Birthstone Chart


Birthstone chart – At different times and by different authors were compiled many birthstone charts. Each chart of birthstones, presented here, was taken from various ancient sources by George Frederick Kunz in his work entitled «Curious Lore of Precious Stones».

Below are the most interesting birthstone charts.

Birthstone chart by different centuries & religions:

Month Jews Romans Isidore Bishop of Seville Arabians Poles Russians Italians 15th to 20th Century
January Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst
March Jasper Bloodstone Jasper Bloodstone Bloodstone Jasper Jasper Jasper
April Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire Diamond Sapphire Sapphire Diamond
May Chalcedony
Agate Agate Emerald Emerald Emerald Agate Emerald
June Emerald Emerald Emerald Agate
Emerald Cat’s Eye
July Onyx Onyx Jasper Onyx Ruby Ruby
Onyx Turquoise
August Carnelian Carnelian Carnelian Sardonyx Sardonyx Alexandrite Carnelian Sardonyx
September Chrysolite Sardonyx Chrysolite Chrysolite Sardonyx Chrysolite Chrysolite Chrysolite
October Aquamarine Aquamarine Aquamarine Aquamarine Aquamarine Beryl Beryl Beryl
November Topaz Topaz Topaz Topaz Topaz Topaz Topaz Topaz
December Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby Turquoise Turquoise
Ruby Ruby


Now we can confidently say that there were a great many charts of birthstones that somehow different from each other, but all these charts originate from the list of the foundation stones of which was given in Revelation (XXI, 19) or in Exodus (XXXIX, 10-13), as an example of Aaron’s breast pearls.

Birthstone chart from Authorized Version of the Scriptures:

Breastplate Foundation Stones
Authorized Version Later Correction Authorized Version
I Sardius Carnelian Jasper
II Topaz Chrysolite (Peridot) Sapphire
III Carbuncle Emerald Chalcedony
IV Emerald Ruby Emerald
V Sapphire Lapis-lazuli Sardonyx
VI Diamond Onyx Sardius
VII Ligure Sapphire Chrysolite
VIII Agate Agate Beryl
IX Amethyst Amethyst Topaz
X Beryl Topaz Chrysoprasus
XI Onyx Beryl Jacinth
XII Jasper Jasper Amethyst

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U.S. birthstone chart and places where these birthstones were found:

Month Birthstone Where where found
January Garnet, Rhodolite Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, North Carolina
February Amethyst North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia
March Californite California
April Sapphire Montana, Idaho
May Green tourmaline Lake Superior
June Moss-agate California, Montana, Wyoming, Arizona
July Turquoise New Mexico, California, Arizona
August Golden beryl California, Connecticut, North Carolina
September Kunzite California
October Aquamarine North Carolina, Maine, California
November Topaz Utah, California, Maine
December Rubellite Montana


Birthstone Chart by the seasons:

Birthstones of Summer Birthstones of Autumn Birthstones of Winter Birthstones of Spring
Zircon Hyacinth Diamond Amethyst
Garnet (Demantoid and Ouvarite) Topaz Rock-crystal Green Diamond
Chrysoberyl (alexandrite) Spinel Sapphire White Sapphire Chrysoberyl
Pink Topaz Jacinth Turquoise Spinel (Rubicelle)
Ruby Cairngorm Quartz Pink Topaz
Tire Opal Adamantine Spar Moonstone Olivine (Peridot)
Tourmaline Pearls Emerald
Oriental chrysolite Labradorite


*Hindu Birthstone Chart:

Month Birthstone
January Serpent-stone
February Chandrakanta
March The gold Siva-linga
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearls
July Sapphire
August Ruby
September Zircon
October Coral
November Cat’s-eye
December Topaz

*Surindro Mohun Tagore, Mani Mala, Pt. II, Calcutta, 1881, pp. 619, 621

Day of the week Birthstone chart:

Day of the week Birthstone
Monday Moonstone
Tuesday Star Sapphire
Wednesday Star Ruby
Thursday Cat’s-eye
Friday Alexandrite
Saturday Labradorite
Sunday Sunstone


Old Spanish Birthstone chart of gems & zodiac signs:

Zodiac Sign Birthstone
Aries Crystal
Taurus Ruby & Diamond
Gemini Sapphire
Cancer Agate & Beryl
Leo Topaz
Virgo Magnet
Libra Jasper
Scorpio Garnet
Sagittarius Emerald
Capricorn Chalcedony
Aquarius Amethyst
Pisces Tanzanite


Birthstone chart of gems & planets:

Planet Birthstone
Saturn Sapphire
Jupiter Jacinth
Sun Diamond
Mars Ruby
Venus Emerald
Mercury Agate
Moon Selenite


Fixed stars associated with gems Birthstone Chart:

Birthstone Fixed Star
Diamond Caput Algol 18° of Taurus
Crystal The Pleiades 24° of Taurus
Ruby & Carbuncle Aldebaran 3° of Gemini; also the Hyades
Sapphire The Goat 15° of Gemini
Beryl Sirius 10° of Cancer
Garnet Heart of Lion 23° of Leo
Magnet Tail of the Great Bear 8° of Scorpio; also the Pole Star
Topaz Eight and left wing of Raven 8° of Libra
Emerald & Jasper Spic a Virgin is 17° of Libra
Amethyst Scorpion 3° of Sagittarius
Chrysolite Tortoise 8° of Capricorn
Chalcedony Tail of Capricorn 15° of Aquarius
Jacinth Shoulder of Equis Major 18° of Pisces
Pearl Umbilicus Andromeda 20° of Aries
Sardonyx Topaz


In France and England in the 18th century, jewelry from birthstones, such as rings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces, inlaid with gems, the first letters of which combined together expressed a motto or a mood.

Below is a birthstone chart by the mood:

Mood Birthstone or GEM
FAITH Fire-opal, Feldspar, Alexandrite, Amethyst, Iolite, Idocrase, Tourmaline, Topaz, Hyacinth, Heliotrope
HOPE Hyacinth, Hematite, Opal, Olivine, Pearl, Pyrope, Emerald, Essonite
CHARITY Cat’s-eye, Carbuncle, Hyacinth, Hematite, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Ruby, Rose quartz, Iolite, Idocrase, Tourmaline, Topaz
GOOD LUCK Golden beryl, Garnet, Opal, Onyx, Olivine, Obsidian, Diamond, Dendrite, Lapis-lazuli, Labradorite, Uralian emerald, Unio pearl, Cat’s-eye, Carnelian, Kunzite, Krokidolite
FOREVER Fire-opal, Fleches d’amour, Opal, Onyx, Ruby, Rutile, Emerald, Essonite, Vermeille, Verd antique, Essonite, Epidote, Rubellite, Rose quartz
REGARD Ruby, Rubellite, Emerald, Essonite, Garnet, Garnet, Alexandrite, Amethyst, Ruby, Rock-crystal, Diamond, Demantcid
ZES Zircon, Zonochlorite, Emerald, Essonite, Sapphire, Sard
MIZPAH Moonstone, Moldavite, Indicolite, Idocrase, Zircon, Zonochlorite, Peridot, Pyrope, Asteria, Aquamarine, Hyacinth, Hematite
FRIENDSHIP Fleches d’amour Feldspar, Ruby, Rock crystal, Indicolite, Idocrase, Emerald, Epidote, Nephrite, Nicolo, Diamond, Diopside, Sapphire, Sard, Hyacinth, Hematite, Iolite, Idocrase, Pearl, Pyrite
DEAREST Diamond, Demantoid, Emerald, Essonite, Alexandrite, Amethyst, Ruby, Rubellite, Essonite, Epidote, Sapphire, Spinel, Turquoise, Topaz
SOUVENIR Sapphire, Sunstone, Opal, Onyx, Uralian emerald, Utahlite, Vermeille, Verd antique, Emerald, Epidote, Nephrite, Nephrite, Iolite, Indicolite, Ruby, Rock-crystal
BONHEUR Beryl, Bloodstone, Opal, Onyx, Nephrite, Nephrite, Hyacinth, Hematite, Emerald, Essonite, Uralian emerald, Utahlite, Ruby, Rhodonite
AMITIE Alexandrite, Almandine, Moonstone, Moonstone, Indicolite, Indicolite, Tourmaline, Topaz, Idocrase, Idocrase, Emerald, Essonite
LOVE ME Lapis-lazuli, Labrador spar, Opal, Onyx, Vermeille, Verd antique, Emerald, Essonite, Moonstone, Essonite, Epidote
AEI Alexandrite, Almandine, Emerald, Essonite, Indicolite, Idocrase

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