Birthstones are found in many different pieces of jewellery which makes them an exquisite gift for anyone. With birthstones, you’ll find that they won’t go out of style which makes them a safe bet when buying a loved one a gift.
Many people however, may not be aware of what their birthstone is which may throw a spanner in the works for present buying. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of each month’s birthstone and what each of them symbolises.
Read on to find out more.
- January – Garnet
Mined in Brazil, India and Madagascar, this red stone works best when set in yellow gold in items such as earrings. Garnets symbolise trust, loyalty and friendship which makes them an ideal gift for close friends.
- February – Amethyst
Popular with royalty, this purple gemstone can be most commonly found in Brazil and Uruguay. Thought to be the stone that brings its wearer good health and peace, this can be a wonderful gift for those going through a difficult time.
- March – Aquamarine
Mined all over the world, the aquamarine stone brings calmness, courage and clarity making it a great gift for those beginning a new career.
- April – Diamond
Diamonds are timeless stones that can be a great gift at any time but you’ll usually find them in diamond rings for wedding engagements due to their connection with everlasting love.
- May – Emerald
A bright green gemstone most commonly from Columbia that symbolises rebirth making it an excellent present for those starting over again.
- June – Pearl
Pearls are taken from oysters and have a long-standing affiliation with wealth, wisdom and purity making them a good first piece of jewellery.
- July – Ruby
A naturally-occurring red stone that is a symbol of passion and romance making them a great Valentine’s Day gift.
- August – Peridot
Found in China, India and many other places, this green coloured stone makes for a great gift for those in need of luck due to its link with positivity and good fortune.
- September – Sapphire
With a long history associated with royalty and romance, this blue stone can also be found in pink, green, white, yellow and purple making it a gift suitable for many people.
- October – Opal
Mined in Australia and Ethiopia, this multicoloured gemstone is a symbol of passion and desire making it an ideal gift for those we love.
- November – Topaz
Most commonly found in the USA, Russia and Brazil, this gemstone is usually discovered in a shade of blue and symbolises learning and understanding making it a terrific gift for those going to university.
- December – Tanzanite
Known as the stone of transformation, this blue-violet coloured birthstone promotes dreams becoming a reality which makes them an ideal gift for those starting a new business.