7 Choices of Virgo Birthstone

Virgo people are analytical and organized, and birthstones for Virgo have been identified of old. These Virgo birthstones act as charm or lucky stone for Virgo, mostly to complement the earthy Virgo nature with emotional and spiritual strength. Do you know the different lucky stones for Virgo? Here is a list of Virgo gemstones.

Virgo Birthstones

  • Main: Carnelian
  • Alternate: Jade, Jasper, Moss agate & Blue sapphire
  • Planetary: Citrine
  • Talismanic: Zircon


Besides being identified specifically as zodiac stone for Virgo, both in Western and Hindu astrology, carnelian is the traditional birthstone for the month of August in the ancient Hebrew, Italian and Roman calendar, as well as the month of July in the old Arabic calendar. This Virgo birthstone is a translucent red variety of chalcedony. Though the birthstone for Virgo may occur in hues so deep and cloudy as to be nearly opaque, carnelian is always translucent around the edges.

A darker red variety of this Virgo gemstone is called sard. It’s not always easy to tell carnelian from sard; hence the names carnelian and sard have become interchangeable. The Virgo stone is believed to fuel passion and desire: something that may be quite helpful to the analytical, less emotional, Virgo. See also Carnelian: Stone of Passion.


Commonly thought to be green stones, jade consists of two chemically unrelated minerals: jadeite and nephrite. Green jadeite is among the most expensive of gemstones, while the green variety of the other Virgo stone is thought inferior in quality, though yellow and white nephrite fetch relatively higher prices. Virgo birthstone of either type of jade symbolizes love and virtue. The Virgo gemstone is also believed to enhance body strength, keeping the often physically active Virgo going, as well as extend longevity. See also Jade: Stone of Fortune.


Jasper is a birthstone for Virgo that the zodiac sign shares with Aries, though the main birthstone for the latter is identified to be jasper’s close cousin, bloodstone, which is a green variety of chalcedony speckled with red jasper. This Virgo stone is an opaque chalcedony occurring in many colors, including green, yellow, white and black. The Virgo birthstone is believed to balance negative and positive energy, helping to stabilize its wearer spiritually, while a specific variety of the Virgo gemstone called poppy jasper is thought to bring joy.

Moss Agate

While also assigned to Aquarius, moss agate is another Virgo birthstone. Due to the lack of actual banding, this Virgo gemstone is not strictly an agate, but a variety of white chalcedony with green moss-like inclusions, hence the name moss agate. The Virgo stone is believed to bring calm and focus, and is indeed helpful to Virgo people, whose mutable sign makes them apt to be nervous, and liable to find themselves lost in details. See also Moss Agate: Stone of Friendship.

Blue Sapphire

Sapphire, the zodiac stone for Taurus
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Blue Sapphire

Sapphire is the birthstone for August in the Ayurvedic or ancient Indian calendar, as well as the modern birthstone for September in the Western calendar. This gemstone for Virgo is a variety of corundum, the second hardest mineral, which occurs in various colors, including red, with which the mineral is called ruby. Sapphire that is the birthstone for Virgo is specifically identified as the blue sapphire. This Virgo birthstone is believed to fight depression, and bring inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.


Citrine is the planetary stone of Mercury, the ruling planet of Virgo, and is on that account a lucky stone for Virgo. The extremely rare Virgo birthstone is the transparent yellow variety of quartz. The gemstone for Virgo is believed to improve personal clarity in the often mentally active Virgo person, and stamp out tendencies for self-destruction.


A richly colored citrine wrapped around large quartz crystals and danburite
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Yellow Zircon

A greenish yellow zircon
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Zircon is the talismanic stone for Virgo. Talismans are amulets or other pieces of jewelry believed to bestow its wearer magical powers. Virgo talisman is engraved on zircon. This Virgo birthstone is a transparent gemstone closely resembling diamond and occurring in various colors, including blue, red, green, yellow and black. The Virgo stone is believed to bring peace of mind and prosperity.

Other Virgo Stones

In Indian astrology, moonstone, a popular Cancer birthstone, is also said to be a Virgo gemstone. Sodalite is held in Vedic astrology as birthstone for Virgo as well, though the gemstone belongs to Sagittarius as a birthstone at the same time.

Sure You’re Virgo?

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

There are other gemstones out there that contemporary people would tell you are Virgo gemstones. It’s up to you to decide if these stones are indeed gemstones for Virgo. These modern birthstones for Virgo include green tourmaline, amber, smithsonite, blue topaz, dioptase, stichtite in serpentine, chrysocolla, amazonite, red garnet, magnetite, peridot, Kambaba jasper, rainbow moonstone, sardonyx, dumortierite, stichtite, gaspeite and sugilite.

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Published October 24, 2013Last updated May 20, 2016

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