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BIRTHSTONES BY MONTH: birthstones for each month and birthstone colors

 

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: January

The Modern Gemstone for January is: Garnet

Garnet colors:
Pink, Purple, Red, Orange, Brown

About the Garnet:
The garnet group of minerals are Silicates comprising four main varieties: These are the Almandite Garnet, the Andradite Garnet, the Hessonite Garnet and the Pyrope Garnet. more

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: February

The Modern Gemstone for February is: Amethyst

Amethyst color:
Purple

About the Amethyst
Amethyst is a variety of quartz with purple coloring that has been caused by impurities of manganese or iron.  more

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: March

The Modern Gemstone for March is: Aquamarine

Aquamarine Colors:
Light blue and blue-greens

About the Aquamarine
The name of these beautiful gemstones with hues of light blues to blue-greens, was aptly derived from the Latin language and means “water of the sea”. more

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: April

The Modern  Gemstone for April is: Bloodstone

Bloodstone Colors:
Dark Green with red splashes of Red Jasper

About the Bloodstone:
A mainly dark green stone comprised of chalcedony and with strands or specks of red jasper running through it. more 

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: May

The Modern Gemstone for May is: Emerald

Emerald Color:
Green

About the Emerald
Trace amounts of chromium – and occasionally, vanadium – are responsible for the emerald’s green color. more 

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: June

The Modern Gemstones for June are: Moonstone and Pearl

Moonstone Colors:
milky whites, cream, pink, peach, blues, silver greys, gold

Pearl Colors
White, cream, pink, peach, purple, gold, blue, green, aubergine, grey and black. more

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: July

The Modern Gemstone for July is: Ruby

Ruby Color:
The best rubies are rich, carmine red

About Rubies
These wonderfully rich red gemstones are a variety of a mineral called Corundum.  more

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: August

The Modern Gemstone for August is:  Peridot

Peridot Colors:
pale green and olive green

About Peridots
The ideal color of Peridot is a rich green, but some Peridots are yellowish green, greenish yellow or brown. more

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: September

The Modern Gemstones for September are:  Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli

Sapphire Colors:
blue, pink, yellow, green and colorless

Lapis Lazuli Color:
Deep blue with gold
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Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: October

The Modern Gemstones for October are:  Opal and Tourmaline

Opal Colours:
milky white, creamy yellow, pink, blue and purple iridescent hues
Fire Opal colors: yellow, orange and red – due to the influence of iron oxides
Black Opals: dark grey and dark blue to black – due to the influence of manganese oxides and organic carbon

Tourmaline Colors:
many colors including green, blue, yellow, red, pink, violet, brown, black and occasionally white and colorless. more

Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: November

The Modern Gemstones for November are: Topaz and Citrine

Topaz Colors:
Yellow, orange and brown

Citrine Colors:
Yellows
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Birthstones by month and birthstone colors: December

The Modern Gemstones for December are: Blue Topaz, Turquoise and Tanzanite

Blue Topaz Colors
blue hues include: sky blues, greenish blues and electric blues

Turquoise Colors
sky blue, turquoise and greenish blues – with flecks of gold

Tanzanite Colors:
Deep blues and purple
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