Birthstones By Month
Birthstone Jewellery Guide
The origin of birthstones dates back as far as ancient times. Myths and legends associate birthstones with the power of healing, protection and magical properties. Each month of the year is represented by a birthstone, each gem its own unique history and meaning.
JANUARY - GARNETGarnet is the birthstone for January it is considered a great gift to symbolize love, friendship and trust. Garnet is found in a rainbow of colours but the the most common color is a beautiful deep violet-red.
FEBRUARY - AMETHYSTAmethyst is the birthstone for February. A stunning variety of purple quartz which ranges in colour from a regal deep purple to a pale lilac hue. The stone is thought to represent prosperity, good luck and health
MARCH - AQUAMARINEAquamarine is the birthstone for March. Its colour most commonly used in jewellery is a striking pale blue, reminiscent of the sea 'aqua'. This stunning gem is said to bring youthfulness and health to the wearer.
APRIL - DIAMONDDiamond is the birthstone for April. Diamond has a long history and mythology behind it. Diamond is the hardest substance on earth and represents 'unbreakable' everlasting love, hence is is use in engagement rings.
MAY - EMERALDEmerald is the birthstone for May. This precious stone is the rich green color of Spring and radiates a beautiful vivid tone. Emeralds are considered an ancient symbol of rebirth and love, wisdom, growth and patience.
JUNE - PEARLPearl is the birthstone for June. A natural treasure of the ocean, pearls symbolize purity. Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the tears of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Pearls have a natural radiance, perfect for jewellery.
JULY - RUBYRuby is the birthstone for July. Known for its vibrant deep, rich red colour, this precious gem is a symbol of love and makes an ideal alternative engagement ring. It's also believed that a ruby offers good luck and protection.
AUGUST - PERIDOTPeridot is the birthstone for August. Known as a symbol of opportunity and prosperity, peridot Peridot ranges in color from yellowish lime green to deep to earthy olive tones which looks stunning in both gold and silver jewellery.
SEPTEMBER - SAPPHIRESapphire is the birthstone for September. This precious gem represents loyalty and trust. Most commonly seen in a deep blue colour, sapphires are also found in a rainbow of colours including pink, yellow and green.
OCTOBER - OPALOpal along with tourmaline is the birthstone for October. In ancient times opal was known as the queen of the gems and it was believed to have healing powers. This particular stone is truly stunning thanks to it's unique radiance.
NOVEMBER - TOPAZTopaz is the birthstone for November. Topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect. The gemstone Citrine also represents November birthdays.
DECEMBER - TURQUOISETurquoise is the birthstone for December. Turquoise is regarded as a friendship and love symbol. It is also believed to bring the wearer of good fortune and success, and it is believed to relax the mind.