Birthstones by Month

 

The origin of birthstones dates back to ancient times with legends around the different attributes that birthstones have.
Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year- For example, the birthstone for February is amethyst, while babies born in May get an emerald as their birthstone.
Gemstone jewellery with your own or a loved one’s birthstone are very popular because of their colour, beauty and personal significance. Whether you’re looking for a gemstone ring for yourself, a pendant with the birthstone of a child or children we’re here to help..

January

Garnet, the birthstone of January, is mined in a rainbow of colours. From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet to the rich green of Tsavorite and the most widely recognised dark red colour of Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolise friendship and trust.

February

Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple colour, ranging from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.

March

Aquamarine, the birthstone of March has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Its mesmerising sea water colour gave the gem it’s name and it was once believed to be the treasure of mermaids and to have brought sailors good luck and protection.​

April

Diamond, the birthstone of April, is commonly associated with love which makes it the perfect gift for that special someone. While white diamonds are most common, fancy coloured diamonds can be found in yellow, blue, pink and many more. Black Diamonds are becoming more popular in recent times.​

May

Emerald, the birthstone of May, carries a glowing rich green colour and radiates a beautiful vivid tone. They are considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love. Emeralds are amongst the rarest of gemstones and are typically mined in Zambia, Colombia and Brazil.

June

June birthdays claim two birthstones; pearl and Alexandrite. Pearls have been wildly popular in jewellery for centuries because of their natural beauty. Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rare and desirable since they change colour based on the lighting.​

July

Ruby, the birthstone of July, is considered the king of gems and represents passionate love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. The word Ruby comes from the Latin word for red – Ruber.​

August

August is the latest month to claim two birthstones; Peridot and Spinel. Peridot, with its signature lime green colour, is believed to instil power and influence in the wearer. Spinel is available in a brilliant range of colours and is believed to protect the owner from harm and soothe away sadness.

September

Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue colour but is present in almost every colour including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust.

October

October also has two birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline is a favourite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colours. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind colour combination.​

November

November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm colour of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz colour but it is found in a variety of rich colours like blue, pink and yellow.​

December

December birthdays have claim to three gemstones; Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise. Each of these gemstones carries a unique blue tone Tanzanite is amongst the world’s rarest gemstones. Only found at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania it is thought that supply will be exhausted in the next few decades making it an excellent investment stone.​

We work closely with innovative and ethical world leaders in coloured gemstone mining so we can bring you truly stunning custom jewellery.

Whether your dream is a ruby ring, a sapphire pendant or a pair of emerald earrings we can make your dream a reality.

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