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Which Birthstone Is Yours?

A birthstone is a precious gem that marks your month of birth. Each one has a unique meaning rooted in ancient beliefs. From ancient China to today, people have believed in the magical powers of gems, such as their ability to bring health, wealth and love. Discover your birthstone below and what it symbolises.

Find Your Birthstone Below…

JANUARY – GARNET

garnet birthstone

As the birthstone for January or those born under the sign of Capricorn, garnet is said to inspire love and loyalty. The red garnet’s fiery sparkle and symbolism make it a perfect gift for significant dates and romantic occasions. It is also the official gift for two wedding anniversaries, the 2nd and…


FEBRUARY – AMETHYST 

BIRTHSTONE FEBRUARY – AMETHYST

Amethyst is the birthstone for February, for the sign of Aquarius, and the gem that marks Valentine’s Day. Because Saint Valentine himself was famed for wearing a beautiful amethyst ring, the gemstone prevails as a symbol of love. Strangely, it’s also claimed to keep you sober when drinking alcohol because…


MARCH – AQUAMARINE

BIRTHSTONE MARCH – AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine is the March birthstone aligned with the star sign of Pisces. It’s said to cool hot tempers and make sea voyages safe and its name comes from the Latin word for ocean, referring to its unique blue sparkle. Princess Diana famously owned a large aquamarine gold ring. The best source of the finest quality aquamarines in the world is…

APRIL – DIAMOND

BIRTHSTONE APRIL – DIAMONDDiamond is the hardest gem on earth and corresponds to Aries or the month of April. It lasts forever, symbolising deep commitment. The diamond’s durable nature is the reason why it’s so often used in symbolic jewellery, especially in engagement rings. Diamonds are one of mother nature’s rarest and most precious creations, formed under intense…


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MAY – EMERALD

BIRTHSTONE MAY – EMERALDMay’s emerald birthstone represents the sign of Taurus and symbolises spring, fertility and new beginnings in life, such as the birth of a baby. It is also the traditional gem for celebrating 55th Emerald Anniversaries. In the last two centuries, emeralds have become an emblem of wealth, style and beauty, and many iconic women including…


 

JUNE – PEARL

BIRTHSTONE JUNE – PEARL

The pearl is the birthstone for June babes and Gemini. Called the “Queen of Gems”, it’s said to bring wisdom to those who wear it. Pearls are also associated with love, wealth and luck. To the ancient Romans, pearls were a status symbol that only the best families could afford, and the early Greeks believed that pearls stopped young wives from…



JULY – RUBYBIRTHSTONE JULY – RUBY

July’s birthstone is the ruby, also the gem for the star sign of Cancer. Its bewitching red glow and rarity are linked to passion, love, wealth and power. Rubies are possibly the most significant of all coloured gems in history, featuring in early Sanskrit, Chinese and Greek writings. In modern day lore, we all remember Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz. Recently, Victoria Beckham and Jessica Simpson have…

 


AUGUST – PERIDOT

BIRTHSTONE AUGUST – PERIDOT

Peridot stands for the house of Leo and August. It is often called the “stardust gem” because it is found at meteorite crash sites. Peridot is famous for its double refraction, meaning it sparkles more than most gems. Also connected to sleep, it’s said to cure insomnia and make your nighttime dreams…


SEPTEMBER – SAPPHIRE

BIRTHSTONE SEPTEMBER – SAPPHIRE

Sapphire is the precious stone for Virgo. It’s believed to protect your loved ones from harm and stop you feeling envy. The ancient Greeks and Romans also claimed blue sapphires held mystical powers, giving their owners wisdom and health. In the Middle Ages, blue sapphires were often worn by royalty as amulets to ward off…


OCTOBER – OPAL

BIRTHSTONE OCTOBER – OPAL
Opals are the precious stone for the sign of Libra and for October. They represent virtuous behaviour and bring you purity, hope and truth. One of the many legends that surround the opal is an ancient Australian aboriginal story about the creator of the universe. According to the tale, the deity descended to Earth on a rainbow. Where he touched the ground, the stones…



NOVEMBER – TOPAZ

BIRTHSTONE NOVEMBER – TOPAZ

Topaz marks the zodiac sign of Scorpio and the month of November. It’s the gem of peace and healing that protects its wearer from enemies. It was first found by the Romans over two millennia ago on the Island of Topazios in the Red Sea. The gem was also worshipped in Old Egypt, where it was said to hold mystical powers that could…



DECEMBER – TANZANITE

BIRTHSTONE DECEMBER – TANZANITE

Tanzanite is the Sagittarian gem for Decemebr that’s only found in Tanzania, near Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s a Maasai spiritual stone of tranquillity. Tanzanite is a fairly “new” gemstone, discovered in 1967 by accident when a gold prospector called Manuel de Souza…


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