This page is dedicated to helping you find the best gemstone for the occasion. Including lists of gemstones as birthstones, anniversary stones, and zodiac stones. There is also the five questions to ask yourself before buying a gemstone.
Birthstone goes back as far as the first century. It started out that people believed the birthstone that was assigned to the month had a special virtue or cure for anyone born in that month. It is referenced in some books about the Jewish high priest wearing twelve stones in his breastplate may be some reference to birthstones. The Bible’s book of Revelation ascribes attributes of each of the twelve apostles to each of the stones. The Hindus have their own interpretation.
The list below was adopted in 1952 by the major jewelry industry associations for birthstones.
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Birthstones also know as zodiac stones
Their powers are from early Hindu legend.
Month Birthstone Alternative Stone
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 21) – Garnet – to guarantee true friendship when worn by Aquarius
Pisces (Feb.22-Mar 21) – Amethyst – protects Pisces wearer from extremes of passion
March Aquamarine Bloodstone
Aries (Mar. 22-Apr. 20) – Bloodstone – endows an Aries wearer with wisdom
Taurus (Apr. 21-May 21) – Sapphire – protects from and cures mental disorders if Taurus wears
Gemini (May 22-June 21) – Agate – long life, health, and wealth if worn by Gemini
June Pearl Moonstone or alexandrite
Cancer (June 22-July 22) – Emerald – eternal joy if worn by Cancer
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) – Onyx protects Leo from loneliness and unhappiness
August Sardonyx (carnelian) Peridot
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Carnelian guarantees success in anything must wear on hand
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Chrysolite (peridot) Frees wearer from an evil spell
October Opal Tournaline
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov 21) – Beryl guarantees protection from tears of sad repentance
November Topaz Citrine
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec 21) – Topaz protects Sagittarius but only if they show the stone
December Turquoise Lapis lazuli, zircon
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan 21) – Ruby a Capricorn who has ever worn a ruby will never know trouble
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Anniversary Stones years
1. Gold jewelry 2. Garnet 3. Pearl 4. Blue topaz 5. Sapphire
6. Amethyst 7. Onyx 8. Tourmaline 9. Lapis lazuli 10. Diamond
11. Turquoise 12. Jade 13. Citrine 14. Opal 15. Ruby
20. Emerald 25. Silver jubilee 30. Pearl jubilee 35. Emerald 40. Ruby
45. Sapphire 50. Golden jubilee 55. Alexandrite 60. Diamond jubilee
Gemstone Color and Mystical Symbolism when worn by males and females
Yellow Man = secrecy
Woman = generosity
White (colorless) – Friendship, integrity, and religious commitment
Man = purity, affability
Woman = contemplation
Red Man= command, nobility, lordship, and vengeance
Woman = pride, haughtiness, and obstinacy.
Blue Man = wisdom and high, magnanimous thoughts
Woman = jealousy in love, politeness, and vigilance.
Green Man = joyousness, transitory hope, decline of friendship
Woman = unfounded ambition, childish delight, and change
Black Man = gravity, good sense, constancy and strength
Young woman = fickleness and foolishness
Married woman = constant love and perseverance
Violet Man = sober judgment, industry and gravity
Woman = high thoughts and spiritual love
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Five questions to ask yourself when buying a gemstone
Is the gemstone the color I desire; shape I want; does it have zip or liveliness; do I like and feel excited by it; and finally can I afford it?
RE: Jewelry and Gems The Buying Guide, by Antoinette Marlins, PG and AC Bonanno, FGA, PG, ASA