Blue Nile Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Index
 
 
  Birthstone:  
  Birthstones have long been associated with the months of the year. In the 1950s, the US jewelry industry published the list that is commonly used today, and assigned birthstones as follows:
  • January - Garnet
  • February - Amethyst
  • March - Aquamarine
  • April - Diamond
  • May - Emerald
  • June - Pearl
  • July - Ruby
  • August - Peridot
  • September - Sapphire
  • October - Opal, Pink Tourmaline
  • November - Citrine
  • December - Blue Topaz, Tanzanite

See also: Gemstone Education, Gemstone Jewelry, Birthstone Jewelry.

 

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