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Crystals for Birthstones

Crystals for Birthstones

Many people believe that certain crystals relate to your birthdate. These birthstones are often those whose strong crystal healing properties making them an excellent stone for self healing for that birth month. 

You will notice that there are three categories, Ancient Birthstones, Traditional Birthstones and Modern Birthstones. This tradition therefore goes back hundreds of years. Altering birthstone choices comes down to availability and price. Birthstones have been and still are, changing based on availability of particular gemstones. Over the years more gemstones have been found and become available to the rest of the world. 

Most people now use birthstone charts for jewellery purposes. Using birthstones as jewellery will help you know that you have benefited by them, they are a lovely tool for self healing. These crystal birthstones hold great sentimental value as gifts, so keep this in mind when shopping for a loved one. 

  • 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.
  • Traditional birthstones are ones that have been the stones of choice for around about the last five hundred years.
  • As you can see from the birthstone chart the modern birthstones are often ones that have only become widely available recently.

I have listed them for you below:

  • Ancient
  • Traditional
  • Modern


January Birthstone

  • Red Garnet, Ruby, Amethyst
  • Amethyst Garnet
  • Rose Quartz, Moss Agate, Sugilite

February Birthstone

  • Amethyst
  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Sapphire, White Topaz

March Birthstone

  • Bloodstone
  • Diamond
  • Aquamarine

April Birthstone

  • Diamond, Sapphire
  • Diamond
  • Clear Quartz, Herkimer Diamond

May Birthstone

  • Emerald, Agate
  • Emerald
  • Rose Quartz, Azurite, Chrysoprase

June Birthstone

  • Agate
  • Citrine
  • Rainbow Moonstone, Chrysoprase, Alexandrite

July Birthstone

  • Ruby, Onyx
  • Ruby
  • Rainbow Moonstone, Carnelian

August Birthstone

  • Carnelian, Sardonyx
  • Peridot (formerly called Topaz)
  • Green Tourmaline

September Birthstone

  • Blue Sapphire
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Sapphire
  • Moss Agate, Jasper, Peridot

October Birthstone

  • Aquamarine
  • Pink Tourmaline
  • Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot

November Birthstone

  • Imperial Topaz
  • Beryl
  • Obsidian, Citrine

December Birthstone

  • Ruby, Turquoise
  • Blue Topaz, Garnet
  • Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite, Onyx