You may be wondering what your zodiac birthstone is to find jewelry that speaks to you or to connect with your astrological sign. Or you might be on the lookout for a gift for someone else that speaks to their personality. Zodiac birthstones make a great gift that can be more personal than any piece of jewelry, especially if your recipient is a fan of astrology or their birthstone.
No matter the reason, learning what your zodiac birthstone is (and maybe taking note of your partner’s birthstone too) is good to know and can help you decide which gemstone or healing crystal is right for you.
What Are the Zodiac Signs?
There are twelve zodiac signs according to Western astrology. These signs represent the time someone was born and according to astrology, can tell someone a lot about their personality, feelings, relationships, and other personal characteristics. A person’s zodiac sign and horoscope are based on the position of the sun, moon, and other celestial bodies at any point in time, usually related to when someone was born. Someone’s birth chart has their zodiac sun sign, the main zodiac sign. There are also signs for each planet that creates a unique astrological chart.
Around the world, different cultures have formed their own traditions around astrology and zodiac signs, and there are no standard belief systems regarding traits of zodiac signs and their birthstones. You can figure out your zodiac sign based on the day you were born. A horoscope can be as specific as the time of day someone was born. These are the twelve main zodiac signs and the dates associated with each.
Aries: March 21 – April 20
Taurus: April 21 – May 21
Gemini: May 22 – June 21
Cancer: June 22 – July 23
Leo: July 24 – August 23
Virgo: August 24 – September 23
Libra: September 24 – October 23
Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21
Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
Aquarius: January 21 – February 19
Pisces: February 20 – March 20
Zodiac Birthstones by Sign
Each zodiac sign has a zodiac birthstone associated with it. Zodiac stones and their meaning help define the characteristics of each sign. Different star signs can have the same gemstones associated with them, but in the end, it’s about what feels right to you. If you’re looking for a stone that represents your birth month or zodiac sign, various gemstones have meanings that will resonate with you.
Zodiac stones have biblical origins. A high priest of Israel wore a breastplate that had twelve stones representing twelve tribes. Each stone had its own meaning and special gift. These became the zodiac stones we know of today.
Whether you want to research your birthstone chart or just want to know what stone to look for, we have listed the zodiac gemstones from amethyst to emerald to peridot.
The zodiac stones for Aries are diamond and bloodstone. The diamond represents strength because it is the hardest material in nature. It also gives truth and vision to someone. Aries are strong-willed fire signs ruled by Mars. A diamond can help them see clearly and go for what they want. Since diamonds are so popular, they make a wonderful gift for any fiery Aries in your life.
Emerald is one of the traditional zodiac birthstones for Taurus, an Earth sign. Wearing an emerald gemstone can give the wearer a sense of calm. Its green color is said to be from the planet Venus. Emerald cut diamonds show off the beautiful emerald shape and are popular for engagement rings.
Pearl and agate are the zodiac birthstones for Gemini. Pearl is a well-loved gem found in the ocean. They are popularly worn as necklaces or bracelets. Agate represents stability and balance, much-needed traits for a sign that is referred to as two-faced.
Beautiful red ruby is the birthstone for Cancer. It exudes love and passion but also relates to confidence. Ruby is a great gift for your partner or for other special Cancers in your life. Cancers may be reserved, but with a ruby stone, they are sure to stand out.
The gemstone peridot is the birthstone for Leo. Under the star sign of the lion, Leos are strong and fierce. Peridot is the perfect addition to any jewelry collection, with its soft green color. As the Leo birthstone, it represents purpose and focus.
Blue sapphire is the zodiac stone for the astrological sign Virgo. Sapphire is highly useful and sought after for jewelry and practical uses. Virgos, like blue sapphire, are known to be practical and meticulous in their work.
The Libra zodiac birthstone is opal. Opal is very versatile and can come in all sorts of colors. This particular gemstone can change its appearance in light. Pink tourmaline is another stone for Libras. Libras are kind and generous, choosing to see the good side of people.
Topaz is the birthstone for Scorpios. Yellow topaz or golden topaz are some of the various colors. There is also blue topaz and all colors give their wearer a keen sense of people and the ability to read others. Scorpios are known for their intuition and topaz helps to ward off negativity. Some recognize snowflake obsidian as a Scorpio birthstone as well.
Sagittarius has multiple zodiac birthstones associated with the astrological sign. Turquoise, citrine, and zircon are some of the zodiac stones for Sagittarius. As adventure-loving signs, Sagittarians have lots of friends and love new experiences.
Garnet is the birthstone for Capricorns. It is also the stone for people born in January, a crossover from birth month to zodiac sign. As a semi-precious stone, garnet brings a new sense of motivation and resiliency, perfect for starting a new year.
Amethyst, the Aquarius birthstone, is rich and relaxing. This zodiac sign is creative and passionate. Amethyst has a light lavender color and represents serenity. This stone will help someone remain calm in the face of hardships or challenges.
Aquamarine is the zodiac birthstone for Pisces. Fitting for a water sign, aquamarine means water and the sea. Pisces adopt the beautiful yet strong nature of the ocean. Wearing aquamarine can give someone intelligence and peace.
While astrological signs roughly correlate to the months in the modern Western calendar, they don’t perfectly match. In addition to zodiac birthstones, there are monthly birthstones based on the Gregorian calendar which is the most recent calendar system after it replaced the Julian calendar. Once again, these birthday gemstones by month are not standardized, but still hold a lot of meaning to those you wear and appreciate the stones. Some zodiac birthstones match the gemstones related to your birth month and others are different. You may recognize many of these stones like peridot and amethyst, but others are more obscure like lapis lazuli.
Garnet is the January birthstone. It is a rich red color that is perfect for engagement rings or other jewelry as an alternative to a diamond. Garnet is believed to give its wearer self-confidence and a creative mind.
The main February birthstone is amethyst. Also the Aquarius birthstone, amethyst is a variety of quartz, sharing properties with clear quartz. Amethyst is one of the faceted gemstones commonly used as healing crystals.
The March birthstone is aquamarine, similar to the zodiac birthstone for Pisces which is primarily in March. Aquamarine is a pretty blue color and evokes feelings of calm. Named after seawater in Latin, aquamarine represents the beauty of the ocean. Bloodstone is also a March birthstone, but it is not as commonly recognized.
The April birthstone is diamond. These gemstones are beautiful, highly sought-after stones around the world for jewelry. A diamond is a perfect gift for anyone. When searching for the perfect diamond necklace, bracelet, or engagement ring, keep in mind the meaning of the diamond. A diamond birthstone represents love and health. Clear quartz is another stone for April representing mental clarity and focus. It is one of the most common healing crystals said to be the ultimate healer.
Emerald, one of the precious stones, is the birthstone for May. Its gorgeous green color makes it more appealing than a diamond for some. Emerald green is a calm color and the stone is used in healing crystals for its connection to the heart. As a Taurus zodiac stone, emerald can bring someone youth, hope, and future growth.
Moonstone is the stone for June. These stones have pale blue spots within them and shine like moonlight when held up to the sun. June also has other gemstones like pearl and alexandrite, partly to satisfy market demands if certain stones become too rare.
The traditional birthstones for July are ruby and carnelian, though ruby is more popular. Red rubies symbolize love but also represent wealth and prosperity. A ruby can replace a diamond in an engagement ring or necklace as an anniversary gift for her.
Peridot is the birthstone for August birthdays. Peridot is the stone that represents peacefulness, harmony, and health. These green gemstones also represent the Leo zodiac sign. Peridot is also a good luck stone
Sapphire is the September birthstone. Blue sapphire is the most common and sought after sapphire, but the stone can come in different colors as well. It represents good blessings and fortune. Sapphire gemstones are highly sought after for their beauty in jewelry and hardness that contributes to practical applications. Lapis lazuli is another birthstone for September.
Opal and tourmaline are the October birthstones. These stones are light and beautiful and can vary in shades of color. Opal is said to embody hope and strength. Pink tourmaline is said to represent October the best but there is also green tourmaline and blue tourmaline.
Yellow topaz and golden topaz are the birthstones for November. Yellow citrine is also a stone for this month. The semi-precious topaz represents faith and confidence and is one of the zodiac stones for the astrological sign Scorpio.
December birthstones are turquoise, blue topaz, tanzanite, and zircon. All of these gemstones are known for their beautiful blue color which is perfect for this wintery month. These stones aid sleep and promote prosperity in anyone who wears them.
Modern birthstones by zodiac sign may differ, but in the end, all these lucky stones have positive associations. It’s just a matter of finding the right one for you or your gift recipient. Gemstones and healing crystals are about what draws you in and what you feel you need the most. It’s better to go off of intuition when choosing the perfect stone. If you’re looking for a new jewelry piece to show off your zodiac birthstone, check out Clean Origin’s selection of diamonds and gems that are sure to satisfy!