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What’s your birthstone?

Tsavorite and aquamarine earring variations by Joana Miranda

Tsavorite and aquamarine earring variations by Joana Miranda

Did you know that the tradition of pairing gemstones with specific months actually dates back to at least the 1st century CE?  While you may know your birthstone already, perhaps you’ve never liked it and wish you had another one.  The official birthstone chart is below, but you can read more about birthstones and find historical alternatives for each month.

Month Birthstone
January Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal
November Topaz
December Turquoise
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Lisbon-born, New York-based illustrator creating entertaining and uplifting cartoons inspired by life, love and human foibles. (I also draw on my Inner Child for inspiration!)

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