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In Folklore birthstones are thought to bring good luck to the wearers and there are two accepted matches for each month – those which are traditional and a suggested alternative.

Month Traditional Alternative
January Garnet Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst
March Aquamarine Bloodstone
April Diamond Rock Crystal
May Emerald Chrysoprase
June Pearl Moonstone
July Ruby Carnelian or Onyx
August Peridot Sardonyx
September Sapphire Lapis Lazuli
October Opal Tourmaline
November Topaz Citrine
December Turquoise Blue Topaz

Zodiac Stones:

Star Sign Stone
Aries Ruby
Taurus Sapphire
Gemini Aquamarine
Cancer Moonstone or Pearl
Leo Topaz or Citrine
Virgo Jade
Libra Opal
Scorpio Bloodstone
Sagittarius Turquoise

Diamond or Onyx

Aquarius Malachite or Azurite
Pisces Emerald or Amethyst

Wedding Anniversaries:

1st Paper 13th Lace
2nd Cotton 14th Ivory
3rd Leather 15th Crystal
4th Fruit 20th China
5th Wood 25th Silver
6th Candy 30th Pearl
7th Copper 35th Coral
8th Bronze 40th Ruby
9th Pottery 45th Saphire
10th Tin 50th Gold
11th Steel 55th Emerald
12th Silk 60th Diamond