There are twelve birthstones for each month of the year, each having their own unique meaning and legend. Whether you are treating yourself or someone special, birthstone jewellery makes a perfect meaningful and personalised gift. Take a look at our calendar and find out which birthstone you are.
January : GARNET
From fiery orange to deep red, garnet is mined in a wide variety of colours. It is considered a great gift to symbolise friendship and trust.
February : AMETHYST
Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer and enabled them to keep a balance mind-set. Amethyst promotes humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom.
March : AQUAMARINE
Aquamarine is believed to increase courage and fortitude for the wearer. Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress.
April : DIAMOND
Diamond is commonly associated with love which makes the perfect gift for your loved one. Diamonds are a spiritual stone, symbol of perfection and eternity.
May : EMERALD
Associated with the attributes of fertility, love and rebirth, the Emerald was dedicated by the Ancient Romans to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.
June : PEARL
The pearl has become the symbol of purity, innocence and faith. Unlike all other gems, the pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature, oysters and molluscs.
July : RUBY
Revered in many cultures throughout history, ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity.
August : PERIDOT
Peridot signifies beauty, strength and morality. It also said to release stress, especially anger and jealousy.
September : SAPPHIRE
In the Middle Ages, Sapphire was believed to protect those close to you from harm. It is also represents loyalty, trust and protection.
October : TOURMALINE
Tourmaline is a stone of inspiration, which enhances imagination and creativity. It can also help to express one’s true self.
November : TOPAZ
The name topaz comes from the Sanskrit and means fire.The Greeks believed it had the power to increase strength and the Egyptians wore it as an amulet of protection.
December : TURQUOISE
Turquoise has been revered throughout the ages as a holy stone, and used for getting rid of negative energy. The brightness of the color is supposed to be the symbol for happiness, and is also believed to increase a person’s self confidence.