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Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The birthstones are classified by Month:

- January: Garnet

· February: Amethyst

· March: Aquamarine

· April: Diamond

· May: Emerald

· June: Pearl, Alexandrite

· July: Ruby

· August: Peridot

· September: Sapphire

· October: Tourmaline, Opal

· November: Topaz, Citrine

· December: Tanzanita, Zircon, Turquoise

There are many legends that said that birthstones have healing powers.

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Where is a list of the types of birthstones?

See the Related Links below for lists on Birthstones from different origins.


Are birthstones translucent?

Not all birthstones.


What are the birthstones with minerals?

All birthstones are minerals.


What do birthstones represent?

Birthstones represent the month on which you were born.


What are the names of the birthstones?

there are traditional, modern, mystical, and ayverdick birthstones.


What are the December birthstones?

The birthstones for December are turquoise and blue topaz.


Where can you find information on birthstones?

There are a few websites that carry information on birthstones. 'Your Birthstones' offer information about birthstones for each month of the year and what they represent. One can also find information on 'gems4freinds'.


Does october have 2 different colors for birthstones?

There are two birthstones for October. They are Rose Quartz and Opal. You can find Rose Quartz in most retail stores, but many of them don't have opals.


Who created birthstones?

birthstones were created of a tiny mineral called ACMOL


What are the two August birthstones?

The two August birthstones are peridot and sardonyx.


What is October's 2 birthstones?

Birthstones are based off of the month of birth, not the date of birth; therefore, the birthstones for the month of Octoberare tourmaline and opal.


What is the gemstone for June?

Month: June Traditional Birthstones: Pearl, Alexandrite Modern Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite I would say Pearl and Alexandrite can only be classified as modern birthstones. Agate is the true traditional birthstones for June.


What is the difference between gemstones and birthstones?

There is a very subtle difference between gemstones and birthstones. Birthstones are typically associated with a month, whereas gemstones are more generic.


What is the birthstone of people that are born in April?

There are several birthstones for each month. It just depends on which source you choose to use your birthstone from. The Traditional birthstones are the birthstones assigned by the Tiffany Co. in 1870. The Modern list was made by the Jewelers of America association in 1912 and last updated in 2002.Here is a list of birthstones for April from different sources:Modern: DiamondTraditional: Diamond, SapphireMystical: OpalAyurvedic: Diamond


Are birthstones changing?

Yes. There are many "generations" of birthstones so they must be changing somehow.


How do birthstones get their color?

Birthstones don't earn colors. They were made with the color they have...and birthstone are not man-made...they are a gem that nature brought. So anyway, birthstones do not earn colors.


What birthstone is used for the month of October?

There are several birthstones for each month. It just depends on which source you choose to use your birthstone from. The Traditional birthstones are the birthstones assigned by the Tiffany Co. in 1870. The Modern list was made by the Jewelers of America association in 1912 and last updated in 2002.Here is a list of birthstones for October from different sources:Traditional: Tourmaline, AquamarineModern: Opal, TourmalineMystical: JasperAyurvedic: Opal


Why are they called birth stones?

Birthstones are called such because they are gemstones that are assigned to represent what part of the year you are born. The actual gemstone varies from different charts and customs. Check out the website below that will explain in detail why we have birthstones today.


Why are birthstones important?

Birthstones are important because they make you feel special by marking which month you were born!


What is the October birthstone?

October has two (2) birthstones. The birthstones for the month of October are tourmaline and opal.


Why is there more than one a birthstone per month?

There are modern birthstones and traditional birthstones for a month.


What are the birth stone for June?

June has two (2) birthstones. The birthstones for June are Pearl and Alexandrite.


Where can one find the birthstones for each month?

One can find the birthstones for each month from the American Gem Society. One can also find information about birthstones from Wikipedia as an alternative.


What is Ian Somerhalder's birthstone?

Since Ian Somerhalder was born in December, there are fifteen different birthstones for the month of December.Those birthstones are:TurquoiseTanzaniteLapisRubyGarnetSapphireChrysopraseBerylAmethystAgateOnyxZirconBlue TopazSee the related links below for more information and pictures of December birthstones.


When did the idea of birthstones develop?

Refer to the website below in the 'Related Links' for a site with information on when Birthstones were developed.