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Birthstone Guide

January

Garnet

February

Amethyst

March

Aquamarine

April

Diamond

May

Emerald

June

Pearl

july

Ruby

August

Peridot

September

Sapphire

October

Pink Tourmaline

November

Citrine

December

Tanzanite

Birthstone of January - Garnet

Resembling the red seeds of a pomegranate, this gemstone derives its name from the 14th Century Middle English word ‘’gernet’’ meaning dark red. These beautiful stones come in various colours, the most common remaining dark rich red ranging to deep violet-red. These especially durable gemstones are found all over the world, in places such as Wyoming, the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and India.

Garnet symbolizes truth and faith, these gemstones were thought to keep the wearer safe during travels, protecting them from accidents far from home and having the abilities to protect their owners from nightmares. The garnet also symbolizes deep and lasting friendships. Give the Garnet to someone whose friendship you deeply value. The Garnet was even praised for its healing powers and it is said to have healing properties for the heart and lungs.

Browse through our collection of Garnet jewelry and choose the perfect gift for those with their birthday in January, sending them wishes for goodwill, happiness, and health.

Birthstone of February - Amethyst

As a quartz mineral, Amethysts vary in their purple color from reddish purple to fair grayish violet. The word ‘’amethystos’’ comes from Greek, meaning ‘’not drunk’’, and as the purple color resembles wine, it is no coincidence that ‘’methy’’ is a word for wine as well. Amethysts are found widely around the world, including across the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Africa, Italy, Germany, and Russia.

Amethyst, demonstrating drama and excitement with its exceptional color, is an easily recognizable gem. The ancient wearers believed it could protect them from drunkenness and intoxication. Nowadays, these striking stones are associated with stability, peace, balance, sincerity, and a calm disposition. Amethysts were also used as medication in the Middle Ages, to dispel sleep and sharpen intellect and they are still reputed to be effective for healing withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction or headache. Amethyst can also be used to treat insomnia and for general healing.

Check out our collection of Amethyst jewelry offers. These stones are not only for those who were born in the month of February and can be given as a gift to provide extra warmth, strength, and courage.

Birthstone of March - Aquamarine

These gemstones are indicated by their cool tranquil colours, as if you were wearing a piece of a wave from the ocean, they bear the meaning of seawater in the name itself. It was even believed that the Aquamarines come from the caskets of sirens, washed to the shore. These brightly coloured gemstones can be found in Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, India, and the United States.

Due to their association with the sea, Aquamarines were sacred stones to the sailors, promising them a secure voyage. Due to their soothing colour, they are believed to bring calmness and peace to the wearer. Romans believed that Aquamarine jewelry could help to reconcile with enemies and some believed these stones were able to re-awaken love between people.

Aquamarines, due to their calming effect, are still believed to be helpful for mental health and for cultivating inner tranquility. In ancient times, these gemstones were used to cure infections, and were considered powerful for healing eye ailments.

Jewelry with Aquamarine gems are a nice gift not only for those born in March but also for brides to symbolise long unity and love.

Birthstone of April - Diamond

Those born in April are lucky enough to be able to call the most prized gemstone their birthstone. From the Greek word ‘’adamas’’, meaning invincible, the diamond truly lives up to its reputation. It is the hardest and most durable stone, and accordingly stands as a symbol for everlasting love. These gemstones are also special for their wide range of colours, from the most widely known crystal white diamonds, to very dark black diamonds. Diamonds nowadays are primarily mined in South Africa, India, Brazil, Canada, and Australia.

Diamonds have been valued since ancient times, as far back as 400 B.C. Sanskrit texts elude to the importance of these precious gemstones. Many legends have been associated with diamonds and it was believed that they were created by lightning bolts that struck the Earth. The Greeks believed that diamonds were the tears of Gods or splinters fallen from the stars.

Because of all the legends about diamonds, they were believed to have magical powers due to their sparkling fire and brilliance. This stone represents faith, loyalty, honesty, purity, and love. This is the reason that diamonds are widely chosen for engagement rings. These gemstones were thought to have extraordinary healing powers, curing illnesses related to the brain, and because of the purity associated with them they were capable of drawing out any poison from the body.

The strength and magnificence of the diamond makes it a symbol of everlasting love, and it is perfect not only for those born in April, but for your beloved ones as well.

Birthstone of May - Emerald

With its strikingly bright green colour, Emerald is a symbol of spring and thus it is not surprising that it is the main birthstone for those born in May. With its vivid colours, the more intensely green and emerald is, the more valuable it is. Emeralds can also sometimes exhibit a bluish tinge. The name for Emeralds comes indirectly from the Greek word ‘’smaragdos’’ which was a name for several kinds of green stones. These stones can be found in Colombia, Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Australia, South Africa, India, Norway, and the United States.

Emeralds with their deep green colour are a symbol of the renewal of life and also represent faithfulness, loyalty, and friendship. There are many myths told about the Emerald. The Romans associated Emeralds with the goddess Venus, who represented fertility, goodness, and beauty. Emeralds were also believed to have healing powers. It was believed that they could prevent epilepsy, stop bleeding, and lower fevers.

Give the present of all bright spring colors to your loved ones born in May with the sparkling deep green Emerald stones.

Birthstone of June - Pearl

Pearls are made by oysters and clams, and are the only gemstones created by living creatures. Those born in June are lucky to have such an exceptional birthstone. Varying from the most widely found white to rarer black, pearls are marvelous gifts from the ocean. The name pearl is derived from the Latin word “perna”, which means “leg” because of the opened mollusk shell’s resemblance to the mutton leg. Pearls nowadays mostly come from Japan, China, Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Pearls have been highly valued ever since Ancient Egypt. Since then, many legends and myths have referred to these gemstones as teardrops from the moon, capable of bringing charity, innocence, and faith. They are believed to have healing powers, curing many different diseases and even insanity. Pearls, are still used as medicine to this day in Asia.

Pearls, the symbols of purity, are an exceptional choice for engagement rings to demonstrate the purest feelings you have for your beloved.

Birthstone of July - Ruby

Once called the “glowing stone” in Ancient Asian stories, rubies do not accidentally belong to those born in July, as they symbolise the heat of summer. The name ruby comes from the Latin word “ruber”, meaning red. Being one of the four precious stones, the value of a ruby is measured by its color, among other things. The brighter or “bloodier” the ruby is, the more valuable it is. Their extraordinary colour and hardness, yielding only to the diamond, make rubies one the most desired precious stones worldwide.

Rubies can be obtained in Burma, Sri Lanka, United States, India, Australia, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Brazil, Myanmar and Thailand.

Due to their fiery red color, rubies have become symbols of passion, enhancing courage, energy, and protecting the wearers from disputes and harmful thoughts. They are associated with vitality, courage, and the force of life, bringing success in love. For all of these reasons, rubies are perfect for engagement rings to display the glowing strength of your passionate love.

Birthstone of August - Peridot

Among one of the oldest gemstones known to man, Peridot is the stone for those born in August. As the symbol of the sun, Peridot brings its bright green colour to the last month of summer. Peridots are one of the stones that do not come in different colors but they do vary in their brightness of green, from olive green to a darker, brownish hue. Peridots are found in Brazil, Burma, Australia, Kenya, Mexico and Sri Lanka.

The origin of the name Peridot is not completely clear, but is thought to derive from the Greek word “peridona”, meaning “giving plenty”. The gemstone carries this meaning to this day, as it is believed that Peridot brings prosperity and good fortune. Due to the aforementioned symbolism of the sun, Peridots are said to help with depression, lower stress, reduce negative emotions, rid the body of toxins, and even be good for hair, skin and nails.

Peridot is not only the perfect gift for those born in August, bringing them prosperity and a summer glow, but it is also perfect for engagement rings as it is said to harmonise all human relationships and marital life.

Birthstone of September - Sapphire

Popular since the Middle Ages, Sapphire is the gemstone for those born in September. These gemstones come in quite a few different colours, but they are most famous for being a rich bright blue. The name Sapphire is thought to come from one of several ancient languages but one of the main explanations is the Latin word “sapphirus” , meaning “blue”. Sapphires are found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China, Australia, Brazil, Africa, and North America.

Due to the soothing powers of the colour blue, Sapphires are believed to bring peace, harmony, and can help focus your mind. Since the Middle Ages they are believed to reinforce wisdom. They also symbolise sincerity, faithfulness, and loyalty. For this reason, jewelry with sapphire stones are not only the perfect gift for those born in September, but can also be set as a perfect engagement ring, capable of demonstrating how exceptional your love is. Sapphire was even the gemstone used for princess Diana’s engagement ring, which proves the touch of royalty that this stone carries!

Birthstone of October - Pink Tourmaline

Tourmalines come in various shades and colours, but the bright shiny pink Tourmaline is the one dedicated to the month of October. Generally, the name means “stone of mixed colors’’, and comes from the Sinhalese word “‘tura mali”. Possibly due to its colour, pink tourmaline is associated with Heart Chakra and it is said to open the heart to unconditional love. Pink Tourmalines can be found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States.

Many legends surround this gemstone. In ancient times, tourmaline is believed to provide magical protection against evil and it is said to be the stone containing the most metaphysical powers. Pink tourmaline is still believed to be able to sooth and reduce anxiety and stress.

Given as a gift for those born in October, pink Tourmaline will show how much you cherish the recipient. Show your compassion, tenderness, and how strong your love is with the pink Tourmaline gemstone.

Birthstone of November - Citrine

Citrine with its bright colors became the stone of November, bringing light and warmth during this cold month. The name for the stone is quite self explanatory, for the name Citrine reminds us of a precious solid citrus fruit. These stones can be obtained in Brazil, Bolivia, Africa, and Russia.

Legends say that the Citrine stone is capable of opening your mind and thus even boosting your psychic powers. They are still believed to have healing and soothing powers, relieving anxiety, nervousness, and making your everyday life less stressful. Supposedly due to the colour of this bright stone, Citrines are associated with cheerfulness and joy, providing the wearer with more hope and strength in difficult situations.

Citrine is the best choice for a gift not only for those born in November, but also for bringing a smile to your beloved's face!

Birthstone of December - Tanzanite

People born in December have an exceptional stone dedicated to them. Tanzanite is one of the most recently discovered gemstones. With its relatively modern history, Tanzanite nevertheless has already earned fascination and admiration for its bright deep blue colour. These gemstones are quite rare and an area in Tanzania is one of the few places lucky enough to have them.

Since Tanzanite is quite new historically, legends and myths do not yet surround the stone. However, Tanzanites were discovered by Tiffany & Co, which gave the name to the stone due to its place of origin. It is now quite popular worldwide and is one of the most coveted gemstones nowadays.

Jewellery with Tanzanite is the best gift not only for those born in December, but also for everybody you cherish. Why not gift a gemstone that will definitely create and change the history of jewellery!