Determining your birthstone is based on traditional birthstone charts that associate specific gemstones with each month of the year. The most widely recognized birthstone chart is the one established by the Jewelers of America and the American Gem Society. Here are the birthstones commonly associated with each month:
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Aquamarine or Bloodstone
- April: Diamond
- May: Emerald
- June: Pearl or Alexandrite
- July: Ruby
- August: Peridot or Spinel
- September: Sapphire
- October: Opal or Tourmaline
- November: Topaz or Citrine
- December: Tanzanite, Zircon, or Turquoise
To determine your birthstone, simply identify the month you were born in and match it with the corresponding gemstone from the list. However, it's worth noting that alternative birthstone charts exist, and cultural and personal preferences may also influence the choice of birthstones.
If you're unsure or would like to explore other birthstone options, you can consult with a reputable jeweler or gemologist. They can provide guidance based on your birth month, personal preferences, and offer information about the specific characteristics and significance of different birthstones.