There are several ways to define the gemstone associated with a person's birth date. The first century Jewish historian Josephus believed there was a connection between the twelve stones in Aaron's breastplate, the twelve months of the year, and the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Horoscope stones, which are based on astrological signs differ from Modern Birthstones, which go by birth month. It wasn’t until 1912 that a version of gemstones by birth month was introduced by Jewelers of America. This list is now followed throughout most of the world.
Many people believe that wearing the gemstone assigned to your birth month or Zodiac sign brings good luck and is a charm that carries protective powers. It also makes for a great gift!
Below we offer a list of the Zodiac signs and the dates associated with them as well as the assigned gemstones. With every Zodiac sign there are multiple gemstones that can be listed because every sign possesses multiple character traits. We listed one of the main gemstones that are suitable for that Zodiac sign.
You may decide to choose your Zodiac gemstone or your birth month stone, or both! Ultimately, the choice of astrological or modern birthstone is a matter of personal belief and faith. Experts say: “The best way to assign a stone is to find the one that talks to you.”