Gemstones for births & signs of the Zodiac
Certain gemstones are associated with particular months of the year and considered lucky to people born in those months. Some attribute the origin of the tradition of birthstones to the 12-jewlled breastplates, a vestment worn in ancient times, of Aaron, the brother of Moses.

Myths and superstitions gradually grew around the stones and symbolic meanings or virtues were eventually ascribed to them.

Following zodiac gems are considered to be the most commonly accepted.

The first record of wearing stones of the month was in Poland in the 18th century when they were worn to keep illness away.
 
Click on a picture for further details
Click for big picture
1. Aries
Bloodstone

Click for big picture
2. Taurus
Rose quartz

Click for big picture
3. Gemini
Aventurine

Click for big picture
4. Cancer
Tigereye

Click for big picture
5. Leo
Carnelian

Click for big picture
6. Virgo
Red Jasper

Click for big picture
7. Libra
Lepidolite

Click for big picture
8. Scorpio
Unakite

Click for big picture
9. Sagittarius
Obsidian

Click for big picture
10. Capricorn
Malachite

Click for big picture
11. Aquarius
Fluorite

Click for big picture
12. Pisces
Amethyst