Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthstone Charts and their backgrounds

 As I was searching for the birthstones for their certain colors for my jewelry, it dawned on me that someone else may just be as interested in them as I was. So here is some of the information I found. I was glad to come up with the Swarovski Chart as those are the crystals I use in lots of my jewelry designs as of late. But it was more fascinating to find the chart with the origins of all the traditions and differences they have went through.
Birthstone chart
Birth Month Modern Birthstones Traditional Birthstones Mystical Birthstones Ayurvedic Birthstones 15th-20th Century Birthstones
January Garnet Garnet Emerald Garnet Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone Amethyst Amethyst, Hyacinth, Pearl
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade Bloodstone Bloodstone, Jasper
April Diamond Diamond Opal Diamond Diamond, Sapphire
May Emerald Emerald Sapphire Agate Agate, Emerald
June Pearl, Moonstone Alexandrite Moonstone Pearl Agate, Cat's Eye, Turquoise
July Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby Onyx, Turquoise
August Peridot Sardonyx Diamond Sapphire Carnelian, Moonstone, Sardonyx, Topaz
September Sapphire Sapphire Agate Moonstone Chrsolite
October Opal, Tourmaline Tourmaline Jasper Opal Beryl, Opal
November Yellow Topaz, Citrine Citrine Pearl Topaz Pearl, topaz
December Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite Zircon, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli Onyx Ruby Bloodstone, Ruby

1 comment:

Christina said...

Don't feel bad mine is in January and I never liked the deep red of Garnet. Even though it isn't as red a July's Ruby. Larry gets the lovely blue of December.
My daughter's is the Opal- October and my son is also December.