Birthstone Guide for Jewelry Making

Birthstone Guide

See both modern and traditional birthstones, as well as the corresponding color recommendation for PRESTIGE crystals. Find beads and pendants made from the natural gemstone (consider premium selections from Dakota Stones), or look for other beads, pendants, and components with matching color names.

See our Gemstone Meanings & Metaphysical Properties Guide and Anniversary Stone Guide for other meanings associated with gemstones.

MONTH MODERN GEMSTONE(S) TRADITONAL GEMSTONE(S) PRESTIGE CRYSTAL COLOR ALTERNATIVE STONES & COLOR NAMES
January Garnet Garnet Siam* Color Names: Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Color Names: Amethyst
March Aquamarine, Bloodstone Bloodstone, Jasper Aquamarine Color: Aquamarine
April Diamond Diamond Crystal

Color: Faceted Clear

Gemstone: Clear Quartz, Gemstone: Cubic Zirconia

May Emerald Emerald Emerald

Color Names: Emerald

Gemstone: Agate, Gemstone: Chrysoprase

June Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite Pearl, Moonstone Light Amethyst*

Color Names: Alexandrite

Gemstone: Turquoise

July Ruby Ruby Light Siam

Color Names: Ruby

Gemstone: Carnelian

August Peridot Peridot, Sardonyx Peridot Color Names: Peridot
September Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire

Color Names: Sapphire

Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli

October Opal, Pink Tourmaline Opal, Pink Tourmaline Rose Color Names: Pink, Opal
November Topaz, Citrine Topaz Topaz Color Names: Topaz, Citrine
December Turquoise, Blue Zircon, Tanzanite Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli Blue Zircon, Light Sapphire
Color Names: Tanzanite, Turquoise

*Crystal Color only: "Siam" is recommended for a closer match to natural garnet gemstones. The crystal color "Garnet" is recommended for July, in addition to the "Ruby" color. For June, the "Light Amethyst" shade is preferred over the "Alexandrite" shade.

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