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What is My Birthstone? How to Find Your Beautiful Birthday Gem

By Sophie Carter - 21st May 2024

September Sapphire Birthstone Jewellery in Gold

When searching for the perfect birthday gift, many opt for something personal to the recipient to ensure they're gifting an item to be treasured. While star signs often lead the way for truly thoughtful gifting, birthstones are a timeless, traditional way to tailor a special present to the person tearing off the wrapping. Wondering what your birthstone is? Our guide below is here to help you select the special stone to represent you, or someone you're gifting to.

Garnet is the Birthstone for January Birthdays

What is the birthstone for January?


Gloriously rich and bursting with pigment, garnet is linked to those born in the first month of the year due to being revered as the stone of prosperity and good health. Typically a deep claret-red, the stone is thought to symbolise strong bonds and everlasting friendship.

What is the birthstone for February?


Bright and beautiful, amethyst is a member of the quartz family and is believed to represent peace, courage, and stability. This eye-catching stone is also highly valued by royalty for its rich tones and regal qualities.



Amethyst is the Birthstone For February Birthdays
Aquamarine is the Birthstone for March Birthdays

What is the birthstone for March?


The mesmerising aquatic tones of aquamarine are thought to help calm and restore. Aquamarine is commonly associated with the month of March due to being a talisman of peace and serenity, the perfect beginning to the spring season.

What is the birthstone for April?


A timeless, stylish stone with both visual and emotional impact, diamond is believed to provide the wearer with an increased inner strength. Crystal is often used as a more attainable alternative. Clear in colour with a striking sparkle, both diamond and crystal are perfect for symbolising the bright and beautiful month of April.

Diamond is the Birthstone for April Birthdays
Emerald is the Birthstone for May Birthdays

What is the birthstone for May?


Classically associated with the rich green stone emerald, May's birthstone is nearly always a gorgeous green. Deep green jade is also connected with May due to its similarities to emerald, and both evoke rebirth and renewal, as well as promoting general wellbeing.

What is the birthstone for June?


Bright white and beautiful in any light, pearls have long been a symbol of innocence and purity. Tied to female strength and power, pearl is the stone associated with the zodiac sign Gemini, which is why it is commonly linked to the month of June.

Pearl is the Birthstone for June Birthdays
Ruby is the Birthstone for July Birthdays

What is the birthstone for July?


This gorgeous pink-red stone is believed to symbolise love and commitment. With a name derived from the Latin word ‘ruber’ - meaning ‘red’ - ruby is often connected with passion and romantic relationships.

What is the birthstone for August?


Strongly linked to the stone peridot, August is usually associated with a bright and beautiful earth-green stone. Peridot is known for being formed under extreme conditions and comes from the lava deep within Earth's mantle, making it the perfect powerful stone for August-born wearers.

Peridot is the Birthstone for August Birthdays
Sapphire is the Birthstone for September Birthdays

What is the birthstone for September?


September is the beginning of the poetically romantic autumnal season. This makes it commonly associated with a stone believed to represent loyalty and love. While sapphire is the common choice for September birthstones, purple agate is often used due to its similar rich blue tones.

What is the birthstone for October?


Celebrated as the birthstone for October, opal is a strikingly beautiful milky white or pale blue stone. Similar to opal, moonstone has a cloudy galaxy-like complexion. Both stones are thought to be symbols of purity, hope and truth, and believed to bestow the gift of protection upon the wearer.

Opal is the Birthstone for October Birthdays
Topaz is the Birthstone for November Birthdays

What is the birthstone for November?


November is often associated with stones such as topaz, citrine, and sunstone. In a variety of different shades, these stones display gloriously rich yellow and orange hues. November's birthstone is believed to have calming energies as well as bringing warmth to the wearer, necessary for the beginning of the colder season.

What is the birthstone for December?


Another month with a few stone options, December is often associated with striking blue stones due to its connection with the cold of winter. As well as lapis lazuli, zircon, and tanzanite, December is linked to the stone turquoise, known for its healing and balancing properties, ideal for providing inner peace.

Turquoise is the Birthstone for December Birthdays

How can I display my birthstone?

While there are many ways a person can carry their special stone with them, the most popular way is to wear it. Birthstones have been used in jewellery for many years, providing a way to keep those spiritual stones close to the heart. Whether you adore your earrings or you love to layer necklaces, we have a birthstone jewellery piece for any style or occasion.

What is the best way to gift a birthstone?

A birthstone makes a great gift for someone special as it not only provides a gorgeous piece bursting with colour, it sends a meaningful message of love, encouragement, or support. Occasions such as birthdays, milestones, and get-well-soons provide the ideal moment to gift a birthstone. If you're looking for a unique wedding present for the happy couple or a beautiful bridesmaid gift as a keepsake of the day, birthstones are great for making a pretty present even more personal.

How can I make a birthstone piece even more unique?

Selected the style and stone for them but want to go even more personal? We offer a selection of personalisations on many of our birthstone pieces, including extra charms and meaningful engravings.

Whether worn close to the heart as a necklace or styled with pride in your lobes, birthstones provide colour, sentiment, and spiritual properties in abundance. Discover the many wonderful ways to incorporate birthstones into jewellery or meaningful gifts by exploring our birthstone collection.

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