Birthstones
Guide

Gemstones that represent each month of the year

The concept of birthstones is believed by some to have a connection with a ceremonial breastplate that held four rows of three precious stones symbolising twelve tribes. Some believe there is a connection between these stones and the months of the year. Traditionally, each month is associated with a single gemstone, but as you’ll find below there are a few months with multiple symbolic birthstones. Birthstones are surrounded by myths and legends and they're traditionally believed to possess magical energies that could be used as protection. It was thought that wearing the gemstone during its associated month helped to enhance its abilities. Whether or not you believe these myths, it’s hard to disagree that learning about birthstones can be an entertaining experience. Use this guide to birthstones by month and find a beautiful jewellery piece to symbolise birthdays or landmark dates that are personal to you and your loved ones.

January birthstones

January birthstone garnet jewellery

Garnet

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January birthstone tsavorite jewellery

february birthstones

February birthstone amethyst jewellery

The royal stone

Amethyst

March Birthstones

Poseidon's Stone

Aquamarine

March birthstone aquamarine jewellery

April Birthstones

April birthstone diamond jewellery

Stone of invincibility

Diamond

May birthstones

Cleopatra's favourite

emerald

May birthstone emerald jewellery

June birthstones

Pearl

Sacred Stone

Moonstone

June birthstone moonstone jewellery

july birthstone

July birthstone ruby jewellery

the king of gems

ruby

august birthstone

gem of the sun

Peridot

August birthstone peridot jewellery

September birthstone

September birthstone sapphire jewellery

celestial stone

sapphire

Lapis lazuli

September birthstone lapis lazuli jewellery

october birthstone

October birthstone opal jewellery

Gem of passion

opal

november birthstones

topaz

November birthstone topaz jewellery
November birthstone citrine jewellery

merchant's stone

Citrine

stone of divine love

morganite

November birthstone morganite jewellery

December birthstones

Turquoise

Tanzanite