What can I find in this article?
- January Birthstone Colors
- February Birthstone Colors
- March Birthstone Colors
- April Birthstone Colors
- May Birthstone Colors
- June Birthstone Colors
- July Birthstone Colors
- August Birthstone Colors
- September Birthstone Colors
- October Birthstone Colors
- November Birthstone Colors
- December Birthstone Colors
Birthstones by Color
If you are thinking of buying a loved one a gift on their birthday, what could be more perfect than a gemstone historically and spiritually linked to their month of birth? Find out their favorite color and surprise them on their special day.
If you are planning to buy a birthstone for yourself you may not have had much choice in what day you were born but you can certainly choose the color you like.
Some months have every color in the rainbow while others have more subtle variations, let us guide you through each birthstone’s color options.
|Yellow to Golden||Mali Garnet|
|Yellow to Greenish-Yellow||Grossularite Garnet|
|Multicolor||Color Change Garnet|
|Raspberry Red||Rhodolite Garnet|
|Rose to Pinkish-Rose||Malaya Garnet|
|Red to Dark Red||Pyrope Garnet|
|Bright Orange to Rich Orange||Spessartite Garnet|
|Orange to Deep Orange||Hessonite Garnet|
|Yellow to Orange||Mali Garnet|
|Violet to Purple||Amethyst|
|Blue to Greenish Blue||Aquamarine|
|Deep Green with Red Spots||Bloodstone / secondary|
|White, Brown, Green, Red, Blue, Yellow||Diamond|
|All Colors||Sapphire / secondary|
|Multicolor||Opal / secondary|
|White||White Topaz / secondary|
|Multicolor||Agate / secondary|
|Green||Chrysoprase / secondary|
|Cream, White, Brown, Gray, Orange||Moonstone|
|Green, Blue, Purple||Alexandrite / secondary|
|Black||Onyx / secondary|
|Blue, Green||Turquoise / secondary|
|Red, Pink, Blue, Gray, Black, White, Violet, Pastels||Spinel / secondary|
|Multicolor||Sardonyx / secondary|
|Blue||Lapis Lazuli / secondary|
|Yellow to Golden||Citrine|
|Blue, White, Orange, Green||Topaz|
|Blue, Orange, Brown, Green, White, Golden||Zircon|
So there we have it, our visual guide to the countless colors available in birthstones. Use our color selection tools to find your ideal gemstone gift today.
Where did the idea of birthstones come from? Having a connection to a particular gemstone goes back centuries in both Eastern and Western cultures.
The bible mentions the breastplate of Moses' brother, Aaron, with its twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel.
Zodiac signs and astrology have also played their part and Hindu traditions chart the hour, day and year of your birth to determine which of the nine sacred gemstones you should wear.
Calendars, beliefs and customs have changed but we still love the idea that one or two gemstones are special to us.
It would be a little cynical (but not wrong) to feel that our modern birthstones are just a marketing ploy launched by the Jeweler's Association in 1912 to sell more gemstones.
Adding the newly discovered Tanzanite in 2002 and the criminally neglected Spinel in 2016 does hint at the influence of an advertizing agency.
But I say let's just enjoy another reason to own such a lovely piece of the natural world.
- First Published: February-17-2020
- Last Updated: February-18-2020
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