7 Choices of Gemini Birthstone

Gemini are sociable and very articulate people, and birthstones for Gemini have been identified since time immemorial. These Gemini stones act as charm or lucky stone for Gemini, mostly to support the highly intellectual nature of Gemini people, as well as enhance their emotional strength. Do you know the different Gemini birthstones? Here is a list of gemstones for Gemini.

Gemini Birthstones

  • Main: Agate
  • Alternate: Chrysoprase, Citrine & White sapphire
  • Hindu: Agate & Tourmaline
  • Planetary: Tiger’s eye
  • Talismanic: Emerald

About Gemini

People born under Gemini are intellectual in nature, adaptable and sociable. While these are all amazing traits, their excesses lend the Gemini-born to troublesome weaknesses, including indecisiveness, dependence and a dual personality. See also Gemini Zodiac Sign: The Twins In One Mind.

Birthstones for Gemini have been identified by astrologers of old. These gemstones are believed to nurture a Gemini’s gifts, while balancing their personality at the same time.

Botswana Agate Bracelet

Agate

Besides being identified as the zodiac birthstone for Gemini, agate is also the traditional birthstone for the month of May in the Hebrew, Italian, Roman and Ayurvedic (old Indian) calendar, as well as the month of June in the Arabic, Polish and Russian calendar. This Gemini birthstone is a banded variety of chalcedony that occurs in many colors, including red, yellow, green, white and black. Indian astrology specifically identifies blue lace agate and Botswana agate to be the Gemini stone.

Agate is representative of the zodiac sign Gemini in that the Gemini gemstone is believed to enhance eloquence, a trait that is common among Gemini-born people, as well as expand the perspective of the Gemini person. In addition to increasing verbal dexterity and objective thought, this gemstone for Gemini is at the same time thought to have a calming effect, bestowing a sense of emotional strength and concentration. Indeed, agate is helpful to Gemini individuals, for, while the Gemini birthstone supports intelligence and articulacy, the Gemini stone also gives the often erratic Gemini person a sense of calm and focus. See also Agate: Stone of Prudence.

A chrysoprase stone
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Chrysoprase

In addition to agate, chrysoprase has also been identified as zodiac birthstone for Gemini. Like agate, this Gemini birthstone is a variety of chalcedony, but occurring entirely in a bright green color, although veins may be present. The Gemini stone is a soothing gemstone believed to stabilize emotions and prevent depression.

A richly colored citrine wrapped around large quartz crystals and danburite
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Citrine

Citrine is likewise recognized as zodiac gemstone for Gemini. Like agate and chrysoprase, citrine is another variety of quartz, though this Gemini birthstone is transparent in clarity unlike chalcedony. The Gemini gemstone is yellow quartz, as amethyst is the clear violet variety. Citrine is believed to improve personal clarity, and eradicate tendencies for self-destruction.

Twin crystals of white sapphire or corundum
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White Sapphire

Also recognized as zodiac birthstone for Gemini, sapphire belongs to a kind of mineral known as corundum, which when red is called ruby. The variety of sapphire that is deemed a Gemini birthstone is the white sapphire. This Gemini stone is not really white, but clear, colorless. The Gemini gemstone is believed to bring inner peace and spiritual enlightenment, and therefore counteracts depression.

A green tourmaline crystal
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Tourmaline

Beside agate, tourmaline is another Gemini birthstone in Vedic astrology. This Gemini stone is a beautiful gemstone that occurs in different colors, including green, red, yellow and black. The lucky stone for Gemini was believed to strengthen, not only the body and spirit, but one’s creative skills. Accordingly this Gemini gemstone was widely worn by artists and writers.

Tiger Eye Necklace

Tiger’s Eye

Alongside citrine, tiger’s eye is the other stone associated with Mercury, the ruling planet of Gemini, and is therefore the planetary stone for Gemini. Hindu astrology also identifies the yellow-and-black stone as Gemini birthstone. This Gemini stone is a variety of quartz, like agate, citrine and chrysoprase, but is most renowned for its iridescent luster, better known as chatoyancy. The gemstone for Gemini is believed to improve personal clarity and spiritual well-being. See also Tiger Eye: Stone of Courage.

Green crystal of emerald on the rock
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Emerald

Emerald is the talismanic stone for Gemini. Talismans are amulets or other pieces of jewelry thought to bestow to its wearer magical powers. Gemini talisman is engraved on emerald. This Gemini birthstone is the green variety of beryl, which also occurs in yellow and red. The Gemini stone is believed to endow eloquence in speech and enhance intelligence, and at the same time bring emotional well-being.

Gemini Charm Necklace: Tiger Eye Pendant and Agate Beads

Truest Gemini Birthstones

In an extensive research, I discovered 3 Gemini gemstones that are not listed on this page. One is Gemini’s birthstone from the Bible, and another was assigned to Gemini’s ruling planet by the ancients.

Get to know more Gemini stones, as well as the magical powers of all birthstones, when you read my book Power Birthstone.

Learn of more Gemini Birthstones

Want to know more about Gemini?
See Gemini Zodiac Sign: The Twins In One Mind

See Gemini in Action

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Published October 22, 2013