This list of the older, more traditional birthstones reflect various
societal customs and traditions from as far back as the 15th century.
These stones are sometimes combined with the modern
birthstone list. See traditional
ancient birthstones for a more complete chart of birthstones
listed by culture.
Additional Birthstones Lists:
Pictures of Birthstones by Color:
Birthstones by Month
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|Sources of Information:
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by G.F. Kunz. J.D. Lippincott. 1913
International Colored Gemstone Association http://gemstone.org
Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Gems and Jewelry by Joel E. Arem. Geoscience Press. 1992
Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore by Bruce G. Knuth. Jeweler's Press 1999
Healing Crystals by Cassandra Eason. Vega 2003