Historical and Modern Listing of Birthstones
While there are many historical lists of birthstones, the following table provides the two most common list. The center column give the historical list based on the Bible. The second is the more familiar, and currently used list. It was formalized in 1952. by the US Jewelry Industry Council. It is not based on the natural cycle of life on this planet, It is somewhat based on tradition, but only loosely.
|MARCH||Jasper||Aquamarine or Bloodstone|
|JUNE||Emerald||Pearl, or Moonstone|
|AUGUST||Sardius||Peridot or Sardonyx|