Birthstones 2018-01-30T21:14:03+00:00

Giving a birthstone to someone special as a gift means giving so much more than just a piece of jewellery. The ancient meanings associated with each of these birthstones make them extra-special, giving them a quality that is impossible to achieve with any other gem. Whether you decide to give a birthstone ring, necklace, earrings or any other piece of jewellery, you will always find stunning pieces where the precious metal and the birthstone complement one another perfectly. Birthstone jewellery makes a unique, beautiful, and affordable gift with real sentiment behind it.

Birthstones meaning by month

January

The garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets are long lasting and durable gems, with a ery, ravishing beauty.This is type of gem that the wearer will treasure forever, no matter what item of jewellery it is set into. Garnets are traditionally thought of as deep red, but actually come in a wide range of colours, so there is something to suit every taste for this month.

garnet

February

The amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. The amethyst birthstone comes in varying shades of purple, and can be a pale lilac in colour. On the other end of the scale, you can also get deep violet amethysts, which means that you can enjoy a birthstone that is as subtle or as rich as you like. This birthstone is very durable, and its strength will ensure that it lasts for a very long time.

Amethyst

March

The aquamarine has been linked to the making of new friends as well as affection and love, hope and health. This stone was once also thought to protect those at sea. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers. As the name of this birthstone suggests, it is a green- blue in colour and has a rich, sparkling look. You can get aquamarine birthstones in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you can also get this stone in varying shades of green-blue.

Aquamarine

April

The diamond, one of the most popular gems throughout history,diamonds are the birthstone for this month, and these stones are linked to love,eternity and strength.This has contributed towards diamonds being the most popular gems of all time when it comes to romance, such as engagement rings and wedding bands. Diamonds are very strong and they can take a lot of wear and tear, making them the perfect birthstone to wear on a daily basis. You can enjoy many different cuts of this stone, and the ery, glamorous sparkle given off by diamonds is positively captivating.

Diamond

May

The emerald, once linked to health and the curing of ailments, as well as being associated with the ability to see in to the future, giving them an almost bewitching, magical reputation. These ery green gems are amazing to look at, and can be found in a variety of shapes and cuts. The beauty and richness of this stone makes it the perfect gem for birthstone jewellery, and is something that the wearer can show off and take pride in for a long time. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience.

emerald

June

The pearl,has long been a symbol of purity. And this gem has been linked with chastity and modesty, making it something of an angelic, pure birthstone. They are also linked to successful and happy marriages. This round, stunning birthstones come in a variety of colours, and a range of sizes. Pearls can look spectacular yet modest in all manner of jewellery from birthstone rings, to earrings and necklaces, making them a perfect gift.

Pearl

July

The ruby, a stone traditionally linked with protection and harmony. This birthstone has been mined since ancient times, and boasts a spectacular beauty. Deep red in colour,rubies are stunning birthstones that will liven up and enhance any piece of jewellery.These gems have a unique, vivid and ery appearance that would delight anyone. Today, the ruby’s deep-red colour signifies love and passion.

Ruby

August

The peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green colour (a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone), which was commonly linked with protection against evil and night terrors, as well as a gem that enhanced the properties of healing drugs. Lime green in colour, this birthstone is a by-product of volcanic action, and comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.This birthstone gives off its own unique energy, and is strong and durable.

Peridot

September

The sapphire, this gem has been linked with faith and purity, as well as foresight. It was thought that the stronger the sparkle of the gem, the more faithful and honest the wearer.These birthstones look stunning in all types of jewellery, especially in white gold and platinum metal. However, sapphires can come in other colours as well as blue.These are strong and durable gems that will last for years to come, and can be passed down to future generations.

Sapphire

October

The opal, symbolizes faithfulness and con dence.The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” a stone that has been linked to purity, hope and innocence. This gem has also been linked to healing forces, friendship and emotion, so it has experienced its fair share of folklore over the years.This type of birthstone comes in white or black, and both variations have emnants of other colours within them. Opals have a unique look and beauty, making them a very interesting birthstone with a strangely exquisite appearance.

Opal

November

The topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect.Also once linked with sanity, healing, and life, as well as being connected to strength by the ancient Greeks. This birthstone comes in a range of colours, all of which will enhance any jewel with a ery sparkle. Colours include golden, blue, pale green, pink and red, as well as some other rare colours. A stunning gem,topaz boasts both beauty and strength.

Citrine

December

Turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success, and it is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. Turquoise rings, in particular, are thought to keep away evil spirits. And this precious stone was once linked to happiness, fortune and luck, making it a very popular gem in centuries gone by. Turquoise can range in colour from mid-blue to a green-blue or light green colour, and this birthstone is unusual and beautiful, making it a very distinctive and unusual addition to any jewellery collection.

Turquoise