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
amethyst;
in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx
and a jasper.
They were mounted in gold filigree
settings.
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"
Traditional Birthstones
January                   Garnet
February                Amethyst,
March                  Aquamarine
April                       Diamond
May                          Emerald
June                 Pearl/Moonstone
July                           Ruby
August                   Peridot
September              Sapphire
October               Opal/Tourmaline
November            Topaz/Citrine
December              Turquoise
Mystical Birthstones are of
Tibetan origin and date
back over a thousand years.
Ayurvedic Birthstones
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
zodiac.  
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
century. Tradition
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.
Monday: Pearl
Tuesday: Garnet
Wednesday: Emerald
Thursday: Topaz
Friday: Diamond
Saturday:
Blue Sapphire
Sunday: Ruby
Birthstones