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There have been many different sets of birthstones used throughout history and in different cultures.  From the time gemstones were discovered, they were believed to have mystical powers and attributes that could be passed to the wearer.  About 2000 years ago, writers began pairing each of the stones and their attributes with the months of the year and the signs of the Zodiac.  In 1912, in an effort to standardize them, the National Association of Jewelers, Jewelers of America, officially adopted the following list.  This is currently the most widely used list in the United States and other locations, including Australia and Thailand. Some alternates have been adopted to be a less expensive substitute for a cut stone.

Birthstone Chart
January Birthstone - Garnet February Birthstone - Amethyst March Birthstone - Aquamarine April Birthstone - Diamond
January February March April
Garnet Amethyst Aquamarine Diamond
       
May Birthstone - Emerald June Birthstone - Pearl July Birthstone - Ruby August Birthstone - Peridot
May June July August
Emerald Pearl Ruby Peridot
  Moonstone    
September Birthstone - Sapphire October Birthstone - Opal November Birthstone - Citrine Blue Topaz
September October November December
Sapphire Opal Topaz Turquoise
  Pink Tourmaline Citrine Blue Topaz Tanzanite
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