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Gem stone associated with a specific month of the year. Like the jewelry equivalent of a zodiac sign, birthstones have their roots in ancient astrology. Birthstone lists have changed over the years, but today's has been around since the U.S. jewelry industry published it in the 1950's. January: Garnet February: Amethyst March: Aquamarine April: Diamond May: Emerald June: Pearl and/ or Moonstone July: Ruby August: Peridot September: Sapphire October: Opal November: Citrine, Topaz December: Turquoise, Zircon

See also: Gemstone color  Garnet  Amethyst  Aquamarine  Diamond  Emerald  Pearl  Ruby  Peridot  Sapphire  Opal  Citrine  Topaz  Turquoise