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BIRTHSTONES

Birthstones are steeped in history and full of meaning, wearing the birthstone associated with the month of your birth is thought to bring you luck and protection. As well as wearing your own birthstone, why not add the birthstone of family members and loved ones to make your jewellery personal to you

Discover the history and meaning behind your birthstone. 

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JANUARY

GARNET

MEANING: Loyalty, honesty and passion

HISTORY:  The garnet takes its name from the Latin word for pomegranate 'malum granatum', as the fruits rich red jewel like seeds bear a striking resemblance to the gemstone.

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FEBRUARY

AMETHYST

MEANING: Calm and serenity

HISTORY: It's often referred to as the 'Royal Jewel' as amethysts were used in royal collections all over the world, they were once believed to be more valuable than rubies and emeralds.

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MARCH

AQUAMARINE

MEANING: Happiness and courage

HISTORY: The name aquamarine originates from the Latin for water and sea 'aqua marina' and it was once believed to offer protection to sailors. 

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APRIL

ROCK CRYSTAL

MEANING: Strength and love

HISTORY: Ancient cultures believed rock crystal was formed of petrified ice because of it's transparent ice colouring, it is also believed to hold many healing qualities.

ALTERNATIVE BIRTHSTONE: Diamond

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MAY

EMERALD

MEANING: Serenity and peace of mind

HISTORY: The name emerald is derived from the Greek word 'smaragdos' meaning green. To the ancient Egyptians the emerald was known as the 'lovers' stone and is believed to be Cleopatra's favourite gemstone. 

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JUNE

PEARL

MEANING: Faithfulness and friendship

HISTORY: Known as the 'Queen of Gems' as it was a symbol of wealth and power. In Greek mythology it was believed that pearls were the tears of gods, while an ancient Arab legend says pearls were created when dew drops filled with moonlight fell into the ocean.

ALTERNATIVE BIRTHSTONES: Moonstone, Alexandrite

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JULY

RUBY

MEANING: Love and strength

HISTORY: Known as the 'King of Gems' as it was the gemstone of choice for kings and warriors because it symbolised strength and nobility and offered protection and good luck. 

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AUGUST

PERIDOT

MEANING:  Success and good luck

HISTORY:  Peridot is formed deep within the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanic eruption. According to ancient legend, the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes represented the tears of Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Volcanoes. 

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SEPTEMBER

SAPPHIRE

MEANING: Loyalty and trust

HISTORY: Sapphire's have always been considered sacred stones believed to bring peace to the soul.

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OCTOBER

PINK TOURMALINE

MEANING: Healing and kindness

HISTORY: Known as the 'Rainbow Gemstone' due to the range of colours it comes in. In fact the word tourmaline is believed to have been derived from the Sinhalese word 'turmali' which literally means stone with various colours.

ALTERNATIVE BIRTHSTONE: Opal

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NOVEMBER

CITRINE

MEANING: Success and strength

HISTORY: Ancient cultures believed the warm colour of citrine was a gift from the sun.

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ALDECEMBER

TURQUOISE

MEANING: Imagination and happiness

HISTORY: Ancient cultures believed turquoise had the power to protect and it was also seen as a symbol of wealth as it was once even more highly valued than gold. 

ALTERNATIVE BIRTHSTONE: Tanzanite

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DESIGN YOUR OWN BIRTHSTONE JEWELLERY

Add meaning to your jewellery and make sure your jewellery box is full of memories by choosing to design your very own bespoke birthstone eternity ring or necklace. 

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BIRTHSTONE

ETERNITY RING

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BIRTHSTONE

ETERNITY NECKLACE