These are the most commonly recognized birthstones based upon the astrological signs of the Zodiac.

Note that there is no single authority to approve these choices. However, most sources seem to agree on the birthstones as listed, with many other choices also recognized by one or more sources. The most common alternate selections match the birthstones for the calendar month, and some sources name as many as a half-dozen choices.

Also please note that the dates listed here as the starting and ending dates of the astrological periods are only approximate, and will vary with the person's actual year of birth when the birthdate is close to the transition (on the cusp) between constellations.


Aquarius Birthstone: GARNET (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
Alternates Aquamarine, Amethyst, or Bloodstone

Pisces Birthstone: AMETHYST (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
Alternates Moonstone, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Jade
Aries Birthstone: BLOODSTONE (Mar 21 to Apr 20)
Alternates Diamond, Opal
Taurus Birthstone: SAPPHIRE (Apr 21 to May 20)
Alternate Emerald
Gemini Birthstone: AGATE (May 21 to Jun 20)
Alternates Alexandrite, Amethyst
Cancer Birthstone: EMERALD (Jun 21 to Jul 22)
Alternates Pearl, Ruby, Moonstone
Leo Birthstone: ONYX (Jul 23 to Aug 23)
Alternates Ruby, Peridot, Jade, Sardonyx, Diamond
Virgo Birthstone: CARNELIAN (Aug 24 to Sep 22)
Alternates Sardonyx, Sapphire, Zircon, Agate
Libra Birthstone: CHRYSOLITE (PERIDOT) (Sep 23 to Oct 23)
Alternates Sapphire, Opal, Jasper
Scorpio Birthstone: BERYL (AQUAMARINE) (Oct 24 to Nov 22)
Alternates Opal, Topaz, Citrine, Pearl
Sagittarius Birthstone: TOPAZ (Nov 23 to Dec 20)
Alternates Turquoise, Lapis, Onyx
Capricorn Birthstone: RUBY (Dec 21 to Jan 19)
Alternates Amethyst, Garnet, Emerald

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