Birthstones are a great birthday gift and can make a person feel very special as this gift is personalised to their birth month. Typically birthstones are linked to astrology. It is said that each gemstone is determined by the position of the planets at the time of birth. This theory overlaps with the astrological signs of the zodiac.
Wearing the appropriate gemstone is said to activate the special powers of the stone, all the while being therapeutic.
With each gem carrying its own symbolism of a given month, gemstone jewellery is perfect for birthday gifts.
January Birthstone – Garnet
The dark red Garnet is believed to protect people from harm and promote good health and vitality. With its neutral undertones, the January birthstone is an impressive gem that’s surprisingly versatile to wear.
The origin of Garnet dates back to biblical times, with several references to the gemstone in the Bible. Some believe it was a large garnet which decorated a pedestal in the middle of Noah’s Ark. The Garnet stone was said to shine so bright it illuminated the sea, allowing the ship to travel safely through the night.
February Birthstone – Amethyst
Amethyst shades range from pale lavender to deep violet. Its mythology stretches as far back as Ancient Greece, and it is said to symbolise wisdom, stability, and strength. Supposedly this gemstone has been used for thousands of years for magic, healing and psychic empowerment. Amethyst is seen as a spiritual stone because its purple colour is the same as that of the crown (head) chakra.
March Birthstone – Aquamarine
The word Aquamarine is Latin for seawater. Named for its vivid aqua-blue colour reminiscent of the sea, Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and is said to enhance tranquillity, harmony, and strong personal connections. This gemstone suits a number of looks and thus is very versatile.
It is renowned for its soothing and calming qualities and is said to bring joy, happiness and peace.
April Birthstone – Diamond
Popularised by marketing the Diamond is typically used for engagement rings however is also the birthstone of April. Renowned for its beauty and rarity, the Diamond symbolises purity, strength, and love. Usually sought in white shades, Diamonds can be found in a range of cuts and colours, and in a wide variety of jewellery.
May Birthstone – Emerald
The birthstone for May is the deep green Emerald, associated with faith, love, and new beginnings. This precious gem looks gorgeous in rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets, as well as with silver and gold.
June Birthstone – Pearl
Pearls are most commonly seen in lustrous white, but also occur in a rainbow of shades. Famously grown by molluscs, Pearls symbolise wisdom, perseverance, and integrity. The June birthstone makes a classic and versatile addition to every jewellery collection. We stock a range of fresh water pearls in a variety of shades.
July Birthstone – Ruby
Rubies are rich, vibrant red gemstones that are synonymous with vitality, passion, and seeking your heart’s desire. The July birthstone has also been the gemstone of royalty for centuries.
August Birthstone – Peridot
The August birthstone of Peridot is a bright, yellow-green gem renowned for the distinctive glow that it carries in all lighting. It is said to promote prosperity, fearlessness, and beauty.
September Birthstone – Sapphire
Sapphire is the stunning birthday gem for September. Available in a rainbow of colours, Sapphire is most often associated with its deep, ocean blue hue. It is thought to symbolise wisdom, serenity and focus.
October Birthstones – Opal and Pink Tourmaline
There are two stunning birthstones associated with October – Opal and Pink Tourmaline. Opal is most commonly white with radiant patterns of colour, and symbolises hope, happiness and love. Pink Tourmaline is a rose-coloured gem that enhances beauty, confidence, and positive energy.
November Birthstones – Citrine and Topaz
November has two golden birthstones. Citrine is a bright yellow gemstone that is thought to represent energy and abundance, and to brighten darkness. Topaz is found in a range of colours. The golden-yellow topaz is linked to November birthdays and symbolises confidence, joy, and healing. We stock a variety of Citrine in store.
December Birthstones – Blue Topaz and Tanzanite
For December birthdays, choose from two stunning blue birthstones. Blue Topaz is a vivid sky-blue gem thought to enhance spiritual connections, peace, and protection for the wearer. Tanzanite is a precious indigo-coloured gem. Under different lighting its shades can range from blue to violet, and it is believed to promote truth, enlightenment and intuition.