Birthstones by Month

Throughout history, there have been many myths and legends associated with birthstones. Many cultures have believed that birthstones have magical healing powers or bring good luck. Not all cultures have agreed on which stones correspond to which months, though, so you can find different lists of birthstones over the course of time.

The earliest mention of birthstones can be traced back to the Bible. In Exodus 28, Moses sets forth directions for making special and unique garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. Specifically, the breastplate was to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel.

Eventually, they also became associated with the twelve months of the calendar year. In 1912, in order to standardise birthstones, the (American) National Association of met in Kansas and adopted an official list which has been embraced across the globe. This list has historical merit, but substitutions have been made in some locations based on relative availability and refinement of ancient classifications.

We have many beautiful pieces in stock that are associated with the signs of the zodiac - click any image below to see the collections relevant to each zodiac sign.