Birthstones Education

Every month of the year is related to different birthstones. Want to know which lucky gemstone is associated with your birth month?

The TousiAttar Jewelers is considered to be the source of origination of these birth stones. Check out our birthstone guide to learn about each month's designated stone.


The modern birthstone list includes:


Birthstone                                                 Color


Garnet                                                         Dark Red


Amethyst                                                    Purple


Aquamarine                                                Pale Blue


Diamond                                                    White (Clear)


Emerald                                                     Bright Green


Pearl or Moonstone                                   Cream Pearl


Ruby                                                          Red


Peridot                                                       Pale Green


Sapphire                                                   Deep Blue


Opal or Tourmaline                                   polychromatic


Yellow Topaz or Citrine                            Yellow


Turquoise or Tanzanite                            Sky Blue

January: Garnet

Garnet is the accepted birthstone for the month of January. Garnets are most recognizable in their famous strawberry red, but this gemstone can actually be found in nearly every color. A garnet also signifies eternal friendship and trust. Garnets are fairly hard and durable gemstones that are ideal for jewelry use, except for demantoid, which is softer and requires more protection.


February: Amethyst

Amethyst said to protect its wearer against seduction. The amethyst is extravagance in violet. Amethyst is a variety of quartz and comes in pale lilac to rich, deep purple shades. Ideally, it is a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes that give amethyst its beauty and fire.


March: Aquamarine

Aquamarine, the gem of the sea, is named with the Greek word for sea water. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. Aquamarine crystals are naturally large, which gives jewelers a lot of options when turning the original stones into finished jewelry.


April: Diamond

Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April. Diamonds are composed of a single element and are the purest of all the gemstones. One of the hardest substances on the planet, diamonds form under extremely high temperature and pressure‐‐conditions that are only found around 100 miles below the earth's surface. The luster of Diamond is excellent. Diamondexhibits great "fire" and brilliance, which gives it a shiny, freshly polished look. Rough diamonds exhibit a greasy luster, but proper cutting gives them powerful adamantine luster.

Diamonds are the ideal gift for a loved one. They are a symbol of courage and true love.



Its name is derived from the word smaragdos which means green in Greek and is also the anniversary gemstone for the 20th and 35th years of marriage. Some people believe wearing an emerald brings wisdom,growth and patience. It is also prized for its ability to reveal true love.


June: Pearl

For many centuries Pearl has been used as the item of adornment. Pearls come in a wide range of colors. They should be relatively free from skin blemishes. The more perfectly round the shape the better. The higher the luster, or "orient", the more valuable the specimen. The larger the pearl, the greater the value. Color variation does not decrease the value ofthepearl,butis important when matching pearls to be used in strands, earrings, bracelets, etc


July- Ruby

People wear Ruby to improve health, wealth, wisdom, and love. Ruby is known as the "Lord of the Gems" because of its rarity and beauty. Red is the color of love. It radiates warmth and a strong sense of vitality. Red is also the color of the ruby, one of the most sought after and beautiful of all the gemstones. Historically, the ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. The ruby is one of the four precious stones, along with sapphire, emerald, and the diamond.


August – Peridot

Peridot is the birthstone for August and said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive green. The most valued color is a dark olive-green.


September: Sapphire

Sapphire, the celestial gemstone, has been treasured for thousands of years. Sapphire protects the wearer and their loved ones from envy and harm. This magnificent gemstone also comes in many colors besides the most familiar blue. We naturally associate this color with feelings of sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty.


October: Opal Tourmaline and opal

Opal is the October birthstone as well as the accepted anniversary gemstone for the 14th and 15 years of marriage. The opal has more superstition attached to it than any other gemstone. It is true that the Opals may easily become brittle.

Tourmaline is also of interest to scientists because it changes its electrical charge when heated. It becomes a polarized crystalline magnet and can attract light objects. This property was noticed long ago before science could explain it: in the Netherlands, tourmalines were called "aschentrekkers" because they attracted ashes and could be used to clean pipes!


November- Topaz & Citrine

Citrine is one of the most affordable gemstones, thanks to the durability and availability of this golden quartz. The topaz has been known for at least 2000 years and is one of the gemstones which form the foundations of the twelve gates to the Holy City of the Jerusalem. Topaz naturally occurs in brown as well as in various saturations of blue, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Believed by many in India to assure long life, beauty, and intelligence when worn over the heart, topaz is a pleochroic stone, which means that it can show different colors when the light hits the crystal from different directions.


December: Turquoise & Tanzanite
  • Turquoise:

It is believed that wearer of this gemstone gets happiness and good fortune. Native Americans associated the colors of turquoise with the blue sky and green earth. Turquoise is blue-green in color and was one of the first gemstones to be mined. Colors in the turquoise range from sky blue (most desirable color) to blue green and apple green.

  • Tanzanite:

Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroic, appearing alternately blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation. Tanzanite can also appear differently when viewed under alternate lighting conditions. The blues appear more evident when subjected to fluorescent light and the violet hues can be seen readily when viewed under incandescent illumination. In its rough state tanzanite is usually colored a reddish brown, and much of it requires heat treatment to remove the brownish "veil" and bring out the blue violet of the stone.