5 Choices of Aries Birthstone

Aries are energetic and proactive folk, and birthstones for Aries have been identified for centuries. These Aries birthstones act as charm or lucky stone for Aries, mainly to support the person’s dynamic and vigorous nature, as well as stabilize the bountiful energy of the Aries-born person. Do you know the different Aries gemstones? Here is a list of gemstones identified by astrologers to be Aries stones.

Aries Birthstones

  • Main: Bloodstone
  • Alternate: Diamond
  • Hindu: Red jasper
  • Planetary: Jasper
  • Talismanic: Topaz


Besides being identified as astrological birthstone for Aries, bloodstone is also the traditional birthstone for the month of March in the old Arabic, Hebrew, Polish and Roman calendar, as well as in the Ayurvedic or ancient Indian calendar. The Aries birthstone, also known as heliotrope, is a green variety of chalcedony that is speckled with red spots, usually red jasper. The red spots in the Aries stone resemble blood, hence the name bloodstone.


A piece of bloodstone or heliotrope
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Bloodstone was believed to increase physical strength, as well as enhance courage. Accordingly warriors and athletes alike carried the Aries gemstone with them. The lucky stone for Aries is indeed very representative of Aries people, who are disposed to action and dynamic endeavors. See also Bloodstone: Stone of Freedom.

White Diamond

A raw crystal of white diamond
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Besides being identified as Aries birthstone, diamond is also the traditional birthstone for the month of April in the Polish and the Ayurvedic or ancient Indian calendar, and remains the April birthstone in the contemporary Hindu calendar, as well as in modern Western gemology. The hardest mineral on earth, this Aries stone is clear in its purest form, though varieties in other colors also exist, including red, yellow, green and black.

Diamond was thought to bring victory in war, and was worn in vests by royalty to keep themselves safe in battle. Have you noticed that Aries stones are heavily associated with wars and battles? The zodiac sign Aries is of an aggressive nature, and is ruled by the planet Mars and the god of the same name, called Aries in Greek, whom the warriors of antiquity worshipped for victory in warfare. Aries gemstones, including diamond, are also believed to bring good luck outside of war.


Besides being mentioned as birthstone for Aries in Hindu astrology, jasper is also the planetary stone for Aries, being the gemstone associated with Mars, the ruling planet of the zodiac sign. This Aries birthstone, like bloodstone, is a variety of chalcedony, and the two stones are often confused with each other. Jasper occurs in a variety of colors, including red, green, yellow, black and white. The Aries stone is believed to balance positive and negative energy, helping to stabilize the often restless and naturally impulsive Aries temperament.

Red Jasper

Red jasper is specifically identified in Hindu astrology as Aries birthstone. Red is the lucky color of Aries, and red was in fact the color in which jasper was commonly thought to occur. The red Aries stone is also found sprinkled in the main astrological stone for Aries, bloodstone. Red jasper is believed to inspire perseverance to its wearer. Thus, the Aries gemstone helps to prolong the energy of Aries people, which is usually at its highest in the beginning. See also Red Jasper: Stone of Perseverance.

Yellow Topaz

A yellow topaz specimen
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Topaz is the talismanic gemstone for Aries. Talismans are amulets or other pieces of jewelry thought to give its wearer magical powers. Aries talisman is engraved on topaz, which in the Middle Ages used to apply to any yellow stones, though the Aries birthstone also occurs in red and orange. This Aries stone is believed to increase physical strength, improve eyesight, and protect its wearer from injury.

Sure You’re Aries?

Debate is on between the accustomed tropical zodiac and the accurate sidereal zodiac used in astronomy and Hindu astrology. See below for your sign in either zodiac.
Zodiac Sign
Tropical Zodiac
Sidereal Zodiac
ARIESMar 21-Apr 20Apr 14-May 13
TAURUSApr 21-May 20May 13-Jun 15
GEMINIMay 21-Jun 20Jun 15-Jul 15
CANCERJun 21-Jul 21Jul 15-Aug 16
LEOJul 22-Aug 22Aug 16-Sep 16
VIRGOAug 23-Sep 22Sep 16-Oct 16
LIBRASep 23-Oct 22Oct 16-Nov 15
SCORPIOOct 23-Nov 21Nov 15-Dec 15
SAGITTARIUSNov 22-Dec 21Dec 15-Jan 14
CAPRICORNDec 22-Jan 20Jan 14-Feb 13
AQUARIUSJan 21-Feb 19Feb 13-Mar 13
PISCESFeb 20-Mar 20Mar 13-Apr 13

Other Aries Stones

Aventurine, green aventurine in particular, is also deemed an Aries birthstone in Vedic astrology, though this birthstone Aries people share with Libra and Cancer. Indian astrology also puts amethyst as birthstone for Aries, and the zodiac signs Pisces and Aquarius at the same time.

There are other stones out there that contemporary people would tell you are Aries gemstones. It is up to you to accept these gemstones as indeed Aries birthstones. These modern Aries stones include ruby, aquamarine, fire agate, anyolite, pink tourmaline, dravite, magnetite, citrine, carnelian, kunzite, axinite, bixbite, super seven, crocoite, stellerite, sardonyx and magnesite.

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Published October 22, 2013Last updated July 1, 2016

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