Birthstones are an excellent symbol to celebrate a birthday, view our selection of birthstone jewellery per month below.
Each birthmonth has a birthstone with a unique meaning and significance. Birthstones have been celebrated since ancient times and it was widely believed that wearing your birthstone was a symbol of wellness and good fortune.
For those born in January, the beautiful and diversely coloured garnet is their birthstone. Garnets are most commonly known as a red gemstone, however these precious gems come in an extraordinary range of beautiful colours.
It is believed that the true value of the garnet birthstone is its power to bring the wearer good health, wealth and happiness.
Amethyst signifies the birthstone for those born in February. On the MOHS scale, Amethyst falls under a 7, meaning it is relatively hard, but perhaps not strong enough to be worn daily. Part of the quartz variety, it is the most valued gemstone within this family and often in high-demand due to its practicality. Amethyst is a gemstone widely available in many shapes and sizes, which enhances its popularity among consumers, but also means it can also be a more affordable option.
Aquamarine evokes the colors of the sea. From deep green-blue to light, slightly greenish blue hues, faceted aquamarines are often free from inclusions and as clear as water, symbolizing purity of spirit and soul. The darker the blue of the aquamarine the rarer it is and consequently the higher its value.
Those born in April are lucky enough to call this scintillating gem their birthstone, a symbol of clarity and strength. Diamonds are the hardest natural material known to man, and as such the word ‘diamond’ comes from the ancient Greek word meaning ‘unbreakable’. Diamonds are valued for their colourless nature and purity.