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Horoscope Gems Based on Birthstones

Horoscope gems are given to individuals based on the month of their birth or their zodiac.

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An array of ear-rings made from natural gemstones.

Initially, each month has its individual stones but the advent of Gregorian calendar offset the arrangement and we are now left with several options to get assigned birthstones.

They are modern birthstone gems, traditional birthstones and also mystical birthstones.

In the USA, modern birthstones were agreed upon in 1912 by American National Association of Jewelers. An official list was drawn and the table is given below.

In addition, Indian Vedic astrology (Jyotish), gems are assigned to correspond to the planets, rather than the zodiac sign. Ancient cultures such as the Gypsies, the Arabs, Hebrew, Italian, Hindu, Polish, Roman and Russian also have their own versions of birthstones based on horoscope gems.

No single stone is composed of the energy of one single sign or planet. Therefore, you may wear stones other than your assigned horoscope gems. For best results, however, a consultation with a certified and honest gemologist is recommended.

On a more practical side, knowing horoscope gems enable you to pick a type of gems for your loved one as a gift for her birthday or other special occasions. It is a thoughtful gesture that will be cherished and remembered well.

Birthstones according to different beliefs:

Month Modern Traditional Mystical Ayurvedic
January Rose Quartz,
Garnet Emerald Garnet
February Onyx,
Amethyst Bloodstone Amethyst
March Tourmaline, Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade Bloodstone
April Diamond,
Crystal Quartz
Diamond Opal Diamond
May Emerald,
Emerald Sapphire Agate
June Pearl,
Agate Amethyst Pearl
July Ruby,
Moonstone Ruby
August Onyx,
Sardonyx Diamond Sapphire
September Sapphire Zircon Agate Moonstone
October Opal Sapphire Jasper Opal
November Citrine,
Citrine Pearl Topaz
December Turquoise Lapis Lazuli Onyx Ruby

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This turquoise necklace is suitable for those born in December.

Birthstones according to the zodiac:

Zodiac Birthstones
Dec 22 - Jan 19
Garnet, Onyx, Carnelian, Labradorite, Turquoise, Malachite.
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Amethyst, Blue Obsidian, Amber, Fluorite, Moonstone, Labradorite.
Feb 19 - March 20
Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Moonstone, Amethyst, Beryl, Blue Lace Agate.
March 21 - April 19
Aventurine, Bloodstone, Diamond, Citrine,
Crystal Quartz, Jasper.
April 20 - May 20
Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Rhodonite, Tiger's Eye, Zoisite.
May 21 - June 20
Chrysocolla, Citrine, Green Obsidian, Agate, Rutilated Quartz, Tourmaline.
June 21 - July 22
Pearl, Chalcedony, Ruby, Agate, Rhodonite, Moonstone.
July 23 - Aug 22
Ruby, Tiger's Eye, Rhodochrosite, Topaz, Turquoise, Amber, Carnelian.
Aug 23 - Sept 22
Sugilite, Amazonite, Peridot, Sodalite, Magnetite, Rutilated Quartz.
Sept 23 - Oct 22
Opal, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Prehnite, Bloodstone.
Oct 23 - Nov 21
Beryl, Malachite, Garnet, Rhodochrosite, Opal, Ruby, Turquoise, Topaz.
Nov 22 - Dec 21
Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, Sodalite, Sugilite, Turquoise, Chalcedony

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