Birthstone of January - Garnet
Resembling the red seeds of a pomegranate, this gemstone receives its name from the 14th Century Middle English word ‘’gernet’’ meaning dark red. These beautiful stones come in various colours, from deep violet to red, with the most common being dark rich red. These durable gemstones are found worldwide, including in Wyoming, the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and India.
Garnet symbolises truth and faith. These gemstones were thought to keep the wearer safe during travels, protecting them from accidents far from home and having the ability to protect their owners from nightmares. The garnet also symbolises 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 jewellery and choose the perfect gift for those who share a January birthday, sending them wishes for goodwill, happiness and health.
Birthstone of February - Amethyst
Quartz mineral species, Amethysts vary in their purple colour from reddish purple to fair greyish violet. Amethyst was coined from the Greek word ‘’amethystos’’, meaning ‘’not drunk’’, and as the purple colour resembles wine, it is no coincidence that ‘’methy’’ is also a word for wine. Amethysts are found widely worldwide, including across the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Africa, Italy, Germany and Russia.
Amethyst, which demonstrates drama and excitement with its exceptional colour, is an easily recognisable gem. The ancient wearers believed it could protect them from drunkenness and intoxication. These striking stones are associated with stability, peace, balance, sincerity and a calm disposition. It was also used as medication in the Middle Ages to dispel sleep and sharpen the intellect. They are still reputed to be effective for healing withdrawal symptoms of any addictions, headaches, insomnia, and general healing.
Check our collection of Amethyst jewellery, not only for those who were born in February but make it as a gift, providing extra warmth, strength and courage.
Birthstone of March - Aquamarine
These gemstones are distinguished by their cool, tranquil colours. Having them a piece of jewellery might make you feel like you were wearing a piece of the ocean's wave, and the term itself has the concept of seawater. It was even believed that Aquamarines come from the caskets of sirens, washed to the shore. These bright coloured gemstones can be found in Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, India and United States.
Aquamarines were sacred stones to the sailors due to their association with the sea, promising them a safe voyage. Due to their soothing colour, they are believed to bring calmness and peace to the wearer. Romans believed that Aquamarine jewellery could help one reconcile with their enemies; some believed these stones could re-awaken love between people.
Due to their calming effect, Aquamarines are still believed to be helpful for mental health and cultivate inner tranquillity. These gemstones were used to cure any infection and were considered powerful for healing eye ailments in ancient times.
Jewellery with Aquamarines would be a lovely gift for individuals born in March and the bride since it represents long union and love.
Birthstone of April - Diamond
The lucky ones born in April can call the most priced gemstone - diamond their birthstone. The diamond truly deserves this title from the Greek word "adamas", meaning invincible. Accordingly, the hardest and most durable stone stands as a symbol of everlasting love. These gemstones are also special for their wide range of colours, from the most widely known crystal white to dark black ones. Diamonds nowadays are primarily mined in South Africa, India, Brazil, Canada and Australia.
Diamonds have been valued since ancient times, dating back to 400 B.C. The magnificence of these gems is previously mentioned in Sanskrit writings. Many tales surround these jewels; it was formerly thought that diamonds were formed by lightning bolts striking the Earth. Diamonds were thought to be God's tears or splinters from stars by the Greeks.
There are myths about diamonds. Their sparkling fire and brilliance were believed to have magical powers. The stone represents faith, loyalty, honesty, purity and love. This is why diamonds are widely chosen for engagement rings as well. These gemstones were thought to have extraordinary healing powers, curing illnesses related to the brain, and because of their purity, they were capable of drawing out any poison from the body.
The strength and magnificence of diamonds are symbols of everlasting love to those born in April and to your beloved ones.
Birthstone of May - Emerald
With its vibrant green colour, Emerald may be called the sign of spring, and it is not strange that it is the primary birthstone for individuals born in May, given the green of nature. With their vivid colours, the more intense its green colour is, the more valuable is the Emerald, sometimes even exhibiting a bluish tinge. The name, Emeralds originated 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 symbolise the renewal of life with their deep green colour and possess features to impact your life, such as faithfulness, loyalty, and friendship. There are many myths about the Emerald. The Romans associated Emeralds with the goddess Venus, who represented fertility, goodness and beauty. They were believed to have healing powers, preventing epilepsy, stopping bleeding and reducing fever.
Give the present of all bright spring colours to your loved ones born in May with the sparkling deep green Emerald stones.
Birthstone of June - Pearl
Pearls are the only gemstones created by living creatures: oysters and clams. Pearls make those born in June lucky to have a special birthstone. From the most widely found white to rarer black, pearls are marvellous gifts from the oceans. The name pearl was derived from the Latin word “Perna”, which means “leg” because the opened mollusc shell resembles the mutton leg. Nowadays, pearls mostly come from Japan, China, Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Since the time of Ancient Egypt, pearls have been highly valued.
Since then, traditions and myths have emerged, referring to these jewels as moon teardrops capable of bestowing charity, innocence, and faith.
They are thought to have therapeutic abilities, treating various ailments and even insanity. To date, Pearls are still utilised as medicines in Asia.
Pearls, the symbols of purity, can be the best choice for the engagement rings to demonstrate the purest of the feelings you have for your beloved.
Birthstone of July - Ruby
Rubies, once known as the "glowing stone" in Ancient Asian stories, and with the heat of the summer in July, it is not by accident that they are the birthstone for July. The term ruby is derived from the Latin word "ruber," which means "red." As one of the four valuable stones, Rubies are valued based on their colour, among other factors. The brighter or "bloodier" the ruby, the more valuable the gemstone. Rubies are among the most sought-after valuable stones globally due to their exceptional colour and hardness, which only the diamond can match.
Rubies can be obtained in Burma, Sri Lanka, the United States, India, Australia, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Brazil, Myanmar and Thailand.
Due to their fiery red colour, rubies have become symbols of passion, enhancing courage and 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
Peridot is the stone for those born in August and is among the oldest gemstones known to people. Peridot, the sun's emblem, adds a splash of vivid green to the last month of summer. Peridots are one of the stones which do not come in different colours, but they vary in their brightness of green, from olive green to the darker, brownish hue. Peridots are found in Brazil, Burma, Australia, Kenya, Mexico and Sri Lanka.
The origin of the name for Peridot is not completely clear but is thought to be derived 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 mentioned symbolism of the sun, Peridots are said to help with depression, lower the amount of stress and reduce negative emotions, get rid of the toxins from the body, and even be helpful for the hair, skin and nails.
Peridot is the perfect gift for those born in August to bring them prosperity and a summer glow, but it is also ideal for the engagement ring as they are said to make all human relationships and marital life more harmonised.
Birthstone of September - Sapphire
Popular since the Middle Ages, Sapphires are gemstones for those born in September. These gemstones come in quite a few different colours, but they are most famous for being rich, bright blue. Even their name comes from several ancient languages, but one of the main explanations is the Latin term “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 and harmony and help improve the focus of the mind. Since the Middle Ages, they have been thought to reinforce wisdom. They symbolize sincerity, faithfulness and loyalty, and for this reason, jewellery with the sapphires would not only be the perfect gift for those born in September but can be set as a perfect engagement ring, capable of demonstrating how exceptional your love is. The Sapphire was even the gemstone used for princess Diana’s engagement ring, proving the royalty 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 colours’’ and comes from the Sinhalese word “‘tura mali”. Maybe because of its colour, pink tourmaline is associated with Heart Chakra, and it is said to open the hearts 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, tourmalines were believed to provide magical protection against evil, and it is said to be the stone containing most metaphysical powers. Pink tourmaline is believed until this day to be able to soothe and reduce anxiety and stress until this day.
Giving as a gift for those born in October, pink tourmaline will show how much you cherish the person. Show the compassion, tenderness, and strength of your love with the pink Tourmaline gemstone.
Birthstone of November - Citrine
Citrine became the stone for November with its vivid colours, as if it conveys light and warmth during this winter month. The stone's name is self-explanatory since the Citrine resembles a valuable solid citrus fruit. These stones can be obtained in Brazil, Bolivia, Africa and Russia.
Legends say that the Citrine stone can open your mind and thus even boost your psychic powers. They are still believed to have healing and soothing powers, relieve anxiety and nervousness and make your everyday life less stressful. Supposedly to the colour of this bright stone, Citrines are associated with cheerfulness and joy, providing the wearers more hope and strength in difficult situations.
Citrine will be the best choice for a gift for those born in November. Give this cheerful stone and bring some smiles to the faces of your beloved ones!
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 incredibly uncommon, and one of the few areas where they may be found is in Tanzania.
Since Tanzanite is relatively new historically, legends and myths do not yet surround them. However, Tanzanites were noticed by Tiffany & Co, which gave the name to the stone due to its place of origin and popularized it worldwide, making Tanzanite one of the most coveted gemstones today.
Jewellery with Tanzanite would be the best gift not only for those born in December but to everybody you cherish. Give a gemstone which will create and change the history of jewellery!