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Birthstone and Anniversary Charts


Month Modern Birthstone Traditional Birthstone Zodiac Birthstone
January Rose or Cherry Quartz Garnet Ruby
February Amethyst or Onyx Amethyst Garnet
March Bloodstone Aquamarine Amethyst
April Quartz Crystal Diamond Bloodstone
May Peridot or Chrysoprase Emerald Sapphire
June Moonstone or Pearls Alexandrite Agate
July Ruby, Carnelian Ruby Emerald
August Peridot or  Sardonyx Peridot Onyx
September Lapis Lazuli Sapphire Carnelian
October Opal or Tourmaline Tourmaline Peridot
November Citrine Topaz Beryl
December Turquoise Zircon Topaz

Anniversary Stone
Anniversary Stone
1 Gold 17 Watches
2 Garnet 18 Cat's-Eye
3 Pearls 19 Aquamarine
4 Blue Topaz 20 Emerald
5 Sapphire 21 Iolite
6 Amethyst 22 Spinel
7 Onyx 23 Imperial Topaz
8 Tourmaline 24 Tanzanite
9 Lapis Lazuli 25 Silver
10 Diamond 30 Pearls
11 Turquoise 35 Emerald
12 Jade 40 Ruby
13 Citrine 45 Sapphire
14 Opal 50 Gold
15 Ruby 55 Alexandrite
16 Peridot 60 Diamond












Awareness Ribbon Colors and Meanings



Red: Aids/HIV, Substance Abuse, MADD, DARE, Pro-life, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Hypertension, Heart Disease (or red dress symbol), Supraventicular Tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Evans Syndrome, Love

Orange: Hunger, Cultural Diversity, Racial Tolerance,  Feral or Stray Cats, Motorcycle/Motorbike Safety, Multiple Sclerosis (wristband only), Self Injury/Cutting, Leukemia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Yellow: POW/MIA/Troops,  Suicide Prevention, Adoptive Parents, Missing Children, Endometriosis, Spina Biffida, Sarcoma, Bladder Cancer, Liver Disease/Cancer, Hydrocephalus, Hydrocephaly

Blue (Navy): Child Abuse Prevention, Victims Rights, Domestic Violence, Free Speech, Water Quality/Safety, Hurricane Support, Arthritis, Colon Cancer, Dysautonomia, Hystiocytosis, Erb's Palsy, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Reyes Syndrome, Dystonia, Epstein-Barr Virus, Bracial Plexus Injury, Leukodystrophy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alopecia, Education, Steven Johnson Syndrome, Police Lost/Line of Duty, Myositis, Short Bowel Syndrome, Syringomyelia

Green: Tissue/Organ Donation/Transplant, Environmental Issues, Mental Illness, Depression, Bipolar Disorder,  Eye Injuries, Glaucoma, Tourette's Syndrome, Fanconi's Syndrome, Worker/Driving Safety, Von Hippel Lindau,  Missing Children, Leukemia, Neural Tube Defects, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans, Kidney Disease/Cancer, Stem Cell Research, Mitochondrial Disease, Progressiva, Cerebral Palsy

Purple: Domestic Violence, 911 Victims, Religious Tolerance, Pagan Pride, Wiccan Pride, Animal Abuse, Pancreatic Cancer, Chron's Disease, Colitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Leimyosarcoma, Macular Degeneration, Fibromyalgia, Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, Sarcoidosis, Homeless, Mucolipidoses, Thyroid Cancer, ADD/ADHD, Alzheimers, Cancer Survivor, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Children Unattended in Cars

White: Innocence, Peace, Virginity, Terrorism Victims, Pro-Life, Anti-Child Internet Pornography, Post Partum Depression, Adoption, Stalking,  Student Sexual Assault, Alzheimers,  Diabetes, Retinal Blastoma,   Bone Disease/Cancer, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Scoliosis

Black: Mourning, POW/MIA, Anti-Gangs, Anti-Terrorism in Spain, Primary Billiary Cirrhosis, Melanoma, Amish Support

Gray: Diabetes, Brain Cancer, Asthma, Allergies


Brown: Anti-Tobacco, Colorectal Cancer

Lime Green: Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Sandhoff Disease, Muscular Dystrophy (wristband only)

Turquoise: Native American Reparations


Teal: Ovarian/Cervical/Uterine Cancers, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Food Allergies, Substance Abuse, Sexual Assault, Myasthenia Gravis, Agoraphobia, Panic/Stress Disorders

Periwinkle: Eating Disorders, Pulmonary Hypertension, GERD, IBS, Esophageal/Stomach Cancer


Burgundy: Hospice Care, Cesarian Sections, Headaches/Migraines, Adhesions, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia/Blood Factor Disorders, Meningitis, Polio Survivor, Hughes Syndrome

Pink: Breast Cancer, Birth Parents, Cleft Palate


Lavender: General Cancer Awareness, Epilepsy, Rett Syndrome, Hypokalemic, Periodic Paralysis, Foster Care Program


Orchid (violet): Testicular Cancer

Pastel Yellow: Spina Biffida

Peach: Uterine/Endometrial Cancer

Cream: Paralysis/Spinal Cord Injuries

Pastel Green: Pelvic Pain, Celiac Disease, STD Awareness, HPV

Pastel Blue: Prostate Cancer, Men's Health, Thyroid Disease, Lymphedema, Addison's Disease, Trisomy 18, Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome, Hyperaldosteronism, Scleroderma, Behcets Disease, Graves Disease, Shprintzen Syndrome

Pearl: Lung Disease/Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Mesothelioma,

Silver: Children with Physical/Learning Disabilities, Parkinson's
Disease, Strokes/Brain Disorders, Elderly Abuse

Gold: Childhood Cancer, COPD, Embryonal Rhabdomysarcoma

Pastel Pink and Pastel Blue: Pregnancy, Infant Loss/SIDS, Male Breast Cancer, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Red and White: Head/Neck Cancer, Aplastic Anemia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Red and Yellow: Hepatitis C Virus

Red, White and Blue: Patriotism, 911 Victims

Red and Blue with a Heart: Congenital Heart Defects

Blue And Yellow: Down Syndrome, Designated Drivers

Purple And Green: Hospice/Pallative Care

Purple And Blue: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pediatric Stroke


Purple Ribbon with a Red Rose: Cystic Fibrosis

Purple and Yellow: Chemical-Related Injuries

Orchid and Orange: Psoriasis

Lime Green and Aqua: Adult Stem Cell Donor

Teal And Pink: Gynecological/Breast Cancer (incl. Hereditary)

Black and Pink: Bone Marrow Donor, Loss of a Daughter

Black and Pastel Blue: Loss of a Son

Black And White: Carcinoid Syndrome Cancer, Anti-Racism

Black White And Black (three stripes): Vaccine Danger

Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon: Autism

Prism: Multiple Schlerosis


Rainbow: LGBT Pride/Rights, Gay Pride/Rights


Fushia, Purple, and Blue: Bisexual Pride/Rights


Gold and Black: Platelett Donor

Gold and Silver: Hearing/Ear Disorders/Diseases

Ivory, Burgundy and Ivory: Oral/Head/Neck Cancer

Ivory Lace: Osteoporosis

Yellow, Lime Green, Orange, Aqua, Hot Pink: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Yellow: STD Awareness

Red White and Red (3 stripes): Leukemia, Lymphoma

Blue and White: In Memory of Columbine, Teen Cancer

Red and Black: Murder Victims



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