The name ‘garnet’ originates from the medieval Latin ‘granatus’, meaning “pomegranate,” in reference to the similarity of the deep red colour. These splendid stones come in variations of colours, the most common a dark, rich red ranging to deep violet-red. Garnets are commonly red but also come in an extraordinary range of stunning colours, including orange, yellow and vibrant purple. Garnet symbolizes truth and faith, and also deep and lasting friendships. Some believe the true value of the garnet birthstone is its power to bring its wearer good health, wealth, and happiness.
Ranging from a pale lilac to fiery purple, the Amethyst birthstone is stunning in its beauty and delightful in its colour. Throughout history, the deep hue of the Amethyst stone has been admired and used to create arresting ornaments and pieces of jewellery. The Amethyst stone is associated with empowerment and inner fortitude, as well as a symbol for peace and stability. Check out our Amethyst Collection jewellery as a February birthday present or a surprise gift for a loved one.
The birthstone for March is the fresh and tranquil Aquamarine gemstone. Named after the sea for its enchanting blue colour, these gems can range from a pale sky-blue to a deep turquoise. This stone is also the celebrated stone for 19th anniversaries, since the stone symbolizes security and peace in relationships, as well as purity of mind and soul, and is said to relieve stress and create a calm aura.
The birthstone for April is the Diamond, the most valued and renowned of all gemstones. Those born in April are fortunate to have the Diamond as their birthstone, which symbolizes clarity and strength. Diamonds are also known to represent purity and love, which is what makes them the most sought-after and universal choice for engagement rings. The unparalleled beauty and sparkle of a diamond makes the best birthstone gift for an April birthday, when set into a dainty ring, a striking pair of earrings, or a lovely pendant. Shop our vast and varied collection of Diamond Engagement rings and our April Birthstone Collection for great gift ideas.
The Emerald birthstone is simply one of the most desirable, famous, and historical gemstones of all time. The allure of the emerald stone is unmatched in its vivid and rich green colour, used throughout centuries to adorn the royal, rich, and famous.
Emeralds are believed to bring peace, friendship, loyalty, and compassion, and able to bring security and love, making them a widely recognized choice for engagement rings, as well as other jewellery like earrings, pendants and other rings.
Emerald rings flicker with a singularly distinct and opulent appearance, go fabulously with yellow gold and clear diamonds, and blend perfectly with gemstones of similar hues. Shop our selection of May Birthstone Jewellery for the perfect gift.
The birthstone for June is the Pearl. Pearls are grown naturally by creatures that reside in lakes, rivers, and seas all over the world. Pearls are known to be the oldest gemstone in history, being the most treasured and sought-after, and used to adorn royalty. With colours varying from soft and creamy white to pale pink, the Pearl has a lustrous and endearing look and radiates with the glow of elegant and refined jewellery. Pearls are associated with purity and serenity, as well as wisdom, which makes them the traditional wedding gift. Set into a pair of pearl earrings or any other piece of jewellery, they go flawlessly with white gold and silver and can transform your look. Discover our dazzling Pearl Collection or find the perfect birthday gift in our June Birthstone Collection.
The Ruby is the birthstone for July, characterised by its brilliant red colour and its status as the most famed red gemstone. Ruby colours vary from reddish purple to intense, blood-red. Its bright hue, luster, and vividly striking colour make it an extremely popular choice in jewellery, mostly in ruby rings and pendants.
Ruby is often associated with wealth and prosperity. The ruby’s pure, vibrant red is linked with courage, love, passion, and emotion. For this reason, they are an extremely prevalent choice for engagement rings, and traditionally given as a present on the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. Discover our exhilarating selection of ruby jewellery in our July Birthstone Collection for a wonderful birthday or anniversary gift.
The birthstone for August is the radiant Peridot gem. Among the most ancient of gemstones, Peridot is one of those singular stones that do not come in different colours; they are a rare and unique, slightly pale green. The green tinge may vary from a strong and opaque green to green flecked with yellow, which gives the stone a splendid aura. Since Peridot is a symbol of the sun, it is said to bring light and positivity to its wearer, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. The Peridot stone makes a great August birthday or anniversary gift.
Sapphire is the traditional birthstone for September and will make an excellent gift for a special September birthday. It is also the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary and is thought to represent truth and loyalty. Throughout history, sapphires have been seen as the gem of royalty. Sapphires have become extremely fashionable since Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the sapphire engagement ring that belonged to his mother, Lady Diana. Discover our range fabulous sapphire pendants, rings, and earrings as a perfect September birthday gift.
OCTOBER: Pink Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline is the October birthstone, known primarily for its astonishing beauty and stunning variations of pink. Most popular of the different hues is the soft but bright pink, which, when set into earrings, rings and pendants looks strikingly attractive. Perhaps because of its pink colour, the Tourmaline birthstone is often associated with love and deep affection, as well as friendship. It is also said to reduce stress and anxiety and have soothing powers. Shop our selection of Pink Tourmaline stones set into sterling silver and rose gold jewellery as the perfect birthday gift.
The beautiful birthstone of November is the Citrine. With its colour ranging from yellowish gold to a fiery orange, the Citrine is said to be able to soothe a temper and afford its wearer a sense of calm and tranquility. Believed to derive from the French word citron, meaning ‘lemon’, the Citrine is also traditionally given as a 13th anniversary present, since it is said to symbolise cheerfulness and joy, and bring its wearer strength. Shop our selection of stunning Citrine rings or browse our November Birthstone Collection for a memorable birthday gift.
Those born in December are lucky to have the Tanzanite gem as their birthstone. Tanzanite gemstones originate in Tanzania, and although they were only recently discovered, they have become a sensation, known for their astonishing colours ranging from a deep, velvety blue to a magnificent violet. The stone sparkles in every direction it is turned in, and makes the ideal December birthday gift.