What are Birthstones and what do they symbolise

What are Birthstones and what do they symbolise?

Birthstones are gemstones that represent your birth month - with one for each month of the year.

Birthstones have long been believed to be a symbol of good luck and health and birthstone jewellery makes an ideal birthday gift.

The type of birthstone for each month can vary depending on country or continent, but below are the stones we use for each month and their meaning:

January - Garnet

Garnet - January birthstone

Although this stone can be found in many different colours, red garnets are the most well known. This gemstone is believed to represent loyalty and grace.

February - Amethyst

Amethyst - February birthstone

A beautiful stone that can be found in green and purple variants. Amethysts are believed to provide protection and peace.

March - Aquamarine

Aquamarine - March birthstone

As the name suggests, this blue gemstone evokes thoughts of the sea. Aquamarines are believed to represent good health and beauty.

April - Diamond / Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz - April birthstone

This sparkling clear gemstone's precious quality is believed to represent innocence and love.

May - Emerald

Emerald - May birthstone

Their rich green colour makes emeralds instantly recognisable. They are believed to represent love and happiness.

June - Pearl

Pearl - June birthstone

Pearls stand apart from other gemstones due to how they are made - by a living creature! They are believed to represent purity and joy.

July - Ruby

Ruby - July birthstone

This vibrant red gemstone's fiery tones are incredibly eye-catching. Rubies are believed to signify passion and beauty.

August - Peridot

Peridot - August birthstone

An unusual vibrant shade of green, Peridots are thought to offer protection and peace.

September - Sapphire

Sapphire - September birthstone

Although most recognisable as a blue stone, sapphires also come in pink and clear tones. This elegant gem is believed to be a symbol of loyalty and wisdom.

October - Opal

Pink Opal - October birthstone

This unique gemstone contains a multitude of colours that become clearer as you move the stone around in different light. Opals are believed to symbolise truth and strength.

November - Citrine

Citrine - November birthstone

Citrine can be found in vibrant orange-yellow and light yellow shades and is thought to offer strength and friendship.

December - Tanzanite

Tanzanite - December birthstone

A beautiful blue stone that can be found in Tanzania only - hence the name. As a newer stone, Tanzanite does not yet have beliefs around what it may symbolise or offer the wearer.

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