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Birthstones Quiz

Name the modern birthstone for each month.
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First submittedDecember 31, 2012
Last updatedAugust 27, 2018
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Month
Birthstone
January
Garnet
February
Amethyst
March
Aquamarine or Bloodstone
April
Diamond
May
Emerald
June
Pearl, Moonstone, or Alexandrite
Month
Birthstone
July
Ruby
August
Peridot
September
Sapphire
October
Opal or Tourmaline
November
Topaz or Citrine
December
Turquoise, Zircon, or Tanzanite
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level 8
Oct 25, 2012
i love my birth stone amythist it's purple
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level 28
Apr 16, 2014
Mine, the sapphire, is a beautiful dark vivid blue
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level 66
Apr 18, 2016
Mine, The Garnet, is ugly and brown!
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level 76
Dec 31, 2016
Actually, sapphires can be almost any color. When a sapphire is red, it's called a ruby, but every other color (even pink) is called sapphire.
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level 27
Jan 2, 2017
Actually garnets can be green or orange also, and if you get a good quality red one they are actually lovely. It's only the cheap ones that are brown
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level 76
Jul 6, 2019
I also love my amethyst birthstone. It used to be considered as valuable as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires until the discovery of numerous deposit worldwide. It's still precious to me, though.
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level 20
Nov 14, 2012
Hehe, all I did was think of editions of pokemon XD! Except that didn't really help me get that far.
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level 24
Apr 30, 2013
haha! me too x)
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level 50
Nov 24, 2012
100%
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level 48
Jan 1, 2013
i'm aquamarine!
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level 58
Jul 10, 2019
me too.
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level 63
Jan 2, 2013
11/12. Forgot December's. Mine is diamond! Which is cool because it's like the king of all gemstones, but it's not cool because it's so expensive so I don't ever get birthstone jewelry. #firstworldproblems
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level 37
Jun 1, 2014
Me too, I also forgot December's. It has too many!
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level 44
Jan 4, 2013
Deltora Quest is helpful
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level 73
Jul 11, 2013
So which month is Mithril?
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level 83
Sep 17, 2014
Probably Girithron.
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level 65
Jul 9, 2019
Likely September due to the Seven Dwarf Lords and such.
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level 52
Oct 6, 2014
Sardonyx should also be accepted for August. I guessed that first. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August
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level 53
Oct 6, 2014
I have an August birthday, and I have never heard of sardonyx in my life (speaking as someone who knows a great deal about rocks, minerals, and gemstones). It might be one of the variants for August, but peridot is almost always used because it isn't terribly expensive or rare, and it has a nice bright color rather than an opaque surface.
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level 52
Oct 7, 2014
I'm certain you've seen it, even if you don't know what it's called. Sardonyx is a red-banded onyx. Cameos are made out of it. If you're a religious person, it's also the fifth foundation stone of heaven listed in Revelation in some versions of the bible.
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level 55
Oct 10, 2014
Sardonyx is still considered a gemstone for August. A lot of people have never heard of bloodstone, or heliotrope, for March, but they're both accepted birthstones. Check the American Gem Society's list of birthstones - sardoynx is on there. It's also not terribly expensive or rare; it's another form of onyx. It's just an older birthstone that's fallen out of fashion in preference for, like you said, a flashy gem.
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level 14
Dec 1, 2015
go to this link to see sardonyx https://www.google.com/search?q=sardonyx&tbm=isch&safe=active&ssui=on
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level 55
Dec 21, 2017
I've never heard of it either and I've shopped for a few August gemstone birthdays; I thought typhon was being Sardonic
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level 42
Apr 3, 2016
Agreed. I am pretty sure it is even on the American Gem Society's website.
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level 49
Oct 6, 2014
GAAD - EPRP - SOTT
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level 72
Oct 6, 2014
And now I will never forget all the birthstones
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level 49
Oct 7, 2014
It's something my Dad told me years ago.
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level 37
Oct 6, 2014
Doh - I got everything apart from January, and my very own birthstone December!!!
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level 46
Oct 6, 2014
In other words, name the Pokémon game.
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level 21
Oct 7, 2014
There's 4 Pokemon games, so no. It's more like "Name the Eidolon stones from Final Fantasy IX"
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level 69
Dec 31, 2016
Hah, yeah. The only reason I managed to get half of these is thanks to FFIX
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level 60
Oct 11, 2014
Drew a blank on my own month , November. I knew it was yellow and could picture it but not the name.
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level 17
Oct 13, 2014
I'm "turquoise, zircon, or tanzanite".
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level 69
Oct 13, 2015
Mine is kidney
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level 21
May 21, 2016
My birthstone is an Emerald. The green looks so nice!
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level 23
Jun 18, 2016
I am Topaz/Citrine
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level 58
Jul 11, 2016
So, we're born in the same month, huh?
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level 28
Jul 11, 2016
Mine, April, is Diamond, but my middle name is Amethyst. I love purple, colorful Aprils, never liked diamonds.
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level 45
Dec 31, 2016
Easy when you both worked in a jewellery shop for years AND spent a long time as an actively practicing Wiccan. (Also, my stone is turquoise. My actual favourites, however, are amethyst, sapphire and garnet. But at least my own's not that bad. I hate pearls and diamonds.)
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level 61
Aug 13, 2019
I have absolutely nothing with jewelry and the likes. As a child I did have a period of fascination of geology though. (I knew the word palaeontologist when I was 8 haha) And I find amethyst, turqoise and saphire the better looking, especially if you look at the pure forms. I absolutely detest diamonds and pearls and gold. You wouldn't get me to wear it even if you paid me for it ! (I might even have a physical aversion to it, I might not even want to hold it for you while you got your hands full/quickly need to do something. Yes it's deep haha)

I really don't get it, well I do, people like valuable stuff, but yea. I wonder how many people would like the same things if the things that are extremely valuable now are cheap as rubish and vice versa. How society and people's minds work is a fascinating thing.

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level 45
Dec 31, 2016
When I was looking up birthstone options for a class ring, I thought about mine (peridot) and wasn't interested, but now I love it
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level 66
Dec 31, 2016
I'm glad you agree that my birthstone is diamond - jewellery companies always insist it's cubic zirconium :P
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level 37
Dec 31, 2016
I just remembered Steven Universe names.
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level 27
Jan 4, 2017
I did my best to think of Steven Universe gems, then did the rest of them that I knew.....got 6/12....so good quiz :) Also, August's birthstone is also Sardonyx.....please fix
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level 46
Jun 26, 2017
only knew 5 of them because of 2k lmao
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level 23
Jul 7, 2017
Anyone know most of these from Steven Universe???
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level 28
Dec 21, 2017
Yep!
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level 28
Dec 21, 2017
Having watched Steven Universe for years, this helped me a lot. Also Sardonyx should be accepted for August.
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level 27
Dec 21, 2017
London blue topaz is actually December's
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level 76
Jul 6, 2019
Yes, blue topaz is also now being marketed as one of four birthstones for December.
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level 71
Jan 25, 2018
HOW COULD I FORGET THE GREAT AND LOVABLE PERIDOT?
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level 34
Nov 4, 2018
I'm peridot
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level 30
Nov 5, 2018
I'm a sapphire, which is great because blue is my favorite color, even though other sapphires are different colors, I still love the blue sapphire the best. I learned about gemstones and things like that at school and I got to hold an actual blue sapphire and ruby, they are absolutely gorgeous
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level 38
Apr 3, 2019
Supposedly, the lighter the Sapphire, the more valuable it is. My Dad gave me a medium blue sapphire ring for my 16th birthday and a white sapphire one for my 21st. (Obviously, I'm September born). My nephew then gave me a dark blue one for my 30th birthday, and that's the one I love the most. The sparkling dark hue reminds me of a deep blue sky or the Caribbean Sea at sunset... Beautiful!
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level 28
Jan 15, 2019
aquamarine 24
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level 65
Jul 6, 2019
Why do some months have more than one birthstone?
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level 70
Jul 6, 2019
Geology background got me 11 out of 12, then just had to guess pearl.
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level 62
Jul 8, 2019
Dang you William Safire for ruining my ability to spell sapphire.
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level 65
Jul 10, 2019
The Quizmaster finally admits that he’s in the pocket of Big Gems!