List of Birthstones~~By Signs of the Zodiac
Early civilizations, such as those in India and Babylon, have attributed gemstones with magical
properties. Over time, astrologers assigned gems of certain colors to the twelve signs of the zodiac to
help people influence the planets in their favor.
|The Breastplate of Aaron, referred
to in Exodus 28:17-20:
"Then they mounted four rows of
precious stones on it.
In the first row there was a ruby, a topaz
and a beryl;
in the second row a turquoise, a
sapphire and an emerald;
in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an
in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx
and a jasper.
They were mounted in gold filigree
There were twelve stones, one for each
of the names of the sons of Israel, each
engraved like a seal with the name of one
of the twelve tribes"
|Mystical Birthstones are of
Tibetan origin and date
back over a thousand years.
The Ayurvedic birthstone list is from the ancient Indian medicine and philosophy dating
back to ancient India (1500 BC).
Aquarius January 21 - February 19 Garnet
Pisces February 20 - March 20 Amethyst
Aries March 21 - April 19 Bloodstone
Taurus April 20 - May 20 Sapphire
Gemini May 21 - June 21 Agate
Cancer June 22 - July 22 Emerald
Leo July 23 - August 23 Onyx
Virgo August 24 - September 22 Carnelian
Libra September 23 - October 22 Peridot
Scorpio October 23 - November 22 Beryl
Sagittarius November 23 - December 21 Topaz
Capricorn December 22 - January 20 Ruby
The first century Jewish historian Josephus proclaimed a connection between the twelve
stones in Aaron's breastplate, the twelve months of the year and the twelve signs of the
|The precise list of birthstones however can be found in Revelation 21:19-20 where the
foundation stones of the new Jerusalem are listed, in the order of the Roman calendar:
"And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles
of the Lamb. . .
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones.
The first foundation was jasper;
the second, sapphire;
the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a
topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst."
|The custom of actually
wearing birthstones first
gained popularity in
Poland in the fifteenth
suggested everyone wear
the birthstone for each
month, since the powers
of the gemstone were
heightened during its
month. For the fullest
effect, individuals needed
to own an entire set of
twelve gemstones and
rotate them monthly.
Saturday: Blue Sapphire