As you may already know, we’re pretty big on handmade gifts. There’s just something special about giving a gift that’s been chosen and made specifically for one special person. If you want to buy a personalised gift for someone, but you’re not sure what special moment or memory you want to celebrate, birthstone jewellery is a great alternative. Not only does a birthstone jewellery celebrate the month (and, some say, star sign) you were born in, but each stone also carries a meaning of its own. We’ve looked at the history of gemstones and learnt the attributes of each month’s gemstone:
January – Garnet: signifies everlasting friendship and trust
February – Amethyst: The meaning of ‘Spirituality & Sobriety’ comes from the ancient Greeks.
March – Aquamarine: this pale-coloured gem is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and level-headed
April – Diamond or Cubic Zirconia: represents natural beauty and purity
May – Emerald: believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth
June – Pearl: the only gem to come from a living sea creature, pearls are said to represent innocence and purity.
July – Ruby: stirs the imagination and is said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love
August – Peridot: green-tone jewel to protect against nightmares, and bring power and influence
September – Sapphire: will protect your loved ones from envy and harm
October – Tourmaline or Opal: signifiers of change
November – Citrine (Or Smokey Quartz): the golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health. Smokey Quartz is used as in crystal healing as it’s known to ‘Dissipate Negativity’
December – Turquoise: Turquoise symbolizes ‘Creativity & Exploration’ and is perfect for adding a splash of colour to your jewellery.