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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

Alternative Birthstones


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.