Birthstones For Each Month: Quick Birthstone List At-A-Glance

Looking for the complete list of birthstones for each month? I like to give birthday gifts related to the receiver’s birthstone, so I made myself a list of all the official gems and their not-so-official alternatives.

Now I’m putting my list on the web! Here is your comprehensive birthstone list to help you out.

Birthstones For Each Month

Here is a comprehensive list of birthstones for each month gathered from the American Gem Trade Association. I’ve listed the unofficial alternatives separately, such as with the July birthstone alternative.

Want to see all the different lists? Jump to the Birthstone Color Charts to help you pick out your birthstone gifts! If you’re looking for ideas for men’s birthstones, check out this page.

An acceptable alternative birthstone for ANY month is a gem of the same color any of that month’s official birthstones. For example, a July birthstone alternative is red garnet as opposed to the ruby.

Just FYI, alternative birthstones DON’T COUNT as official birthstones… but if people can give rhinestone rings made of the birthstone’s color, there is no reason you can’t give a quartz ring, or agate ring, or any kind of ring made with a different rock of a similar color or style!

January Birthstones
Official Birthstone: Red Garnet
Alternatives: Ruby, Rose Quartz, Garnet of other colors
February Birthstones
Official Birthstone: Amethyst
Alternatives: Black Onyx, Moonstone
March Birthstones
Official Birthstones: Aquamarine, Bloodstone
Alternatives: Jasper
April Birthstones
Official Birthstones: Diamond
Alternatives: Clear Quartz, Crystal, White Topaz
May Birthstones
Official Birthstone: Emerald
Alternatives: Agate, Peridot
June Birthstones
Official Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite
Alternatives: Cats Eye, Turquoise
July Birthstones
Official Birthstone: Ruby
Red Garnet, Rose Quartz, Onyx
August Birthstones
Official Birthstone: Peridot
Alternatives: Sardonyx, Carnelian, Topaz
September Birthstones
Official Birthstone: Sapphire
Alternatives: Lapis Lazuli, Zircon, Chrysolite, Moonstone
October Birthstones
Official Birthstones: Opal, Pink Tourmaline
Alternatives: Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, Coral
November Birthstones
Official Birthstones: Yellow Topaz, Citrine
Alternatives: Pearl, Cat’s Eye, Topaz of different colors
December Birthstones
Official Birthstones: Turquoise, Blue Zircon, Tanzanite
Alternatives: Blue Topaz, Lapis Lazuli
Blue Zircon

Sources: See sources listed on the Birthstone Color Chart page.

I’d Like A Chart Please…

Can do! I’ve already got a full page dedicated to different birthstone lists and pinnable birthstone color charts for you to peruse through.

Birthstone Color Chart
This is a helpful chart if you are going to use an alternative birthstone. Just find jewelry with a similar color to the birthstone and you’re set!
Official Birthstone List
This is the list of birthstones put together by the American Gem Trade Association back in 1912.
Traditional Birthstones By Month
Traditional birthstones are the stones used commonly in ancient civilizations.
Modern Birthstones By Month
This chart shows the more popular birthstones from medieval times to modern-day traditions.
Birthstones By Day Of The Week
Every day of the week is assigned a birthstone. This chart shows you which stone belongs to what day.

Birthstone Names By Seasons
See birthstones based on someone’s birth season as opposed to birthstones by month.
Zodiac Birthstones
Looking for your birthstone based on your sign? Check out this handy little list!

Up Next:

Birthstone Color Charts

Related Reading:

Birthstone Meanings

Birthstone Facts and FAQs Page 1 and Page 2

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