Birthstones by Month Chart with Pictures (Modern & Traditional)

The twelve birthstones by month

Learn all about the birthstones by month. This informative guide covers the characteristics, colors, value, and beliefs surrounding each birthstone. You’ll also learn how the birthstone tradition started, who decides which month gets what stone, and why some months have multiple gems.

Gemstones Guide: The Four Precious Stones

Precious stones collection

Traditionally, only four gemstones in the world are considered precious: diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. This guide explores the characteristics of each of the four precious gems, and also looks at the key differences between precious and semi-precious stones.