Irish Traditions

Birthstone Chart and the Meaning of the Birthstone

A birthstone chart and list of birthstones by month will help you understand what each birthstone means and why they make thoughtful and beautiful gifts.

History tells us birthstones have been used since the first century as a way to give good luck on one’s birthday. Gemstones are associated with each month and each precious stone has designated qualities associated with it.

The traditional birthstone list contains older birthstones and is sometimes combined with the modern birthstone list. These stones reflect birthstone traditions, heralding back to the 15th century. It can be noted that many jewelers have differing lists of traditional birthstones. The Irish jeweler, The Irish Jewelry Company has their own birthstone chart.

See the birthstone chart by The Irish Jewelry Company list the birthstones by month and the symbolic birthstone meaning behind each stone.

Birthstone Chart and Birthstone Meanings. (n.d.). Retrieved October 13, 2020, from https://www.theirishjewelrycompany.com/birthstone-chart-birthstone-meanings.