Birthstone Jewellery : 12 Months. 12 Gems. Only 1 You.
Updated: Sep 28
Birthstones are a fun, popular and colourful introduction to the world of gemstones. They appeal to audiences around the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or religion. Birthstones carry secrets, attributes and lore that are unique to each gemstone. There are countless myths and legends around the many different powers and attributes that birthstones have. Whether or not you believe these legends, it’s hard to disagree that learning about birthstones can be an educational and entertaining experience. Discover what makes your birthstone a powerful statement of your finest qualities by exploring the month you were born in below.
JANUARY - GARNET
January's birthstone can be found in a variety of colours, all with incredible hues and tones. Garnet can be found in a various shades of red, green, orange, brown, pink and purple. Mysticism surrounds this gemstone with legends that it protects against accidents and nightmares. Around the world, people give Garnet gemstones to one another as gifts for any occasion.
FEBRUARY - AMETHYST
Adding some romance to the Valentine's Day month, Amethyst is a fitting birthstone for February. In addition to the beautiful colour of this gemstone, Amethyst is also widely popular because it's abundant and comes in many shapes and sizes, which make this more affordable than many gems.
MARCH - AQUAMARINE
You can almost visualise the colour of this gemstone just by its name alone. In fact, Aquamarine literally translates to "seawater", and the colour is a vibrant blue that brings to mind images of the sea. Symbolising youth, health, and fidelity, this timeless gemstone is also a birthstone for March.
APRIL - SAPPHIRE
Because the origin of the word Sapphire is Greek for "blue", many people associate Sapphire with blue or bluish-purple hues. Known as an alternate birthstone for the month of April, Sapphire represents honesty, purity, trust, and loyalty. Because of this symbolism, Sapphires are the most popular gemstones to adorn engagement rings today.
MAY - CARNELIAN
Carnelian is a birthstone for May in the old Herbrew calendar. This May birthstone is another variety of Chalcedony. If Chrysoprase is green Chalcedony, Carnelian is the red member of the Chalcedony group of minerals. This birthstone of May is believed to strengthen passion and desire.
JUNE - MOONSTONE
A stone for "new beginnings', Moonstone is the birthstone for the month of June. Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
JULY - RUBY
Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. Often owned by kings and royalty throughout the ages, Rubies were believed to bring good fortune to the wearer. Rubies are the most-valued gemstones and come in a range of red colours from purplish to bluish or even orange-red.
AUGUST - PERIDOT
An August birthstone, Peridot, is an historic stone that is commonly found in a signature lime-green colour. In ancient times, this gem was said to be a gift from Mother Nature, and people have believed it could bring the wearer healing powers and magic.
SEPTEMBER - LAPIS LAZULI
Lapis Lazuli, the birthstone of September, dates way back to 400 B.C. and is highly-revered gemstone. Vibrant blue tones within the stone have been used for paint in ancient culture. The name of this stone is a combination of the Persian word lazhward, "blue", and the Latin word lapis, "stone". The rich celestial-blue colour of this gem has long been associated with gods, royalty, power, spirit, truth, wisdom, and vision.