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Months and Birthstones Alternative Birthstones
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal
November - Topaz
December - Turquoise
January - Almost all sources are consistent in stating that garnet
is the birthstone for January.
February - Most sources agree on the amethyst as February's
birthstone, but a few list pearls.
March - Older sources were divided between jasper and bloodstone
as the appropriate birthstone.
April - Sapphires were often listed as April's birthstone.
May - May has a lot of choices for birthstones: emeralds, agates,
chalcedony or carnelian.
June - Birthstone choices include emerald, agate, chalcedony, turquoise,
pearl, moonstone and cat's-eye.
July - The most common birthstone for July in older sources is the onyx.
Other birthstone candidates include sardonyx, carnelian, ruby and turquoise.
August - Besides peridot, someone born in August could choose
carnelian, sardonyx, moonstone, topaz or alexandrite as his or her
September - Birthstones could be chrysolite or sardonyx as well as
October - Although opal is the traditional birthstone for October, alternatives i
nclude tourmaline, beryl and aquamarine.
November - Most older sources agree on topaz, but at least one gives
pearl as an alternative birthstone.
December - In past times, December's birthstone was most commonly
listed as ruby. Turquoise and bloodstone were other choices. Lapis
lazuli is also cited.