love Relationships
September
Virgo
Saphhire
Sapphire

Joy, Peace, Beauty, Intuition, Prosperity, Fulfillment of Dreams
October
Libra
Opal
Opal
Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline
Creativity, Spontaneity, Relationships, Memory, Happy Dreams, Changes
November
Scorpio
Topaz
Topaz
Citrine
Citrine
December
Sagittarius
Zircon
Zircon
Tanzanite
Tanzanite
True Love, Success, Understanding, Trust, Health, Personal Growth Wisdom, Prosperity, Honor, Aids Sleep, Repels Sickness & Evil Spirits


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