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Modern and Traditional Birthstone Gems By Month

These Birthstone charts list each birth month and its approved gemstone. Birthstone Gifts with gemstones by birth month is a beautiful way to celebrate the birthday of someone special. 

Modern Birthstones

  • January - Garnet - This beautiful gem is a deep red color.
  • February - Amethyst - This gem varies from a light to deep reddish purple.
  • March - Aquamarine - These gems are a clear, brilliant light watery blue.
  • April - Diamond - A clear, brilliant gemstone crystal.
  • May - Emerald - This gemstone is a deep blue green color.
  • June - Pearl - Pearls are luminescent white to off white, but also found in slightly pink, green or gray varieties.
  • July - Ruby - A rich red that varies from medium to dark red, but some varieties can be a slightly bluish red or a slightly pinkish red.
  • August - Peridot - These translucent yellow-green gemstones are a striking color.
  • September - Sapphire - A deep blue color stone.
  • October - Opal, Tourmaline - Opal is a translucent gemstone with flashes of light and color within it and is found in pale white, light aqua, deep blue or fiery orange varieties. Tourmaline is a brilliant gemstone that ranges from pink to green. Pink Tourmaline is the approved secondary gemstone color for October.
  • November - Topaz - An elegant golden yellow gemstone.
  • December - Turquoise, Blue Topaz - Turquoise is an opaque stone with an intense, bright slightly greenish blue color that often has veining. Blue Topaz is a transparent light blue gemstone.

Traditional Birthstones

  • January - Garnet - These beautiful gems are a deep red color.
  • February - Amethyst - This gemstone varies from a light to deep reddish purple.
  • March - Bloodstone - These opaque gems are green with red spots resulting from iron.
  • April - Diamond - A clear, brilliant gemstone crystal.
  • May - Emerald - This gemstone is a deep blue green color.
  • June - Alexandrite - These rich gemstones range from bluish-green to bluish purple to purplish red.
  • July - Ruby - A rich red that is often on the slightly blue side.
  • August - Sardonyx (Onyx) - These opaque gems are a rich black.
  • September - Sapphire - A deep blue color stone.
  • October - Tourmaline - Tourmaline is a brilliant gemstone that ranges from pink to green.
  • November - Citrine - An briliant yellow gemstone that ranges from light to medium gold.
  • December - Turquoise, Blue Zircon, Lapis Lazuli - Turquoise is a vivid, slightly greenish blue opaque stone that often has veining. Blue Zircon is a deep greenish blue clear, faceted gemstone. Lapis Lazuli is a vivid, opaque blue with small speckles of calcite or pyrite.

birthstone-christmas-ornaments.jpgGift Ideas with Birthstone Colors

Kyle Design's popular Holiday Ornaments in Birthstone Colors are a beautiful way to celebrate the birth of a new baby or to create a tradition of remembering a loved one's yearly birthday. Birthstone ornaments are available in all gemstone colors, and our California studio artisans will handcraft each piece in your choice of any one of hundreds of themes. This way it is easy to design an ornament symbolizing what is important in a friend's or family member's life while keeping with the tradition of a birthstone month. 

Other creative ways of celebrating a birthday include giving crystal bead eyeglass holder chains, gemstone colored glass magnets, or decorative pill boxes with Birthstone color accents. Another attractive option is a wood jewelry box inlaid with gem colored glass for a substantial gift that can hold tinkets, photos, jewelry, mementos, coins and other keepsakes.


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