Fun Facts: Birthday Gemstones


It is important to remember that the birthstone color is more important than the type of gemstone. So for example, if you are not ready to give an April Lady a diamond, then you can use any clear sparkling gemstone!


Month Birthstone Color Traditional Alternate Birthstones
January Dark Red Garnet Carnelian,
Red Spinel
February Purple Amethyst Morganite,
Alexandrite
March Light Blue Green  Aquamarine  Blue Topaz,
Jade
April Clear Diamond White Sapphire,
Clear Topaz
May Green Emerald Green Tourmaline,
Peridot
June White Luster Pearl Moonstone,
Labradorite
July Red Ruby Rhodolite Garnet,
Rubellite
August Yellow Green Peridot Tsavorite Garnet,
Green Tourmaline
September Royal Blue Sapphire Indicolite,
Tanzanite, Iolite
October White Luster Opal Moonstone,
Rutilated Quartz
November Yellow  Yellow Topaz  Citrine, Heliodor, Sunstone,
Yellow Tourmaline
 December  Light Blue Blue Topaz Iolite,
Turquoise