Birthstone Jewelry

Birthstone Chart: A Guide to the Birthstones for Each Month

Learn all about each month’s birthstones in our guide.


January Birthstone: Garnet

Sanjay Kasliwal Garnet Earrings January Birthstone
Sanjay Kasliwal Garnet Earrings

Garnet is January’s birthstone. Many people think of garnet solely as a deep red gemstone, but garnets actually come in a wide variety of colors. An example is tsavorite garnet, a gorgeous green gemstone. 

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Chopard Amethyst Earrings February Birthstone
Chopard Amethyst Earrings

The birthstone for February is amethyst. Amethyst has a lovely purple hue and is relatively affordable. This means you can find pieces of amethyst jewelry with significant stones. 

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Faraone Mennella aquamarine earrings

Beautiful blue aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Aquamarine is a crystal-clear, pale blue gemstone that can come in large sizes. Designers frequently use it in ocean-inspired pieces. 

April Birthstone: Diamond

Harry Winston diamond ring

Those lucky enough to be born in April have diamond as their birthstone. Naturally, it’s easy to find beautiful diamond jewelry at all prices. 

May Birthstone: Emerald

Ara Vartanian emerald earrings

Emerald is May’s birthstone. Gorgeous, green emeralds are some of the most sought-after gems on the market today. 

June Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite

Assael pearl earrings

Pearl is the traditional birthstone for June, but moonstone and alexandrite are also June birthstones. A delicate pearl necklace or a pearl ring is a lovely birthstone gift for June. Moonstone is also pretty, with its luminous blue color. Alexandrite is special and rare, and very expensive for top-quality stones. 

July Birthstone: Ruby

Fernando Jorge ruby earrings

July’s birthstone is radiant ruby. This rich, red gemstone is one of the “big three” gemstones and has been coveted by royalty for centuries. 

August Birthstone: Peridot and Spinel

Verdura peridot necklace

Peridot and spinel are the birthstones for August. Spinels come in a wide variety of colors, while peridot is renowned for its brilliant, candy-apple hue. 

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Piaget sapphire earrings

The birthstone for September is sapphire. Blue is the most valuable color for sapphire, but it comes in a range of colors, too. 

October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Oscar Heyman Opal Bracelet October Birthstone
Oscar Heyman opal bracelet

October has two birthstones: opal and tourmaline. Opals come in several body colors, including white, blue, orange, red, and black. These unique gemstones are remowned for their play-of-color. Tourmaline is a gorgeus gemstone that comes in several colors. 

November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

Rush Jewelry Citrine Ring
Rush Jewelry citrine ring

Both of November’s birthstones — topaz and citrine —  have orange and yellow tones, making them the perfect birthstone for fall. 

December Birthstones: Tanzanite and Turquoise

Bulgari Turquoise Necklace
Bulgari turquoise necklace

Beautiful blue tanzanite and turquoise are December’s birthstones. Turquoise is an opaque gemstone, revered for its brilliant color. Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania. It has a unique violet-blue color in the finest gemstones. 

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